On vehicle state tracking for long-term carpark video surveillance

Ryan Woei-Sheng Lim, Clarence Weihan Cheong, John See, Ian K.T. Tan, Lai-Kuan Wong, Huai-Qian Khor

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Car park video surveillance systems present a huge volume of data that can be beneficial for video analytics and data analysis. We present a vehicle state tracking method for long term video surveillance with the goal of obtaining trajectories and vehicle states of various car park users. However, this is a challenging task in outdoor scenarios due to non-optimal camera viewing angle compounded by ever-changing illumination & weather conditions. To address these challenges, we propose a parking state machine that tracks the vehicle state in a large outdoor car park area. The proposed method was tested on 10 hours of continuous video data with various illumination and environmental conditions. Owing to the imbalanced distribution of parking states, we report the precision, recall and F1 scores to determine the overall performance of the system. Our approach proves to be fairly accurate, fast and robust against severe scene variations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2017 IEEE International Conference on Signal and Image Processing Applications (IEEE ICSIPA 2017)
EditorsSyed Khaleel Ahmed
Place of PublicationPiscataway NJ USA
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509055593
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE International Conference on Signal and Image Processing Applications (ICSIPA) 2017 - Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
Duration: 12 Sep 201714 Sep 2017
Conference number: 5th
https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/conhome/8115420/proceeding (Proceedings)


ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Signal and Image Processing Applications (ICSIPA) 2017
Abbreviated titleICSIPA 2017
CityKuching, Sarawak
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  • Car park analytics
  • Long term
  • Vehicle state tracking
  • Video surveillance

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