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.
Keynote by Prof. Andrea Schnepf: Root System Analyzer and RootBox: From 2D images to parameterisation of dynamic root architecture models
Computational modelling of cell division patterns during plant early embryogenesis (Philippe Andrey)
MorphoLeaf: software for the quantitative analysis of leaf shape and of morphogenetic mechanisms involved in leaf growth (Jasmine Burguet)
A stochastic model and tree graph-based representation for the simulation of plant pathogen development at the leaf scale from image analysis (Etienne Belin)
Introducing Root System Markup Language, a new toolbox to link experimental data with simulation. (Guillaume Lobet)
Plant and stand characteristics at juvenile stages from UAV high resolution observations (Fred Baret)
Use of Near Infrared Hyperspectral Imaging in studies on root systems. (Damien Eylenbosch)
Graph-based denoising of skeletonized root-systems (David Rousseau)
Automated estimation of tiller number in wheat by ribbon detection (Roger Boyle)
Towards a method for identifying leaf-on-leaf occluding edges (Hannah Dee)
2D Leaf Matching from Medialness-based Shape Invariant Features (Frederic Leymarie)
Poster session and drinks sponsored by the UKPPN
Keynote by Prof. Richard Smith: MorphoGraphX: A platform for quantifying morphogenesis in 4D
Statistical analysis of spatial organisation of vascular bundles in maize stem (David Legland)
Applying limited 2D images to high throughput 3D phenotyping (Jiwan Han)
A spatial statistical approach to analyze and model nuclear architecture (Javier Arpon)
Assessing spatio-temporal tracking of vegetal tissue from image sequences (Sophie Ribes)
The workshopThe 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.
HotelsWorkshop 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: