By Topic

Target container: A target-centric parallel programming abstraction for video-based surveillance

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$33 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

6 Author(s)

We introduce a novel abstraction, the target container (TC), which serves as a parallel programming model and execution framework for developing complex applications for tracking multiple targets in a large-scale camera network. The key insight is to allow the domain expert (e.g., a vision researcher) to focus on the algorithmic details of target tracking and let the system deal with providing the computational resources (cameras, networking, and processing) to enable target tracking. Each TC has a one-to-one correspondence with a target, possibly tracked from multiple cameras. The domain expert provides the code modules for target tracking (such as detectors and trackers) as handlers to the TC system. The handlers are invoked dynamically by the TC system to discover new targets (detector) and to follow existing targets (tracker). The TC system also provides an interface for merging TCs whenever they are determined to be corresponding to the same target. This paper presents the design of the TC system, details of an experimental prototype, and an example application to demonstrate the simplicity of using the TC programming model.

Published in:

Distributed Smart Cameras (ICDSC), 2011 Fifth ACM/IEEE International Conference on

Date of Conference:

22-25 Aug. 2011