A Beta Distribution Based Novel Scheme for Detection of Changes in Crowd Motion

  • Soumyajit PalEmail author
  • Sounak Mondal
  • Sanjoy Kumar Saha
  • Bhabatosh Chanda
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10481)


An automated system for crowd behaviour analysis has gained significance in the context of surveillance and public management. Detecting the changes in the crowd behaviour demarcates one activity or event from another. Thus, change detection is a fundamental step that enables the subsequent characterisation of the activities and analysis of the transition from one state to another. Proposed work deals with high density crowd. Global motion is an important cue for studying the behaviour of such crowd. In this work, crowd motion is modelled using beta distribution. Change in the distribution parameter is an indicator for change in crowd motion pattern. Proposed methodology has been tested with number of synthetic and natural video sequences and the performance is satisfactory.


Crowd behaviour analysis Crowd motion analysis Change in crowd behaviour Beta distribution 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Soumyajit Pal
    • 1
    Email author
  • Sounak Mondal
    • 1
  • Sanjoy Kumar Saha
    • 1
  • Bhabatosh Chanda
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and EngineeringJadavpur UniversityKolkataIndia
  2. 2.Electronics and Communication Sciences UnitIndian Statistical InstituteKolkataIndia

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