Extraction of the Foreground Regions by Means of the Adaptive Background Modelling Based on Various Colour Components for a Visual Surveillance System

  • Dariusz FrejlichowskiEmail author
  • Katarzyna Gościewska
  • Paweł Forczmański
  • Adam Nowosielski
  • Radosław Hofman
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 226)


Intelligent monitoring systems based on visual content analysis are often composed of three main modules — background modelling, object extraction and object tracking. This paper describes a method for adaptive background modelling utilizing Gaussian Mixture Models (GMM) and various colour components. The description is based on the experimental results obtained during the development of the SmartMonitor — an innovative security system based on video content analysis. In this paper the main characteristics of the system are introduced. An explanation of GMM algorithm and a presentation of its main advantages and drawbacks is provided. Finally, some experimentally obtained images containing foreground regions extracted with the use of various background models are presented.


Gaussian Mixture Model False Detection Colour Component Foreground Region Foreground Image 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dariusz Frejlichowski
    • 1
    Email author
  • Katarzyna Gościewska
    • 1
    • 2
  • Paweł Forczmański
    • 1
  • Adam Nowosielski
    • 1
  • Radosław Hofman
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Computer Science and Information TechnologyWest Pomeranian University of Technology, SzczecinSzczecinPoland
  2. 2.Smart Monitor, sp. z o. o.SzczecinPoland

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