ACSiamRPN: Adaptive Context Sampling for Visual Object Tracking

Xiaofei Qin, Yipeng Zhang, Hang Chang, Hao Lu, Xuedian Zhang
2020 Electronics  
In visual object tracking fields, the Siamese network tracker, based on the region proposal network (SiamRPN), has achieved promising tracking effects, both in speed and accuracy. However, it did not consider the relationship and differences between the long-range context information of various objects. In this paper, we add a global context block (GC block), which is lightweight and can effectively model long-range dependency, to the Siamese network part of SiamRPN so that the object tracker
more » ... he object tracker can better understand the tracking scene. At the same time, we propose a novel convolution module, called a cropping-inside selective kernel block (CiSK block), based on selective kernel convolution (SK convolution, a module proposed in selective kernel networks) and use it in the region proposal network (RPN) part of SiamRPN, which can adaptively adjust the size of the receptive field for different types of objects. We make two improvements to SK convolution in the CiSK block. The first improvement is that in the fusion step of SK convolution, we use both global average pooling (GAP) and global maximum pooling (GMP) to enhance global information embedding. The second improvement is that after the selection step of SK convolution, we crop out the outermost pixels of features to reduce the impact of padding operations. The experiment results show that on the OTB100 benchmark, we achieved an accuracy of 0.857 and a success rate of 0.643. On the VOT2016 and VOT2019 benchmarks, we achieved expected average overlap (EAO) scores of 0.394 and 0.240, respectively.
doi:10.3390/electronics9091528 doaj:d8b2e7af77694823b43b3773d56909c2 fatcat:a3x46cv3hzebzhxpml3qczx6fy