VANAHEIM (Video/Audio Networked surveillance system enhAncement through Human-cEntered adaptIve Monitoring) is a FP7-ICT-2009-4 Cognitive Systems and Robotics IP European project which has started on February 1st 2010 and will end in 2013 (42 months). The aim of this proposal is to study innovative surveillance components for Autonomous Monitoring Of Multi-Sensory And Networked Infrastructure Such As Underground Transportation Environment. The prime partner is Multitel (Belgium) and others partners are: INRIA Sophia-Antipolis (France), Thales Communications (France), IDIAP (Switzerland), Torino GTT (Italy) and Rantégie Autonome des Transports Parisiens RATP (France), Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Urban Ethology (Austria) and Thales Communications (Italy).
INRIA Grant is 700 Keuros out of 3 718 Keuros for the whole project. First, we propose to investigate unsupervised modelling techniques for audio/video streams content characterization. Second, moving one step beyond localization-based event recognition, we will investigate human-centered vision techniques for behavior monitoring applications. Conducted studies will be focused on monitoring how human beings act in a given infrastructure, and how they interact with it and with each other.
For more information, see the VANAHEIM Project Web-Page.