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S3: The IBM smart surveillance system: From transactional systems to observational systems

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Pervasive sensor based systems are transforming Information Technology systems from being transactional in nature to being observational in nature. Observational systems are inherently distributed and capture information at a much finer grain of space and time. Enabling and building such systems also poses many technology challenges, extracting information from sensor signals, indexing and searching sensor meta-data, data mining and scalability. In this paper we use S3: The IBM Smart Surveillance System as an example of an observational system to explore several of these issues through real world deployment examples. © 2007 IEEE.