CamSim:a distributed smart camera network simulator

Esterle, Lukas, Lewis, Peter R., Caine, Horatio, Yao, Xin and Rinner, Bernhard (2014). CamSim:a distributed smart camera network simulator. IN: Proceedings : IEEE 7th international conference on Self-Adaptation and Self-Organizing Systems Workshops. IEEE.

Abstract

Smart cameras allow pre-processing of video data on the camera instead of sending it to a remote server for further analysis. Having a network of smart cameras allows various vision tasks to be processed in a distributed fashion. While cameras may have different tasks, we concentrate on distributed tracking in smart camera networks. This application introduces various highly interesting problems. Firstly, how can conflicting goals be satisfied such as cameras in the network try to track objects while also trying to keep communication overhead low? Secondly, how can cameras in the network self adapt in response to the behavior of objects and changes in scenarios, to ensure continued efficient performance? Thirdly, how can cameras organise themselves to improve the overall network's performance and efficiency? This paper presents a simulation environment, called CamSim, allowing distributed self-adaptation and self-organisation algorithms to be tested, without setting up a physical smart camera network. The simulation tool is written in Java and hence allows high portability between different operating systems. Relaxing various problems of computer vision and network communication enables a focus on implementing and testing new self-adaptation and self-organisation algorithms for cameras to use.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1109/SASOW.2013.11
Divisions: Engineering & Applied Sciences
Engineering & Applied Sciences > Computer Science
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Event Title: 7th international conference on Self-Adaptation and Self-Organizing Systems Workshops
Event Type: Other
Event Dates: 2013-09-09 - 2013-09-13
Uncontrolled Keywords: computer vision,distributed smart cameras,self-adaptation,self-organisation,simulation,software,Computer Science Applications
Full Text Link: http://ieeexplo ... rnumber=6803249
Related URLs: http://www.scop ... tnerID=8YFLogxK (Scopus URL)
Published Date: 2014
Authors: Esterle, Lukas ( 0000-0002-0248-1552)
Lewis, Peter R. ( 0000-0003-4271-8611)
Caine, Horatio
Yao, Xin
Rinner, Bernhard

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