Intelligent Multimedia Surveillance

Current Trends and Research

  • Pradeep K. Atrey
  • Mohan S. Kankanhalli
  • Andrea Cavallaro

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. Andrea Prati, Roberto Vezzani, Michele Fornaciari, Rita Cucchiara
    Pages 1-16
  3. Myo Thida, Yoke Leng Yong, Pau Climent-Pérez, How-lung Eng, Paolo Remagnino
    Pages 17-36
  4. Thomas Winkler, Bernhard Rinner
    Pages 37-66
  5. Nikki Gulzar, Basra Abbasi, Eddie Wu, Anil Ozbal, WeiQi Yan
    Pages 83-105
  6. Miloš Ljubojević, Zdenka Babić, Vladimir Risojević
    Pages 107-131
  7. Sanjeev Kumar, Christian Micheloni, Balasubramanian Raman
    Pages 149-169
  8. Juan C. SanMiguel, Álvaro García-Martín, José M. Martínez
    Pages 171-192

About this book


Intelligent multimedia surveillance concerns the analysis of multiple sensing inputs including video and audio streams, radio-frequency identification (RFID), and depth data. These data are processed for the automated detection and tracking of people, vehicles, and other objects. The goal is to locate moving targets, to understand their behavior, and to detect suspicious or abnormal activities for crime prevention. Despite its benefits, there is societal apprehension regarding the use of such technology, so an important challenge in this research area is to balance public safety and privacy.

This edited book presents recent findings in the field of intelligent multimedia surveillance emerging from disciplines such as multimedia computing, computer vision, and artificial intelligence. It consists of nine chapters addressing intelligent video surveillance, video analysis of crowds, privacy issues in intelligent multimedia surveillance, RFID technology for localization of objects, object tracking using visual saliency information, estimating multiresolution depth using active stereo vision, and performance evaluation for video surveillance systems.

The book will be of value to researchers and practitioners working on related problems in security, multimedia, and artificial intelligence.


Intelligent systems Multimedia Privacy Security Tracking Video analysis Video surveillance

Editors and affiliations

  • Pradeep K. Atrey
    • 1
  • Mohan S. Kankanhalli
    • 2
  • Andrea Cavallaro
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Applied Computer ScienceUniversity of WinnipegWinnipegCanada
  2. 2.Dept. of Computer ScienceNational University of SingaporeSingaporeSingapore
  3. 3.Elec. Engineering and Computer ScienceQueen Mary University of LondonLondonUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-41511-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-41512-8
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