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Automatic Detection of Abnormal Behaviour and Threats in crowded Spaces

Objective

ADABTS aims to facilitate the protection of EU citizens, property and infrastructure against threats of terrorism, crime, and riots, by the automatic detection of abnormal human behaviour. Current automatic detection systems have limited functionality, struggling to make inferences about the acceptability of human behaviour. ADABTS aims to address one of the key problems, the definition of abnormal behaviour, by extracting characterizations in realistic security settings based on expert classifications and the analysis of CCTV operator behaviour. A set of behaviour descriptors will be defined and models of threatening behaviour will be built. Algorithms will be developed that detect pre-defined threat behaviours and deviations from normal behaviour. For accurate and robust detection, data from audio and video sensors will be combined with context information. The trade-off between system generality and capability is addressed by extracting a set of intermediate-level behaviour descriptors that are observable from sensor data. This makes the system configurable to specific needs and improves scalability and cost efficiency. A real-time evaluation platform will be developed based on commercial heterogeneous hardware. Such hardware, in rapid development driven by the video game industry, represents a huge potential for high-performance low-cost surveillance systems. The evaluation platform will demonstrate pro-active detection of potential threats. The context will be large-scale events, represented by a football arena, and critical infrastructure, represented by international airports. The consortium partners are well known experts in the area of security and protection of infrastructure. Experts on societal and human aspects are in the consortium. The involvement of stakeholders (security system operators and integrators, police organizations, airports, event organizers) will ensure relevance and exploitation.

Call for proposal

FP7-SEC-2007-1
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

TOTALFORSVARETS FORSKNINGSINSTITUT
Address
Gullfossgatan 6
164 90 Stockholm
Sweden
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 853 129,75
Administrative Contact
Sören Svensson (Mr.)

Participants (7)

STIFTELSEN SINTEF
Norway
EU contribution
€ 526 248,50
Address
Strindveien 4
7034 Trondheim
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Mats Carlin (Dr.)
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 548 113,25
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jeannette De Jong (Ms.)
UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 554 933,75
Address
Spui 21
1012WX Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Vanessa Wolters (Ms.)
MINISTRY OF INTERIOR
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 27 880
Address
29, Shesti Septemvri Str.
1000 Sofia
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Kalin Kunchev Gaidarov (Prof.)
BAE SYSTEMS (OPERATIONS) LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 362 493,50
Address
Warwick House Farnborough Aerospace Centre
GU14 6YU Farnborough
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Christine Casey (Ms.)
HOME OFFICE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 42 525,25
Address
2 Marsham Street
SW1P 4DF London
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mohan Mohanarajan (Dr.)
Detec AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 313 710
Address
Sandakerveien 24C, Building A4 24C
N-0412 Oslo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Knut Harald Helgesen (Mr.)