IWAR'99 Breakout Session:

Tracker Shootout at ISAR 2000


Summary: Suya You (suyay@graphics.usc.edu)


Topics:

In this breakout session we discussed the issue central to a Tracker Shootout for IWAR 2000. The topics posed to the discussion were:
    1.  Necessity for live comparison of various methods.
    2.  Predefined Scenario.
    3.  Result evaluation.



Discussion:

   1.  Necessity for live comparison of various tracking methods:


        Most participants felt this was necessary and would be helpful.

    2.  Predefined Scenario:

  • Suggested scenario includes a simple cube box with known 3D information. User may track and annotate a virtual cube on it to evaluate the tracking approach. The scenario may be the only constraint, but user can recofigurate it (for example, add fiducials on the surface or background) as required of the tracking approach.
  • Some people suggested the community could make the scenario and release to participants.
    3. Result evaluation:

Conclusion:

Time allowed for only a brief discussion above. There was much controversy, but most participants agreed that this was necessary and would be helpful. It also seemed that many were in agreement that starting a simple scenario might be the first step towards the goal.