International Workshop on Image Analysis Methods for the Plant Sciences

The International Workshop on Image Analysis Methods for the Plant Sciences will be held this year in Aberystwyth. The workshop is aimed at computer vision and image processing people working in the plant sciences, and plant science people doing work with images. I’m the co-chair, along with Marie Neal from the National Plant Phenomics Centre, Andrew French from Nottingham Computer Science and Susie Lydon from Nottingham’s Centre for Plant Integrative Biology.

Key facts

Abstract submission 1 Aug. Abstracts should be 2 pages max, PDF, submitted via CMT the conference submission site.

Registration deadline 1 Sep. You can register online via EventBrite.

Conference dates 15-16 Sep. Full day on Mon 15th, Half day on Tue 16th, with tutorials on the afternoon of Tue 16th introducing some open source image analysis tools (Octave and OpenCV).

Registration cost £120 including dinner on the Monday. Accommodation not included (there are lots of hotels and B&Bs in Aberystwyth, though, so accommodation in September should not be hard to arrange).

Topics covered: Plant science-based image analysis techniques from laboratory to field environments and subcellular to whole plant scales. This includes but is not limited to…

  • 3D reconstruction
  • Image segmentation
  • Modelling motion
  • Modelling growth
  • Shape analysis and classification
  • Colour analysis
  • Aerial imaging of fields
  • User interaction and software tools for plant scientists
  • The image analysis-biology pipeline (Imaging and *-omics)
  • Novel and emerging plant imaging techniques
  • Biological challenges for plant image analysis

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