Multi-target Tracking with Motion Context in Tensor Power Iteration

Xinchu Shi, Haibin Ling, Weiming Hu, Chunfeng Yuan, Junliang Xing; Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2014, pp. 3518-3525


Interactions between moving targets often provide discriminative clues for multiple target tracking (MTT), though many existing approaches ignore such interactions due to difficulty in effectively handling them. In this paper, we model interactions between neighbor targets by pair-wise motion context, and further encode such context into the global association optimization. To solve the resulting global non-convex maximization, we propose an effective and efficient power iteration framework. This solution enjoys two advantages for MTT: First, it allows us to combine the global energy accumulated from individual trajectories and the between-trajectory interaction energy into a united optimization, which can be solved by the proposed power iteration algorithm. Second, the framework is flexible to accommodate various types of pairwise context models and we in fact studied two different context models in this paper. For evaluation, we apply the proposed methods to four public datasets involving different challenging scenarios such as dense aerial borne traffic tracking, dense point set tracking, and semi-crowded pedestrian tracking. In all the experiments, our approaches demonstrate very promising results in comparison with state-of-the-art trackers.

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author = {Shi, Xinchu and Ling, Haibin and Hu, Weiming and Yuan, Chunfeng and Xing, Junliang},
title = {Multi-target Tracking with Motion Context in Tensor Power Iteration},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)},
month = {June},
year = {2014}