Welcome to the VANAHEIM project

Video/Audio Networked surveillance system enhAncement through Human-cEntered adaptIve Monitoring

The aim of VANAHEIM is to study innovative surveillance components for autonomous monitoring of complex audio/video surveillance infrastructure, such as the ones prevalent in shopping malls or underground stations.
VANAHEIM is a EC-funded project aiming at studying and integrating innovative audio/video analysis tools in a CCTV surveillance platform typically in use in urban transport environments (metro and railway stations).

VANAHEIM gathers a multidisciplinary team of 8 partners (4 research institutes, 2 companies, 2 public operators) from 6 different countries, with complementary competencies:

      • Computer vision & audio processing researchers
      • Surveillance system designer
      • Public transport operators (metros)
      • Human behavior researchers (ethologists)

which are working on the following application areas:
Automatic sensor selection
for videowall management
Human-centered monitoring using audio/video analysis
Long-term statistics building for planning applications


    VANAHEIM is a collaborative project funded by the European Community's Seventh Framework Programme FP7/2007-2013 - Challenge 2- Cognitive Systems, Interaction, Robotics - under grant agreement n° 248907.

    • Large-scale integrating project (IP)
    • Duration: 44 months (February 2010 – September 2013)
    • Budget: 5.471.851 € (EU contribution 3.717.998 €)

Latest news


September 27, 2013

Big success for Final demonstration at RATP! Continue Reading…

June 2013


VANAHEIM in the Italian Connessioni magazine. Continue Reading…

January 2013

European urban transport magazine, Mobility
VANAHEIM results in the European urban transport magazine, Mobility. Continue Reading…

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