The European project SAVASA creates an innovative platform for video file search and analysis

Ikusi and Vicomtech-IK4 have developed, together with other 8 partners, experts in the implementation, deployment and manipulation of multiple video surveillance systems, the SAVASA Project, supported by the European Commission’s 7th Framework Programme.

The various technologies in video surveillance used by infrastructure operators (airports, railway, underground, etc.) have led to the installation and operation of diversified and non-interoperable video archiving systems. Thus, the exploitation of video surveillance information by law enforcement agencies in a legal framework is both technically and operationally impeded. This problem is exacerbated by the fact that diverse technologies are used for the compression, indexing, storage and access of video surveillance information.

In order to overcome the current problematic, the SAVASA project proposes the creation of a video archive search platform that allows authorised users performing semantic queries over various remote and non-interoperable video archives. Access to the application is performed remotely (Cloud infrastructure) and platforms capabilities are offered as software services.

The project implements a prototype platform capable of demonstrating unified archive search and retrieval based on a Cloud infrastructure and provides a set of tailored video analytics and semantic tools, ready to be implemented within the current legal and ethical framework.

The partners of SAVASA Consortium are: Angel Iglesias S.A. – IKUSI, Vicomtech-IK4, Studio Professionale Associato a Baker & McKenzie, Hi-Iberia, Dublin City University, CLARITY,  University of Ulster,  INECO, NCSRD The National Centre for Scientific Research (NCSR) DEMOKRITOS, Sintel Italia, RENFE Operadora, DGT – Dirección General de Tráfico, Jefatura Central de Tráfico

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