PASCAL Visual Object Classes Recognition Challenge 2009

We are running the PASCAL Visual Object Classes Recognition Challenge again this year. As in 2008 there are 20 object classes. Participants can recognize any or all of the classes, and there are classification, detection and pixel-wise segmentation competitions. (New for 2009, segmentation has been promoted from a “taster” to a full competition.)
There is also a “taster” competition on person layout (detecting head, hands, feet).

The development kit (Matlab code for evaluation, and baseline algorithms) and training data is now available at:

where further details are given. The timetable of the challenge is:

* 15 May 2009: Development kit (training and validation data plus
evaluation software) made available.

* 15 June 2009: Test set made available.

* 7 September 2009. Deadline for submission of results.

* 3 October 2009: Workshop in association with ICCV 2009, Kyoto, Japan.

Mark Everingham
Luc Van Gool
Chris Williams
John Winn
Andrew Zisserman