Hybrid stochastic/deterministic optimization for tracking sports players and pedestrians

Robert T. Collins, Peter Carr

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Although 'tracking-by-detection' is a popular approach when reliable object detectors are available, missed detections remain a difficult hurdle to overcome. We present a hybrid stochastic/deterministic optimization scheme that uses RJMCMC to perform stochastic search over the space of detection configurations, interleaved with deterministic computation of the optimal multi-frame data association for each proposed detection hypothesis. Since object trajectories do not need to be estimated directly by the sampler, our approach is more efficient than traditional MCMCDA techniques. Moreover, our holistic formulation is able to generate longer, more reliable trajectories than baseline tracking-by-detection approaches in challenging multi-target scenarios.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationComputer Vision, ECCV 2014 - 13th European Conference, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages16
EditionPART 2
ISBN (Print)9783319106045
StatePublished - 2014
Event13th European Conference on Computer Vision, ECCV 2014 - Zurich, Switzerland
Duration: Sep 6 2014Sep 12 2014

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 2
Volume8690 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other13th European Conference on Computer Vision, ECCV 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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