The CENTAUR project aims to develop a network of scientific excellence by addressing research topics in computer vision with a view to advancing the state of the art in video surveillance. The central theme of the project concerns the monitoring and understanding of crowded scenes. There are three main research thrusts:

  • Multi-camera, multi-coverage tracking of objects of interest,
  • Anomaly detection and fusion of multimodal sensors,
  • Activity recognition and behavior analysis in crowded environments.

An impact in video surveillance research will be achieved by contributions to the state of the art in the field, dissemination of results within the scientific and practitioner community, and facilitating long term scientific exchanges between academia and industry by establishing a forum.  The forum, which will focus on tackling the most pressing technical challenges through collaboration, will assume a leading role in the development of expertise in video surveillance and the implementation of innovative solutions through the technical skill and creativity of its members, both partners and stakeholders.

The CENTAUR consortium is committed to the highest standards of scientific integrity and ethical conduct of the scientific research through its Mandatory Ethics Guidelines which were established at the beginning of the project.

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Funding for CENTAUR project was received from the People Programme (Marie Curie Actions) of the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme FP7/2007-2013/ under REA grant agreement n° 324359.