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CVPPP 2015 : Computer Vision Problems in Plant Phenotyping


When Sep 10, 2015 - Sep 10, 2015
Where Swansea, UK
Submission Deadline Jun 24, 2015
Notification Due Jul 24, 2015
Final Version Due Aug 3, 2015
Categories    computer vision   image processing   plant phenotyping   biology

Call For Papers

Call for Papers:
BMVC 2015 Workshop on
Computer Vision Problems in Plant Phenotyping (CVPPP 2015)

September 10, 2015, Swansea, UK

In conjunction with BMVC 2015 ( )

Background: Plant Phenotyping
The goal of this workshop is to showcase computer vision challenges in plant phenotyping. Plant phenotyping is the identification of effects on the phenotype (i.e. the plant appearance and behaviour) as a result of genotype differences (i.e. differences in the genetic code) and the environmental conditions a plant has been exposed to. Knowing the plant phenotypes is a key ingredient for knowledge-based bioeconomy and this, not only literally helps in the efforts to feed the world, but is also essential for feed, fibre and fuel production.

Unfortunately, without automated and accurate computer vision to extract the phenotypes, a bottleneck is encountered, hampering our understanding of plant biology.

Scope of the Workshop:
The overriding goal is to identify key but unsolved problems, expose the current state-of-the-art, and broaden the field and the community. Since plant phenotyping is an important aspect of agriculture and will support the sustainability of our planet and its inhabitants, having new vision scientists enter this field is more crucial than ever.

Specific topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:
* advances in segmentation, tracking, detection, reconstruction and identification methods that address unsolved plant phenotyping scenarios
* open source implementation, comparison and discussion of existing methods and annotation tools
* image data sets defining plant phenotyping challenges, complete with annotations if appropriate, accompanied with benchmark methods if possible, and suitable evaluation methods

Associated with the workshop are two computer vision challenges:
a) the 2nd "Plant Leaf Segmentation Challenge" and
b) the Leaf Counting Challenge:
We are looking forward to practical and inspiring leaf segmentation solutions for images stemming from plant phenotyping applications from the broad CV community!

Further Information and Submission Guidelines:
Further information about the workshop, author instructions, submission guidelines, and the challenge are available at:

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Workshop Organizers:
* Sotirios Tsaftaris (IMT Lucca, Italy and Northwestern University, USA)
* Hanno Scharr (Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany)
* Tony Pridmore (University of Nottingham, UK)

Program committee:
Eren Aksoy, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT), Germany
Arijit Biswas, Xerox Research Center India
Tim Brown, Australian National University, Australia
Babette Dellen, Hochschule Koblenz, Germany
Guillerme Desouza, University of Missouri-Columbia
Andrew French, University of Nottingham, UK
Jurgen Fripp, CSIRO, Australia
Pablo M. Granitto, CIFASIS, Argentina
Markus Hoeferlin, Robert Bosch Start-up, Germany
Gustavo Pereyra Irujo, CONICET, Argentina
Toni Kajic, University of Missouri, USA
Christian Klukas, LemnaTec, Germany
Gert Kootstra, Wageningen, The Netherlands
Xiaoming Liu, University of Missouri, USA
Guillaume Lobet, Université de Liège, Belgium
B. S. Manjunath, UCSB, Santa Barbara, USA
Vasileios Mezaris, CERTH, Thessaloniki, Greece
Massimo Minervini, IMT Lucca, Italy
Marie Neal, Aberystwyth University, UK
Gerrit Polder, Wageningen, The Netherlands
David Rousseau, Univ. of Lyon, France
Kyle Simek, University of Arizona, USA
Concetto Spampinato, University of Catania, Italy
Junsong Yuan, NTU, Singapore
Rick van de Zedde, Wageningen, The Netherlands

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