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 Call for Papers



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



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 achieved.

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

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

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 conditions
? 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 authors.  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 page.

Author Kit:


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


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


    Video temporal super-resolution (frame interpolation)
    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)


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