Effective Surveillance for Homeland Security: Balancing Technology and Social Issues, 1st Edition

  • Francesco Flammini
  • Published By: Chapman & Hall
  • ISBN-10: 1439883254
  • ISBN-13: 9781439883259
  • DDC: 363.325
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 648 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released November 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Effective Surveillance for Homeland Security: Balancing Technology and Social Issues provides a comprehensive survey of state-of-the-art methods and tools for the surveillance and protection of citizens and critical infrastructures against natural and deliberate threats. Focusing on current technological challenges involving multi-disciplinary problem analysis and systems engineering approaches, it provides an overview of the most relevant aspects of surveillance systems in the framework of homeland security.Addressing both advanced surveillance technologies and the related socio-ethical issues, the book consists of 21 chapters written by international experts from the various sectors of homeland security. Part I, Surveillance and Society, focuses on the societal dimension of surveillance—stressing the importance of societal acceptability as a precondition to any surveillance system.Part II, Physical and Cyber Surveillance, presents advanced technologies for surveillance. It considers developing technologies that are part of a framework whose aim is to move from a simple collection and storage of information toward proactive systems that are able to fuse several information sources to detect relevant events in their early incipient phase.Part III, Technologies for Homeland Security, considers relevant applications of surveillance systems in the framework of homeland security. It presents real-world case studies of how innovative technologies can be used to effectively improve the security of sensitive areas without violating the rights of the people involved.Examining cutting-edge research topics, the book provides you with a comprehensive understanding of the technological, legislative, organizational, and management issues related to surveillance. With a specific focus on privacy, it presents innovative solutions to many of the issues that remain in the quest to balance security with the preservation of privacy that society demands.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Surveillance and Society.
1: An Ethics for the New (and Old) Surveillance.
2: Trust Networks among Human Beings: Analysis, Modeling, and Recommendations.
3: Art of Balancing Utilities: Privacy and Video Surveillance in Sweden.
4: Perceived Threat: Determinants and Consequences of Fear of Terrorism in Germany.
5: Preserving and Managing Privacy Information in Video Surveillance Systems.
6: Objective and Subjective Evaluation of Content-Based Privacy Protection of Face Images in Video Surveillance Systems Using JPEG XR.
Physical and Cyber Surveillance.
7: Event Representation in Multimedia Surveillance Systems.
8: Challenges and Emerging Paradigms for Augmented Surveillance.
9: Pervasive Surveillance System Management.
10: Moving from Measuring to Understanding: Situation Awareness in Homeland Security.
11: Ergonomic Design and Evaluation of Surveillance Systems.
12: Awareness, Assessment, and Reduction of Web Application Vulnerability.
13: Distributed Framework for Cybersecurity of Critical Infrastructures.
14: Modeling and Counteracting Virus Diffusion in Sensor Networks for Net-Centric Surveillance Systems.
Technologies for Homeland Security.
15: GEPSUS GEOINT Applications for Homeland Security.
16: Omnidirectional Human Intrusion Detection System Using Computer Vision Techniques.
17: Wireless Sensor Networks and Audio Signal Recognition for Homeland Security.
18: Dynamic Bayesian Multitarget Tracking for Behavior and Interaction Detection.
19: Imaging Tunnels and Underground Facilities Using Radio-Frequency Tomography.
20: Surveillance Framework for Ubiquitous Monitoring of Intermodal Cargo Containers.
21: Model-Based Control of Building Evacuation Using Feedback from Sensor and Actuator Wireless Networks.