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Computer Vision Problems in Plant Phenotyping (CVPPP)

Zürich, 12. September 2014


The workshop Computer Vision Problems in Plant Phenotyping (CVPPP 2014) took place in the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich, Switzerland, on September 12, 2014, in conjunction with the European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV 2014), the highest ranking computer vision conference in Europe. It was part of the official workshop program of ECCV 2014 and by this the workshop and the topic ‘plant phenotyping’ reached worldwide visibility in the computer vision and image processing community.

We received more than 20 full paper submissions from 20 countries for blind review, including contributions from academia as well as industry. 14 papers were accepted for oral or poster presentation at the half a day long workshop offering a high quality program to the 40 participants.

Together with the workshop we organized an image analysis challenge, the Leaf Segmentation Challenge, with the task to fully automatically segment leaves in top-view images of rosette plants (typical in phenotyping experiments) under a variety of conditions. Training and test sets contained 284 images of plants, together with detailed leaf-wise ground truth segmentation. 8 solutions of 4 groups were submitted and the best solution presented at the workshop. The training dataset is now publicly available, allowing computer vision scientists to further work on this challenging problem.

Due to the extremely positive feedback of the workshop participants, follow up workshops are currently planned for with a possibly yearly schedule.

This event was sponsored by DPPN.