Heansung Lee, Suhwan Cho, Sungjun Jang, Jungho Lee, Sungmin Woo, Sangyoun Lee

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In recent years, one-stage multi-object tracking (MOT) methods, which jointly learn detection and identification in a single network, have attracted extensive attention, due to their efficiency. However, the negative transfer effects caused by the two conflicting objectives of detection and identification have rarely been explored. In this paper, we propose a Detection-Identification Balancing Margin (DIM) loss for minimizing the adverse effects caused by these two different objectives. The proposed DIM loss consists of Detection Margin (DM) loss and Identification Margin (IM) loss. DM loss forces features that are farther from the center of the foreground features than the defined margin due to identification learning to be converged to ensure accurate detection. IM loss enables the various feature representations that are essential for identification by intentionally spreading features that become overly clustered due to detection learning. The proposed DIM loss demonstrates competitive and balanced performance for MOT by providing a positive transfer for features that had a strong negative impact on detection and identification, respectively. (HOTA 61.5, MOTA 75.3, IDF1 75.6 on MOT16, and real-time rates of 25.9 fps were achieved).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2022 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, ICIP 2022 - Proceedings
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781665496209
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Event29th IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, ICIP 2022 - Bordeaux, France
Duration: 2022 Oct 162022 Oct 19

Publication series

NameProceedings - International Conference on Image Processing, ICIP
ISSN (Print)1522-4880


Conference29th IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, ICIP 2022

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Acknowledgement. This work was supported by the Institute of Information communications Technology Planning Evaluation(IITP) grant funded by the Korea government(MSIT) (No. 2021-0-00172, The development of human Re-identification and masked face recognition based on CCTV camera).

Publisher Copyright:
© 2022 IEEE.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Signal Processing


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