We cordially invite you to participate in our MVA2023 Challenge on Small Bird Detection.
Challenge description: The task of this challenge is to detect small birds on images, which is categorized to the Small Object Detection (SOD) problem. Distant-bird detection is an important function for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) such as drones to avoid bird attacks, or drive away harmful birds that destroy fields and rice paddies. Thus, this challenge not only raises academic issues in Computer Vision but also promotes practical technology developments that are expected to be employed in real-world applications. The images in our dataset are captured from drones. In addition to the general difficulties of SOD (e.g., lack of geometrical information for small objects), the annotated birds are of different types (e.g., hawk, crow, and wild bird), and have different parallax, postures, and different degrees of motion blur.
The Challenge consists of two categories "Research Category" and "Development Category to encourage a wide range of participants from academia and industry. Participants must select one of the categories at the time of participation.
Research Category: Participants are expected to not only exhibit the top performance but also propose novel technical contribution(s). Accordingly, each participant of this category is required to submit a technical paper.
Development Category: Participants can focus solely on achieving the top performance. No novel technical contribution is required.
Challenge details : http://www.mva-org.jp/mva2023/challenge
CodaLab webpage : https://codalab.lisn.upsaclay.fr/competitions/9594
Top-ranking participants in the research category are invited to present their paper at MVA2023 and co-author a summary paper for the Challenge.
Prize Money & Awards
1. Research Category
Rank Prize Money Award Oral
1st 300 K.JPY Best Solution Award ✓†
2nd 200 K.JPY Runner-Up Solution Award ✓†
3rd 100 K.JPY Honorable Mention Solution Award ✓†
4th – 6th 50 K.JPY - ✓†
† The registration fee is free for oral presenters.
2. Technical Category
Rank Prize Money Award Oral
1st 100 K.JPY Winner Award ✓†∗
2nd – 5th 50 K.JPY - -
∗ The recipient of the Winner Award receive the right to present their work in the special session in the main conference.
3. Common award
A chance to win the Best Booster Award will be given to participants in both categories. This award will be presented to the individual who are beneficially active in discussions on the Discord channel. The evaluation criteria will be based on the content of the discussion and the number of good reactions. The winner of this award is also invited to the conference free of charge.
Start of the Challenge (Public test phase) 2023.1.10
Fact sheets, code/executable submission deadline 2023.4.14
Paper submission deadline (only Research Category) 2023.5.7
Test results release to the participants 2023.6.15
Camera ready due (only Research Category) 2023.7.4
We look forward to your participation!
Technical Event Chair
Norimichi Ukita, Toyota Technological Institute, Japan
Yuki Kondo, Toyota Motor Corporation, Japan
Mail : mva20...@mva-org.jp