Int. J. of Big Data Intelligence   »   2017 Vol.4, No.3



Title: CityPro: city-surveillance collaborative platform


Authors: Mohamed Dbouk; Hamid Mcheick; Ihab Sbeity


Faculty of Sciences-I, Lebanese University, Beirut, Lebanon
Department of Computer Science, University of Chicoutimi, Quebec, Canada
Faculty of Sciences-I, Lebanese University, Beirut, Lebanon


Abstract: Day by day, modern cities face a big challenge in terms of public safety and security. In the city, the surveillance systems mostly use video surveillance techniques, they incorporate thousands of cameras and relay to high-speed networking infrastructures. Moreover, in a city, there exist multiple computerised standalone systems that operate independently each other, e.g., banking systems, customs, and hospitals. These systems generate huge datasets. The collected data stimulate a gigantic mine of scattered information. A smart city is a city that intelligently benefits from such omnipresent systems. This paper presents an integrated platform to gather multiple existing systems in a city. The platform consists of a collaborative surveillance system, called CityPro. The proposed architecture is intended to protect and monitor people and public infrastructures, such as bridges, roads, buildings, etc.; it is designed to deal with and prevent abnormal activities like terrorist attacks. CityPro is expected to operate in live-mode by using the city digital-infrastructures. At the end of this paper, a typical case study is given, and challenges and future works are also discussed.


Keywords: smart cities; digital world; event-driven process; collaborative business process; software architecture; business-intelligence; big-data.


DOI: 10.1504/IJBDI.2017.10006119


Int. J. of Big Data Intelligence, 2017 Vol.4, No.3, pp.161 - 170


Date of acceptance: 18 Aug 2016
Available online: 28 Jul 2017



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