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Design and Assessment of an Intelligent Activity Monitoring Platform

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EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing20052005:318538

  • Received: 26 January 2004
  • Published:


We are interested in designing a reusable and robust activity monitoring platform. We propose three good properties that an activity monitoring platform should have to enable its reusability for different applications and to insure performance quality: (1) modularity and flexibility of the architecture, (2) separation between the algorithms and the a priori knowledge they use, and (3) automatic evaluation of algorithm results. We then propose a development methodology to fulfill the last two properties. The methodology consists in the interaction between end-users and developers during the whole development of a specific monitoring system. To validate our approach, we present a platform used to generate activity monitoring systems dedicated to specific applications, we also describe in details the technical validation and the end-user assessment of an automatic metro monitoring system built with the platform and briefly the validation results for bank agency monitoring and building access control.

Keywords and phrases

  • intelligent vision platform
  • video surveillance
  • autonomous system
  • evaluation
  • generic platform

Authors’ Affiliations

i-DTV Group, Bull SA, avenue Jean Jaurès, Les Clayes-Sous-Bois, 78340, France
ORION Group, INRIA Sophia Antipolis, 2004 route des Lucioles, B.P. 93, Sophia Antipolis Cedex, 06902, France


© Alberto Avanzi et al. 2005

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