Paper at DASC-2015: “CCTV as Smart Sensor Networks”

This week we presented a paper at the 13th IEEE International Conference on Dependable, Autonomic and Secure Computing (DASC-2015) entitled: CCTV as Smart Sensor Networks, building on our previous work on using big social data for crime analytics.

The abstract of the paper is below; you can read the full paper (or download a PDF) online or via our GitHub repo:

CCTV as Smart Sensor Networks

Giles Oatley, Tom Crick and Dee Bolt

With the emergence of so-called ‘smart CCTV’ being able to recognise the precursors for disorder and civil disobedience, we present a preliminary study into using available CCTV networks augmented with big social media datasets. We examine the existing CCTV infrastructure in the UK, and use an agent-based simulation to model interactions between people based on friendship networks and features derived from their social media usage, proposing a novel algorithm for detection of psychopathy. Finally, we explore the frequency of crimes occurring within CCTV viewsheds using available UK police crime datasets to illustrate the current limitations of the CCTV infrastructure, as well as the potential ramifications of the stealthy emergence of CCTV networks as the fifth utility in smart cities.

DOI: 10.1109/CIT/IUCC/DASC/PICOM.2015.279

(also see: Publications)

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