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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 so-called software agent technology. In this paper, a multi-agent framework is applied to coordinate(More)
Contextual Information is proving to be not only an additional exploitable information source for improving entity and situational estimates in certain Information Fusion systems, but can also be the entire focus of estimation for such systems as those directed to Ambient Intelligence (AI) and Context-Aware(CA) applications. This paper will discuss the(More)
This paper presents an application of software agents in a specific engineering problem: multitarget surveillance with several cameras sensing a closed environment. Each agent controls a camera , and from the coordination of them will emerge an improvement of the global surveillance task. Agents emulate human camera operators and, therefore human-like(More)
– Context knowledge is essential to achieve successful information fusion, especially at high JDL levels. Context can be used to interpret the perceived situation, which is required for accurate assessment. Both types of knowledge, contextual and perceptual, can be represented with formal languages such as ontologies, which support the creation of readable(More)