Multi-agent framework in visual sensor networks

M. A. Patricio*, J. Carbó, O. Pérez, J. García, J. M. Molina

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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 videocamera-based surveillance. The ability to coordinate agents improves the global image and task distribution efficiency. In our proposal, a software agent is embedded in each camera and controls the capture parameters. Then coordination is based on the exchange of high-level messages among agents. Agents use an internal symbolic model to interpret the current situation from the messages from all other agents to improve global coordination.

Original languageEnglish
Article number98639
Pages (from-to)1-21
Number of pages21
JournalEurasip Journal on Advances in Signal Processing
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes


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