Tracking People with Active Cameras

  • Alparslan Yildiz
  • Noriko Takemura
  • Yoshio Iwai
  • Kosuke Sato
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8008)


In this paper, we introduce a novel method on tracking multiple people using multiple active cameras. The aim is to capture as many targets as possible at any time using a limited number of active cameras.

In our context, an active camera is a statically located PTZ (pan-tilt-zoom) camera. Using active cameras for tracking is not researched thoroughly, since it is relatively easier to use increased number of fully static cameras. However, we believe this is costly and a deeper research on the employment of active cameras is necessary.

Our contributions include the removal of necessity for the detection of each person individually in an efficient way and estimating the future states of the system using a simplified fluid simulation.


multiple view tracking active cameras 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alparslan Yildiz
    • 1
  • Noriko Takemura
    • 1
  • Yoshio Iwai
    • 2
  • Kosuke Sato
    • 1
  1. 1.Osaka UniversityJapan
  2. 2.Tottori UniversityJapan

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