GroupFormer: Group Activity Recognition With Clustered Spatial-Temporal Transformer

Shuaicheng Li, Qianggang Cao, Lingbo Liu, Kunlin Yang, Shinan Liu, Jun Hou, Shuai Yi; Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), 2021, pp. 13668-13677


Group activity recognition is a crucial yet challenging problem, whose core lies in fully exploring spatial-temporal interactions among individuals and generating reasonable group representations. However, previous methods either model spatial and temporal information separately, or directly aggregate individual features to form group features. To address these issues, we propose a novel group activity recognition network termed GroupFormer. It captures spatial-temporal contextual information jointly to augment the individual and group representations effectively with a clustered spatial-temporal transformer. Specifically, our GroupFormer has three appealing advantages: (1) A tailor-modified Transformer, Clustered Spatial-Temporal Transformer, is proposed to enhance the individual and group representation. (2) It models the spatial and temporal dependencies integrally and utilizes decoders to build the bridge between the spatial and temporal information. (3) A clustered attention mechanism is utilized to dynamically divide individuals into multiple clusters for better learning activity-aware semantic representations. Moreover, experimental results show that the proposed framework outperforms state-of-the-art methods on the Volleyball dataset and Collective Activity dataset.

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@InProceedings{Li_2021_ICCV, author = {Li, Shuaicheng and Cao, Qianggang and Liu, Lingbo and Yang, Kunlin and Liu, Shinan and Hou, Jun and Yi, Shuai}, title = {GroupFormer: Group Activity Recognition With Clustered Spatial-Temporal Transformer}, booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV)}, month = {October}, year = {2021}, pages = {13668-13677} }