Call for Papers

Following successful CVPPP workshops from recent years at ECCV, BMVC, ICCV, and CVPR, CVPPP this year is held in conjunction with ICCV 2021. In this seventh workshop we aim to expand the scope of CVPPP to include computer vision research in agriculture more broadly. To reflect this change we have renamed the workshop to CVPPA: Computer Vision in Plant Phenotyping and Agriculture. The goal of the workshop remains to extend the state of the art in computer vision for plant and crop applications.

Important dates  
Submission due (full paper or extended abstract) 16 July 2021
Notification of acceptance 06 August 2021
Camera-ready (papers and abstracts): 17 August 2021
Workshop date: 11, 16 or 17 October 2021

Workshop topics

Plant phenotyping is the identification of effects on plant structure and function (the phenotype) resulting from genotypic differences (i.e., differences in the genetic code) and the environmental conditions a plant has been exposed to. Knowledge of plant phenotypes is a key ingredient of the knowledge-based bioeconomy, which not only literally helps to feed the world, but is also essential for feed, fibre and fuel production.

Computer vision in agriculture problems tend to revolve around automation problems, such as automated detection of plant organs for automated weeding or harvest. The images are acquired in a variety of contexts: forests, fields, greenhouses or controlled environments, packing houses, etc. Since these definitions are quite broad, please contact the organizers or the conference email if you are unsure about whether your submission is in the scope of the workshop.

We want to identify key but unsolved problems, expose the current state-of-the-art, and broaden the field and the community.

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 and agricultural scenarios;
  • open source implementations, comparison and discussion of existing methods and annotation tools;
  • image data sets defining plant phenotyping or agricultural tasks, complete with annotations if appropriate, accompanied with benchmark methods if possible, and suitable evaluation methods; and
  • challenge contributions advancing the state of the art in the:
    • Global Wheat Head Detection Challenge 2021, link,
    • Leaf Segmentation Challenge, link,
    • Leaf Counting Challenge, link.

Further information and submission guidelines:

We welcome both full papers and extended abstracts. Full papers will be included in the ICCV 2021 proceedings while extended abstracts will appear only on the CVPPA website. Full papers as well as abstracts undergo double blind peer-review. Further information about the workshop, author instructions, submission guidelines, and the challenges are available at this website, https://cvppa2021.github.io/ .

We are looking forward to inspiring solutions for automated plant phenotyping and agricultural applications!

Workshop Organizers

Ian Stavness (University of Saskatchewan, Canada) Ian.Stavness@usask.ca
Valerio Giuffrida (Edinburgh Napier University, UK) V.Giuffrida@napier.ac.uk
Amy Tabb (US Dept. of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, USA) amy.tabb@usda.gov
Michael Pound (University of Nottingham, UK) Michael.Pound@nottingham.ac.uk
Andrew French (University of Nottingham, UK) Andrew.P.French@nottingham.ac.uk
Tony Pridmore (University of Nottingham, UK) Tony.Pridmore@nottingham.ac.uk
Sotirios A. Tsaftaris (University of Edinburgh, UK) S.Tsaftaris@ed.ac.uk
Hanno Scharr (Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany) H.Scharr@fz-juelich.de