Railway Station Surveillance System Design: A Real Application of an Optimal Coverage Approach

Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10242)


The design of an effective and efficient surveillance system is fundamental for the protection of the Critical Infrastructures. In a railway station, this requirement turns on as an urgent prerequisite: for its intrinsic nature, a station represents a complex environment to be monitored for both safety and security reasons. In this work, we show how the video surveillance system of a real terminal railway station can be effectively designed in terms of sensor placement problem using an optimal coverage approach. The obtained results confirm the effectiveness of the proposed method in supporting security experts in both the design and reconfiguration of a surveillance system, in order to increase the asset security level.


Railway security Video-surveillance Sensor placement Optimal coverage 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Complex Systems and Security LaboratoryUniversity Campus Bio-Medico of RomeRomeItaly
  2. 2.Security Department - Technical AreaRete Ferroviaria ItalianaRomeItaly
  3. 3.Security Department - DirectorateFerrovie dello Stato ItalianeRomeItaly
  4. 4.Department of Electrical Engineering and Information TechnologyUniversity Federico II of NaplesNaplesItaly

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