Advanced Video Surveillance archives search Engine for security applications

ADVISE workshop results

02/14/2014 - 12:15

ADVISE is an EU FP7 co-funded research project aimed at supporting the law enforcement authorities in retrieving criminal acts by following the trails recorded in existing video surveillance system archives. The ADVISE project activities started in March 2012 and will be concluded after 36 months.

In December 2013 the ADVISE project held its first workshop in London, United Kingdom. The workshop was held at the Queen Mary University premises.

The main aim of the workshop was to present the current version (prototype) of the ADVISE framework for the first time to European law enforcement authorities and a number of potential users belonging to security department of Companies and, through practical test and assessment sessions, evaluate how much the tool functionalities meet their needs.

Several organizations participated in the workshop coming from Spain, Italy, Norway, Greece and UK and all of them provided a generally positive feedback considering the prototype both interesting and useful. Participants’ feedback was provided during a formal assessment session with the help of a questionnaire that has been developed by the ADVISE consortium specifically for this event. The questionnaire was constructed in such a way as to allow the analysis of the various software quality attributes both from a technical perspective as well as from the user’s perspective and was following the ISO/IEC 9126-1 standard.

The statistical analysis of the answers that have been given to the questionnaire produced some interesting results that are presented in the figure below. An average score was calculated for each of the six system characteristics that were analysed: functionality, reliability, usability, efficiency, maintainability and portability. The score for each characteristic ranges between-2 and +2] where -2  corresponds to a ‘completely unsatisfying’ evaluation and +2 corresponds to a ‘completely satisfying’ evaluation.