Eric Sommerlade
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Information-theoretic Surveillance

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Collaborative tracking of targets by multiple cameras with information-theoretic utility functions. Using Entropy and Mutual Information to encode the objective in the surveillance allows a mixture of different, possibly conflicting objectives. In my recently published work (M2SFA2, CVPR2008), active (pan, tilt, zoom) cameras are controlled according to two aims: tracking performance and acquisition performance. These objectives contradict if the cameras cannot supervise the whole area at the same time.