Multi-layered background modeling for complex environment surveillance

Satoshi Yoshinaga, Atsushi Shimada, Hajime Nagahara, Rin Ichiro Taniguchi, Koichiro Kajitani, Takeshi Naito

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Many background models have been proposed to adapt to 'illumination changes' and 'dynamic changes' such as swaying motion of tree branches. However, the problem of background maintenance in complex environment, where foreground objects pass in front of stationary objects which cease moving, is still far from being completely solved. To address this problem, we propose a framework for multi-layered background modeling, in which we conserve the background models for stationary objects hierarchically in addition to the one for the initial background. To realize this framework, we also propose a spatio-temporal background model based on the similarity in the intensity changes among~pixels. Experimental results on complex scenes, such as a bus stop and an intersection, show that our proposed method can adapt to both appearances and disappearances of stationary objects thanks to the multi-layered background modeling framework.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event2013 2nd IAPR Asian Conference on Pattern Recognition, ACPR 2013 - Naha, Okinawa, Japan
Duration: Nov 5 2013Nov 8 2013


Other2013 2nd IAPR Asian Conference on Pattern Recognition, ACPR 2013
CityNaha, Okinawa

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition


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