TrackingNet: A Large-Scale Dataset and Benchmark for Object Tracking in the Wild



Despite the numerous developments in object tracking, further improvement of current tracking algorithms is limited by small and mostly saturated datasets. As a matter of fact, data-hungry trackers based on deep-learning currently rely on object detection datasets due to the scarcity of dedicated large-scale tracking datasets. In this work, we present TrackingNet, the first large-scale dataset and benchmark for object tracking in the wild. We provide more than 30K videos with more than 14 million dense bounding box annotations. Our dataset covers a wide selection of object classes in broad and diverse context. By releasing such a large-scale dataset, we expect deep trackers to further improve and generalize. In addition, we introduce a new benchmark composed of 500 novel videos, modeled with a distribution similar to our training dataset. By sequestering the annotation of the test set and providing an online evaluation server, we provide a fair benchmark for future development of object trackers. Deep trackers fine-tuned on a fraction of our dataset improve their performance by up to 1.6% on OTB100 and up to 1.7% on TrackingNet Test. We provide an extensive benchmark on TrackingNet by evaluating more than 20 trackers. Our results suggest that object tracking in the wild is far from being solved.

Please visit the TrackingNet website​ for general inquiries and check the GitHub page​ to download the dataset. An evaluation server will be available soon.​


Matthias Mueller, Adel Bibi, Silvio Giancola, Salman Alsubaihi, and Bernard Ghanem


Matthias Mueller​*, Adel Bibi*, Silvio Giancola*, Salman Alsubaihi, Bernard Ghanem,

"TrackingNet: A Large-Scale Dataset and Benchmark for Object Tracking in the Wild"

European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV 2018)