VOTS2023 Benchmark

Tracking has matured to a point where the constraints enforced in past VOT challenges can be relaxed and general object tracking should be considered in a broader context. The new Visual Object Tracking and Segmentation challenge VOTS2023 thus no longer distincts between single- and multi-target tracking nor between short- and long-term tracking. We propose a single challenge that requires tracking one or more targets simultaneously by segmentation over long or short sequences, while the targets may disappear during tracking and reappear later in the video.

The VOTS2023 Benchmark is continually open for post-challenge evaluation. Please follow this link to submit your results.

What’s new

  • A single challenge unifies single/multi-target short/long-term segmentation tracking tasks.
  • A new multi-target segmentation tracking dataset.
  • A new performance evaluation protocol and measures.
  • All trackers will be evaluated on a sequestered ground truth.
  • Participate by running your single-target or multiple-target tracker (same challenge)

Important dates

  • Challenge open: May 4th 2023
  • Results Submission: June 18th 2023
  • Winner notification: June 22nd 2023
  • Results paper public review: June 30th 2023
  • Workshop: October 3rd 2023 (half-day, morning)


The VOTS2023 workshop is sposored by the Faculty of Computer and Information Science, University of Ljubljana, Eyedea, and University of Birmingham.