An Efficient Anomaly Detection System for Crowded Scenes Using Variational Autoencoders

Ming Xu, Xiaosheng Yu, Dongyue Chen, Chengdong Wu, Yang Jiang
2019 Applied Sciences  
Anomaly detection in crowded scenes is an important and challenging part of the intelligent video surveillance system. As the deep neural networks make success in feature representation, the features extracted by a deep neural network represent the appearance and motion patterns in different scenes more specifically, comparing with the hand-crafted features typically used in the traditional anomaly detection approaches. In this paper, we propose a new baseline framework of anomaly detection for
more » ... omaly detection for complex surveillance scenes based on a variational auto-encoder with convolution kernels to learn feature representations. Firstly, the raw frames series are provided as input to our variational auto-encoder without any preprocessing to learn the appearance and motion features of the receptive fields. Then, multiple Gaussian models are used to predict the anomaly scores of the corresponding receptive fields. Our proposed two-stage anomaly detection system is evaluated on the video surveillance dataset for a large scene, UCSD pedestrian datasets, and yields competitive performance compared with state-of-the-art methods.
doi:10.3390/app9163337 fatcat:xxczp3visne6xdnwac7yhrgjlm