Multi-Agent Framework in Visual Sensor Networks

Hindawi Publishing Corporation
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Journal Article
Eurasip Journal on Advances in Signal Processing, 2007, 2007 pp. 1 - 21
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The recent interest in the surveillance of public, military, and commercial scenarios is increasing the need to develop and deploy intelligent and/or automated distributed visual surveillance systems. Many applications based on distributed resources use the socalled software agent technology. In this paper, a multi-agent framework is applied to coordinate videocamera-based surveillance. The ability to coordinate agents improves the global image and task distribution efficiency. In our proposal, a software agent is embedded in each camera and controls the capture parameters. Then coordination is based on the exchange of high-levelmessages among agents. Agents use an internal symbolic model to interpret the current situation from the messages from all other agents to improve global coordination.
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