Food and Agricultural Imaging Systems 2020

Workshop Keywords: Image processing, computer vision, and remote sensing in food and agriculture systems: Farm, Livestock, Production, Restaurant; addressing Climate Change, Environment, Quality Monitoring, Surveillance.

FAIS 2020 Call for Papers PDF

Keynote Speakers

Speaker: Dr. Jan van Aardt, Professor, Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science, Rochester Institute of Technology (United States) Jan van Aardt


Jan van Aardt obtained a B.Sc. Forestry degree (biometry and silviculture specialization) from the University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch, South Africa in 1996. He completed M.S. and Ph.D. Forestry degrees, focused on remote sensing (imaging spectroscopy and light detection and ranging), at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia in 2000 and 2004, respectively. This was followed by post-doctoral work at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, and a stint as research group leader at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, South Africa. Imaging spectroscopy and structural (lidar) sensing of natural resources form the core of his efforts, which vary between vegetation structural and system state (physiology) assessment. He has received funding from NSF, NASA, Google, and USDA, among others, and has published >70 peer-reviewed papers and >90 conference contributions. Jan is currently a professor in the Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science at the Rochester Institute of Technology, New York.

Dr. van Aardt will speak on, "Managing crops across spatial and temporal scales - the roles of UAS and satellite remote sensing."


Kevin Lang
Speaker: Kevin Lang, General Manager, PrecisionHawk (United States)

Kevin Lang is General Manager of PrecisionHawk’s Agriculture business (Raleigh, North Carolina). PrecisionHawk is a commercial drone and data company that uses aerial mapping, modeling, and agronomy platform specifically designed for precision agriculture. Mr. Lang advises clients on how to capture value from aerial data collection, artificial intelligence and advanced analytics in addition to delivering implementation programs. Mr. Lang holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Clemson University and an MBA from Wake Forest University.

Kevin Lang will speak on, "Practical applications and trends for UAV remote sensing in agriculture."




Tuesday January 28, 2020

7:30 – 8:45 AM Women in Electronic Imaging Breakfast (pre-registration required)

Drone Imaging I

Session Chairs: Andreas Savakis, Rochester Institute of Technology (United States) and Grigorios Tsagkatakis, Foundation for Research and Technology (FORTH) (Greece)
8:45 – 10:10 AM
Cypress B

This session is jointly sponsored by: Food and Agricultural Imaging Systems 2020, and Imaging and Multimedia Analytics in a Web and Mobile World 2020.


8:45
Conference Welcome

8:50IMAWM-188
Semi-supervised multi-task network for image aesthetic assessment, Xiaoyu Xiang1, Yang Cheng1, Jianhang Chen1, Qian Lin2, and Jan Allebach1; 1Purdue University and 2HP Labs, HP Inc. (United States)

9:10IMAWM-085
Small object bird detection in infrared drone videos using mask R-CNN deep learning, Yasmin Kassim1, Michael Byrne1, Cristy Burch2, Kevin Mote2, Jason Hardin2, and Kannappan Palaniappan1; 1University of Missouri and 2Texas Parks and Wildlife (United States)

9:30IMAWM-086
High-quality multispectral image generation using conditional GANs, Ayush Soni, Alexander Loui, Scott Brown, and Carl Salvaggio, Rochester Institute of Technology (United States)

9:50IMAWM-087
Deep RAM: Deep neural network architecture for oil/gas pipeline right-of-way automated monitoring, Ruixu Liu, Theus Aspiras, and Vijayan Asari, University of Dayton (United States)



10:00 AM – 7:30 PM Industry Exhibition - Tuesday

10:10 – 10:30 AM Coffee Break

Drone Imaging II

Session Chairs: Vijayan Asari, University of Dayton (United States) and Grigorios Tsagkatakis, Foundation for Research and Technology (FORTH) (Greece)
10:30 – 10:50 AM
Cypress B

This session is jointly sponsored by: Food and Agricultural Imaging Systems 2020, and Imaging and Multimedia Analytics in a Web and Mobile World 2020.


IMAWM-114
LambdaNet: A fully convolutional architecture for directional change detection, Bryan Blakeslee and Andreas Savakis, Rochester Institute of Technology (United States)



KEYNOTE: Remote Sensing in Agriculture I

Session Chairs: Vijayan Asari, University of Dayton (United States) and Mohammed Yousefhussien, General Electric Global Research (United States)
10:50 – 11:40 AM
Cypress B

This session is jointly sponsored by: Food and Agricultural Imaging Systems 2020, and Imaging and Multimedia Analytics in a Web and Mobile World 2020.


FAIS-127
Managing crops across spatial and temporal scales - The roles of UAS and satellite remote sensing, Jan van Aardt, Rochester Institute of Technology (United States)

Jan van Aardt obtained a BSc in forestry (biometry and silviculture specialization) from the University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch, South Africa (1996). He completed his MS and PhD in forestry, focused on remote sensing (imaging spectroscopy and light detection and ranging), at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia (2000 and 2004, respectively). This was followed by post-doctoral work at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, and a stint as research group leader at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, South Africa. Imaging spectroscopy and structural (lidar) sensing of natural resources form the core of his efforts, which vary between vegetation structural and system state (physiology) assessment. He has received funding from NSF, NASA, Google, and USDA, among others, and has published more than 70 peer-reviewed papers and more than 90 conference contributions. van Aardt is currently a professor in the Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science at the Rochester Institute of Technology, New York.




KEYNOTE: Remote Sensing in Agriculture II

Session Chairs: Vijayan Asari, University of Dayton (United States) and Mohammed Yousefhussien, General Electric Global Research (United States)
11:40 AM – 12:30 PM
Cypress B

This session is jointly sponsored by: Food and Agricultural Imaging Systems 2020, and Imaging and Multimedia Analytics in a Web and Mobile World 2020.


FAIS-151
Practical applications and trends for UAV remote sensing in agriculture, Kevin Lang, PrecisionHawk (United States)

Kevin Lang is general manager of PrecisionHawk’s agriculture business (Raleigh, North Carolina). PrecisionHawk is a commercial drone and data company that uses aerial mapping, modeling, and agronomy platform specifically designed for precision agriculture. Lang advises clients on how to capture value from aerial data collection, artificial intelligence, and advanced analytics in addition to delivering implementation programs. Lang holds a BS in mechanical engineering from Clemson University and an MBA from Wake Forest University.


12:30 – 2:00 PM Lunch

PLENARY: Automotive Imaging

Session Chairs: Jonathan Phillips, Google Inc. (United States) and Radka Tezaur, Intel Corporation (United States)
2:00 – 3:10 PM
Grand Peninsula D

Imaging in the autonomous vehicle revolution, Gary Hicok, NVIDIA Corporation (United States)

Gary Hicok is senior vice president of hardware development at NVIDIA, and is responsible for Tegra System Engineering, which oversees Shield, Jetson, and DRIVE platforms. Prior to this role, Hicok served as senior vice president of NVIDIA’s Mobile Business Unit. This vertical focused on NVIDIA’s Tegra mobile processor, which was used to power next-generation mobile devices as well as in-car safety and infotainment systems. Before that, Hicok ran NVIDIA’s Core Logic (MCP) Business Unit also as senior vice president. Throughout his tenure with NVIDIA, Hicok has also held a variety of management roles since joining the company in 1999, with responsibilities focused on console gaming and chipset engineering. He holds a BSEE from Arizona State University and has authored 33 issued patents.


3:10 – 3:30 PM Coffee Break

Food and Agricultural Imaging

Session Chairs: Mustafa Jaber, NantVision Inc. (United States); Grigorios Tsagkatakis, Foundation for Research and Technology (FORTH) (Greece); and Mohammed Yousefhussien, General Electric Global Research (United States)
3:30 – 5:30 PM
Regency B

3:30FAIS-171
Fish freshness estimation though analysis of multispectral images with convolutional neural networks, Grigorios Tsagkatakis1, Savas Nikolidakis2, Eleni Petra3, Argyris Kapantagakis2, Kriton Grigorakis2, George Katselis4, Nikos Vlahos4, and Panagiotis Tsakalides1; 1Foundation for Research and Technology (FORTH), 2Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, 3Athena Research & Innovation Center, and 4University of Patras (Greece)

3:50FAIS-172
Deep learning based fruit freshness classification and detection with CMOS image sensors and edge processors, Tejaswini Ananthanarayana1,2, Ray Ptucha1, and Sean Kelly2; 1Rochester Institute of Technology and 2ON Semiconductor (United States)

4:10FAIS-173
Smartphone imaging for color analysis of tomatoes, Katherine Carpenter and Susan Farnand, Rochester Institute of Technology (United States)

4:30FAIS-174
Cattle identification and activity recognition by surveillance camera, Haike Guan, Naoki Motohashi, Takashi Maki, and Toshifumi Yamaai, Ricoh Company, Ltd. (Japan)

4:50FAIS-175
High-speed imaging technology for online monitoring of food safety and quality attributes: Research trends and challenges, Seung-Chul Yoon, US Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service (United States)

5:10FAIS-176
A survey on deep learning in food imaging applications, Mustafa Jaber1, Grigorios Tsagkatakis2, and Mohammed Yousefhussien3; 1NantOmics (United States), 2Foundation for Research and Technology (FORTH) (Greece), and 3General Electric Global Research (United States)



5:30 – 7:30 PM Symposium Demonstration Session

Wednesday January 29, 2020

10:00 AM – 3:30 PM Industry Exhibition - Wednesday

10:10 – 11:00 AM Coffee Break

12:30 – 2:00 PM Lunch

PLENARY: VR/AR Future Technology

Session Chairs: Jonathan Phillips, Google Inc. (United States) and Radka Tezaur, Intel Corporation (United States)
2:00 – 3:10 PM
Grand Peninsula D

Quality screen time: Leveraging computational displays for spatial computing, Douglas Lanman, Facebook Reality Labs (United States)

Douglas Lanman is the director of Display Systems Research at Facebook Reality Labs, where he leads investigations into advanced display and imaging technologies for augmented and virtual reality. His prior research has focused on head-mounted displays, glasses-free 3D displays, light-field cameras, and active illumination for 3D reconstruction and interaction. He received a BS in Applied Physics with Honors from Caltech in 2002 and his MS and PhD in Electrical Engineering from Brown University in 2006 and 2010, respectively. He was a senior research scientist at NVIDIA Research from 2012 to 2014, a postdoctoral associate at the MIT Media Lab from 2010 to 2012, and an assistant research staff member at MIT Lincoln Laboratory from 2002 to 2005. His most recent work has focused on developing the Oculus Half Dome: an eye-tracked, wide-field-of-view varifocal HMD with AI-driven rendering.


3:10 – 3:30 PM Coffee Break

Food and Computer Vision

Session Chair: Mustafa Jaber, NantVision Inc. (United States)
4:30 – 5:30 PM
Cypress B

This is a shared listing for a related Imaging and Multimedia Analytics in a Web and Mobile World 2020 Conference sesssion. Refer to the IMAWM Conference program for details.




5:30 – 7:00 PM EI 2020 Symposium Interactive Posters Session

5:30 – 7:00 PM Meet the Future: A Showcase of Student and Young Professionals Research

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Important Dates
Call for Papers Announced 1 April 2019
Journal-first Submissions Due 15 Jul 2019
Abstract Submission Site Opens 1 May 2019
Review Abstracts Due (refer to For Authors page
· Early Decision Ends 15 Jul 2019
· Regular Submission Ends 30 Sept 2019
· Extended Submission Ends 14 Oct 2019
 Final Manuscript Deadlines  
 · Manuscripts for Fast Track 25 Nov 2019
 · All Manuscripts 10 Feb 2020
Registration Opens 5 Nov 2019
Early Registration Ends 7 Jan 2019
Hotel Reservation Deadline 10  Jan 2020
Conference Begins 26 Jan 2020


 
Workshop Chairs
Mustafa Jaber, NantOmics, LLC (United States), Grigorios Tsagkatakis, Institute of Computer Science, FORTH (Greece), and Mohammed Yousefhussien, General Electric Global Research (United States)