Joint sparsity-based robust visual tracking

Behzad Bozorgtabar, Roland Goecke

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    In this paper, we propose a new object tracking in a particle filter framework utilising a joint sparsity-based model. Based on the observation that a target can be reconstructed from several templates that are updated dynamically, we jointly analyse the representation of the particles under a single regression framework and with the shared underlying structure. Two convex regularisations are combined and used in our model to enable sparsity as well as facilitate coupling information between particles. Unlike the previous methods that consider a model commonality between particles or regard them as independent tasks, we simultaneously take into account a structure inducing norm and an outlier detecting norm. Such a formulation is shown to be more flexible in terms of handling various types of challenges including occlusion and cluttered background. To derive the optimal solution efficiently, we propose to use a Preconditioned Conjugate Gradient method, which is computationally affordable for high-dimensional data. Furthermore, an online updating procedure scheme is included in the dictionary learning, which makes the proposed tracker less vulnerable to outliers. Experiments on challenging video sequences demonstrate the robustness of the proposed approach to handling occlusion, pose and illumination variation and outperform state-of-the-art trackers in tracking accuracy.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2014 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP)
    Place of PublicationUSA
    PublisherIEEE Signal Processing Society
    EditionPeer Reviewed
    ISBN (Print)9781479957514
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    EventIEEE International Conference on Image Processing ICIP 2014 - Paris, France, France
    Duration: 1 Jan 2014 → …


    ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Image Processing ICIP 2014
    Period1/01/14 → …
    OtherOctober 27-30 2014


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