A ubiquitous wireless video surveillance system based on pub/sub

Jiannong Cao, Xuefeng Liu, Steven Lai, Yang Zou, Jun Zhang, Yang Liu, Chisheng Zhang

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In most of the existing video surveillance systems, captured video streams by CCTV or video cameras are aggregated through cables to a central station and monitored by associated human operators. However, the high deployment cost, low scalability and reuseability still remain to be the main roadblock for their wider application. Using human to monitor events can also be unreliable. Accordingly, we designed a ubiquitous wireless video surveillance system. This system uses wireless sensor nodes to detect pre-defined events and utilizes wireless mesh network to transmit high-quality video streams. Without cables, the deployment cost is significantly decreased. Different application users can also define various events and automatically receive notification and corresponding video streams when the events occur. In addition, mobile users, even when roaming, can access this system. In this demo, we introduce the hardware and software of this system and its implementation in our intelligent transportation system testbed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUbiComp'11 - Proceedings of the 2011 ACM Conference on Ubiquitous Computing
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 19 Oct 2011
Event13th International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing, UbiComp'11 and the Co-located Workshops - Beijing, China
Duration: 17 Sep 201121 Sep 2011


Conference13th International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing, UbiComp'11 and the Co-located Workshops


  • composite event detection
  • publish/subscribe
  • video surveillance
  • wireless mesh networks
  • wireless sensor networks

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Computer Science Applications

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