Anomaly Detection Theme Meeting

Event Details

  • Event type: Invitation only
  • Date: Wednesday 28th May 2014
  • Location: University of Surrey
  • Time: 9am - 5pm


Event Description

This UDRC theme meeting will address the challenges of anomaly detection.

An important capability of sensor based systems for monitoring, controlling, supporting human decision making, or even fully automatic operation is to detect anomalous situations, flagging an attention warranting event posing a threat or placing the operational system beyond the limits of its competence.

With the ever increasing level of intelligence and functional sophistication of sensor based systems, anomaly detection has also grown in complexity, taking into account contextual information and multimodal input to detect anomalous events. However, by and large, the conceptual basis of existing anomaly detection systems to date draws on the conventional formulation of anomaly detection as an outlier detection problem.

This meeting will explore recent advances in anomaly detection, which employ more complex mechanisms for anomaly detection. The meeting will also discuss anomaly detection applications as well as considering crucial open challenges in the field.

Time Talk Speaker
09.00 - 09.15 Coffee and registration  
09.15 - 9.20 Welcome and an introduction Prof. Jonathon Chambers FREng, Director, LSSC Consortium
9.20 - 9.55 Challenges of anomaly detection Prof. Josef Kittler, LSSC Consortium
9.55 - 10.35 Anomaly detection in battlespace scenarios – the challenges Rachel Craddock, Thales Research, Alasdair Hunter, Dstl
10.35 - 11.00 Coffee  
11.00 - 11.35 Subtle anomaly detection in videos of people Dr. Rolf Baxter, Edinburgh Consortium
11.35 - 12.10 Finding anomalies in crowded scenes Michael Leach, Edinburgh Consortium
12.10 - 12.45 Detecting anomalous activities in multimedia streams Ioannis Kaloskampis, LSSC Consortium
12.45 - 13.45 Lunch  
13.45 - 14.20 Selecting metrics and fusing beliefs for anomaly detection in communication networks Prof. David Parish, Dr. Francisco Aparicio-Navarro andKonstantinos Kyriakopoulos, LSSC Consortium
14.20 - 14.30 Prize presentation to the winners of Dstl challenge set at the previous theme workshop  
14.30 - 15.00 Dstl present 2 current challenges  
15.00 - 16.20 Refreshments available and split into groups to discuss solutions to one of the two challenges  
16.20 - 17.00 Each group presents findings with open discussion  
17.00 Concluding remarks and close