PETS 2015

17th IEEE International Workshop on Performance Evaluation of Tracking and Surveillance (PETS 2015)



The 2015 International Workshop on Performance Evaluation of Tracking and Surveillance (PETS’15) continues the series of highly successful PETS workshops held for over ten years (FG 00, CVPR ’01, ECCV ’02, ICVS ’03, ICCV ’03, ECCV’04,…, AVSS’12, WVM’13, AVSS’14).

The goal of the PETS workshop has been to foster the emergence of methodology for performance evaluation of tracking and surveillance. This includes development of performance evaluation metrics as well as a quantitative evaluation of tracking and surveillance results based on a common dataset.

PETS 2015 addresses the application of multi sensor surveillance for protection of critical infrastructure. Such infrastructure (including power plants and mobile assets) could be considered as targets for activists or even terrorists.

Two datasets are provided:

  • (1) a multi sensor dataset as used for the PETS2014 challenge which addresses protection of critical mobile assets (the ARENA Dataset); and
  • (2) a new dataset – the P5 Dataset – addressing the application of multi sensor surveillance to protect a nuclear power plant.

Scope of the Workshop

The workshop aims to bring together researchers, practitioners and students from computer vision and surveillance-related elds to share knowledge on methodologies, features and results related to the evaluation, modelling and understanding of object motion and behaviour from video analytics.

Submissions are solicited which either:

  • Contribute to performance evaluation methodologies for detection, tracking, behaviour (threat) analysis. This can be a general paper outlining, for example, a new methodology for evaluation, or performance evaluation best practice etc. It is not necessary to explictly consider the datasets provided for the workshop, however one is encouraged to use the PETS datasets made available, OR
  • Describe an approach to low-level video analysis / mid-level video analysis / high-level video analysis (see below) and report results based on the datasets provided for this workshop. The paper should include details of the methodology used and include evaluation of the results
    obtained on the workshop dataset(s). The actual results are also to be submitted in XML format.

PETS2015 is sponsored by the EU project P5: Privacy Preserving Perimeter Protection Project:


  • Prof. James Ferryman, Computational Vision Group, School of Systems Engineering, University of Reading, UK.
    ( e-mail: )
  • Prof. James L. Crowley, Project PRIMA, INRIA Rhone-Alpes, Montbonnot-St. Martin, France.

Submission Deadlines (Extended!)

  • Deadline for submission of electronic paper: May 31, 2015   June 15, 2015
  • Notication of acceptance: June 21, 2015   June 22, 2015
  • Deadline for camera-ready version: June 29, 2015
  • Workshop in Karlsruhe: August 25, 2015

Paper Submission Guidelines

Submission guidelines and further information can be found on PETS2015 website: