Call for ICPR Contest Proposals
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The ICPR 2012 Contest Co-Chairs invite proposals for contests, whose results will be presented at the 21st International Conference on Pattern Recognition (www.icpr2012.org). The aim of the contests is to encourage better scientific development through comparing competing approaches on a common dataset. Each contest needs a contest organizer, who will be responsible for providing the dataset and setting clear competition tasks. The contest organizer should advertise the contest by Oct 1, 2011 (the schedule below is set so as to encourage contest participants to submit papers to main conference). The ICPR web site will also publicize the contest. The contest meeting will be a quarter/half day session (organizer's choice) at the conference on November 11, 2012, immediately before the start of the main conference. The format of the meeting is up to the contest organizer, but we anticipate it will include a description of the challenge and dataset, and a summary of performance on the different competition tasks. There could be presentations by the top scoring teams.
ICPR 2012 will be responsible for the following:
- Providing a meeting venue with necessary equipment and logistical support for the contests including support staff in each room.
- Duplicating contest notes and distributing them to the participants at the conference venue. Contest organizers are encouraged to make summary notes of their contest results for stimulating discussions in their sessions.
Important Contest Session Dates
|Contest Proposal Deadline||July 15, 2011|
|Notification of Acceptance||August 15, 2011|
|Contest Announcement to Participants (Tasks, Dataset and Metrics)||Oct 1, 2011|
|Submissions of Contest Results and submission of a 2-3 page report for copying and distribution to the participants.||Oct 1, 2012|
|Results of the competition are announced at the conference||Nov 11, 2012|
How to Submit Proposal
To propose a contest, a PDF file containing the following information must be sent to the ICPR 2012 Contest Co-Chairs, Yasuyo Kita <y.kita(at)aist.go.jp> and Robert Fisher <rbf(at)inf.ed.ac.uk> by July 15, 2011 (All submissions will be acknowledged by email) :
1. Contest title and abstract
Other points that should be taken into account are as follows:
* The dataset should be interesting, available, and sufficiently large.
* The tasks should be interesting and novel, but also accessible without too much domain specific knowledge.
* The evaluation metrics should be clear and easy to apply.
Potentially Useful Tools
The following packages have been proposed by their developers as potential frameworks to make your contest easier to organize or execute. No endorsement by ICPR 2012 or IAPR is implied. Contact the email address below for more information.
ICPR 2012 Contest Co-Chairs,
Yasuyo Kita <y.kita(at)aist.go.jp>
Robert Fisher <rbf(at)inf.ed.ac.uk>