Work Packages

Work Packages

 

Work on the COPCAMS project is organized in the following work packages:

WP1 – Requirements for Cognitive & Perceptive Video Systems
WP2 – Exploration & Development of Cognitive & Perceptive Video Systems
WP3 – Advanced Concepts for Cognitive & Perceptive Video Systems
WP4 – Platforms for Cognitive & Perceptive Video Systems
WP5 – Applications & Field Tests
WP6 – Exploitation & Dissemination
WP7 – Project Management

WP diagram

COPCAMS work-package structure

WP1 – Requirements for Cognitive & Perceptive Video Systems

Cognitive & Perceptive Video Systems (CPVS) are large scale – their deployment can cover a whole city – distributed embedded systems. They are made of various sub-systems, from different sources, sizes and capabilities. The individual sub-systems are assembled around a networking infrastructure in a flexible and distributed fashion. The role of WP1 is to gather the requirements on the CPVS targeted by COPCAMS, and their development flow.

WP2 – Exploration & Development of Cognitive & Perceptive Video Systems

WP2 addresses several interrelated topics whose shared ultimate goal is to explore and design modular, efficient CPVS and produce code optimized for STHORM-based embedded system targets. These topics range from exploration to target-specific code production, through system design and simulation. As the tooling WP of COPCAMS, WP2 collects inputs from WP1 (requirements on the targets CPVS, on flow and on the target use cases) and produces tools to be used for WP3, WP4 and WP5. WP2 main objectives and operative tasks reflect this dedication to development flows.

WP3 – Advanced Concepts for Cognitive & Perceptive Video Systems

The role of WP3 is to advance further the state of the art of embedded vision systems within the three major application fields envisaged in the project, i.e. Large Area Surveillance, Indoor & Outdoor Surveillance and Advanced Manufacturing. To this purpose, WP3 will be the place where all the research work on algorithms and methodologies related to processing of images and other sensor data will be carried out. WP3 will deliver advanced and innovative concepts for embedded vision systems by pursuing both development of novel algorithms and methods as well as re-definition and new design of existing approaches. In fact, the ultimate goal of WP3 is to provide effective methods running efficiently on the innovative high-performance computing engine provided by the STHORM platform. This implies that all the methodological development work will be aware of the major traits of the target platform, so that it may address either conception of novel algorithms especially suited to such platform or new designs and parallel formulations of selected known approaches.

WP4 – Platforms for Cognitive & Perceptive Video Systems

The role of WP4 is to develop the HW and SW platforms, middleware and service infrastructures that will enable integrating complete vision systems. The main platform around which COPCAMS is built is ST P2012 (a.k.a. STHORM), an industrial platform for a many-core programmable accelerator which can be customized with domain specific HW blocks. This platform will be extended to accommodate COPCAMS requirements: eventually, common visual analytics kernels will be streamlined with dedicated HW implementations, whereas the platform will remain highly programmable thanks to an optimized SW stack, standard Application Programming Interface (API) and a state-of-the-art toolchain. For such a platform to be usable, a mechanism to deploy firmware and enable system integration on a wider scale is necessary, this is also in the scope of WP4.

WP5 – Applications & Field Tests

The role of WP5 is to build industrial applications and field tests to validate the COPCAMS approach. Field tests are envisioned within three different application domains; one in large area surveillance, one in manufacturing and one in indoor/outdoor surveillance. Each application will be implemented on top of the platform developed in WP2, WP3 and WP4, and demonstrate separately how well the COPCAMS solution answers the stakeholder’s requirements on that particular domain.

WP6 – Exploitation & Dissemination

The aim of WP6 is to guide the project towards a viable exploitation and dissemination strategy. This involves: setting up a project website, preparing a dissemination plan, ensuring the dissemination of project results, preparing plans for their commercial exploitation, and establishing liaisons with other relevant projects and standardization organizations.

WP7 – Project Management

The role of WP7 is to ensure a proper implementation of the COPCAMS workplan by means of swift coordination and accurate reporting.

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