Optimal camera planning under versatile user constraints in multi-camera image processing systems

Liu, Junbin, Sridharan, Sridha, Fookes, Clinton B., & Wark, Tim (2014) Optimal camera planning under versatile user constraints in multi-camera image processing systems. IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, 23(1), pp. 171-184.

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The selection of optimal camera configurations (camera locations, orientations, etc.) for multi-camera networks remains an unsolved problem. Previous approaches largely focus on proposing various objective functions to achieve different tasks. Most of them, however, do not generalize well to large scale networks. To tackle this, we propose a statistical framework of the problem as well as propose a trans-dimensional simulated annealing algorithm to effectively deal with it. We compare our approach with a state-of-the-art method based on binary integer programming (BIP) and show that our approach offers similar performance on small scale problems. However, we also demonstrate the capability of our approach in dealing with large scale problems and show that our approach produces better results than two alternative heuristics designed to deal with the scalability issue of BIP. Last, we show the versatility of our approach using a number of specific scenarios.

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ID Code: 66418
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Binary integer programming, Camera placement, Camera planning, Multi-camera networks, Optimization methods, Reversible jump Markov chain Monte Carlo, Sensor planning, Trans-dimensional simulate annealing.
DOI: 10.1109/TIP.2013.2287606
ISSN: 1057-7149
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 IEEE
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Deposited On: 22 Jan 2014 00:01
Last Modified: 28 Jan 2014 05:48

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