Object Hypotheses as Points for Efficient Multi-Object Tracking

Shuhei Tarashima

Abstract

In most multi-object tracking (MOT) approaches under the tracking-by-detection framework, object detection and hypothesis association are addressed separately by setting bounding boxes as interfaces among them. This subdivision has greatly yielded advantages with respect to tracking accuracy, but it often lets researchers overlook the efficiency of whole MOT pipelines, since these interfaces can cause the time-consuming data communication between CPU and GPU. Alternatively, in this work we define an object hypothesis as a keypoint representing the object center, and propose simple data association algorithms based on the spatial proximity of keypoints. Different from standard data association methods like Hungarian algorithm, our approach can easily be run on GPU, which enables direct feed of detection results generated on GPU to our tracking module without the need of CPU-GPU data transfer. In this paper we conduct a series of experiments on MOT16, MOT17 and MOT-Soccer datasets in order to show that (1) our tracking module is much more efficient than existing methods while achieving competitive MOTA scores, (2) our tracking module run on GPU can improve the whole MOT efficiency via reducing the overhead of CPU-GPU data transfer between detection and tracking, and (3) our tracking module can be combined to a state-of-the-art unsupervised MOT method based on joint detection and embedding and successfully improve its efficiency.

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Tarashima S. (2021). Object Hypotheses as Points for Efficient Multi-Object Tracking.In Proceedings of the 16th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 4: VISAPP, ISBN 978-989-758-488-6, pages 828-835. DOI: 10.5220/0010343508280835


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@conference{visapp21,
author={Shuhei Tarashima},
title={Object Hypotheses as Points for Efficient Multi-Object Tracking},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 16th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 4: VISAPP,},
year={2021},
pages={828-835},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0010343508280835},
isbn={978-989-758-488-6},
}


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TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 16th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 4: VISAPP,
TI - Object Hypotheses as Points for Efficient Multi-Object Tracking
SN - 978-989-758-488-6
AU - Tarashima S.
PY - 2021
SP - 828
EP - 835
DO - 10.5220/0010343508280835