IEEE ICME 2023 Grand Challenges PAIR Competition
Activities IEEE ICME 2023 Grand Challenges PAIR Competition
Object detection in the computer vision area has been extensively studied and making tremendous progress in recent years. Furthermore, image segmentation takes it to a new level by trying to find out accurately the exact boundary of the objects in the image. Semantic segmentation is in pursuit of more than just location of an object, going down to pixel level information. However, due to the heavy computation required in most deep learning-based algorithms, it is hard to run these models on embedded systems, which have limited computing capabilities. In addition, the existing open datasets for traffic scenes applied in ADAS applications usually include main lane, adjacent lanes, different lane marks (i.e. double line, single line, and dashed line) in western countries, which is not quite similar to that in Asian countries like Taiwan with lots of motorcycle riders speeding on city roads, such that the semantic segmentation models training by only using the existing open datasets will require extra technique for segmenting complex scenes in Asian countries. Often time, for most of the complicated applications, we are dealing with both object detection and segmentation task. We will have difficulties when accomplish these two tasks in separated models on limited-resources platform.
The goal is to design a lightweight single deep learning model to support multi-task functions, including semantic segmentation and object detection, which is suitable for constrained embedded system design to deal with traffic scenes in Asian countries like Taiwan. We focus on segmentation/object detection accuracy, power consumption, real-time performance optimization and the deployment on MediaTek’s Dimensity Series platform. With MediaTek’s Dimensity Series platform and its heterogeneous computing capabilities such as CPUs, GPUs and APUs (AI processing units) embedded into the system-on-chip products, developers are provided the high performance and power efficiency for building the AI features and applications. Developers can target these specific processing units within the system-on-chip or, they can also let MediaTek NeuroPilot SDK intelligently handle the processing allocation for them.
This competition includes two stages: qualification and final competition.
  1. Qualification competition: all participants submit their answers online. A score is calculated. The top 15 teams would be qualified to enter the final round of the competition.
  2. Final competition: the final score will be evaluated on new MediaTek platform (Dimensity Series) platform for the final score.
    • Regular Awards:
      According to the points of each team in the final evaluation, we select the highest three teams for regular awards.
      Champion:$USD 1500
      1st Runner-up:$USD 1000
      3rd-place:$USD 700
    • Special Award:
      Best INT8 model development Award: $USD 500
      Best overall score in the final competition using INT8 model development

      All the award winners must agree to submit contest paper and attend the IEEE ICME2023 Grand Challenge PAIR Competition Special Session to present their work.
      If the paper failed to submit, or the length of the submitted paper is less than 3 pages, the award would be cancelled.
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