BEHAVE: Computer-assisted prescreening of video streams for unusual activities
BEHAVE is funded by the UK's Engineering and Physical Science
Research Council (EPSRC) project GR/S98146.
BRIEF PROJECT OVERVIEW
The project will investigate two novel computer-based image analysis processes
to prescreen video sequences for abnormal or crime-oriented behaviour.
The ultimate goal is to filter out image sequences where
uninteresting normal activity is occurring, as well as the much easier
sequences where nothing is occurring.
The two applications to be investigated are:
- Detecting, understanding and discriminating
between similar types of interactions, such as two people fighting versus
meeting and greeting. For example, are the two people in the green box here fighting?
- Analysing crowd scenes, where tracking of individuals
is only possible over short time periods, where there might be many hundreds of
people simultaneously in view, and where the overall flow of the crowd is more salient
than the actions of any individual.
The goal is to discriminate between normal behaviour, such as people normally
exiting from a football match, and abnormal behaviour, such as when people
have to divert around an obstacle (fallen person, fight, etc).
A more detailed summary of the project objectives.
The project started on October 1, 2004 and continues until September 30, 2007.
To address the main scientific questions, the project will
research methods for:
Classifying the interaction between multiple persons, capable of discriminating between subtly different behaviours.
Flow-based analysis of the behaviour of many interacting individuals.
Applying the results of these two approaches to detection of criminal or dangerous situations in interactions between small groups and crowd situations.
Project activities, achievements, and news.
You can find some:
- Publically downloadable benchmark datasets. You can also see the
CAVIAR Project's publically downloadable benchmark datasets
- Project publications (always under construction)
The BEHAVE team members are:
RESEARCH POSITIONS AVAILABLE
No positions are available.
School of Informatics
Univ. of Edinburgh
Room 2107D, James Clerk Maxwell Building
The King's Buildings
Edinburgh EH9 3JZ, United Kingdom
Phone: (44)-131-651-3441 (direct line)
Phone: (44)-131-651-3443 (secretary)