Extracting Spatio-temporal Texture Signatures for Crowd Abnormality Detection

Yu Hao, Jing Wang, Ying Liu, Zhijie Xu, Jiulun Fan

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In order to achieve automatic prediction and warning of hazardous crowd behaviors, a Spatio-Temporal Volume (STV) analysis method is proposed in this research to detect crowd abnormality recorded in CCTV streams. The method starts from building STV models using video data. STV slices – called Spatio-Temporal Textures (STT) - can then be analyzed to detect crowded regions. After calculating the Gray Level Co-occurrence Matrix (GLCM) among those regions, abnormal crowd behavior can be identified, including panic behaviors and other behavioral patterns. In this research, the proposed STT signatures have been defined and experimented on benchmarking video databases. The proposed algorithm has shown a promising accuracy and efficiency for detecting crowd-based abnormal behaviors. It has been proved that the STT signatures are suitable descriptors for detecting certain crowd events, which provide an encouraging direction for real-time surveillance and video retrieval applications.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Automation & Computing, (University of Huddersfield, 7-8 September 2017)
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9780701702601
ISBN (Print)9781509050406
Publication statusPublished - 26 Oct 2017
Event23rd International Conference on Automation and Computing: Addressing Global Challenges through Automation and Computing - University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Duration: 7 Sep 20178 Sep 2017
Conference number: 23
https://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/conferencedetails/index.html?Conf_ID=41042 (Link to Conference Website)


Conference23rd International Conference on Automation and Computing
Abbreviated titleICAC 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
OtherThe scope of the conference covers a broad spectrum of areas with multi-disciplinary interests in the fields of automation, control engineering, computing and information systems, ranging from fundamental research to real-world applications.
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