© 2013 – Chapman and Hall/CRC
646 pages | 263 B/W Illus.
Effective Surveillance for Homeland Security: Balancing Technology and Social Issues provides a comprehensive survey of state-of-the-art methods and tools for the surveillance and protection of citizens and critical infrastructures against natural and deliberate threats. Focusing on current technological challenges involving multi-disciplinary problem analysis and systems engineering approaches, it provides an overview of the most relevant aspects of surveillance systems in the framework of homeland security.
Addressing both advanced surveillance technologies and the related socio-ethical issues, the book consists of 21 chapters written by international experts from the various sectors of homeland security. Part I, Surveillance and Society, focuses on the societal dimension of surveillance—stressing the importance of societal acceptability as a precondition to any surveillance system.
Part II, Physical and Cyber Surveillance, presents advanced technologies for surveillance. It considers developing technologies that are part of a framework whose aim is to move from a simple collection and storage of information toward proactive systems that are able to fuse several information sources to detect relevant events in their early incipient phase.
Part III, Technologies for Homeland Security, considers relevant applications of surveillance systems in the framework of homeland security. It presents real-world case studies of how innovative technologies can be used to effectively improve the security of sensitive areas without violating the rights of the people involved.
Examining cutting-edge research topics, the book provides you with a comprehensive understanding of the technological, legislative, organizational, and management issues related to surveillance. With a specific focus on privacy, it presents innovative solutions to many of the issues that remain in the quest to balance security with the preservation of privacy that society demands.
The objective of this book entitled Effective Surveillance for Homeland Security: Balancing Technology and Social Issues,edited by Francesco Flammini, Roberto Setola, and Giorgio Franceschetti is to discuss the various technological aspects related to homeland security solutions. … focuses on privacy and other related social issues, which are of conflicting interests with the surveillance operations necessary for the working of homeland security solutions.
—Jaydip Sen, Senior Scientist, Tata Consultancy Services Ltd.
SURVEILLANCE AND SOCIETY
An Ethics for the New (and Old) Surveillance; Gary T. Marx
Trust Networks among Human Beings: Analysis, Modeling, and Recommendations; Bernhard Haemmerli, Margrete Raaum, and Giorgio Franceschetti
Art of Balancing Utilities: Privacy and Video Surveillance in Sweden; Fredrika Bjorklund
Perceived Threat: Determinants and Consequences of Fear of Terrorism in Germany; Matthias Leese
Preserving and Managing Privacy Information in Video Surveillance Systems; Jithendra K. Paruchuri, Ying Luo, and Sen-Ching S. Cheung
Objective and Subjective Evaluation of Content-Based Privacy Protection of Face Images in Video Surveillance Systems Using JPEG XR; Hosik Sohn, Doh young Lee , Wesley DeNeve, Konstantinos N. Plataniotis, and Yong Man Ro
PHYSICAL AND CYBER SURVEILLANCE
Event Representation in Multimedia Surveillance Systems; Pradeep K . Atrey
Challenges and Emerging Paradigms for Augmented Surveillance; Francesco Flammini, Alfio Pappalardo, and Valeria Vittorini
Pervasive Surveillance System Management; Allaa R . Hilaland Otman A. Basir
Moving from Measuring to Understanding: Situation Awareness in Homeland Security; Giusj Digioia, Chiara Foglietta , Gabriele Oliva , Stefano Panzieri, and Roberto Setola
Ergonomic Design and Evaluation of Surveillance Systems; Denis A. Coelho and Isabel L. Nunes
Awareness, Assessment, and Reduction of Web Application Vulnerability; David Ward and Jessica Cavestro
Distributed Framework for Cybersecurity of Critical Infrastructures; Salvatore D ’Antonio, Luigi Coppolino , Michał Choraś, and Rafał Kozik
Modeling and Counteracting Virus Diffusion in Sensor Networks for Net-Centric Surveillance Systems; Giorgio Battistelli, Luigi Chisci, Giovanni Mugnai, Alfonso Farina, Antonio Graziano, and Alessio Liburdi
TECHNOLOGIES FOR HOMELAND SECURITY
GEPSUS GEOINT Applications for Homeland Security; Raffaele De Amicis, Giuseppe Conti, Federico Prandi, Stefano Piffer, Daniele Magliocchetti, Alberto Debiasi, Diego Taglioni, Andrej Škraba , and Radovan Stojanović
Omnidirectional Human Intrusion Detection System Using Computer Vision Techniques; Wai Kit Wong , Chu Kiong Loo , and Way Soong Lim
Wireless Sensor Networks and Audio Signal Recognition for Homeland Security; Marco Martalo, Gianluigi Ferrari, and Claudio S. Malavenda
Dynamic Bayesian Multitarget Tracking for Behavior and Interaction Detection; Lucio Marcenaro, Mauricio Soto , and Carlo S. Regazzoni
Imaging Tunnels and Underground Facilities Using Radio-Frequency Tomography; Lorenzo Lo Monte , Francesco Soldovieri, Danilo Erricolo, and Michael C. Wicks
Surveillance Framework for Ubiquitous Monitoring of Intermodal Cargo Containers; Yogesh Varma , Monte Tull, and Ronald D. Barnes
Model-Based Control of Building Evacuation Using Feedback from Sensor and Actuator Wireless Networks; Paolo Lino, Bruno Maione, and Guido Maione