PoseTrack Challenge

About the Workshop

Human poses and motions are important cues for analysis of videos with people and there is a strong evidence that representations based on body pose are highly effective for a variety of tasks such as activity recognition, content retrieval and social signal processing. In this workshop, we aim to further advance the state of the art by establishing a new large-scale benchmark for video-based human pose estimation and articulated tracking, and bringing together the community of researchers working on visual human analysis. The workshop will be organized around a challenge with three competition tracks focusing on single frame multi-person pose estimation, multi-person pose estimation in videos, and multi-person articulated tracking. To facilitate such benchmark and challenge we collect, annotate and release a new dataset that features videos with multiple people labeled with person tracks, articulated pose and occlusion labels. A centralized evaluation server will be set up to allow participants to evaluate on a held-out test set. We envision that the proposed benchmark will stimulate productive research both by providing a large and representative training dataset as well as providing a platform to objectively evaluate and compare the proposed methods.

What is Our Goal?

The main goals of this workshop will be to introduce new challenges to the PoseTrack Workshop series. The planned panel discussion with world’s leading experts on this problem will be a fruitful input and source of ideas for all participants. This will be the second edition in the PoseTrack series. We as organizers expect to receive valuable feedback from users and from the community on how to improve the benchmark. A few potential issues for the discussion are

  • Where are we in terms of solving the problem of human pose tracking?
  • What are positive and negative points of the PoseTrack dataset?
  • Are current evaluation metrics representative of the solution quality?
  • What are the major failure modes of current methods and how can these be eliminated?

Dataset Pre-Release

Challenge Opens

Challenge Deadline

Paper/Abstract Submission

Notification of Acceptance


September 8, 2018


George Papandreou

George Papandreou


Iasonas Kokkinos

Iasonas Kokkinos

University College London

Christian Theobalt

Christian Theobalt

MPI Informatik

Challenge Rules


Event Schedule

Saturday, September 8, 2018 (afternoon)

12:50 - 13:00IntroductionOrganizers
13:00 - 13:30Invited TalkChristian Theobalt
13:30 - 14:00Invited TalkIasonas Kokkinos
14:00 - 14:30Challenge ResultsOrganizers
14:30 - 15:15Coffee BreakEveryone
15:15 - 15:45Invited TalkGeorge Papandreou
15:45 - 16:15Closing Remarks & DiscussionOrganizers & Everyone

The schedule is subject to change