[robotics-worldwide] ICPR'10 Robot Vision Contest - Call for Participation

Andrzej Pronobis pronobis at csc.kth.se
Wed Nov 18 16:04:38 PST 2009


ImageCLEF at ICPR'10 Contest - RobotVision Task

In conjunction with the 20th International
Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR'10)

The RobotVision task is a part of the ImageCLEF contest organized in
conjunction with the 20th International Conference on Pattern
Recognition (ICPR). ICPR is a major event in the pattern recognition
field and the contest provides great opportunity to evaluate and
compare approaches on a challenging visual place classification
dataset. Each participant receives data for training, validation and
testing together with an experimental procedure. The schedule is
designed to allow the participants to submit their approaches to the
main conference together with the results obtained in the contest.
Registration to the contest is free of charge. Information about the
objectives, the task, the organization, and the subscription procedure
follows; for more information and updates, please visit:

The RobotVision task is a continuation of the successful
RobotVision at ImageCLEF'09 contest:
The previous contest attracted considerable attention with 7 groups
participating and a total of 27 submitted runs. The second edition of
the RobotVision task addresses the problem of visual place
classification. Specifically, participants are asked to classify rooms
and areas on the basis of image sequences, captured by a stereo camera
mounted on a mobile robot within an office environment, under varying
illumination conditions.

Participants are given training data consisting of sequences of stereo
images (use of stereo information is optional) recorded using a mobile
robot that was manually driven through several rooms of a typical
indoor office environment. The challenge is to build a system able to
answer the question 'where are you?' (I'm in the kitchen, in the
corridor, etc.) when presented with test sequences containing images
acquired in the previously observed part of the environment (from
different viewpoints and under different illumination conditions) or
in additional rooms that were not imaged in the training sequences.
The system should assign each test image to one of the rooms that were
present in the training sequences or indicate that the image comes
from a room that was not included during training. Moreover, the
system can refrain from making a decision (e.g. in the case of lack of

The competition starts with the release of annotated training and
validation data. The test image sequences will be released later (see
the schedule below).

13.11.2009 - Training and validation data and task release
15.12.2009 - Test data release
05.01.2010 - Submission of runs
08.01.2010 - Release of results and ground truth
             (private communication with each of the participants)
15.01.2010 - Deadline for  the main ICPR 2010 conference paper submission
30.03.2010 - Notification of acceptance of the ICPR 2010 papers
30.03.2010 - Official release of results and ground truth
30.04.2010 - Deadline for overview papers for contests
23.08. - 26.08.2010 - ICPR 2010 Conference

The schedule should allow the contest participants to submit papers
describing their approaches (optionally including the result obtained
in the contest) to the main ICPR 2010 conference.

- Andrzej Pronobis
   Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
   pronobis at csc.kth.se
- Barbara Caputo
   IDIAP Research Institute, Martigny, Switzerland
   bcaputo at idiap.ch
- Henrik I. Christensen
   Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA
   hic at cc.gatech.edu

Andrzej Pronobis, PhD Student
Kungliga Tekniska Hoegskolan
SE-100 44 Stockholm, Sweden
E-mail: pronobis at csc.kth.se   |   URL: www.csc.kth.se/~pronobis
Phone: +46 8 790 6725   |   GSM: +46 768 874 374

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