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Lightweight Agent Framework for Camera Array Applications

Middleton, Lee, Wong, Sylvia C, Jewell, Michael O, Carter, John N and Nixon, Mark S, (2005) Lightweight Agent Framework for Camera Array Applications Khosla, Rajiv, Howlett, Robert J. and Jain, Lakhmi C. (eds.) At 9th International Conference on Knowledge-Based Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems (KES), Australia. 14 - 16 Sep 2005. , pp. 150-156.

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This paper describes a lightweight middleware agent framework (LAF) for coordinating a large array of computers with attached cameras to construct high resolution video-rate image sequences. Compared to existing camera middleware, LAF provides more than a remote sensor access API. The use of an agent framework allows reconfigurable and transparent access to cameras, as well as software agents capable of intelligent processing. It also eases maintenance by encouraging code reuse. Other features include an automatic discovery mechanism at startup, and multiple language bindings. Performance tests showed the lightweight nature of the framework while validating its correctness and scalability. Two different camera agents were implemented to provide access to a large array of distributed cameras. Correct operation of these camera agents was confirmed via several image processing agents.

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Published date: 2005
Additional Information: Event Dates: September 14-16
Venue - Dates: 9th International Conference on Knowledge-Based Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems (KES), Australia, 2005-09-14 - 2005-09-16
Organisations: Web & Internet Science, Electronics & Computer Science, IT Innovation, Southampton Wireless Group


Local EPrints ID: 260865
ISBN: 3-540-28897-X
PURE UUID: ff6aef83-07bb-43e6-97e2-daa517f76a72

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Date deposited: 13 May 2005
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 09:09

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Author: Lee Middleton
Author: Sylvia C Wong
Author: Michael O Jewell
Author: John N Carter
Author: Mark S Nixon
Editor: Rajiv Khosla
Editor: Robert J. Howlett
Editor: Lakhmi C. Jain

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