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Audio Visual Person Tracking

Author : Fotios Talantzis
ISBN : 1848165811
Genre : Computers
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This book deals with the creation of the algorithm backbone that can enable a computer to perceive humans in some monitored space by processing the same signals that humans use in order to perform the same task, i.e., audio and video. To do so, computers use sensors and algorithms to detect and track multiple interacting humans, their faces and hands or their voices. This application domain is challenging, because audio and visual signals are cluttered both by background and foreground audiovisual objects. After establishing particle filtering as the framework for tracking, audio, visual and audiovisual tracking is then detailed. Each modality is analyzed starting with sensor configurations, detection for tracker initialization and the trackers themselves. Techniques to fuse the modalities are then considered. Instead of offering a monolithic approach to the tracking problem, the book also focuses on implementation issues by providing MATLAB code for every presented component. This way, the reader connects every presented concept with a corresponding piece of code that follows immediately after the theory. Finally, the applications of the tracking systems in different application domains are studied and considered.
Category: Computers

Audio Visual Person Tracking A Practical Approach

Author : Fotios Talantzis
ISBN : 9781848169494
Genre : Computers
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This book deals with the creation of the algorithmic backbone that enables a computer to perceive humans in a monitored space. This is performed using the same signals that humans process, i.e., audio and video. Computers reproduce the same type of perception using sensors and algorithms in order to detect and track multiple interacting humans, by way of multiple cues, like bodies, faces or speech. This application domain is challenging, because audio and visual signals are cluttered by both background and foreground objects. First, particle filtering is established as the framework for tracking. Then, audio, visual and also audio-visual tracking systems are separately explained. Each modality is analyzed, starting with sensor configuration, detection for tracker initialization and the trackers themselves. Techniques to fuse the modalities are then considered. Instead of offering a monolithic approach to the tracking problem, this book also focuses on implementation by providing MATLAB code for every presented component. This way, the reader can connect every concept with corresponding code. Finally, the applications of the various tracking systems in different domains are studied./a
Category: Computers

Future Security

Author : Nils Aschenbruck
ISBN : 9783642331619
Genre : Computers
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 7th Security Research Conference, Future Security 2012, held in Bonn, Germany, in September 2012. The 78 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 137 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on supply chain and critical infrastructure protection; security situational awareness; crisis management; security for critical infrastructure and urban areas; sensor technology; social, psychological and political aspects; cyber defense and information security; maritime and border security; detection of hazardous materials; food chain security; aviation security; ergonomic aspects.
Category: Computers

Computer After Me The Awareness And Self Awareness In Autonomic Systems

Author : Pitt Jeremy
ISBN : 9781783264193
Genre : Computers
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We are increasingly seeing computer systems which are expected to function without operator intervention. This is perhaps acceptable for running computer networks or traffic lights; however, we are now seeing computer systems deployed to qualitatively influence human judgments such as rulings on legal disputes or fitness for work to evaluate disability benefits. In keeping with the precautionary principle, it is important that those who are developing this capability — technologists and scientists — think through its potential implications.The aim of this book is to explore the technological and social and implications of computers and robots becoming increasingly ‘aware’ of their environment and the people in it, and their being increasingly ‘self-aware’ of their own existence within it.The wide-ranging scope of the text covers three different angles of the concept of ‘the computer after me’: (1) the next generation of computationally powerful aware systems; (2) systems in which the computer is aware of qualitatively impact human concerns such as law, health and rules; and (3) computers and robots which are aware of themselves.
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Author : Athanassios Manikas
ISBN : 9781783262762
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Beamforming: Sensor Signal Processing for Defence Applications presents a range of important research contributions concerned with sensor array signal processing and, in particular, with the superresolution beamformers fundamental to many civilian and defence applications. Both space and space-time (STAP) beamforming algorithms and their application to radar systems are considered with emphasis given to "look-down" airborne radars, synthetic aperture radar (SAR), arrayed MIMO radar and a number of common wake-wave detection algorithms for two-dimensional SAR imagery. Furthermore, ocean towed arrays, which find applications in a variety of areas such as defence, oil and gas exploration, and geological and marine life studies, are also considered paying particular attention to receiver positional uncertainties resulting from the array's flexible structure. Array geometrical and electrical uncertainties, design of auto-calibration algorithms, beamforming "pointing" error uncertainties and robustification issues are also presented. This book is self-contained and unified in its presentation, and comprehensively covers some of the classic and fundamental models of beamforming for sensor signal processing. It is suitable as an advanced textbook for graduate students and researchers in the area of signal processing, as well as a reference book for engineers in the defence industry. Contents:Space-Time Adaptive Beamforming Algorithms for Airborne Radar Systems (Rodrigo de Lamare)Transmit Beamforming for Forward-Looking Space-Time Radars (Mathini Sellathurai and David Wilcox)Digital Beamforming for Synthetic Aperture Radar (Karen Mak and Athanassios Manikas)Arrayed MIMO Radar: Multi-target Parameter Estimation for Beamforming (Harry Commin, Kai Luo and Athanassios Manikas)Beamforming for Wake Wave Detection and Estimation — An Overview (Karen Mak and Athanassios Manikas)Towed Arrays: Channel Estimation, Tracking and Beamforming (Vidhya Sridhar, Marc Willerton and Athanassios Manikas)Array Uncertainties and Auto-calibration (Marc Willerton, Evangelos Venieris and Athanassios Manikas)Robust Beamforming to Pointing Errors (Jie Zhuang and Athanassios Manikas) Readership: Postgraduate students and researchers working in the area of signal processing as well researchers working in the defence industry. The UDRC runs a series of short courses in signal processing for PhD students and industrial researchers and this book is recommended reading. Key Features:Unique treatment of beamformingUnique modelling techniques using array processing of modern radar systems suchs as MIMO, SAR, etc.New material related to the research carried out at UDRC. This book is considered as one of the academic outcomes of the UDRC in Signal ProcessingKeywords:Space-Time Algorithms;Adaptive Beamforming;Transmit Beamforming;Robust Beamforming;Digital Beamforming;Spatiotemporal Beamforming;Forward-Looking STAP Radar;Airborne Radar;Synthetic Aperture Radar;MIMO Radar;Array Calibration;Array Uncertainties
Category: Technology & Engineering

Audio And Video Based Biometric Person Authentication

Author : Takeo Kanade
ISBN : 9783540316381
Genre : Computers
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Audio- and Video-Based Biometric Person Authentication, AVBPA 2005, held in Hilton Rye Town, NY, USA, in July 2005. The 66 revised oral papers and 50 revised poster papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions. The papers discuss all aspects of biometrics including iris, fingerprint, face, palm print, gait, gesture, speaker, and signature; theoretical and algorithmic issues are dealt with as well as systems issues. The industrial side of biometrics is evident from presentations on smart cards, wireless devices, and architectural and implementation aspects.
Category: Computers

Handbook Of Ambient Intelligence And Smart Environments

Author : Hideyuki Nakashima
ISBN : 9780387938080
Genre : Computers
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Our homes anticipate when we want to wake up. Our computers predict what music we want to buy. Our cars adapt to the way we drive. In today’s world, even washing machines, rice cookers and toys have the capability of autonomous decision-making. As we grow accustomed to computing power embedded in our surroundings, it becomes clear that these ‘smart environments’, with a number of devices controlled by a coordinating system capable of ‘ambient intelligence’, will play an ever larger role in our lives. This handbook provides readers with comprehensive, up-to-date coverage in what is a key technological field. . Systematically dealing with each aspect of ambient intelligence and smart environments, the text covers everything, from visual information capture and human/computer interaction to multi-agent systems, network use of sensor data, and building more rationality into artificial systems. The book also details a wide range of applications, examines case studies of recent major projects from around the world, and analyzes both the likely impact of the technology on our lives, and its ethical implications. With a wide variety of separate disciplines all conducting research relevant to this field, this handbook encourages collaboration between disparate researchers by setting out the fundamental concepts from each area that are relevant to ambient intelligence and smart environments, providing a fertile soil in which ground-breaking new work candevelop.
Category: Computers

Multimodal Technologies For Perception Of Humans

Author : Rainer Stiefelhagen
ISBN : 9783540695684
Genre : Computers
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This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-proceedings of the First International CLEAR 2006 Evaluation Campaign and Workshop on Classification of Events, Activities and Relationships for evaluation of multimodal technologies for the perception of humans, their activities and interactions. The workshop was held in the UK in April 2006. The papers were carefully reviewed and selected for inclusion in the book.
Category: Computers

Audio And Video Based Biometric Person Authentication

Author : Josef Kittler
ISBN : 9783540403029
Genre : Computers
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The refereed proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Audio-and Video-Based Biometric Person Authentication, AVBPA 2003, held in Guildford, UK, in June 2003. The 39 revised full plenary papers and 72 revised full poster papers were carefully reviewed and selected for presentation. There are topical sections on face; speech; fingerprint; image, video processing, and tracking; general issues; handwriting, signature, and palm; gait; and fusion.
Category: Computers

Multibiometrics For Human Identification

Author : Bir Bhanu
ISBN : 9781139501804
Genre : Computers
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In today's security-conscious society, real-world applications for authentication or identification require a highly accurate system for recognizing individual humans. The required level of performance cannot be achieved through the use of a single biometric such as face, fingerprint, ear, iris, palm, gait or speech. Fusing multiple biometrics enables the indexing of large databases, more robust performance and enhanced coverage of populations. Multiple biometrics are also naturally more robust against attacks than single biometrics. This book addresses a broad spectrum of research issues on multibiometrics for human identification, ranging from sensing modes and modalities to fusion of biometric samples and combination of algorithms. It covers publicly available multibiometrics databases, theoretical and empirical studies on sensor fusion techniques in the context of biometrics authentication, identification and performance evaluation and prediction.
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Handbook Of Image And Video Processing

Author : Alan C. Bovik
ISBN : 0080533612
Genre : Computers
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55% new material in the latest edition of this “must-have for students and practitioners of image & video processing! This Handbook is intended to serve as the basic reference point on image and video processing, in the field, in the research laboratory, and in the classroom. Each chapter has been written by carefully selected, distinguished experts specializing in that topic and carefully reviewed by the Editor, Al Bovik, ensuring that the greatest depth of understanding be communicated to the reader. Coverage includes introductory, intermediate and advanced topics and as such, this book serves equally well as classroom textbook as reference resource. • Provides practicing engineers and students with a highly accessible resource for learning and using image/video processing theory and algorithms • Includes a new chapter on image processing education, which should prove invaluable for those developing or modifying their curricula • Covers the various image and video processing standards that exist and are emerging, driving today’s explosive industry • Offers an understanding of what images are, how they are modeled, and gives an introduction to how they are perceived • Introduces the necessary, practical background to allow engineering students to acquire and process their own digital image or video data • Culminates with a diverse set of applications chapters, covered in sufficient depth to serve as extensible models to the reader’s own potential applications About the Editor... Al Bovik is the Cullen Trust for Higher Education Endowed Professor at The University of Texas at Austin, where he is the Director of the Laboratory for Image and Video Engineering (LIVE). He has published over 400 technical articles in the general area of image and video processing and holds two U.S. patents. Dr. Bovik was Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Signal Processing Society (2000), received the IEEE Signal Processing Society Meritorious Service Award (1998), the IEEE Third Millennium Medal (2000), and twice was a two-time Honorable Mention winner of the international Pattern Recognition Society Award. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, was Editor-in-Chief, of the IEEE Transactions on Image Processing (1996-2002), has served on and continues to serve on many other professional boards and panels, and was the Founding General Chairman of the IEEE International Conference on Image Processing which was held in Austin, Texas in 1994. * No other resource for image and video processing contains the same breadth of up-to-date coverage * Each chapter written by one or several of the top experts working in that area * Includes all essential mathematics, techniques, and algorithms for every type of image and video processing used by electrical engineers, computer scientists, internet developers, bioengineers, and scientists in various, image-intensive disciplines
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Mobile And Social Media Journalism

Author : Anthony Adornato
ISBN : 9781000408539
Genre : Social Science
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Now in its second edition, Mobile and Social Media Journalism continues to be an essential resource for learning how journalists and news organizations use mobile and social media to gather news, distribute content, and engage with audiences. Merging theory and practice, the book includes checklists and practical activities in every chapter, enabling readers to immediately build the mobile and social media skills that today’s journalists need and which news organizations expect. The second edition retains a focus on journalism’s core values, such as authentication, verification, and credibility, while guiding readers on how to apply them to digital media activities. The book also offers an in-depth discussion of the audience’s active role in producing content, how mobile devices and social media have changed the way the audience consumes news, and what these changes mean for journalists. Updated to address the latest trends in multimedia journalism, the second edition includes two new chapters: "Writing mobile-friendly web stories" and "The spread of fake news". This is a valuable resource for journalism students, as well as media professionals seeking to update their skills. The book also features a companion website at, providing online resources for students and lecturers, including video tutorials, industry news, and sample assignments. The book’s Twitter account (@MobileJourn) and Facebook page ( share the latest industry trends and offer tips for teaching the topic.
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Nonfiction Sound And Story For Film And Video

Author : Amy DeLouise
ISBN : 9780429799822
Genre : Art
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This book guides nonfiction storytellers in the art of creatively and strategically using sound to engage their audience and bring stories to life. Sound is half of film and video storytelling, and yet its importance is often overlooked until a post-production emergency arises. Written by two experienced creators—one a seasoned nonfiction producer/director with a background in music, and one a sound designer who owns a well-regarded mix studio—this book teaches nonfiction producers, filmmakers, and branded content creators how to reimagine their storytelling by improving sound workflow from field to post. In addition to real-world examples from the authors’ own experiences, interviews with and examples from industry professionals across many genres of nonfiction production are included throughout. Written in a conversational style, the book pinpoints practical topics and considerations like 360 video and viewer accessibility. As such, it is a vital point of reference for all nonfiction filmmakers, directors, and producers, or anyone wanting to learn how to improve their storytelling. An accompanying Companion Website offers listening exercises, production sound layout diagrams, templates, and other resources.
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Author : IEEE South African Symposium on Communications and Signal Processing
ISBN : UIUC:30112039747800
Genre : Digital communications
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Audio And Video Based Biometric Person Authentication

Author : Josef Bigün
ISBN : 3540626603
Genre : Business & Economics
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the First International Conference on Audio- and Video-based Biometric Person Authentication, AVBPA'97, held in Crans-Montana, Switzerland, in March 1997. The 49 revised papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected by the program committee for inclusion in the book; also included are four invited contributions. The papers are organized in sections on facial features localisation, lip and facial motion, visual non-face biometrics, face-based authentication, text-dependent speaker authentication, text-independent authentication, audio-video features and fusion, and systems and applications.
Category: Business & Economics

Multimodal Behavior Analysis In The Wild

Author : Xavier Alameda-Pineda
ISBN : 9780128146026
Genre : Computers
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Multimodal Behavioral Analysis in the Wild: Advances and Challenges presents the state-of- the-art in behavioral signal processing using different data modalities, with a special focus on identifying the strengths and limitations of current technologies. The book focuses on audio and video modalities, while also emphasizing emerging modalities, such as accelerometer or proximity data. It covers tasks at different levels of complexity, from low level (speaker detection, sensorimotor links, source separation), through middle level (conversational group detection, addresser and addressee identification), and high level (personality and emotion recognition), providing insights on how to exploit inter-level and intra-level links. This is a valuable resource on the state-of-the- art and future research challenges of multi-modal behavioral analysis in the wild. It is suitable for researchers and graduate students in the fields of computer vision, audio processing, pattern recognition, machine learning and social signal processing. Gives a comprehensive collection of information on the state-of-the-art, limitations, and challenges associated with extracting behavioral cues from real-world scenarios Presents numerous applications on how different behavioral cues have been successfully extracted from different data sources Provides a wide variety of methodologies used to extract behavioral cues from multi-modal data
Category: Computers

Audio And Video Based Biometric Person Authentication

Author : Josef Bigun
ISBN : 9783540453444
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Third International Conference on Audio- and Video-Based Biometric Person Authentication, AVBPA 2001, held in Halmstad, Sweden in June 2001.The 51 revised papers presented together with three invited papers were carefully reviewed and selected for inclusion in the book. The papers are organized in topical sections on face as biometrics; face image processing; speech as biometrics and speech processing; fingerprints as biometrics; gait as biometrics; and hand, signature, and iris as biometrics.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Computer Vision For Multimedia Applications Methods And Solutions

Author : Wang, Jinjun
ISBN : 9781609600266
Genre : Computers
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"This book presents the latest developments in computer vision methods applicable to various problems in multimedia computing, including new ideas, as well as problems in computer vision and multimedia computing"--Provided by publisher.
Category: Computers