Journal Image
Recent Patents on Computer Science
ISSN (Print): 2213-2759
ISSN (Online): 1874-4796
DOI: 10.2174/2213275910801030219

Background Modeling using Mixture of Gaussians for Foreground Detection - A Survey

Author(s): Thierry Bouwmans, Fida El Baf and Bertrand Vachon
Pages 219-237 (19)
Mixture of Gaussians is a widely used approach for background modeling to detect moving objects from static cameras. Numerous improvements of the original method developed by Stauffer and Grimson [1] have been proposed over the recent years and the purpose of this paper is to provide a survey and an original classification of these improvements. We also discuss relevant issues to reduce the computation time. Firstly, the original MOG are reminded and discussed following the challenges met in video sequences. Then, we categorize the different improvements found in the literature. We have classified them in term of strategies used to improve the original MOG and we have discussed them in term of the critical situations they claim to handle. After analyzing the strategies and identifying their limitations, we conclude with several promising directions for future research.
Background modeling, foreground detection, mixture of gaussians
Laboratory of Mathematics Image and Applications (LMIA), Pole Science, Universite de La Rochelle, 17000 La Rochelle, France.