International Workshop on Image Analysis Methods for the Plant Sciences

2nd-3rd September 2013, University of Nottingham, Jubilee campus, UK

workshop poster

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 research groups. This workshop builds on the success of the first International Workshop on Image Analysis Methods for the Plant Sciences which took place at Nottingham in September 2012.

The International Workshop on Image Analysis Methods for the Plant Sciences 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.

Topics covered include:

  • Plant science-based image analysis techniques from laboratory to field environments and subcellular to whole plant scales. This includes but is not limited to…
    • 3D reconstruction
    • Image segmentation
    • Modelling motion
    • Modelling growth
    • Shape analysis and classification
    • Colour analysis
  • User interaction and software tools for plant scientists
  • The image analysis-biology pipeline (Imaging and *-omics)
  • Novel and emerging plant imaging techniques
  • Biological challenges for plant image analysis

Keynote speaker: Jason Swedlow (University of Dundee)

Programme: Final programme

Tony Pridmore (University of Nottingham), Andrew French (University of Nottingham) and Hannah Dee (Aberystwyth University)

Susie Lydon, CPIB Outreach Officer,

Venue and schedule:
The workshop will take place at the Jubilee Campus of the University of Nottingham. It will start at 12:00 on Monday 2nd September and finish at 15:30 on Tuesday 3rd September.

Registration, Fee & Deadline:
The fee to attend this workshop is £90. Registration is now closed.

Cancellation policy for participants

Call for abstracts:
Abstracts are invited for oral and poster presentation. Please format your abstract using our abstract template and the guidelines therein, and upload as a pdf on the registration form.

The deadline for abstract submission was the same as for registration: Friday 26th July.

We hope that the workshop will lead to a special issue of the journal Functional Plant Biology, with selected papers from workshop participants.

Delegates are expected to make their own arrangements for accommodation. A list of local accommodation options is provided.