FAMNet: Joint Learning of Feature, Affinity and Multi-Dimensional Assignment for Online Multiple Object Tracking

Peng Chu, Haibin Ling; The IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), 2019, pp. 6172-6181

Abstract


Data association-based multiple object tracking (MOT) involves multiple separated modules processed or optimized differently, which results in complex method design and requires non-trivial tuning of parameters. In this paper, we present an end-to-end model, named FAMNet, where Feature extraction, Affinity estimation and Multi-dimensional assignment are refined in a single network. All layers in FAMNet are designed differentiable thus can be optimized jointly to learn the discriminative features and higher-order affinity model for robust MOT, which is supervised by the loss directly from the assignment ground truth. In addition, we integrate single object tracking technique and a dedicated target management scheme into the FAMNet-based tracking system to further recover false negatives and inhibit noisy target candidates generated by the external detector. The proposed method is evaluated on a diverse set of benchmarks including MOT2015, MOT2017, KITTI-Car and UA-DETRAC, and achieves promising performance on all of them in comparison with state-of-the-arts.

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@InProceedings{Chu_2019_ICCV,
author = {Chu, Peng and Ling, Haibin},
title = {FAMNet: Joint Learning of Feature, Affinity and Multi-Dimensional Assignment for Online Multiple Object Tracking},
booktitle = {The IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV)},
month = {October},
year = {2019}
}