Airport innovations: MATNET workshop discussion on 15 July 2010

13.07.10 08:51
Experts discuss the possibilities of automatic video analysis technology / BBI profits from talks with innovative companies and organisations
On 3 June 2012, one of the most modern airports in Europe will go into operation – the Capital Airport BBI. Within the scope of the Modern Airport – Testbed for New Efficient Technologies (MATNET) project, Berlin Airports is holding technology-oriented talks with innovative companies and organisations from the Berlin-Brandenburg region. This will give both parties the opportunity to gain an insight into the specific requirements and implementation scenarios of innovative technologies for BBI. On 15 July 2010, a MATNET workshop discussion will therefore be held on “Automatic video analysis technology – what is desirable, what is feasible?”.

In a series of talks, representatives from the world of business and science – such as Siemens, Bosch, TU Berlin and the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute – will discuss the potential and capabilities of automatic image and video analysis technologies. Talks will then be held with representatives from leading companies and institutions in Berlin and Brandenburg, including state police and the Berlin transportation company Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG). The workshop discussion will be held between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. in the large hall of the conference centre of Berlin Airports in Berlin-Schoenefeld. Here is a detailed list of the topics up for discussion:

  • Video surveillance at airports – requirements and framework conditions for BBI Oliver Wendt (Berlin Airports)
  • People tracking – status quo and development trends Dr. Ivo Keller (Vis-à-Pix and TU Berlin)
  • Control centre support via automatic video detection Markus Wierny (Bosch Security)
  • Video surveillance with sabotage detection in building automation Thomas Kistel (Ixellence)
  • Image and video analysis at the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute – segmentation, retrieval and face analysis Sebastian Gerke (Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute)
  • Automatic recognition of personal characteristics Dr. Michael Dose (L1-Identity Solutions)
  • Image processing procedures for securing major airports Prof. Dr. Reinhard Schiffel, Andreas Doil (IQ Wireless)
  • Automated scene analysis using cabin video monitoring and air refuelling as examples Dr. Rolf-Dieter Therburg (FTI Technologies)
  • Vehicle registration plate and geometry recognition Maik Neuendorf (reCognitec)
  • Video analysis for wide area monitoring Matthias Stump (Siemens)

The “Modern Airport” project is a joint project between the Berlin-Brandenburg Aerospace Alliance (BBAA), the Transport Technology Systems Network (FAV), the Technology Foundation Berlin, the Technology Foundation Brandenburg, the Brandenburg Economic Development Board (ZAB), Berlin Partner GmbH and Berlin Airports (FBS). Set up in 2007, the aim of the network is to exploit the potential of the latest research findings for the airport of tomorrow. More information on MATNET can be found at www.berlin-airport.de.

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