Interest in automatic image analysis has increased significantly within plant science in recent years and there is clear evidence of an emerging bioimage analysis community working within the wider plant sciences to develop the required techniques. This community is, however, distributed across widely separated and disparate plant science and computer science research groups.

The International Workshop on Image Analysis Methods for the Plant Sciences (4th Edition) seeks to bring together scientists actively engaged in the development of image analysis techniques and tools addressing problems arising within the plant sciences. The workshop aims to review the image analysis methods and approaches currently being used and developed, identify generic image analysis challenges arising across the plant sciences and techniques and approaches likely to lead to their solution , and promote collaboration within the developing plant image analysis community.

After three succesful editions in the UK, IAMPS 2015 moves to the continent to take place in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium. This year's workshop focuses on the interplay between image analysis and modelling tools.


21st of September

22nd of September

Keynote speakers

Confirmed speakers:


Registration will be open soon…

The workshop fees are 150€. They include:

Deadlines for the registration is September the 1st.


The workshop welcomes abstract submissions for both oral presentations and posters. We strongly support the participation of young and early-career researchers, and those crossing disciplinary boundaries.


Presentations at the workshop are allocated 30 minutes - this is 20 for talking and 10 for discussion, as we like the workshop to be collaborative. We can provide computers for projection (Windows and Mac), but if speakers prefer to use your own machine they are welcome to do so.


Posters should be max. A0 sized, in portait orientation. Landscape posters might not be displayed as they might not fit in the holding panels.


The workshop

The Workshop will be held at the Université catholique de Louvain, in Louvain-la-Neuve, one of the newest city in Belgium. Louvain-la-Neuve is an urban project initiated by the Catholic University of Louvain at the end of the sixties, following the move of the French-speaking section of the Catholic University of Louvain, originally located in Leuven, a Flemish city. The University buildings are dispersed throughout the site to promote contact between the different users of the urban centre. Shops, businesses, administrative premises and housing are mixed together with academic buildings.


Workshop participants are expected to make their own arrangements for accommodation.

The the hotel Mercure is situated in Louvain-la-Neuve and preferential prices have been negotiated for workshop paticipants. It is a 15 min walk to the workshop location. There are several hotels in Wavre, a town nearby Louvain-la-Neuve (accessible by buses and trains). We recommend the following ones: