PETS 2006
New York, USA - 18 June 2006

In Conjunction with IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition 2006

PETS 2006

Ninth IEEE International Workshop on
Performance Evaluation of Tracking and Surveillance

One-day workshop organized in assocation with CVPR 2006, sponsored by the EU project ISCAPS (Integrated Surveillance of Crowded Areas for Public Security). The data-sets for the workshop were made possible by the support and collaboration of the British Transport Police and Network Rail.

The electronic proceedings for this workshop can be downloaded here (PDF, 8Mb).

Workshop Organisation

Steering Commitee

James Ferryman, University of Reading, UK

James L. Crowley, INP Grenoble, France

Workshop Organiser:
David Thirde, University of Reading, UK
Programme Commitee (Provisional)

Justus Becker, TNO, Netherlands

Terry Boult, University of Colorado, USA

Stefano Bovone, ELSAG, Italy

David Cher, Silogic, France

Andrew Cooke, BAE Systems, UK

Jean-Francois Daguzan, FRS, France

Xavier Desurmont, Multitel ASBL, Belgium

Andrea Kropp, Datamat, Italy

Pierre-Alain Moellic, CEA, France

Alvaro Morais, GMV, Spain

James Orwell, Kingston University, UK

Arthur Pece, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Justus Piater, University of Liege, Belgium

Fatih Porikli, MERL Technology Lab, USA

Carlo Regazzoni, University of Genova, Italy

Stan Sclaroff, Boston University, USA

Andrew Senior, IBM T.J.Watson Research Center, USA

Tieniu Tan, National Lab of Pattern Recognition, China

Monique Thonnat, INRIA Sophia-Antipolis, France

Christian Viet, Sagem, France

Call for Papers

Visual surveillance is a major research area in computer vision. The recent rapid increase in the number of surveillance cameras has led to a strong demand for automatic methods of processing their outputs. The scientific challenge is to devise and implement automatic systems for obtaining detailed information about the activities and behaviours of people and vehicles observed by a single camera or by a network of cameras.  

Visual Surveillance is a key technology in the following areas:

The growth in the development of the field has not been met with complementary systematic performance evaluation of developed techniques. It is especially difficult to make comparisons between algorithms if they have been tested on different datasets under widely varying conditions. 

A one day workshop is being held in New York in conjunction with CVPR 2006. The workshop continues the theme of the highly successful PETS workshops. This workshop aims to bring together researchers interested in performance evaluation of visual tracking and surveillance algorithms. The workshop is also unique in that all participants are evaluating algorithms on the same data-sets. Further to this, the workshop is an opportunity to present and discuss methodologies and criteria for objective evaluation of visual surveillance algorithms.  

For PETS 2006, the theme is multi-sensor event recognition in crowded public areas.

Submissions are solicited which: 

The datasets will be made available to participants of the workshop session. The focus of the data-sets is left-luggage scenarios of increasing complexity, captured using multiple sensors.

Important Dates

14 May 2006 (final extension)
Deadline for electronic paper submission
24 May 2006
Notification of acceptance
31 May 2006
Deadline for camera-ready version
18 June 2006
Date for workshop in New York


James Ferryman,
Computational Vision Group,
School of Systems Engineering,
P.O. Box 225, Whiteknights,
Reading, UK, RG6 6AY. (map)
Tel: +44 118 378 6697, Fax: +44 118 975 1822.