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 and computer science research groups.

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.

After four successfull editions in Nottingham, Aberystwyst and Louvain la Neuve, IAMPS 2016 takes place in Angers, France, located in the Loire valley and hosting unique phenotyping facilities with specific interest on seeds and pathogens.
IAMPS 2016 will be located at UFR Sciences of Université d'Angers, 2 boulevard Lavoisier, 49000 Angers. 

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Submission is now over. Registration is open until the 30th July.

We would like to offer the possibility to participants who have registered with no submission for oral presentation to present some of their work as a poster.

Please contact the organizing committee at iamps2016@sciencesconf.org with a title and authors after you have registered. 


The program is now available PROGRAM


Keynote speakers

Laure TOUGNE (Lyon, France)

Provisional title of the talk:  Didactic tree species recognition on Smartphone

Short bio: Laure TOUGNE is Professor of Computer Vision at the university of Lyon (university of Lyon 2, LIRIS laboratory) since 2005. After her PhD in Computer Science in 1997 at the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, she obtained a professor assistant position at the university of Lyon 2 in 1998. Her researches deal with automatic image and video analysis with applications especially in environment. She was head of the ANR ReVeS project (2010-2014). She is head of the Lyon 2 part of LIRIS laboratory.

Webpage: http://liris.cnrs.fr/laure.tougne


Massimo MINERVINI (Lucca, Italia)

Provisional title of the talk: Challenges and opportunities of affordable image-based plant phenotyping

Short bio: Massimo Minervini received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Computer Science from the University of Bari, Italy, in 2008 and 2010, respectively. In 2015 he received the Ph.D. degree in Computer Science and Engineering from IMT School for Advanced Studies, Lucca, Italy, investigating image analysis and compression approaches and a sensing platform for plant phenotyping. He is currently a post-doctoral researcher with the Pattern Recognition and Image Analysis unit at IMT Lucca. His research activity is focused on the design and implementation of an affordable image-based plant phenotyping solution, named Phenotiki, and the development of an application-aware compression algorithm on resource-constrained devices. His research interests include data compression, computer vision, machine learning, and applications to life science.

Webpage: https://www.imtlucca.it/massimo.minervini

Technical events

Visit of Angers’s phenotyping center.

Hands on sessions

  • Phenotikit plant phenotyping in a box by Massimo MINERVINI
  • Image processing with the open source software ImageJ for the analysis of plant tissues by David LEGLAND.


For the second hands on session, participants are invited to bring their own images.

Important dates


Submission open 1 may 2016

Submission dead line 1 june 2016 30 june 2016

Authors notification 1 july 2016 15 july 2016

Registration dead line 15 july 2016 30 july 2016

Workshop 5-6 September 2016

Registration cost

150 euros including proceedings, coffee breaks, lunch, gala dinner. This does not include accomodation.

Some indications on hotels located close to the train station, the place of the dinner Gala in Angers and with simple connection to the place of the workshop by bus.

1 - Hôtel IENA
27 rue Marceau
49100 Angers
Tél. 02 41 87 52 40 - Fax. 02 52 35 01 69
 Prices: http://www.hotel-iena-angers.com/?_pg=tarifs

2 - Hôtel de CHAMPAGNE
34, avenue Denis Papin
49100 Angers
Tel : 02 41 25 78 78
Fax: 02 41 25 78 79
Prices : http://www.hoteldechampagne.com/chambres-climatisees-hotel-angers.html,
3 - Hôtel LE PROGRES
26, rue Denis Papin
49100 Angers
Tél. : 02 41 88 10 14
Fax : 02 41 87 82 93
Email : hotel.leprogres@wanadoo.fr
Web : www.hotelleprogres.com
 Prices: http://www.hotelleprogres.com/fr/tarifs

Organizing committee

 Etienne BELIN (Angers, France), Frédéric COINTAULT (Dijon, France), David ROUSSEAU (Lyon, France), Marie-Françoise GERARD (Angers, France)

Practical information

Address of the conference venue
UFR Sciences de l'Université d'Angers 
Bâtiment L - Amphi L003 
2 boulevard Lavoisier 
49000 Angers 
How to come to the conference venue from Angers train station:
At Angers train station, take buses number 1, 4 and 14 in direction of Belle Beille.
Stop at the station "IUT - Belle Beille".
From Paris: 
By train at Montparnasse train station (1h40)
By car (3h)
Take the exit 15 of the A11 highway in direction of "Angers". Continue on the road D 323, take the exit "Belle-Beille/Université/Angers Technopole. Follow "Angers Technopole". Continue on "Victor Beaussier" boulevard. At the second traffic circle, take on the left on the street "Boulevard Lavoisier" then turn right at the second enter.
From Nantes:
By train at Nantes train station (40 min)
By car (1h)
Take the exit 18 of the A11 highway in direction of "Angers centre/Angers sud/Bouchemaine". Continue on the road D 323, take the exit "Belle Beille/Université/Angers Technopole. Follow "Angers Technopole". Continue on "Victor Beaussier" boulevard. At the second traffic circle, take on the left on the street "Boulevard Lavoisier" then turn right at the second enter.
From Rennes:
By car (2h)
On the road D56, take the exit "ATOLL" and follow "Angers Technopole/Université". Take on the left on "George Morel" street, then, take on the left at the traffic circle on "André le Notre" street. Then take right on "Boulevard Lavoisier". 
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