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Shijia Pan <[log in to unmask]>
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Shijia Pan <[log in to unmask]>
Tue, 7 Jan 2020 19:56:00 +0000
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Dear colleagues,

I’d like to draw your attention to AiFi AutoCheckout Competition as part of the CPS-IoT week 2020

Call for Competition: AiFi AutoCheckout Competition

What is AutoCheckout?

AutoCheckout or Autonomous retail has the potential to change the way people perceive shopping in similar way e-commerce did. Autonomous stores could offer the convenience of 24/7 operation close to the customer, eliminate friction (e.g. waiting in line to pay), monitor stock in real-time and better understand human shopping behavior. This competition aims to bring industry and academia closer together by reducing the barrier of entry for researchers to access data and infrastructure. This will allow the community to design new approaches and compare their performance under similar conditions.

About the competition

This competition is going to take place between April 22, 2020 - April 23, 2020, during "CPS-IoT Week 2020”, in Sydney, Australia.
What will you receive: A video feed from 12 cameras inside the store. 3D positons of all humans inside the store. Weight Sensors data from all sensors on the shelves. A trigger that someone entered/exited the store. The layout of the sensors and cameras. The layout of the products in the store. Detailed information about the products.
What will you compute: Upon receiving a trigger informing you a person is exiting the store you will have to provide a list of products (receipt) that the person has exited with.  See the details here<>.

You will be able to test your solution in a store like this:

Your submission

Contesters must submit an abstract describing their approach and deployment requirements by the contest registration deadline. Submissions are treated as confidential until the competition. Submissions must be at most two (2) single-spaced 8.5″ x 11″ pages, including figures, tables, and references. Submission should follow the exact same format as regular, full IPSN 2020 papers. Abstracts should include the names and affiliations of all authors.

Templates can be found here<>.
Abstracts should be sent over email to: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> on or before February 28th, 2020 with the following subject line: 2020 AiFi Nanostore AutoCheckout Competition Submission.


Results are judged based on the F1 accuracy of the receipts generated, and an award will be given to the top 3 teams. The winning teams will receive a cash award up to $1500.

Eligibility Criteria

Both academia and industry submissions are encouraged. All techniques, such as vision-only, sensors only, or sensor fusion, are welcome, except those that require humans’ manual interaction. Contesters will be able to test their algorithms using the “Sample Data”. Check out the data here<>.

Travel Grants

Accepted teams will be eligible for a travel grant. For more information contact: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> (subject [AiFi AutoCheckout Competition] Travel Grant Info Request)

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