Plug-and-Play Rescaling Based Crowd Counting in Static Images

Usman Sajid, Guanghui Wang; The IEEE Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision (WACV), 2020, pp. 2287-2296

Abstract


Crowd counting is a challenging problem especially in the presence of huge crowd diversity across images and complex cluttered crowd-like background regions, where most previous approaches do not generalize well and consequently produce either huge crowd underestimation or overestimation. To address these challenges, we propose a new image patch rescaling module (PRM) and three independent PRM employed crowd counting methods. The proposed frameworks use the PRM module to rescale the image regions (patches) that require special treatment, whereas the classification process helps in recognizing and discarding any cluttered crowd-like background regions which may result in overestimation. Experiments on three standard benchmarks and cross-dataset evaluation show that our approach outperforms the state-of-the-art models in the RMSE evaluation metric with an improvement up to 10:4%, and possesses superior generalization ability to new datasets.

Related Material


[pdf]
[bibtex]
@InProceedings{Sajid_2020_WACV,
author = {Sajid, Usman and Wang, Guanghui},
title = {Plug-and-Play Rescaling Based Crowd Counting in Static Images},
booktitle = {The IEEE Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision (WACV)},
month = {March},
year = {2020}
}