PETS 2015
Karlsruhe, Germany - August 25 2015

In Conjunction with AVSS 2015

PETS 2015

IEEE International Workshop on
Performance Evaluation of Tracking and Surveillance

 

NEWS!

  • Datasets are still available to download. Please see the "Download Information" in the Datasets page for instructions.
  • We still encourage you to submit us your XML result files by email on the provided datasets by December 15, 2015 to be a part of a comprehensive evaluation being performed under the PETS 2015 Challenge. This could also make you a co-author of a "PETS 2015 Challenge Results" paper to be later published online!
 

Rationale


The 2015 International Workshop on Performance Evaluation of Tracking and Surveillance (PETS'15) 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,..., WVM'13, AVSS'14). 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 2015 is sponsored by the EU project: Privacy Preserving Perimeter Protection Project (P5). The workshop addresses the application of multi-sensor surveillance for protection of critical infrastructure. Such infrastructure (including power plants and mobile assets) could be considered as targets for activists or even terrorists. Two datasets are provided: (1) a multi sensor dataset as used for the PETS2014 challenge which addresses protection of critical mobile assets (the ARENA Dataset); and (2) a new dataset - the P5 Dataset - addressing the application of multi sensor surveillance to protect the perimeter of a nuclear power plant.

The datasets covers a variety of tasks involving low-level video analysis (detection, tracking), mid-level analysis (atomic event detection) and high-level analysis (complex 'threat' event detection). Both ARENA and P5 datasets is divided into three types of scenarios: 'Normal', 'Warning', 'Alarm'.

The workshop invites submissions describing original work employing either the ARENA and P5 datasets for different tasks in the PETS 2015 Challenge, or using other existing datasets provided the contributions lie within the ambit of performance evaluation of tracking and surveillance. Click on the Authors Instructions to know about the different tasks included in the Challenge and click on the Datasets to see description and obtain the datasets.

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 half-day workshop organised in association with the IEEE International conference on Advanced Video and Signal-based Surveillance (AVSS), and financially co-sponsored by the EU project P5.

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
1. PETS 2015 Challenge submission:

To participate in the PETS 2015 Challenge papers can be submitted under any (one or more) of the following categories using the ARENA and/or P5 datasets

To know about the above-listed categories, please see the Authors Instructions.


Important

2. General workshop submission:

While we strongly encourge submissions to the PETS 2015 Challenge using ARENA and P5 datasets, the papers could also be submitted using other existing datasets provided the contributions lie within the ambit of performance evaluation of tracking and surveillance. In this case, you do not need to provide us the result files. Please prepare the papers according the "Authors Guidelines" provided under the Authors Instructions.

Important Dates


May 31, 2015 June 15, 2015
Deadline for submission of electronic paper
June 21, 2015 June 22, 2015 June 30, 2015
Notification of acceptance
June 29, 2015 July 04, 2015
Deadline for camera-ready version
August 25, 2015
Workshop in Karlsruhe

Programme Committee


  • Klamer Schutte  (TNO, Netherlands)
  • Francois Bremond  (INRIA, France)
  • Gerard Sanroma  (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, United States)
  • Carlo Regazzoni  (University of Genova, Italy)
  • Terry Boult  (University of Colorado, United States)
  • James Orwell  (Kingston University, UK)
  • Jorgen Ahlberg  (TST, Sweden)
  • Genevieve Sella  (SAGEM, France)
  • Karl-Goran Stenborg  (Swedish Defence Research Agency, Sweden)
  • Paco Gomez  (Visual Tools, Spain)
  • Luis Patino  (University of Reading, UK)

Contact


Workshop Co-chairs
Prof. 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

Prof. James L. Crowley
Project PRIMA
INRIA Rhone-Alpes
655 Ave de l'Europe
38330 Montbonnot-St. Martin, France
Tel: +33 4 76 61 53 61

 
Workshop Organisers
Dr. Tahir Nawaz
Computational Vision Group
School of Systems Engineering
P.O. Box 225, Whiteknights
Reading, UK, RG6 6AY
Tel: +44 118 378 7641
Email: t.h.nawaz@reading.ac.uk

Mr. Longzhen Li
Computational Vision Group
School of Systems Engineering
P.O. Box 225, Whiteknights
Reading, UK, RG6 6AY
Tel: +44 118 378 7641
Email: longzhen.li@reading.ac.uk