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Detecting abandoned objects using interacting multiple models
Author(s): Stefan Becker; David Münch; Hilke Kieritz; Wolfgang Hübner; Michael Arens
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Paper Abstract

In recent years, the wide use of video surveillance systems has caused an enormous increase in the amount of data that has to be stored, monitored, and processed. As a consequence, it is crucial to support human operators with automated surveillance applications. Towards this end an intelligent video analysis module for real-time alerting in case of abandoned objects in public spaces is proposed. The overall processing pipeline consists of two major parts. First, person motion is modeled using an Interacting Multiple Model (IMM) filter. The IMM filter estimates the state of a person according to a finite-state, discrete-time Markov chain. Second, the location of persons that stay at a fixed position defines a region of interest, in which a nonparametric background model with dynamic per-pixel state variables identifies abandoned objects. In case of a detected abandoned object, an alarm event is triggered. The effectiveness of the proposed system is evaluated on the PETS 2006 dataset and the i-Lids dataset, both reflecting prototypical surveillance scenarios.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 October 2015
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 9652, Optics and Photonics for Counterterrorism, Crime Fighting, and Defence XI; and Optical Materials and Biomaterials in Security and Defence Systems Technology XII, 96520G (21 October 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2195224
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Stefan Becker, Fraunhofer-Institut für Optronik, Systemtechnik und Bildauswertung (Germany)
David Münch, Fraunhofer-Institut für Optronik, Systemtechnik und Bildauswertung (Germany)
Hilke Kieritz, Fraunhofer-Institut für Optronik, Systemtechnik und Bildauswertung (Germany)
Wolfgang Hübner, Fraunhofer-Institut für Optronik, Systemtechnik und Bildauswertung (Germany)
Michael Arens, Fraunhofer-Institut für Optronik, Systemtechnik und Bildauswertung (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9652:
Optics and Photonics for Counterterrorism, Crime Fighting, and Defence XI; and Optical Materials and Biomaterials in Security and Defence Systems Technology XII
Roberto Zamboni; Douglas Burgess; Gari Owen; François Kajzar; Attila A. Szep; Harbinder Rana, Editor(s)

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