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Real-Time Imaging 11 (2005) 167171 Introduction to the special issue on video object processing for
 

Summary: Real-Time Imaging 11 (2005) 167171
Editorial
Introduction to the special issue on video object processing for
surveillance applications
1. Introduction
The automated security market is growing at a
constant and high rate that is expected to sustain for
decades [1]. For example, the annual growth rate of the
US ``Homeland Security'' spending from 2003 to 2010 is
estimated to be about 40% [2]. Video-based surveillance
(or video surveillance) is one of the fastest growing
sectors in the security market. This is due to the high
amount of useful information that can be extracted from
a video sequence. In particular, the automatic real-time
processing of video objects, i.e., the extraction of video
objects and related high-level content, is hereby of
paramount importance.
The main components of an automatic video surveil-
lance system are shown in Fig. 1: video cameras are
connected to a video processing unit (either a general

  

Source: Amer, Aishy - Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Concordia University

 

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