11th International Symposium on Visual Computing - ISVC Conference 2015

"Multi-modal Computer Vision for the Detection of Multi-scale Crowd Physical Motions and Behavior in Confined Spaces"

Z. Sabeur, N. Doulamis, L. Middleton, B. Arbab-Zafar, G. Correndo, A. Amditis, 11th International Symposium on Visual Computing (ISVC 2015), 14-16 December 2015, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-27857-5_15

Crowd physical motion and behaviour detection during evacuation from confined spaces using computer vision is the main focus of research in the eVACUATE project. Its early foundations and development perspectives are discussed in this paper. Specifically, the main target in our development is to achieve good rates of correct detection and classification of crowd motion and behaviour in confined spaces respectively. However, the performance of the computer vision algorithms, which are put in place for the detection of crowd motion and behaviour, greatly depends on the quality, including causality, of the multi-modal observation data with ground truth. Furthermore, it is of paramount importance to take into account contextual information about the confined spaces concerned in order to confirm the type of detected behaviours. The pilot venues for crowd evacuation experimentations include: (1) Athens International Airport, Greece; (2) An underground train station in Bilbao, Spain; (3) A stadium in San Sebastian, Spain; and (4) A large cruise ship in St. Nazaire, France

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