This paper explored a pragmatic approach to research the real-time performance of a multiway concurrent multiobject tracking (MOT) system. At present, most research has focused on the tracking of single-image sequences, but in practical applications, multiway video streams need to be processed in parallel by MOT systems. There have been few studies on the real-time performance of multiway concurrent MOT systems. In this paper, we proposed a new MOT framework to solve multiway concurrency scenario based on a tracking-by-detection (TBD) model. The new framework mainly focuses on concurrency and real-time based on limited computing and storage resources, while considering the algorithm performance. For the former, three aspects were studied: (1) Expanded width and depth of tracking-by-detection model. In terms of width, the MOT system can support the process of multiway video sequence at the same time; in terms of depth, image collectors and bounding box collectors were introduced to support batch processing. (2) Considering the real-time performance and multiway concurrency ability, we proposed one kind of real-time MOT algorithm based on directly driven detection. (3) Optimization of system level—we also utilized the inference optimization features of NVIDIA TensorRT to accelerate the deep neural network (DNN) in the tracking algorithm. To trade off the performance of the algorithm, a negative sample (false detection sample) filter was designed to ensure tracking accuracy. Meanwhile, the factors that affect the system real-time performance and concurrency were studied. The experiment results showed that our method has a good performance in processing multiple concurrent real-time video streams.
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