Surveillance of wide areas with several connected cameras integrated in the same automatic system is no more a chimera, but modular, scalable and flexible architectures are mandatory to manage them. This paper points out the main issues on the development of distributed surveillance systems and proposes an integrated framework particularly suitable for research purposes. As first, exploiting a computer architecture analogy, a three layer tracking system is proposed, which copes with the integration of both overlapping and non overlapping cameras. Then, a static service oriented architecture is adopted to collect and manage the plethora of high level modules, such as face detection and recognition, posture and action classification, and so on. Finally, the overall architecture is controlled by an event driven communication infrastructure, which assures the scalability and the flexibility of the system.
Event Driven Software Architecture for Multi-camera and Distributed Surveillance Research Systems / Vezzani, Roberto; Cucchiara, Rita. - STAMPA. - (2010), pp. 1-8. ((Intervento presentato al convegno First IEEE Workshop on Camera Networks - CVPRW tenutosi a San Francisco nel 13-18 June 2010 [10.1109/CVPRW.2010.5543825].