Ella: Middleware for Multi-camera Surveillance in Heterogeneous Visual Sensor Networks

B. Dieber, J. Simonjan, L. Esterle, Georg Nebehay, R. Pflugfelder, G. Fernandez and B. Rinner


Despite significant interest in the research community, the development of multi-camera applications is still quite challenging. This paper presents Ella - a dedicated publish/subscribe middleware system that facilitates distribution, component reuse and communication for heterogeneous multi-camera applications. We present the key components of this middleware system and demonstrate its applicability based on an autonomous multi-camera person tracking application. Ella is able to run on resource-limited and heterogeneous VSNs. We present performance measurements on different hardware platforms as well as operating systems.

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International Conference on Distributed Smart Cameras, 2013.
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    author = {Dieber, Bernhard and Simonjan, Jennifer and Esterle, Lukas and Nebehay, Georg and Pflugfelder, Roman and Fernandez, Gustavo and Rinner, Bernhard},
    booktitle = {International Conference on Distributed Smart Cameras},
    month = oct,
    pages = {167--172},
    publisher = {IEEE},
    title = {Ella: Middleware for Multi-camera Surveillance in Heterogeneous Visual Sensor Networks},
    year = {2013}
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