John Buford, Gabriel Jakobson, John Erickson, William Tolone, William Ribarsky (eds.), Cyber Security, Situation Management, and Impact Assessment II; and Visual Analytics for Homeland Defense and Security II, Proceedings of SPIE Vol. 7709, 2010.
SPIE Defense, Security + Sensing: Cyber Security, Situation Management, and Impact Assessment II; and Visual Analytics for Homeland Defense and Security II, Orlando, USA, April 5 - 9, 2010
From the advances in computer vision methods for the detection, tracking and recognition of objects in video streams, new opportunities for video surveillance arise: In the future, automated video surveillance systems will be able to detect critical situations early enough to enable an operator to take preventive actions, instead of using video material merely for forensic investigations. However, problems such as limited computational resources, privacy regulations and a constant change in potential threads have to be addressed by a practical automated video surveillance system. In this paper, we show how these problems can be addressed using a task-oriented approach. The system architecture of the task-oriented video surveillance system NEST and an algorithm for the detection of abnormal behavior as part of the system are presented and illustrated for the surveillance of guests inside a video-monitored building.