A smart surveillance system of distributed smart multi cameras modelled as agents

G.D. Eigenraam, Leon Rothkrantz

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A smart city is supposed to be a safe city. At this moment we observe multiple cameras in around public buildings and along streets to detect suspicious behavior. Samples of the video footage is monitored 24/7 by operators in control rooms. Currently the recorded videos are visual inspected after a suspicious event has happened. There is a need for real time monitoring with smart cameras which are able to detect, track and analyze suspicious objects over place and time. The increasing number of cameras requires a huge amount of monitoring operators Last year's we developed several prototypes of such a surveillance system using a distributed wireless network of smart cameras modelled as agents. The network has a hierarchical structure composed of different agents of increasing complexity, monitoring a street, crossing or even a global area of the city. In this paper we present the final version of our system, including design and test results.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSmart Cities Symposium Prague (SCSP) 2016
EditorsM. Koukol
Place of PublicationPiscataway
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5090-1116-2
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event2016 Smart Cities Symposium Prague - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 26 May 201627 May 2016


Conference2016 Smart Cities Symposium Prague
Abbreviated titleSCSP
CountryCzech Republic


  • Agents
  • Smart Cameras
  • Surveillance systems
  • Rule Based Reasoning
  • Hierarchical Agent Network


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