Face Pose Tracking under Arbitrary Illumination Changes

Ahmed Rekik, Achraf Ben-Hamadou, Walid Mahdi


This paper presents a new method for 3D face pose tracking in arbitrary illumination change conditions using color image and depth data acquired by RGB-D cameras (e.g., Microsoft Kinect, Asus Xtion Pro Live, etc.). The method is based on an optimization process of an objective function combining photometric and geometric energy. The geometric energy is computed from depth data while the photometric energy is computed at each frame by comparing the current face texture to its corresponding in the reference face texture defined in the first frame. To handle the effect of changing lighting condition, we use a facial illumination model in order to solve which lighting variations has to be applied to the current face texture making it as close as possible to the reference texture. We demonstrate the accuracy and the robustness of our method in normal lighting conditions by performing a set of experiments on the Biwi Kinect head pose database. Moreover, the robustness to illumination changes is evaluated using a set of sequences for different persons recorded in severe lighting condition changes. These experiments show that our method is robust and precise under both normal and severe lighting conditions.


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Paper Citation

in Harvard Style

Rekik A., Ben-Hamadou A. and Mahdi W. (2014). Face Pose Tracking under Arbitrary Illumination Changes . In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications - Volume 3: VISAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2014) ISBN 978-989-758-009-3, pages 570-575. DOI: 10.5220/0004686705700575

in Bibtex Style

author={Ahmed Rekik and Achraf Ben-Hamadou and Walid Mahdi},
title={Face Pose Tracking under Arbitrary Illumination Changes},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications - Volume 3: VISAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2014)},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications - Volume 3: VISAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2014)
TI - Face Pose Tracking under Arbitrary Illumination Changes
SN - 978-989-758-009-3
AU - Rekik A.
AU - Ben-Hamadou A.
AU - Mahdi W.
PY - 2014
SP - 570
EP - 575
DO - 10.5220/0004686705700575