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Proceedings of the IEEE

Issue 10 • Oct. 2008

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  • [Front cover]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): C1
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  • Proceedings of the IEEE publication information

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): C2
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  • Special issue on Distributed Smart Cameras - Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):1557 - 1558
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  • A Method to Avoid Dangers Caused by Fossil Fuels

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):1559 - 1561
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  • A Bright Future for Distributed Smart Cameras

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):1562 - 1564
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  • An Introduction to Distributed Smart Cameras

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):1565 - 1575
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    Distributed smart cameras (DSCs) are real-time distributed embedded systems that perform computer vision using multiple cameras. This new approach has emerged thanks to a confluence of simultaneous advances in four key disciplines: computer vision, image sensors, embedded computing, and sensor networks. Processing images in a network of distributed smart cameras introduces several complications. H... View full abstract»

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  • The Signal Passing Interface and Its Application to Embedded Implementation of Smart Camera Applications

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):1576 - 1587
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    Embedded smart camera systems comprise computation- and resource-hungry applications implemented on small, complex but resource-hardy platforms. Efficient implementation of such applications can benefit significantly from parallelization. However, communication between different processing units is a nontrivial task. In addition, new and emerging distributed smart cameras require efficient methods... View full abstract»

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  • Wireless Multimedia Sensor Networks: Applications and Testbeds

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):1588 - 1605
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    The availability of low-cost hardware is enabling the development of wireless multimedia sensor networks (WMSNs), i.e., networks of resource-constrained wireless devices that can retrieve multimedia content such as video and audio streams, still images, and scalar sensor data from the environment. In this paper, ongoing research on prototypes of multimedia sensors and t... View full abstract»

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  • Object Detection, Tracking and Recognition for Multiple Smart Cameras

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):1606 - 1624
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    Video cameras are among the most commonly used sensors in a large number of applications, ranging from surveillance to smart rooms for videoconferencing. There is a need to develop algorithms for tasks such as detection, tracking, and recognition of objects, specifically using distributed networks of cameras. The projective nature of imaging sensors provides ample challenges for data association a... View full abstract»

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  • Calibrating Distributed Camera Networks

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):1625 - 1639
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    Recent developments in wireless sensor networks have made feasible distributed camera networks, in which cameras and processing nodes may be spread over a wide geographical area, with no centralized processor and limited ability to communicate a large amount of information over long distances. This paper overviews distributed algorithms for the calibration of such camera networks- that is, the aut... View full abstract»

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  • Smart Camera Networks in Virtual Reality

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):1640 - 1656
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    This paper presents our research towards smart camera networks capable of carrying out advanced surveillance tasks with little or no human supervision. A unique centerpiece of our work is the combination of computer graphics, artificial life, and computer vision simulation technologies to develop such networks and experiment with them. Specifically, we demonstrate a smart camera network comprising... View full abstract»

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  • Macroscopic Human Behavior Interpretation Using Distributed Imager and Other Sensors

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):1657 - 1677
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    This paper presents BScope, a new system for interpreting human activity patterns using a sensor network. BScope provides a runtime, user-programmable framework that processes streams of timestamped sensor data along with prior context information to infer activities and generate appropriate notifications. The users of the system are able to describe human activities with high-level scripts that a... View full abstract»

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  • Security and Privacy in Distributed Smart Cameras

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):1678 - 1687
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    Distributed smart camera systems are becoming increasingly important in a wide range of applications. As they are often deployed in public space and/or our personal environment, they increasingly access and manipulate sensitive or private information. Their architectures need to address security and privacy issues appropriately, considering them from the inception of the overall system structure. ... View full abstract»

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  • Smart Cameras and the Right to Privacy

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):1688 - 1697
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    This essay provides a matrix for use by researchers and system designers as a heuristic device to assess the likely legality of the deployment of a surveillance camera system. After presenting the matrix the essay considers examples in which smart camera technology might enhance the venues for deployment of surveillance cameras. Lastly, the article speculates about legal risks that may confront sm... View full abstract»

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  • Smart Camera Based Monitoring System and Its Application to Assisted Living

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):1698 - 1714
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    Western societies are aging rapidly. An automated 24/7 surveillance to ensure safety of the elderly while respecting privacy becomes a major challenge. At the same time this is representative of novel and emerging video surveillance applications discovered lately besides the classic surveillance protection applications in airports, government buildings, and industrial plants. Three problems of cur... View full abstract»

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  • Real-Time Human Pose Estimation: A Case Study in Algorithm Design for Smart Camera Networks

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):1715 - 1732
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    Monitoring human activities finds novel applications in smart environment settings. Examples include immersive multimedia and virtual reality, smart buildings and occupancy-based services, assisted living and patient monitoring, and interactive classrooms and teleconferencing. A network of cameras can enable detection and interpretation of human events by utilizing multiple views and collaborative... View full abstract»

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  • Electrical Engineering Hall of Fame: John B. Whitehead

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):1733 - 1735
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  • Future Special Issues/Special Sections of the Proceedings

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):1736 - 1737
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  • Put your technology leadership in writing

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 1738
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  • IEEE copyright form

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):1739 - 1740
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  • IEEE Potentials is looking for article submissions

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): C3
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  • [Back cover]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): C4
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