[robotics-worldwide] RobotVision at ImageCLEF'10 Challenge - Call for Participation

Andrzej Pronobis pronobis at csc.kth.se
Fri Mar 12 06:23:54 PST 2010


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CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

RobotVision at ImageCLEF 2010
Third edition of the RobotVision challenge

Website: http://www.robotvision.info
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The RobotVision challenge, an activity within the ImageCLEF campaign
[http://www.imageclef.org], is now organized for the third time. The
challenge provides great opportunity for researchers to evaluate and
compare their approaches on a challenging dataset and the visual place
classification problem. Each participant receives data for training,
validation and testing together with an experimental procedure. After
the challenge, all participants will be asked to submit a paper
describing their approach to the ImageCLEF 2010 proceedings published
by Springer in the LNCS series. 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 [http://www.robotvision.info].

The third edition of the RobotVision challenge is a continuation of
two previous successful events. The RobotVision challenge was
presented for the first time in 2009 and attracted considerable
attention, with 7 participating groups and a total of 27 submitted
runs. The second edition of the challenge was held in conjunction with
ICPR 2010 and saw an increase in participation, with 9 participating
groups and 34 submitted runs. As in case of the previous events, the
challenge will address the problem of visual place classification,
this time with a special focus on generalization.

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 that can
classify rooms on the basis of those image sequences. The test
sequence is acquired within the same building but at a different floor
than the training sequence. It contains rooms of the same categorical
type ("corridor", "office", "bathroom") and it also contains room
categories not seen in the training sequence ("meeting room",
"library"). The system built by participants should be able to answer
the question "where are you?" when presented with a test sequence
imaging a room category seen during training, and it should be able to
answer "I do not know this category" when presented with a new room
category.

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

Schedule
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22.02.2010 - Registration open
31.03.2010 - Training and validation data and task release
31.05.2010 - Test data release
15.06.2010 - Submission of runs
08.07.2010 - Release of results
30.07.2010 - Submission of working notes papers to the workshop
22.10.2010 - IROS workshop (tentative)

Organizers
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- Andrzej Pronobis,
   Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
   pronobis at csc.kth.se, http://www.pronobis.pro
- 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
- Marco Fornoni
   IDIAP Research Institute, Martigny, Switzerland
   mfornoni at idiap.ch

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


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