NTIRE 2020 Challenge on Spectral Reconstruction from an RGB Image

Boaz Arad, Radu Timofte, Ohad Ben-Shahar, Yi-Tun Lin, Graham Finlayson, Shai Givati, Jiaojiao Li, Chaoxiong Wu, Rui Song, Yunsong Li, Fei Liu, Zhiqiang Lang, Wei Wei, Lei Zhang, Jiangtao Nie, Yuzhi Zhao, Lai-Man Po, Qiong Yan, Wei Liu, Tingyu LinYoungjung Kim, Changyeop Shin, Kyeongha Rho, Sungho Kim, Zhiyu Zhu, Junhui Hou, He Sun, Jinchang Ren, Zhenyu Fang, Yijun Yan, Hao Peng, Xiaomei Chen, Jie Zhao, Tarek Stiebel, Simon Koppers, Dorit Merhof, Honey Gupta, Kaushik Mitra, Biebele Joslyn Fubara, Mohamed Sedky, Dave Dyke, Atmadeep Banerjee, Akash Palrecha, Sabarinathan Sabarinathan, K Uma, D Synthiya Vinothini, B Sathya Bama, S M Md Mansoor Roomi

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This paper reviews the second challenge on spectral reconstruction from RGB images, i.e., the recovery of whole- scene hyperspectral (HS) information from a 3-channel RGB image. As in the previous challenge, two tracks were provided: (i) a "Clean" track where HS images are estimated from noise-free RGBs, the RGB images are themselves calculated numerically using the ground-truth HS images and supplied spectral sensitivity functions (ii) a "Real World" track, simulating capture by an uncalibrated and unknown camera, where the HS images are recovered from noisy JPEG-compressed RGB images. A new, larger-than-ever, natural hyperspectral image data set is presented, containing a total of 510 HS images. The Clean and Real World tracks had 103 and 78 registered participants respectively, with 14 teams competing in the final testing phase. A description of the proposed methods, alongside their challenge scores and an extensive evaluation of top performing methods is also provided. They gauge the state-of-the-art in spectral reconstruction from an RGB image.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages17
Publication statusPublished - 28 Jul 2020
Event2020 IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Workshops - Seattle, United States
Duration: 14 Jun 202019 Jun 2020


Conference2020 IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Workshops
Abbreviated titleCVPRW
Country/TerritoryUnited States

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