A Semantic Autonomous Video Surveillance System for Dense Camera Networks in Smart Cities

Lorena Calavia, Carlos Baladrón, Javier M. Aguiar, Belén Carro, Antonio Sánchez-Esguevillas
2012 Sensors  
This paper presents a proposal of an intelligent video surveillance system able to detect and identify abnormal and alarming situations by analyzing object movement. The system is designed to minimize video processing and transmission, thus allowing a large number of cameras to be deployed on the system, and therefore making it suitable for its usage as an integrated safety and security solution in Smart Cities. Alarm detection is performed on the basis of parameters of the moving objects and
more » ... eir trajectories, and is performed using semantic reasoning and ontologies. This means that the system employs a high-level conceptual language easy to understand for human operators, capable of raising enriched alarms with descriptions of what is happening on the image, and to automate reactions to them such as alerting the appropriate emergency services using the Smart City safety network.
doi:10.3390/s120810407 pmid:23112607 pmcid:PMC3472835 fatcat:d2hktg4m25emze6r3jec5cbg7m