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CVPR 2019 Workshop on Computer Vision Problems in Plant Phenotyping (CVPPP 2019)

June 16th, 2019

After the successful CVPPP workshops from recent years at ECCV, BMVC and ICCV, CVPPP this year is held in conjunction with CVPR 2019. The goal of this fifth workshop is to continue to showcase the challenges raised by and extend the state of the art in computer vision for plant phenotyping. Plant phenotyping is the identification of effects on plant structure and function (the phenotype) resulting from genotypic differences (i.e., differences in the genetic code) and the environmental conditions a plant has been exposed to. Knowledge of plant phenotypes is a key ingredient of the knowledge-based bioeconomy, which not only literally helps to feed the world, but is also essential for feed, fibre and fuel production. We want to identify key but unsolved problems, expose the current state-of-the-art, and broaden the field and the community.

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International Workshop of Controlled Environment Phenotyping - A Women in Science Event!

April 8, 2019

Attend in person or remotely to hear Bettina Berger, Carolyn Lawrence-Dill, Marna Yandeau-Nelson and Astrid Junker present on various high-throughput phenotyping topics. Remote access is available via zoom.

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Institute of Biological Engineering Annual Meeting 2019

April 4-7, 2019

The IBE meeting is for engineers and scientists interested in creating new knowledge that provides greater understanding of engineering principles founded from the understanding of biology and that promote advances in design to capture remarkable features of living systems.

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Interest Group on Agricultural Data (IGAD) Meeting

April 1, 2019

The new edition of the IGAD Event at the RDA's 13th Plenary Meeting will be held on 1 April 2019 in Philadelphia (United States). Following the IGAD Meeting in Gaborone on Data Collection: State of the Art, Challenges and Solutions, we would like to focus on the next related topic Agricultural Data Interoperability: Opportunities and Lessons Learnt from Sharing and Re-Using Data. For example, we invite contributions from agricultural open data projects and initiatives to support new analyses, modeling, or decision support tools. Discussion can involve both policy and technical aspects of agricultural data interoperability.

For those interested in actively contributing with a short presentation (15 minutes), please send an e-mail to AIMS@fao.org with the title and brief abstract of your contribution before 22 February 2019. If you would like to attend IGAD, whether or not you would like to present, please confirm your availability at AIMS@fao.org, so we can keep you informed about the agenda.

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PHENOME 2019

February 6-10, 2019

The 3rd annual Phenome conference represents a multidisciplinary community comprising plant biologists, ecologists, engineers, agronomists, computational scientists, and representatives from U.S. federal agencies who come together in a rich and diverse networking environment to foster collaboration, innovation, and the initiation of multi-investigator and multi-institution projects.

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The Midwest Big Data Hub All Hands Meeting in Digital Agriculture sponsored by the National Science Foundation

September 21, 2018

The Midwest Big Data Hub All Hands Meeting in Digital Agriculture sponsored by the National Science Foundation, will be held in Lincoln, NE on September 21, 2018. This is the second year for an event that we expect will become a preeminent regional meeting focused on the methodologies and technologies that enable Digital Agriculture, the associated data challenges, and the resulting insights into complex agricultural and agroecological systems.

The meeting was established by the Midwest Big Data Hub Digital Agriculture Community, a growing network devoted to building partnerships and resources that will address emerging issues in precision agriculture, ecosystem management and services, biosciences, socio-economic impacts, and data-related issues in the agricultural ecosystem. We have several ongoing projects among biologists, engineers, computer scientists, and allies that encompass UAS systems, plant sciences, and the future of education in agriculture. These projects emphasize how we collect and organize data, how we process it, and how we use it to develop statistical and conceptual frameworks to understand complexity in agricultural systems, from molecular to ecological scales. More information can be found at https://digital.ag.iastate.edu/projects and http://midwestbigdatahub.org/.


5th IPPN Imaging webinar - The de.NBI/ELIXIR service "PGP" for phenomics data publication event hosted by the Plant Phenomics network within the Plantae community.

Fri, Apr 6, 2018 10:30 - 11:30 AM (America/New_York)

Check using this link when this webinar is scheduled in your time zone: https://join.me/timezone/1523003400000/1523007000000

Join the meeting using this link: https://join.me/plant-phenotyping

To dial in by phone: check these phone numbers - https://join.me/intphone/536399875/0 Conference ID: 536-399-875 #

Many high throughput phenotyping studies are published which used imaging-based methods to derive plant traits in a quantitative, non-invasive and reproducible manner. However, most of these studies do not give access to raw and result image datasets in the context of experimental metadata. According to the FAIR data management principles, the availability of and sustainable access to imaging datasets is one of the key criteria in the scientific value chain. Supported by the IPK Gatersleben, we herewith announce as pilot the free use of the “Plant Genomics and Phenomics” (PGP) (Arend et al., Database, 2016) data repository as service for IPPN and EMPHASIS partners to publish comprehensive data sets derived from imaging-based high throughput phenotyping experiments. The PGP scalable infrastructure enables to share and publish (imaging) datasets in the range of up to several gigabytes and fulfills the data publication policies of relevant scientific and data journals as well as funding agencies. PGP enables the assignment of permanently citable DOIs for suppl emental datasets or standalone data publications.


2nd Asia-Pacific Plant Phenotyping Conference

March 23 – 25, 2018

Nanjing Agricultural University
Nanjing, China

To promote the most advanced research progress in plant phenotyping, the 2nd Asia-Pacific Plant Phenotyping Conference will be held on March 23-25th, 2018 in Nanjing, a beautiful capital city of six dynasties. We warmly welcome all scientists or representatives who are interested in plant phynotyping to participate!

Event website: appp-con.org

Event flyer: APPP Conference 2018 flyer


March 2018 Plantae Seminar: The Future of Phenomics-Enabled Biology: Key Takeaways from Phenome 2018

12:00 PM EST (5:00 PM GMT), Tuesday, March 6

Carolyn Lawrence-Dill and Joshua Peschel, members of the Phenome 2018 Organizing Committee, will discuss the key takeaways from the Phenome conference that was held earlier this month in Tucson, Arizona.

Phenome 2018 brought together a multidisciplinary community comprising ecologists, engineers, agronomists, computer scientists, and plant biologists. The conference program included preeminent speakers from Asia, Europe, and North America who joined participants in a rich and diverse networking environment designed to foster collaboration, innovation, and the initiation of multi-investigator and multi-institution projects. Phenome 2018 also served as a platform to generate greater understanding about plants and climate change.

Registration is free and open to all, but limited to 200 attendees. Register Here


UPSiE unmanning data Mondays webinar series on UAS in Digital Agriculture! Supported by NSF and the Midwest Big Data Hub

See digitalag.org/ for details about upcoming webinars and how to connect.


Phenome 2018

February 14 – 17, 2018

Tuscon, AZ

The 2nd annual Phenome 2018 conference will bring together a multidisciplinary community comprising plant biologists, ecologists, engineers, agronomists, computer scientists, and representatives from U.S. federal agencies in a rich and diverse networking environment to foster collaboration, innovation, and the initiation of multi-investigator and multi-institution projects. Phenome 2018 will also serve as a platform to generate greater understanding about plants and climate change. The conference will bring together preeminent speakers from Asia, Europe, and North America.

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The Plant Phenome Journal Webinar with Dr. Kari Hugie

Monday, February 5, 2018

The next The Plant Phenome Journal (TPPJ) webinar will be Monday, February 5, 2018 12 pm EST / 11am CST (5:00 pm GMT) (1st Monday of the month, as every month except due to holidays)

Dr. Kari Hugie from USDA ARS will be presenting on her accepted TPPJ paper “Using experimental design and spatial analyses to improve the precision of NDVI estimates in upland cotton field trials”

No registration is necessary. Dr. Hugie’s USDA research profile website is at https://www.ars.usda.gov/people-locations/person?person-id=51435

First Look of this article is now available online and Open Access, as are all TPPJ articles.

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The Plant Phenome Journal Webinar with Ace Pugh

Monday, January 8, 2018

The Plant Phenome Journal (TPPJ) sponsored webinar for Monday, January 8, 2018 12 pm EST / 11am CST (5:00 pm GMT) (2nd Monday due to the holidays), is N. Ace Pugh from Texas A&M is presenting on his accepted TPPJ paper “Temporal Estimates of Crop Growth in Sorghum and Maize Breeding Enabled by Unmanned Aerial Systems”. No registration is necessary. Ace is a PhD student in Dr. William Rooney’s lab and the first author on the paper that arose from the TAMU UASAG project.

First Look of this article is now available online and Open Access, as are all TPPJ articles.

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II Latin-American Conference on Plant Phenotyping & Phenomics for Plant Breeding

September 20 – 22, 2017

São Carlos, SP, Brazil

From September 20 to 22, 2017, Brazil will host the Second Latin American Conference on Plant Phenotyping and Phenomics for Plant Breeding. In addition to the exchange of experts and presentations of new technologies, the conference will consolidate the initiatives of the first edition held at the University of Talca, Chile, among which are the sedimentation of the Latin American Plant Phenotyping Network (LatPPN).

The conference is being organized by Embrapa with financial support from National Counsel of Technological and Scientific Development (CNPq) and technical support from the research group "Brazilian Network of Plant Phenotyping", the Brazilian Society of Plant Physiology (SBFV), and renowned international institutions working on the theme.

The event will cover the topics: plant phenotyping in the field, new non-invasive technologies, and phenotyping for crop improvement. The submission deadline is April 30th. Get involved!

Event website: www.cnpdia.embrapa.br/eventos/laphpb/


IPPN Affordable Phenotyping Workshop

May 15 – 17, 2017

Jülich, Germany

Event website: www.plant-phenotyping.org/IPPN_Affordable_Phenotyping_Workshop_May-2017


International Plant & Animal Genome Conference:
PAG XXV Workshop: Technologies and applications in digital plant phenotyping

January 17, 2017


San Diego, California, USA

In this workshop, the North American Plant Phenotyping Network (NAPPN) will provide a venue for researchers to learn the “who’s who,” and “what’s what” in phenotyping technology from researchers using the latest techniques and vendors representing >80% of the phenotyping market. Two high impact keynotes plus five scientific lightning talks will highlight applications of phenomics technology in plant science research. Sponsoring companies will present five-minute briefs on their latest successes and future directions.

Digital phenomic data is crucial to fully benefit from the advances in genetic analysis and molecular engineering. However, the evolution from manual to digital and high throughput phenotyping proves to be difficult. Choosing where to start and understanding possibilities of the latest developments is a scientific discipline in itself. This workshop will provide space to accelerate inspiration, matchmaking and implementation of these cutting edge technologies by breeders and scientists into their day-to-day operations. It is a great opportunity to learn more about plant phenotyping applications, concepts and commercial state of the art technologies.

If you are interested in presenting a five-minute lightning talk on a cutting-edge application of digital phenotyping technology, send a brief abstract (200 words or less) to the NAPPN before 12-Dec, 2016.

Event website: www.intlpag.org


4th International Plant Phenotyping Symposium

December 13 – 15, 2016


International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT)
El Batan, Texcoco, México

Event website: www.cimmyt.org/event/4th-international-plant-phenotyping-symposium/


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