© 2002

Video-Based Surveillance Systems

Computer Vision and Distributed Processing

  • Paolo Remagnino
  • Graeme A. Jones
  • Nikos Paragios
  • Carlo S. Regazzoni

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Industrial Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Real-time Imaging Group
      Pages 3-28
    3. Tomas Brodsky, Robert Cohen, Eric Cohen-Solal, Srinivas Gutta, Damian Lyons, Vasanth Philomin et al.
      Pages 51-61
  3. Detection and Tracking

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-63
    2. Frederic Cupillard, Francois Bremond, Monique Thonnat
      Pages 89-100
    3. Jörgen Ahlberg
      Pages 113-121
    4. Lucio Marcenaro, Franco Oberti, Carlo S. Regazzoni
      Pages 123-134
    5. R. Cucchiara, C. Grana, G. Neri, M. Piccardi, A. Prati
      Pages 145-157
  4. Event Detection and Analysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 177-177
    2. Esther B. Koller-Meier, Luc Van Gool
      Pages 179-191
    3. Darrel Greenhill, Paolo Remagnino, Graeme A. Jones
      Pages 193-204

About this book


Monitoring of public and private sites has increasingly become a very sensitive issue resulting in a patchwork of privacy laws varying from country to country -though all aimed at protecting the privacy of the citizen. It is important to remember, however, that monitoring and vi­ sual surveillance capabilities can also be employed to aid the citizen. The focus of current development is primarily aimed at public and cor­ porate safety applications including the monitoring of railway stations, airports, and inaccessible or dangerous environments. Future research effort, however, has already targeted citizen-oriented applications such as monitoring assistants for the aged and infirm, route-planning and congestion-avoidance tools, and a range of environment al monitoring applications. The latest generation of surveillance systems has eagerly adopted re­ cent technological developments to produce a fully digital pipeline of digital image acquisition, digital data transmission and digital record­ ing. The resultant surveillance products are highly-fiexihle, capahle of generating forensic-quality imagery, and ahle to exploit existing Internet and wide area network services to provide remote monitoring capability.


Computer Vision Information Motor Performance Sensor communication image processing signal analysis signal processing

Editors and affiliations

  • Paolo Remagnino
    • 1
  • Graeme A. Jones
    • 1
  • Nikos Paragios
    • 2
  • Carlo S. Regazzoni
    • 3
  1. 1.Digital Imaging Research CentreKingston UniversityUK
  2. 2.Imaging and Visualization DepartmentSiemens Corporate ResearchUSA
  3. 3.Dept. of Biophysical and Electronic EngineeringUniversity of GenovaItaly

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