The VOT challenges provide the visual tracking community with a precisely defined and repeatable way of comparing short-term trackers as well as a common platform for discussing the evaluation and advancements made in the field of visual tracking.

The goal of the challenges is to build up a repository of considerable benchmarks and to organize workshops or similar events in order to push forward research in visual tracking.


VOTS2023 Challenge is open

The VOTS2023 toolkit and development dataset have been released. You can integrate your single/multiple-target tracker and test the integration with the VOTS development dataset following the tutorial. Details of the problem statement and FAQ on applying different tracker types here.

The final VOTS2023 evaluation dataset & server will be released a week later. Stay informed by following us on Twitter.

Important dates

  • Challenge open: May 4th 2023
  • Results Submission: June 18th 2023
  • Workshop: October 2nd/3rd (TBD) 2023


Citing VOT Challenge

When using any of VOT benchmarks in your paper, please cite the VOT journal paper as well as the relevant VOT workshop paper describing the relevant benchmark.

@article {VOT_TPAMI, author = {Matej Kristan and Jiri Matas and Ale\v{s} Leonardis and Tomas Vojir and Roman Pflugfelder and Gustavo Fernandez and Georg Nebehay and Fatih Porikli and Luka \v{C}ehovin}, journal={IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence}, title={A Novel Performance Evaluation Methodology for Single-Target Trackers}, year={2016}, month={Nov}, volume={38}, number={11}, pages={2137-2155}, doi={10.1109/TPAMI.2016.2516982}, ISSN={0162-8828} }