PETS 2013
Clearwater Beach, Florida - 16th-18th January 2013

In Conjunction with IEEE Computer Society and IEEE Biometrics Council

PETS 2013

Fifteenth IEEE International Workshop on
Performance Evaluation of Tracking and Surveillance

One-day workshop organised in association with the IEEE Winter Vision Meetings, and financially and technically co-sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society (PAMI TC), IEEE Biometrics Council and EC ARENA project.

The datasets for PETS 2013 consider crowd image analysis and include crowd count and density estimation, tracking of individual(s) within a crowd, and detection of separate flows and specific crowd events. The datasets are the same as used for the PETS2009, Winter-PETS2009, PETS2010 and PETS2012 workshops. We are especially seeking contributions from researchers who have used the PETS2009 datasets but have not previously submitted papers/results to PETS. Click on the link to the left to view the benchmark data.

The workshop papers will be published through IEEE Xplore and the papers (with supplementary materials) distributed on the conference DVD at the meeting.

Workshop Organisation

Steering Commitee

James Ferryman, University of Reading, UK

James L. Crowley, INP Grenoble, France

Call for Papers

Visual surveillance is a major research area in computer vision. The scientific challenge in crowd image analysis is to devise and implement automatic systems for obtaining detailed information about the movements of, and collective behaviour of, individuals and groups within a crowded scene observed by a single camera or by a network of cameras.  

Crowd image analysis is a key technology in the following areas to name just three:

This workshop aims to bring together researchers interested in performance evaluation of visual tracking and surveillance algorithms. The workshop is unique in that all participants are evaluating algorithms on the same (PETS2009) datasets. Further to this, the workshop is an opportunity to present and discuss methodologies and criteria for objective evaluation of visual surveillance algorithms.  

Papers are solicited which: 

Important Dates

11 November 2012 (extended)
Deadline for submission of electronic paper and XML results
3 December 2012
Notification of acceptance
10 December 2012
Deadline for camera-ready version
16-18 January 2012
Date of workshop in Clearwater Beach


Dr. James Ferryman,
Computational Vision Group,
School of Systems Engineering,
P.O. Box 225, Whiteknights,
Reading, UK, RG6 6AY. (map)
Tel: +44 118 378 6697, Fax: +44 118 975 1822.