Human Behavior Understanding in Networked Sensing

Theory and Applications of Networks of Sensors

  • Paolo Spagnolo
  • Pier Luigi Mazzeo
  • Cosimo Distante

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Distributed Sensing: Architectures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Toygar Akgun, Charles Attwood, Andrea Cavallaro, Christian Fabre, Fabio Poiesi, Piotr Szczuko
      Pages 3-17
    3. Carsten Grenz, Sven Tomforde, Jörg Hähner
      Pages 19-44
    4. Huan Li, Zhefeng Sun, Kejie Lu
      Pages 75-97
    5. Yuanyuan Li, Michael Thomason, Lynne E. Parker
      Pages 99-123
  3. Distributed Sensing: Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 125-125
    2. Dimitrios Portokalidis, Ioakeim G. Georgoudas, Antonios Gasteratos, Georgios Ch. Sirakoulis
      Pages 127-154
    3. Arnoldo Díaz-Ramírez, Francisco A. Bonino, Pedro Mejía-Alvarez
      Pages 171-190
    4. Rafael Martín, José M. Martínez
      Pages 191-209
    5. Kevin Bing-Yung Wong, Tongda Zhang, Hamid Aghajan
      Pages 211-237
    6. Murtaza Taj, Ali Hassan, Abdul Rafay Khalid
      Pages 261-281
    7. Zhixing Jin, Bir Bhanu
      Pages 283-298
  4. Multi-robot Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 299-299
    2. Antonio Petitti, Donato Di Paola, Annalisa Milella, Pier Luigi Mazzeo, Paolo Spagnolo, Grazia Cicirelli et al.
      Pages 321-338
    3. David Portugal, Rui P. Rocha
      Pages 339-358
    4. José Antonio Cobano, David Alejo, Santiago Vera, Guillermo Heredia, Salah Sukkarieh, Aníbal Ollero
      Pages 359-378
    5. José J. Acevedo, Begoña C. Arrue, Iván Maza, Aníbal Ollero
      Pages 379-406
    6. José N. Pereira, Porfírio Silva, Pedro U. Lima, Alcherio Martinoli
      Pages 407-430
    7. Dang Viet Chau, Masao Kubo, Hiroshi Sato, Akira Namatame
      Pages 431-452
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 453-459

About this book


This unique text/reference provides a broad overview of both the technical challenges in sensor network development, and the real-world applications of distributed sensing.

Important aspects of distributed computing in large-scale networked sensor systems are analyzed in the context of human behavior understanding, including such topics as systems design tools and techniques, in-network signals, and information processing. Additionally, the book examines a varied range of application scenarios, covering surveillance, indexing and retrieval, patient care, industrial safety, social and ambient intelligence, and sports analysis.

Topics and features:

  • Contains valuable contributions from an international selection of leading experts in the field
  • Presents a high-level introduction to the aims and motivations underpinning distributed sensing
  • Describes decision-making algorithms in the presence of complex sensor networks
  • Provides a detailed analysis of the design, implementation, and development of a distributed network of homogeneous or heterogeneous sensors
  • Reviews the application of distributed sensing to human behavior understanding and autonomous intelligent vehicles
  • Includes a helpful glossary and a list of acronyms

This authoritative collection offers practical insights of great benefit to graduate students, researchers, and practitioners from such diverse communities as computer vision, networked embedded sensing, and artificial intelligence.

Dr. Paolo Spagnolo, Dr. Pier Luigi Mazzeo and Dr. Cosimo Distante are Researchers at the Italian National Research Council, Lecce, Italy.


Distributed Sensing Forest of Sensors Multi-Camera Applications Multi-View Tracking Sensor Information Integration

Editors and affiliations

  • Paolo Spagnolo
    • 1
  • Pier Luigi Mazzeo
    • 2
  • Cosimo Distante
    • 3
  1. 1.National Research CouncilLecceItaly
  2. 2.National Research CouncilLecceItaly
  3. 3.National Research CouncilLecceItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-10806-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-10807-0
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