Intelligent Video Surveillance : Systems and Technology book cover
1st Edition

Intelligent Video Surveillance
Systems and Technology

Edited By

Yunqian Ma


Gang Qian

  • This product is currently out of stock.
ISBN 9781439813287
Published December 16, 2009 by CRC Press
590 Pages 322 B/W Illustrations

FREE Standard Shipping
USD $180.00

Prices & shipping based on shipping country


Book Description

From the streets of London to subway stations in New York City, hundreds of thousands of surveillance cameras ubiquitously collect hundreds of thousands of videos, often running 24/7. How can such vast volumes of video data be stored, analyzed, indexed, and searched? How can advanced video analysis and systems autonomously recognize people and detect targeted activities real-time? Collating and presenting the latest information Intelligent Video Surveillance: Systems and Technology explores these issues, from fundamentals principle to algorithmic design and system implementation.

An Integrated discussion of key research and applications

Written and edited by a collection of industry experts, the book presents state-of-the-art technologies and systems in intelligent video surveillance. The book integrates key research, design, and implementation themes of intelligent video surveillance systems and technology into one comprehensive reference. The chapters cover the computational principles behind the technologies and systems and include system implementation issues as well as examples of successful applications of these technologies.

Builds a foundation for future developments

Changing appearance caused by changing viewpoints, illumination, expression, and movement, self/cross body occlusion, modeling of cluttered background capable of efficient background subtraction for object detection, and spatial and temporal alignment of multiple cameras are just a few of the challenges that remain in further developing and refining intelligent video surveillance technology and systems. Fully illustrated with line art, tables, and photographs demonstrating the collected video and results obtained using the related algorithms, including a color plate section, the book provides a high-level blueprint for advances and insights into future directions of the field.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION TO INTELLIGENT VIDEO SURVEILLANCE. Intelligent Video Surveillance: Challenges and Opportunities. Hardware, Sensors and Systems. Fundamentals in Intelligent Video Surveillance. TARGET DETECTION AND TRACKING. Face Detection and Tracking. People Detection and Tracking. Vehicle Detection and Tracking. EVENT DETECTION AND ACTIVITY ANALYSIS. Trajectory-based Detection of Coarse Events. Articulated Motion Tracking and Fine Activity Analysis. Fine Activity Analysis Without Movement Tracking (G.Q.). PRACTICAL APPLICATION. IBM Smart Surveillance System. Sarnoff (invite). University 1 implementation (invite). EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES. Emerging Technologies in Video Surveillance.

View More



Yunqian Ma is a Principal Scientist for Honeywell Labs. Gang Qian is a Professor of Electrical Engineering at Arizona State University.