This workshop assesses current evaluation procedures for object detection, highlights their shortcomings and opens discussion for possible improvements.

Through a focus on evaluation using challenges, the object detection community has been able to quickly identify which methods are effective by examining performance metrics. However, as this technological boom progresses, it is important to assess whether our evaluation metrics and procedures adequately align with how object detection will be used in practical applications. Quantitative results should be easily reconciled with a detector’s performance in applied tasks. This workshop provides a forum to discuss these ideas and evaluate whether current standards meet the needs of the object detection community.

In addition, this workshop is hosting the latest iteration of the Probabilistic Object Detection (PrOD) Challenge which requires competitors to estimate semantic and spatial uncertainty.

Online Workshop Details: 28th August 2020

Due to the current COVID-19 crisis, ECCV is going to be held online with pre-recorded video presentations and two interactive sessions. You can also check the latet details from the ECCV COVID updates page here.

Please note that to access the videos and interactive sessions you will need to be registered for ECCV 2020. An early registration fee rate can be applied to authors of accepted papers.

Video Presentations

We plan to have 45 min presentations by invited speakers and shorter (max 10 min) videos from contributed papers and PrOD Challenge competitors. All videos should be submitted by August 16th and will be made available to view through ECCV on August 21st.

Please note that video presentations will not be made publicly available until after the ECCV 2020 conference.

Planned presenters:

Interactive Sessions

We have 2 seperate interactive sessions where ECCV delegates can talk with our invited speakers, accepted paper authors, and workshop organizers. Each session will be an interactive panel with questions submitted by members of the community either within the session or in advance through Slido (see link below). Note you require ECCV registration to access the interactive sessions.

Submit questions for the panel to discuss

Please make sure if you have a question for a specific panel member that you address them in your question.

Session 1 28th August 00:00-02:00 UTC+1 - Expected Participants

Session 2 28th August 08:00-10:00 UTC+1 - Expected Participants

Call for Papers

We invite authors to contribute papers to the workshop. Topics of interest comprise, but are not limited to:

Author Instructions:

Participate in the Competition

To participate in the competition, and for more information around the data and submission format, please go to our Codalab Page.

Our challenge requires participants to detect objects in video data (from high-fidelity simulation). As a novelty, our evaluation metric rewards accurate estimates of spatial and semantic uncertainty using probabilistic bounding boxes. We developed a new probability-based detection quality (PDQ) evaluation measure for this challenge, please see the arxiv paper for more details.

Submissions must be accompanied by a paper following the guidelines above explaining the method and external data used. Top performing submissions from the challenge will be invited to present their methods for the workshop.

Important Dates


The workshop organisers are with the Australian Centre for Robotic Vision

David Hall
Queensland University of Technology
Niko Sünderhauf
Queensland University of Technology
Feras Dayoub
Queensland University of Technology
Gustavo Carneiro
University of Adelaide
Chunhua Shen
University of Adelaide