[visionlist] Challenge on image super-resolution at NTIRE workshop @ CVPR 2017

Apologies for multiple copies**********************************Call For Participation:NTIRE: New Trends in Image Restoration and Enhancement Challenge on Example-based Single-Image Super-Resolutionstarted February 14th, 2017 via Codalab platform.http://ift.tt/2kxidDa organizes two parallel challenge tracks on Example-based Single-Image Super-Resolution=Track 1: `bicubic’ downscaling (Matlab imresize)  – a commonly employed setup in the literature.

The `bicubic’ setup allows for easy deployment of the recent published super-resolution methods.
=Track 2: `unknown’ downgrading operators – but with available train data of low and high res corresponding images. The `unknown’ setup constrains the participants to work with the provided train data and to develop robust solutions to learn from a limited set of examples.
The challenge aims to gauge the state-of-the-art, to compare and to promote different solutions with the new DIV2K dataset.=DIV2K – a newly collected dataset of DIVerse 2K resolution images (2048x[unspecified] pixel images) will be released with the NTIRE challenge. DIV2K dataset is divided into 80%/10%/10% for train/validation/test, resp.

For each track the low res images are generated and provided to the registered participants for x2, x3, and x4 downscaling factors.

Details about NTIRE challenge and links to its 6 competitions (2 tracks X 3 downscaling factors) can be found at:  http://ift.tt/2kxf5HN
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Important Dates ____________

2017.02.14 Release of train data (low-res and high-res images) and validation data (only low-res)

2017.02.25 Validation server online

2017.03.20 Final test data release (only low-res), validation data (high-res) released, validation server closed

2017.03.31 Test high-res results submission deadline

2017.04.03 Fact sheets submission deadline

2017.04.03 Code submission deadline

2017.04.10 Final test results release to the participants

2017.04.24 Paper submission deadline for top entries from the challenge

2017.07.21 NTIRE workshop and challenge on example-based
single-image super-resolution, results and award ceremony (@ CVPR 2017,
Honolulu, Hawaii)

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The top ranking participants will be invited to submit papers to NTIRE workshop and to be co-authors of the challenge report paper.
For more details please visit: http://ift.tt/2kxf5HN ____________

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