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Adaptive monitoring for video surveillance

Wang, J; Yan, W-Q; Kankanhalli, MS; Jain, R; Reinders, MJT; (2003) Adaptive monitoring for video surveillance. In: ICIS-PCM 2003: Proceedings of the 2003 Joint Conference of the Fourth International Conference on Information, Communications & Signal Processing and Fourth Pacific-Rim Conference on Multimedia. (pp. 1139 - 1143). IEEE Computer Society Press: Piscataway, US.

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Adaptability is one of the key issues in the important area of surveillance systems. Based on attention and sensor samples, the experiential sampling technique provides a general framework for analyzing video data. In this paper, we present a scheme for adaptive monitoring of surveillance objects by utilizing the feedback of the experiential sampling based video surveillance results to change the video camera parameters. Our framework first detects the moving objects in the surveillance video. We then analyze the output of this step to determine the state of the video camera settings. The relevant parameters of the video camera are continuously adjusted based on a proportional feedback control system. The fixed camera is thus adoptively tuned so as to obtain a good quality surveillance video output. We centrally frame the target object by doing panning and zooming operations. Moreover, we utilize the experiential sampling approach to capture the moving objects by utilizing the context which is a function of the current state of the environment as well as past experiences. This adds tremendous flexibility to the surveillance process which can be applied in a wide variety of monitoring situations.

Type:Proceedings paper
Title:Adaptive monitoring for video surveillance
Publisher version:http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICICS.2003.1292638
UCL classification:UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Computer Science

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