Funded Projects

Multimodal-Sensing Enabled-Real-time-Intelligent-Wireless-Camera-Networks-for-Secure-Spaces.

Principal Investigator’s Organization (PIO):
Al-Khawarizmi Institute of Computer Science, UET Lahore
Principal Investigator (PI):
Dr. Muhammad Tahir, Dr. Waqar Mahmood
Project Details:
Start Date 01-May-2014
Duration 30 months
Budget PKR 21.34 million
Status Project in Inclosure Process
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Thematic Area Security
Project Website http://kics.edu.pk/pro
Executive Summary

It is a security solution system developed to counter Terrorism that has become a global menace in recent times. Pakistan`s state and society have suffered huge economic, social, infrastructural and human losses due to militancy and terrorist activities. Being the front line state in American led war on terror the country is in a perilous situation with the international media declaring Pakistan as the one of most dangerous places in the world. For Pakistan the costs of terrorism are huge including loss of livelihood, destruction of infrastructure, capital flight, declining of growth rates, low revenues and hence the deterioration of overall economy. The worsening law and order situation has had a severe negative impact on FDI (foreign direct investment) which has considerably fallen in the past ten years. CCTV and IP based camera networks are not intelligent enough to provide real time response generation in case of an event of interest. Automated response generation can be achieved by adding more intelligence to camera nodes in the form of multi-modal distributed sensing. Event of interest will be locally processed at this intelligent camera node and request will be sent to the data center to inform the authorities directly without an intervention from human observer at data center. The developed security solution can be deployed in offices of the security agencies, army garrisons; routes for army convoys, mosques, shrines, and police check posts, government offices, public gathering places (shopping malls, town squares, parks, stadiums, theatres etc.), politically unstable and sensitive areas of the city. In presence of multimodal sensing enabled real time intelligent wireless camera networks, if a terrorist attack happens, rescue and relief operations can be launched immediately and the number of casualties can be reduced considerably.