Urban Surveillance Research on the NetBeans Platform
By Geertjan-Oracle on Oct 22, 2009
And guess what? They used the NetBeans Platform: "For the GUI we chose the NetBeans Platform. NetBeans provides us with a plug and play IDE with services common to almost all desktop applications – windows, menus, settings management and storage, file access and more."
Though the work seems to have been done in and around 2004, the website makes for an interesting read.