The goal is to
seamlessly stitch randomly torn paper documents in an automated
fashion. The state of the art can
handle up to 50 torn pieces. The challenge is to come up with an innovative algorithm that could potentially handle more pieces, or implement existing algorithms in a faster way. The training dataset would be provided, and the test dataset would be used to compare entries. The training dataset would contain the original document as well as the torn pieces.
The method has
innumerable applications in the fields of information forensics,
heritage preservation etc.
If you intend to enter then please register. Registration information, details of data etc are provided below.
15, 2008 Last date for
submission of results
September 15, 2008 Results communicated to participants
Here are two
papers which describe two exisiting approaches to the problem.
1. A. Biswas, P. Bhowmick, and B. B. Bhattacharya,
of Torn Documents Using Contour Maps, In Proc. ICIP 2005, III:517-520.
2. L Zhu, Z Zhou and D Hu, Globally Consistent Reconstruction of Ripped-Up Documents, IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, Volume 30 , Issue 1 (January 2008)
ONLY REGISTERED ENTRIES
WILL BE ALLOWED TO SUBMIT CODE IN COMPETITION.
Note that you may
register for and enter the competition even if you do not plan to
attend ICVGIP 2008
Once you've registered,
we can then inform you of any updates.
Please send an email
to <firstname.lastname@example.org> with the following
information by July 15, 2008. The subject of email should be ICVGIP HP
Competition. You will be provided a
login and password once you register.
2. email (only one)
Submitting Your Entry
1. Only registered teams are allowed to
submit their entries.
2. Submission should include the following:
i. Code and executable of the algorithm in prescribed platform and language.
ii. A description of the algorithm in pdf or word or text format.
iii. Registration fee of Rs. 250/-
iv. A declaration form.
Prescribed Languages for Code Submission:
Registration fee should be payed as Bank
Draft in favor of - ICVGIP 2008 payable at Kharagpur
The draft should be mailed to:
Prof. P K Biswas
Organizing Chair ICVGIP 2008
Dept. of Electronics and Telecommunication Engg.
IIT Kharagpur 721302
Along with the draft the particpants should
mail a signed version of the following declaration.
"We hereby certify that the code submitted
by us for the HP Competition at ICVGIP 2008 has not been plagiarised
from any sources. We also grant judges the authority to examine
the code for benefiting the judgement of winners."
Signature of all Members of Team
Winners will be decided based on accuracy,
efficiency and novelty. Decision of the judges is final.