page provides the datasets, ground truth and the software implementation
of performance measures to
evaluate a video tracking algorithm using the protocol defined in  and
whose block diagram is shown below in Fig. 1.
protocol is based on a set of trials
with perturbations on the data
that enable an objective performance evaluation of trackers with respect
to ground truth information using the lost-track-ratio (λ) curve.
of the software (PFT) is free for research and educational purposes only
at the condition of respecting the requested citation acknowledgment.
send your feedback and comments to email@example.com
T. Nawaz, A. Cavallaro, PFT: A
protocol for evaluating video trackers, in Proc. of IEEE Int. Conf. on
Image Processing, Brussels, 11-14 September 2011 pdf
Software implementation of the
performance measures - Source code
(.zip, 188KB, Matlab)
sequences and ground truth (.zip,
of initializations and variations of test sequences Modified
input for trackers (.zip,
Submit your results!
We encourage you to submit your
tracking evaluation results obtained on the whole PFT protocol or on
separate PFT trials. Results can be submitted for any number of trials,
but should include all the sequences for that trial.
Please send your results in the form of a
.zip folder to firstname.lastname@example.org
The folder should include
the pdf of your published paper or a web
link to it
the tracking result files (using the format described here)
the AUCλ scores on the
trial(s) with all the four video sequences (using the format described here)
After the submission, your results will be
checked and then added here
targets in the protocol
from PETS 2000 dataset
from PETS 2010 dataset
head (H3) from Clemson dataset
head (H4) from SPEVI dataset
diagram of the protocol
Figure 1: Schematic
diagram of the evaluation Protocol for Tracking (PFT).
Vt and It are the input video
sequence and the corresponding target initialization data, respectively.
Vt,i and It,i
are the input to the tracker after appropriately modifying Vt
and It for the
Rjt,i is the trajectory estimated by tracker
on trial i, Sjt,i
is its final evaluation score computed with reference to the ground truth