MAPTrack - A Probabilistic Real Time Tracking Framework by Integrating Motion, Appearance and Position Models

Saikat Basu, Manohar Karki, Malcolm Stagg, Robert DiBiano, Sangram Ganguly, Supratik Mukhopadhyay

Abstract

In this paper, we present MAPTrack - a robust tracking framework that uses a probabilistic scheme to combine a motion model of an object with that of its appearance and an estimation of its position. The motion of the object is modelled using the Gaussian Mixture Background Subtraction algorithm, the appearance of the tracked object is enumerated using a color histogram and the projected location of the tracked object in the image space/frame sequence is computed by applying a Gaussian to the Region of Interest. Our tracking framework is robust to abrupt changes in lighting conditions, can follow an object through occlusions, and can simultaneously track multiple moving foreground objects of different types (e.g., vehicles, human, etc.) even when they are closely spaced. It is able to start tracks automatically based on a spatio-temporal filtering algorithm. A "dynamic" integration of the framework with optical flow allows us to track videos resulting from significant camera motion. A C++ implementation of the framework has outperformed existing visual tracking algorithms on most videos in the Video Image Retrieval and Analysis Tool (VIRAT), TUD, and the Tracking-Learning-Detection (TLD) datasets.

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Basu S., Karki M., Stagg M., DiBiano R., Ganguly S. and Mukhopadhyay S. (2015). MAPTrack - A Probabilistic Real Time Tracking Framework by Integrating Motion, Appearance and Position Models . In Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications - Volume 3: VISAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2015) ISBN 978-989-758-091-8, pages 567-574. DOI: 10.5220/0005309805670574


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@conference{visapp15,
author={Saikat Basu and Manohar Karki and Malcolm Stagg and Robert DiBiano and Sangram Ganguly and Supratik Mukhopadhyay},
title={MAPTrack - A Probabilistic Real Time Tracking Framework by Integrating Motion, Appearance and Position Models},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications - Volume 3: VISAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2015)},
year={2015},
pages={567-574},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0005309805670574},
isbn={978-989-758-091-8},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications - Volume 3: VISAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2015)
TI - MAPTrack - A Probabilistic Real Time Tracking Framework by Integrating Motion, Appearance and Position Models
SN - 978-989-758-091-8
AU - Basu S.
AU - Karki M.
AU - Stagg M.
AU - DiBiano R.
AU - Ganguly S.
AU - Mukhopadhyay S.
PY - 2015
SP - 567
EP - 574
DO - 10.5220/0005309805670574