The main scientific objective of the research programme will be the development of a distributed vision platform composed of networked, smart and efficient embedded vision systems. This platform will be the basic infrastructure in a wealth of application scenarios that demand cooperative vision based on the in-node processing of the visual stimulus and extraction of relevant information. This de-centralized scheme renders the system scalable, easily deployable and resilient to partial failure. This platform will be employed in intelligent environments in the public and private spaces, seamless and privacy-aware monitoring of human activities, automated security and safety systems, remote and interventional healthcare, broadcasting of IPTV and Hybrid TV, interactive marketing and customer experience development, and, of course, navigation aids for autonomous and robotic —driver-less— vehicles and intelligent transportation systems. All these applications are based on multi-view or multimodal images and dynamic video sequences.