Interactive surveillance event detection at TRECVid2012

Suzanne Little, Iveel Jargalsaikhan, Kathy Clawson, Hao Li, Marcos Nieto, Cem Direkoglu, Noel E. O'Connor, Alan F. Smeaton, Jun Liu, Bryan Scotney, Hui Wang, Seán Gaines, Aitor Rodriguez, Pedro Sanchez, Ana Martínez Llorens, Karina Villarroel Peniza, Roberto Gimenez, Ral Santos De La Cámara, Anna Mereu, Celso PradosEmmanouil Kafetzakis

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This demonstration shows the integration of video analysis and search tools to facilitate the interactive retrieval of video segments depicting specific activities from surveillance footage. The implementation was developed by members of the SAVASA project for participation in the interactive surveillance event detection (SED) task of TRECVid 2012. This year, for the first time, the purpose of the interactive SED task was to evaluate systems' ability to support users in identifying video segments that depict a specific activity (event) in a large collection of surveillance video footage. Project partners worked together to analyse video and provide a query interface enabling users to search and identify matching video segments. The collaborative integration of components from multiple partners and the participation of end user partners in evaluating the system are the novel aspects of this work.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICMR 2013 - Proceedings of the 3rd ACM International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 16 Apr 2013
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ACM International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval

Bibliographical note

3rd ACM International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval, ICMR 2013 ; Conference date: 16-04-2013 Through 20-04-2013


  • event detection
  • surveillance video
  • TRECVid


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