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Identifying and Addressing Challenges for Search and Analysis of Disparate Surveillance Video Archives


Suzanne Little, Kathy Clawson, Anna Mereu, Aitor Rodriguez

Publication Type: 
Refereed Conference Meeting Proceeding
This paper discusses the challenges faced when bringing to- gether multiple disparate surveillance video archives to sup- port semantic analysis and search and describes the SAVASA framework for enabling better integration of CCTV archives. The proliferation of CCTV cameras managed by public insti- tutions and private enterprise raises a number of issues relating to data security, privacy, ethics and technological difficulties in unifying the variety of data and formats. These are often the result of misunderstandings between the involved parties and include concerns such as reliability and security of cloud tech- nology, accuracy and privacy in automatic semantic annotation of video and ultimate responsibility over content in the digi- tal age. In this paper we present outcomes from the SAVASA project that aims to develop a standards-based video archive search platform allowing authorised users to query over remote and non-interoperable video archives of CCTV footage from geographically diverse locations.
Conference Name: 
5th International Conference on Imaging for Crime Prevention and Detection
Imaging for Crime Detection and Prevention
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United Kingdom (excluding Northern Ireland)
Research Group: 
Dublin City University (DCU)
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