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Multi-person tracking system for complex outdoor environments
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Mathematics and Computer Science, Department of Information Technology.
2015 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The thesis represents the research in the domain of modern video tracking systems and presents the details of the implementation of such a system. Video surveillance is a high point of interest and it relies on robust systems that interconnect several critical modules: data acquisition, data processing, background modeling, foreground detection and multiple object tracking. The present work analyzes different state of the art methods that are suitable for each module. The emphasis of the thesis is on the background subtraction stage, as the final accuracy and performance of the person tracking dramatically dependent on it. The experimental results show the performance of four different foreground detection algorithms, including two variations of self-organizing feature maps for background modeling, a machine learning technique. The undertaken work provides a comprehensive view of the actual state of the research in the foreground detection field and multiple object tracking and offers solution for common problems that occur when tracking in complex scenes. The chosen data set for experiments covers extremely different and complex scenes (outdoor environments) that allow a detailed study of the appropriate approaches and emphasize the weaknesses and strengths of each algorithm. The proposed system handles problems like: dynamic backgrounds, illumination changes, camouflage, cast shadows, frequent occlusions and crowded scenes. The tracking obtains a maximum Multiple Object Tracking Accuracy of 92,5% for the standard video sequence MWT and a minimum of 32,3% for an extremely difficult sequence that challenges every method.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 68 p.
IT, 15007
Keyword [en]
video tracking, automated video surveillance, image processing.
National Category
Engineering and Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-245082OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-245082DiVA: diva2:790420
Educational program
Master Programme in Computer Science
Available from: 2015-02-24 Created: 2015-02-24 Last updated: 2015-02-24Bibliographically approved

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