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Breaking the limits in urban video monitoring: Massive crowd sourced surveillance over vehicles

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)104-112
Number of pages9
JournalIEEE Wireless Communications
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2018
Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


Contemporary urban environments are in prompt need of the means for intelligent decision- making, where a crucial role belongs to smart video surveillance systems. While existing deployments of stationary monitoring cameras already deliver notable societal benefits, the proposed concept of massive video surveillance over connected vehicles that we contribute in this article may further augment these important capabilities. We therefore introduce the envisioned system concept, discuss its implementation, outline the high-level architecture, and identify major data flows, while also offering insights into the corresponding design and deployment aspects. Our conducted case study confirms the potential of the described crowd sourced vehicular system to effectively complement and eventually surpass even the best of today's static video surveillance setups. We expect that our proposal will become of value and integrate seamlessly into the future Internetof- Things landscape, thus enabling a plethora of advanced urban applications.