PETS 2014
Seoul, Korea - August 26 2014

In Conjunction with AVSS 2014

PETS 2014

IEEE International Workshop on
Performance Evaluation of Tracking and Surveillance

ATTENTION!!
Dataset is still available for download (see Information in the ARENA Dataset section)!
Rationale

The 2014 International Workshop on Performance Evaluation of Tracking and Surveillance (PETS'14) continues the series of highly successful PETS workshops held for over ten years (FG 00, CVPR '01, ECCV '02, ICVS '03, ICCV '03, ECCV'04,..., AVSS'12, WVM'13). The goal of the PETS workshop has been to foster the emergence of computer vision technologies for detection and tracking by providing evaluation datasets and metrics that allow an accurate assessment and comparison of such methodologies.

PETS 2014 is sponsored by the EU project ARENA, who is making available for this workshop the 'ARENA Dataset'. A series of multi-camera video recordings where the main subject is the detection and understanding of human behaviour around a parked vehicle; with a main focus on discriminating behaviour between normal, abnormal/rare behaviour, and real threats.

The dataset presents different challenges covering object detection and tracking, abnormal event detection and behaviour understanding

detection and tracking of objects 

Three persons detected and tracked from a vehicle on-board mounted camera


There is a large number of abnormalities recorded in the dataset. The workshop focuses only on some of them.

Recorded behaviours that can be clear indications of abnormalities are:

  • Person(s) falling
  • Person(s) staying long in the vicinity of the vehicle (Loitering)
  • Person(s) walking around the vehicle

Recorded behaviours that are clearly criminal are:

  • Attack to driver
  • Stealing from vehicle

Ultimately, the visual challenge comes down to deciding if the detected activities in the video are part of insigificiant abnormalities or if they constitute a real threat to the vehicle, its driver or any asset contained inside. For this, other visual cues and the temporal history of the scenario must be analysed to differentiate each behaviour category as those presented below:



Something is wrong
Potentially criminal
Criminal behaviour
security person standing next to vehicle
Buglar standing next to vehicle
Driver standing next to vehicle

Three different kinds of behaviour recorded around a parked vehicle (click on the image to see the corresponding video).


The workshop invites submissions describing original work employing the ARENA dataset for behaviour analysis. Click on the link to the left to see detailed description and download the dataset.

In this workshop we would like to bring together researchers, practitioners and students from computer vision and surveillance-related fields to share knowledge on methodologies, features and results related to the understanding and modeling of human behavior from video analytics.

This is a one-day workshop organised in association with the IEEE International conference on Audio, Video and Signal-based Surveillance, and financially co-sponsored by the EU project ARENA.

The workshop papers will be published through IEEE Xplore and the papers (with supplementary materials) distributed on the conference proceedings at the meeting.

Call for papers


 

We are looking for original papers contributing to solve the scene understanding challenge. Topics developed during the workshop include but are not limited to:

Paper submission categories

Papers are solicited on any of the following categories: 


Important
  1. A pre-requisite for submission is that papers are accompanied by an XML file containing the author's results. Click on the link to the left 'Author instructions' to see detailed description of the expected xml file.
  2. For papers to be submitted on the second or third category, and for authors who are actually not working on low-level video analysis, the workshop is supplying the necessary tracking information (please see the ARENA dataset for behaviour analysis. Click on the link to the left to see detailed description and download the dataset and corresponding tracking).

Important Dates


May 31, 2014  extended to June 8, 2014 June15, 2014
Deadline for submission of electronic paper
June 21, 2014
Notification of acceptance
June 30, 2014
Deadline for camera-ready version
August 26, 2014
Workshop in Seoul

Programme Committee


  • Getjan Burghouts  (TNO, Netherlands)
  • Maria Andersson  (FOI, Sweden)
  • Francois Bremond  (INRIA, France)
  • Hong Wei  (University of Reading, UK)
  • Gerard Sanroma  (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, United States)
  • Carlo Regazzoni  (University of Genova, Italy)
  • Terry Boult  (University of Colorado, United States)
  • Paolo Remagnino (Kingston University, UK)

Contact


Workshop Organisation
Dr. James Ferryman,
Computational Vision Group,
School of Systems Engineering,
P.O. Box 225, Whiteknights,
Reading, UK, RG6 6AY. (map)
Tel: +44 118 378 6697.
Email: james@computer.org
Dr. Luis Patino,
Computational Vision Group,
School of Systems Engineering,
P.O. Box 225, Whiteknights,
Reading, UK, RG6 6AY.
Tel: +44 118 378 6697.
Email: j.l.patinovilchis@reading.ac.uk