[visionlist] CFP: ECCV 2020 Advances in Image Manipulation (AIM) workshop and challenges

Radu Timofte timofte.radu at gmail.com
Tue May 26 05:15:21 -04 2020

 Apologies for cross-posting


AIM: 2nd Advances in Image Manipulation workshop and challenges on real
image super-resolution, efficient SR, extreme SR, relighting, extreme
inpainting, learned ISP, Bokeh effect, video temporal SR
In conjunction with ECCV 2020, Glasgow, UK

Website: https://data.vision.ee.ethz.ch/cvl/aim20/
Contact: radu.timofte at vision.ee.ethz.ch


Image manipulation is a key computer vision tasks, aiming at the
restoration of degraded image content, the filling in of missing
information, or the needed transformation and/or manipulation to achieve a
desired target (with respect to perceptual quality, contents, or
performance of apps working on such images). Recent years have witnessed an
increased interest from the vision and graphics communities in these
fundamental topics of research. Not only has there been a constantly
growing flow of related papers, but also substantial progress has been

Each step forward eases the use of images by people or computers for the
fulfillment of further tasks, as image manipulation serves as an important
frontend. Not surprisingly then, there is an ever growing range of
applications in fields such as surveillance, the automotive industry,
electronics, remote sensing, or medical image analysis etc. The emergence
and ubiquitous use of mobile and wearable devices offer another fertile
ground for additional applications and faster methods.

This workshop aims to provide an overview of the new trends and advances in
those areas. Moreover, it will offer an opportunity for academic and
industrial attendees to interact and explore collaborations.

This workshop builds upon the success of the Advances in Image Manipulation
(AIM) workshop at ICCV 2020, the Perceptual Image Restoration and
Manipulation (PIRM) workshop at ECCV 2018, the workshop and Challenge on
Learned Image Compression (CLIC) editions at CVPR 2018, 2019 and 2020 and
the New Trends in Image Restoration and Enhancement (NTIRE) editions: at
CVPR 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 and at ACCV 2016. Moreover, it relies on the
people associated with the PIRM, CLIC, and NTIRE events such as organizers,
PC members, distinguished speakers, authors of published papers, challenge
participants and winning teams.


Papers addressing topics related to image/video manipulation, restoration
and enhancement are invited. The topics include, but are not limited to:

● Image-to-image translation
● Video-to-video translation
● Image/video manipulation
● Perceptual manipulation
● Image/video generation and hallucination
● Image/video quality assessment
● Image/video semantic segmentation
● Perceptual enhancement
● Multimodal translation
● Depth estimation
● Image/video inpainting
● Image/video deblurring
● Image/video denoising
● Image/video upsampling and super-resolution
● Image/video filtering
● Image/video de-hazing, de-raining, de-snowing, etc.
● Demosaicing
● Image/video compression
● Removal of artifacts, shadows, glare and reflections, etc.
● Image/video enhancement: brightening, color adjustment, sharpening, etc.
● Style transfer
● Hyperspectral imaging
● Underwater imaging
● Aerial and satellite imaging
● Methods robust to changing weather conditions / adverse outdoor
● Image/video manipulation on mobile devices
● Image/video restoration and enhancement on mobile devices
● Studies and applications of the above.


A paper submission has to be in English, in pdf format, and at most 14
pages (excluding references) in ECCV style. The paper format must follow
the same guidelines as for all ECCV submissions.
The review process is double blind. Authors do not know the names of the
chair/reviewers of their papers. Reviewers do not know the names of the
Dual submission is allowed with ECCV main conference only. If a paper is
submitted also to ECCV and accepted, the paper cannot be published both at
the ECCV and the workshop.

For the paper submissions, please go to the online submission site

Accepted and presented papers will be published after the conference in the
ECCV Workshops Proceedings.

The author kit provides a LaTeX2e template for paper submissions. Please
refer to the example for detailed formatting instructions. If you use a
different document processing system then see the ECCV author instruction

Author Kit: https://eccv2020.eu/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/eccv2020kit-1.zip


● Submission Deadline: July 10, 2020
● Decisions: July 20, 2020
● Camera Ready Deadline: July 30, 2020

IMAGE CHALLENGES (*ongoing!*):

   1. Bokeh effect simulation (tracks: on smartphone GPU, on CPU)
   2. Learned ISP (RAW to RGB mapping) (tracks: fidelity, perceptual)
   3. Real super-resolution (tracks: x2, x3, x4)
   4. Relighting (tracks: any to one, any to any relighting, illumination
   5. Efficient super-resolution
   6. Extreme inpainting (tracks: classic, semantic guidance)

VIDEO CHALLENGES (*ongoing!*):

   1. Video temporal super-resolution (frame interpolation)
   2. Video extreme super-resolution (tracks: fidelity, perceptual)


To learn more about the challenges and to participate:


● Release of train data: May 05, 2020
● Validation server online: May 15, 2020
● Competitions end: July 10, 2020


   - Radu Timofte, Andrey Ignatov, Kai Zhang, Dario Fuoli, Martin
   Danelljan, Zhiwu Huang, Andres Romero (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
   - Luc Van Gool (KU Leuven, Belgium and ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
   - Wangmeng Zuo, Hannan Lu (Harbin Institute of Technology, China)
   - Shuhang Gu (University of Sydney, Australia)
   - Ming-Hsuan Yang (University of California at Merced and Google, US)
   - Majed El Helou, Ruofan Zhou (EPFL, Switzerland)
   - Kyoung Mu Lee, Seungjun Nah, Sanghyun Son, Jaerin Lee (Seoul National
   University, Korea)
   - Eli Shechtman (Adobe Research, US)
   - Evangelos Ntavelis, Siavash Bigdeli (CSEM, Switzerland)
   - Liang Lin, Weipeng Xu (Sun Yat-Sen University, China)
   - Ming-Yu Liu (Nvidia, US)
   - Roey Mechrez (BeyondMinds and Technion, Israel)


We are looking for sponsors! Please let us know if interested.


Email: radu.timofte at vision.ee.ethz.ch
Website: https://data.vision.ee.ethz.ch/cvl/aim20/
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