Multisensor Surveillance Systems

The Fusion Perspective

Editors: Foresti, Gian Luca, Regazzoni, Carlo S., Varshney, Pramod K. (Eds.)

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Monitoring of public and private sites is increasingly becoming a very important and critical issue, especially after the recent flurry of terrorist attacks including the one on the Word Trade Center in September 2001. It is, therefore, imperative that effective multisensor surveillance systems be developed to protect the society from similar attacks in the future. The new generation of surveillance systems to be developed have a specific requirement: they must be able to automatically identify criminal and terrorist activity without sacrificing individual privacy to the extent possible. Privacy laws concerning monitoring and surveillance systems vary from country to country but, in general, they try to protect the privacy of their citizens. Monitoring and visual surveillance has numerous other applications. It can be employed to help invalids or handicapped and to monitor the activities of elderly people. It can be used to monitor large events such as sporting events, as well. Nowadays, monitoring is employ~d in several different contexts including transport applications, such as monitoring of railway stations and airports, dangerous environments like nuclear facilities or traffic flows on roads and bridges. The latest generation of surveillance systems mainly rely on hybrid analog-digital, or completely digital video communications and processing methods and take advantage of the greater of flexibility offered by video processing algorithms that are capable focusing a human operator's attention on a set of interesting situations.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)
  • A Distributed Sensor Network for Video Surveillance of Outdoors

    Pages 7-27

    Foresti, G. L. (et al.)

  • Distributed Metadata Extraction Strategies in a Multi-Resolution Dual Camera System

    Pages 29-41

    Marcenaro, L. (et al.)

  • Automatic Target Acquisition and Tracking with Cooperative Fixed and PTZ Video Cameras

    Pages 43-59

    Abidi, B. (et al.)

  • Learning the Fusion of Video Data Streams

    Pages 61-79

    Renno, J. (et al.)

  • Image Fusion Using the Expectation-Maximization Algorithm and a Gaussian Mixture Model

    Pages 81-95

    Blum, Rick S. (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Multisensor Surveillance Systems
Book Subtitle
The Fusion Perspective
Editors
  • Gian Luca Foresti
  • Carlo S. Regazzoni
  • Pramod K. Varshney
Copyright
2003
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4615-0371-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4615-0371-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-7492-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4613-5043-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 289
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