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Automatic Detection of Abnormal Behaviour and Threats in crowded Spaces

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.
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Coordinator

TOTALFORSVARETS FORSKNINGSINSTITUT

Address

Gullfossgatan 6
164 90 Stockholm

Sweden

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 853 129,75

Administrative Contact

Sören Svensson (Mr.)

Participants (7)

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STIFTELSEN SINTEF

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 526 248,50

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 548 113,25

UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 554 933,75

MINISTRY OF INTERIOR

Bulgaria

EU Contribution

€ 27 880

BAE SYSTEMS (OPERATIONS) LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 362 493,50

HOME OFFICE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 42 525,25

Detec AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 313 710

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 218197

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 August 2009

  • End date

    31 July 2013

Funded under:

FP7-SECURITY

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 523 994

  • EU contribution

    € 3 229 034

Coordinated by:

TOTALFORSVARETS FORSKNINGSINSTITUT

Sweden

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