Intelligent environment surveillance has been a frontier technology with given high priority from the governments of USA and China, and embodied in homeland security act and related laws. Different security levels are formulated and various infrastructures are constructed by executive and legislative bodies. Therefore, intelligent environment surveillance has attracted world-wide attentions from both academic research institutes and industries. Our research team has been conducting the phase one of this project (2012/02-2015/01), entitled “Promotion of Academic-Industrial Alliance of Computer
Vision-based Visual Surveillance” sponsored by Ministry of Science and Technology, for almost three years and has achieved many accomplishments. With the experiences in both academia and industrial cooperation (including 5 large surveillance integrated systems) accumulated during the 8-year project entitled “Construction of Vision-based Intelligent Environment”, sponsored by the Academic Technology Development Program of the Ministry of Economic Affairs, our team plans to continue the goal of Phase 1 to promote the developed techniques in fields of computer vision and intelligence surveillance. By organizing the “Academic-Industrial Alliance of Computer Vision-based Visual Surveillance,” our team endeavor ourselves to continue the academic-industrial cooperation initialized in Phase 1 and to further strengthen our contributions in product development for related industry.
Toward the goals mentioned above, the alliance supported by this project will integrate the three task forces in Phase 1, including, technology promotion, certification study; and communication and education, into the platform of “Technology Promotion and Human Resource Development.” This platform will provide members of the alliance with professional services including technology matchmaking, testing, and incubation of technical calibre. Furthermore, the alliance will ask help from the advisory committee of this project and “Image Processing and Pattern Recognition Society of Taiwan, IPPR” for consultancy and advisory (PI of this project currently serves as the president of IPPR). To fulfill technical requests from industrial partners, customized consulting teams will be organized to provide advisory services. With high confidence, conductance of this project will sure to effectively advance the technology standard of surveillance industry and enhance the values and global competitiveness of related products.