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6th International Workshop on
Image Analysis for Multimedia Interactive Services (WIAMIS 2005)
April 13-15, Montreux, Switzerland

Special Session on Real-time object tracking: algorithms and evaluation


This special session proposes to address some of the principal technical challenges in real-time object tracking. The session aims at bringing together researchers interested in designing, implementing and testing robust object tracking algorithms that can be applied to real-world sequences, characterized by sudden or gradual changes in the input statistics. Papers are covering various aspects of target tracking, including:

  • multi-modal tracking
  • multi-sensor tracking
  • performance evaluation metrics
  • target representation
  • initialization techniques
  • model updating techniques
  • dynamic feature selection
  • robust statistical techniques
  • dynamic background modelling
  • use of a-priori information in object tracking
  • real-time applications

Special session chair:
Andrea Cavallaro
Queen Mary, University of London
Email: andrea.cavallaro@elec.qmul.ac.uk 


  • Bayesian filtering and integral image for visual tracking [pdf]
    B. Han, C. Yang, R. Duraiwami, L. Davis
    University of Maryland, USA
  • A model-based framework for automatic tracking and counting of pedestrians in video sequences [pdf]
    G. Antonini, S. Venegas Martinez, J.-Ph. Thiran
    Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland
  • Change detection by frequency decomposition based change detection: wave-back [pdf]
    F. Porikli and C.R. Wren
    Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, USA

  • Position estimation and tracking with a network of heterogeneous sensors in video surveillance applications [pdf]
    L. Marchesotti, A. Turolla, C. Regazzoni
    University of Genoa, Italy
  • Tracking people in meeting with particles [pdf] [more info]
    D. Gatica Perez, J.M. Odobez, S.Ba, K.Smith, G. Lathoud
    IDIAP Research Institute, Switzerland
  • Characterisation of tracking performance [pdf]
    A. Cavallaro' and F. Ziliani''
    ' Queen Mary, University of London, UK
    '' Visiowave, Switzerland

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