Predicting head trajectories in 360° virtual reality videos

A. Deniz Aladagli, Erhan Ekmekcioglu, Dmitri Jarnikov, Ahmet Kondoz

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In this paper a fixation prediction based saliency algorithm is used in order to predict the head movements of viewers watching virtual reality (VR) videos, by modelling the relationship between fixation predictions and recorded head movements. The saliency algorithm is applied to viewings faithfully recreated from recorded head movements. Spherical cross-correlation analysis is performed between predicted attention centres and actual viewing centres in order to try and identify prevalent lengths of predictable attention and how early they can be predicted. The results show that fixation prediction based saliency analysis correlates with head movements only for limited durations. Therefore, further classification of durations where saliency analysis is predictive is required.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 International Conference on 3D Immersion, IC3D 2017 - Proceedings
Place of PublicationPiscataway
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781538646557
Publication statusPublished - 8 Jan 2018
Event7th International Conference on 3D Immersion (IC3D 2017) - Brussels, Belgium
Duration: 11 Dec 201712 Dec 2017
Conference number: 7


Conference7th International Conference on 3D Immersion (IC3D 2017)
Abbreviated titleIC3D 2017


  • 360, VR
  • head
  • omnidirectional
  • prediction
  • saliency
  • video


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