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Colour invariant target recognition in multiple camera CCTV surveillance
Author(s): Umair Soori; P. W. T. Yuen; I. Ibrahim; J. Han; A. Tsitiridis; K. Hong; T. Chen; J. Jackman; D. James; M. Richardson
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Paper Abstract

People tracking in crowded scene have been a popular, and at the same time a very difficult topic in computer vision. It is mainly because of the difficulty for the acquisition of intrinsic signatures of targets from a single view of the scene. Many factors, such as variable illumination conditions and viewing angles, will induce illusive modification of intrinsic signatures of targets. The objective of this paper is to verify if colour constancy (CC) approach really helps people tracking in CCTV network system. We have testified a number of CC algorithms together with various colour descriptors, to assess the efficiencies of people recognitions from multi-camera i-LIDS data set via receiver operation characteristics (ROC). It is found that when CC is applied together with some form of colour restoration mechanisms such as colour transfer, it does improve people recognition by at least a factor of 2. An elementary luminance based CC coupled with a pixel based colour transfer algorithm have been developed and it is reported in this paper.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 October 2011
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 8189, Optics and Photonics for Counterterrorism and Crime Fighting VII; Optical Materials in Defence Systems Technology VIII; and Quantum-Physics-based Information Security, 81890P (13 October 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.898079
Show Author Affiliations
Umair Soori, Cranfield Univ. (United Kingdom)
P. W. T. Yuen, Cranfield Univ. (United Kingdom)
I. Ibrahim, Cranfield Univ. (United Kingdom)
J. Han, Cranfield Univ. (United Kingdom)
A. Tsitiridis, Cranfield Univ. (United Kingdom)
K. Hong, Cranfield Univ. (United Kingdom)
T. Chen, Cranfield Univ. (United Kingdom)
J. Jackman, Cranfield Univ. (United Kingdom)
D. James, Cranfield Univ. (United Kingdom)
M. Richardson, Cranfield Univ. (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8189:
Optics and Photonics for Counterterrorism and Crime Fighting VII; Optical Materials in Defence Systems Technology VIII; and Quantum-Physics-based Information Security
Roberto Zamboni; Mark T. Gruneisen; Colin Lewis; Miloslav Dusek; Douglas Burgess; François Kajzar; Attila A. Szep; John G. Rarity, Editor(s)

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