Dietmar Bruckner

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Building automation (BA) and smart homes (SHs) have traditionally not been a unified field but varied by their origins, legal foundations, different applications, different goals, and national funding programs for basic research. Only within the last years that an international common focus appeared. The following overview gives not only an introduction(More)
Smart situation detection is a key feature of today’s surveillance systems. The human operator has to be relieved from overseeing all activities of a monitored area simultaneously. By using smart sensors the operator can be notified about uncommon situations and evaluate only these situations. A key feature of such a system is the flexibility of smart node(More)
Data acquisition by multidomain data acquisition provides means for environment perception usable for detecting unusual and possibly dangerous situations. When being automated, this approach can simplify surveillance tasks required in, for example, airports or other security sensitive infrastructures. This paper describes a novel architecture for(More)
A method for the automatic discrimination of sensor and system behavior and construction of symbols with semantic meaning in a building automation system is introduced - SCRS (semantic concept recognition system). The automated method is based on statistical modelling of sensor behavior. A model of a sensor's value sequences is automatically constructed.(More)
This paper presents the framework of a novel approach to combine multi-modal sensor information from a network of distributed smart nodes possessing audio and video modalities for gaining valuable supplementary information compared to traditional video-based surveillance systems or even just CCTV systems. The nodes are equipped with wireless communication(More)
Building automation systems (BASs) have seen widespread distribution also in private residences over the past few years. The ongoing technological developments in the fields of sensors, actuators, as well as embedded systems lead to more and more complex and larger systems. These systems allow ever-better observations of activities in buildings with a(More)
A method for the automatic discrimination of sensor and system behavior and construction of symbols with semantic meaning from simple sensor data is introduced - SCRS (Semantic Concept Recognition System). The automated method is based on statistical modelling of sensor behavior. A model of a sensorpsilas value sequences is automatically constructed. The(More)
This paper presents the framework of a novel approach to combine multi-modal sensor information from audio and video modalities to gain valuable supplementary information compared to traditional video-based observation systems or even just CCTV systems. A hierarchical, multimodal sensor processing architecture for observation and surveillance systems is(More)