Drone-vs-Bird Detection Challenge at ICIAP 2021

Angelo Coluccia, Alessio Fascista, Arne Schumann, Lars Sommer, Anastasios Dimou, Dimitrios Zarpalas, Nabin Sharma, Mrunalini Nalamati, Ogulcan Eryuksel, Kamil Anil Ozfuttu, Fatih Cagatay Akyon, Kadir Sahin, Efe Buyukborekci, Devrim Cavusoglu, Sinan Altinuc, Daitao Xing, Halil Utku Unlu, Nikolaos Evangeliou, Anthony Tzes, Abhijeet NayakMondher Bouazizi, Tasweer Ahmad, Artur Gonçalves, Bastien Rigault, Raghvendra Jain, Yutaka Matsuo, Helmut Prendinger, Edmond Jajaga, Veton Rushiti, Blerant Ramadani, Daniel Pavleski

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This paper reports the results of the 5th edition of the “Drone-vs-Bird” detection challenge, organized within the 21st International Conference on Image Analysis and Processing (ICIAP). By taking as input video samples recorded by common cameras, the aim of the challenge is to devise advanced approaches aimed at spotlighting the presence of drones flying in the monitored area, while limiting the number of wrong alarms raised when similar flying entities such as birds suddenly appear in the scene. To this end, a number of important issues such as the dynamic variations in the scene and the background/foreground motion effects should be carefully considered, so as to allow the proposed solutions to correctly identify drones only when they are actually present. The paper summarizes the novel algorithms proposed by the four participating teams that succeeded in providing satisfactory detection performance on the 2022 challenge dataset.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationImage Analysis and Processing. ICIAP 2022 Workshops - ICIAP International Workshops, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsPier Luigi Mazzeo, Cosimo Distante, Emanuele Frontoni, Stan Sclaroff
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9783031133237
StatePublished - 2022
Event21st International Conference on Image Analysis and Processing , ICIAP 2022 - Lecce, Italy
Duration: May 23 2022May 27 2022

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume13374 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference21st International Conference on Image Analysis and Processing , ICIAP 2022


  • Deep learning
  • Drone detection
  • Image and video signal processing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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