Video Based Group Tracking and Management

  • Américo PereiraEmail author
  • Alexandra Familiar
  • Bruno Moreira
  • Teresa Terroso
  • Pedro Carvalho
  • Luís Côrte-Real
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9730)


Tracking objects in video is a very challenging research topic, particularly when people in groups are tracked, with partial and full occlusions and group dynamics being common difficulties. Hence, its necessary to deal with group tracking, formation and separation, while assuring the overall consistency of the individuals. This paper proposes enhancements to a group management and tracking algorithm that receives information of the persons in the scene, detects the existing groups and keeps track of the persons that belong to it. Since input information for group management algorithms is typically provided by a tracking algorithm and it is affected by noise, mechanisms for handling such noisy input tracking information were also successfully included. Performed experiments demonstrated that the described algorithm outperformed state-of-the-art approaches.


Video Groups Tracking Management 



This work was partially funded by Project “TEC4Growth - Pervasive Intelligence, Enhancers and Proofs of Concept with Industrial Impact/NORTE-01-0145-FEDER-000020", financed by the North Portugal Regional Operational Programme (NORTE 2020), under the PORTUGAL 2020 Partnership Agreement, and through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Américo Pereira
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Alexandra Familiar
    • 1
    • 2
  • Bruno Moreira
    • 1
    • 2
  • Teresa Terroso
    • 1
    • 4
  • Pedro Carvalho
    • 1
    • 3
  • Luís Côrte-Real
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.INESC TECPortoPortugal
  2. 2.Faculty of EngineeringUniversity of PortoPortoPortugal
  3. 3.School of EngineeringPolytechnic Institute of PortoPortoPortugal
  4. 4.The School of Management and Industrial StudiesPolytechnic Institute of PortoVila do CondePortugal

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