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First Workshop on Video Analytics in Public Safety



John S. Garofolo, Simson L. Garfinkel, Reva B. Schwartz


The first Video Analytics in Public Safety (VAPS) Workshop was held on Monday, June 6, 2016, in San Diego, CA as a satellite workshop of the Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) Broadband Stakeholder Meeting, which was held on June 7-9. The workshop brought together diverse stakeholders interested in increasing the development, reliability, and adoption of video analytics to support the enormous and growing use of video in public safety while addressing critically important social considerations related to education and public trust. VAPS 2016 was organized by NIST and attended by members of the Federal Government, state and local governments, public safety video experts, industry researchers, academics, social and legal considerations experts, and international stakeholders.
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 8164
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video analytics, computer vision, interoperability, scalability, robustness, public safety, industry, academia, human factors, human computer interaction, visualization, social considerations, multi-stakeholder breakouts, NIST, OSTP, NITRD Video and Image Analytics Working Group, DHS Science and Technology Office of Interoperability and Compatibility, standards, best practices, research and development, first responders


Garofolo, J. , Garfinkel, S. and Schwartz, R. (2017), First Workshop on Video Analytics in Public Safety, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed June 20, 2024)


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Created January 19, 2017, Updated January 27, 2020