Dynamic Reconfiguration in Camera Networks: A Short Survey

Claudio Piciarelli*, Lukas Esterle, Asif Khan, Bernhard Rinner, Gian Luca Foresti

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There is a clear trend in camera networks toward enhanced functionality and flexibility, and a fixed static deployment is typically not sufficient to fulfill these increased requirements. Dynamic network reconfiguration helps to optimize the network performance to the currently required specific tasks while considering the available resources. Although several reconfiguration methods have been recently proposed, e.g., for maximizing the global scene coverage or maximizing the image quality of specific targets, there is a lack of a general framework highlighting the key components shared by all these systems. In this paper, we propose a reference framework for network reconfiguration and present a short survey of some of the most relevant state-of-the-art works in this field, showing how they can be reformulated in our framework. Finally, we discuss the main open research challenges in camera network reconfiguration.

Original languageEnglish
Article number7095560
Pages (from-to)965-977
Number of pages13
JournalIEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems For Video Technology
Issue number5
Early online date27 Apr 2015
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2016


  • active vision
  • Camera networks
  • sensor reconfiguration


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