Background Robust Face Tracking Using Active Contour Technique Combined Active Appearance Model

  • Jaewon Sung
  • Daijin Kim
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3832)


This paper proposes a two stage AAM fitting algorithm that is robust to the cluttered background and a large motion. The proposed AAM fitting algorithm consists of two alternative procedures: the active contour fitting to find the contour sample that best fits the face image and then the active appearance model fitting over the best selected contour. Experimental results show that the proposed active contour based AAM provides better accuracy and convergence characteristics in terms of RMS error and convergence rate, respectively, than the existing robust AAM.


Face Image Active Contour Active Appearance Model Warping Parameter Appearance Parameter 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jaewon Sung
    • 1
  • Daijin Kim
    • 1
  1. 1.Biometrics Engineering Research Center (BERC)Pohang University of Science and Technology 

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