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Intelligent Visual Surveillance - A Survey

In Su Kim, Hong Seok Choi, Kwang Moo Yi, Jin Young Choi*, and Seong G. Kong
International Journal of Control, Automation, and Systems, vol. 8, no. 5, pp.926-939, 2010

Abstract : Detection, tracking, and understanding of moving objects of interest in dynamic scenes have been active research areas in computer vision over the past decades. Intelligent visual surveillance (IVS) refers to an automated visual monitoring process that involves analysis and interpretation of object behaviors, as well as object detection and tracking, to understand the visual events of the scene. Main tasks of IVS include scene interpretation and wide area surveillance control. Scene interpretation aims at detecting and tracking moving objects in an image sequence and understanding their behaviors. In wide area surveillance control task, multiple cameras or agents are controlled in a cooperative manner to monitor tagged objects in motion. This paper reviews recent advances and future research directions of these tasks. This article consists of two parts: The first part surveys image enhancement, moving object detection and tracking, and motion behavior understanding. The second part reviews wide-area surveillance techniques based on the fusion of multiple visual sensors, camera calibration and co-operative camera systems.

Keyword : Behavior understanding, cooperative camera system, image interpretation, motion detection, object tracking, wide area surveillance.

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