PASCAL Visual Object Classes Recognition Challenge 2012

We are running the PASCAL Visual Object Classes Recognition Challenge for a final time in its current form this year. There are competitions in object category classification, detection, and segmentation, and still-image action classification. A new taster competition has been introduced on action classification from approximate localization, and there is a taster competition on person layout (detecting head, hands, feet). There is also an associated large scale visual recognition taster competition organized by

We remind users that the PASCAL VOC Challenge evaluation server is available at and is currently providing evaluations and downloads for the VOC 2008-2012 challenges.

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

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

* May 2012: Development kit (training and validation data plus
evaluation software) made available.

* 25 June 2012: Test set made available.

* 23 September 2012. Deadline for submission of results. There will be
no extensions.

* 12 October 2012: Workshop in association with ECCV 2012, Florence.

The workshop will have a new format this year, including talks from participants in the challenge, and invited talks from some of the most influential researchers in visual object recognition. See the workshop page for more

Mark Everingham
Luc Van Gool
Chris Williams
John Winn
Andrew Zisserman