Event-Based Vision Camera Application Idea and Algorithm Contest for Students and Researchers Begins on April 10!

April 3, 2024

This is a translation of the original Japanese information for internal use and reference purpose only.

CenturyArks Co., Ltd. (Minato-ku, Tokyo; President: Takeshi Saito) is pleased to announce that we hold a contest for students and researchers to challenge to come up with ideas and algorithms for the utilization of SilkyEvCam®, an event-based vision camera that captures only changes in luminance. Entry will be accepted from Wednesday, April 10, 2024. 

This contest is a new step forward in the field of image processing. Entrants will demonstrate the results of their studies and research to date and use an event-based vision camera to solve familiar and social problems with a new approach that is not available with conventional frame cameras. In addition, a seminar for those who will be using this camera for the first time will be held. 

Contest outline

Entry and Submission Periods (Japan Time, JST)

Entry period: Wednesday. April 10, 2024 – Wednesday. July 31, 2024

Submission period: Monday. July 1, 2024Tuesday. September 10, 2024

*The contest entrant (or the entrant representative if entering as a team or group) will be loaned one of Turnkey package of SilkyEvCam® (VGA), an entry-level model of the SilkyEvCam®.

Details of the Event-based Vision Camera, SilkyEvCam®: https://centuryarks.com/en/about-evcam/

*If the total number of entries reaches the expected number, we may closed the entry even during the entry period.

Eligible entrants
・University students/garaduate students, technical college students, vocational college students and their student teams
・Young researchers/research teams from universities/colleges, related institutions and other research organizations

Contents to be required to submit for this contest
1) Idea and Algorithms of the apllication using event-based vision camera “SilkyEvCam®”
2) Video(s) and/or prototype(s) (implemented work) delivered from above item 1)
*Situations/scenes/methods with utilizing the application are also proposed and included in submissions.

Awards and Prizes
・[Grand Prize]        Number of Awards:1
Prize money of 100,000 Japanese yen and winner's submitting work will be posted on a specialized magazine, etc.
・[Award of Excellence]          Number of Awards:1
Prize money of 50,000 Japanese yen and winner's submitting work will be posted on a specialized magazine, etc.
・[CenturyArks Award]            Number of Awards:1
Prize money of 30,000 Japanese yen

The results is scheduled to announce in the end of November or early December, 2024.

Please refer to the Contest Guidelines for details such as on how to entry/submit, judging criteria and notes, etc.
The forms and information materials such as the Entry form and the Idea and Algorithm sheet will be uploaded on this webpage.

[Contest Guidelines]PDF

[Entry Form]
PDF https://centuryarks.com/en/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/Entry_Form2024.pdf
Word https://centuryarks.com/en/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/Entry_Form2024.docx

[Letter of Consent]PDF
(If the entrant is under 18 years old, the Letter of Consent signed by a parent or guardian is required.)
PDF https://centuryarks.com/en/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/Letter_of_Consent2024.pdf

For the beginners of the event-based vision camera

◇"Event-Based Vision Camera Basic" seminar will be held. 
We will hold the "Event Base Vision Camera Basic" seminar (in Japanese) where you can learn how this camera works, its features and basic usage.
For details on how to apply, please click here

April Schedule| 4:00p.m.- 5:00p.m. April 17, 2024 (Wed.) (Japan Time, JTS)
Venue:| Centuryarks Head Office, 
Location| 3-13-1 Nishiazabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0031
*The seminar is planned to hold on line siultaniously.
*Datd tme are subject to change.
*We will announce the dates and times after May on our website.

◇In addition, a video, ”Start-up Guide", introducing this camera and how to install the software is available on YouTube. Please take a look. 
(This video is also in Japanese.)

CenturyArks channel on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@user-hi9ce6ir4f

[Contact Information]
-About this event
E-mail: pr@centuryarks.com / Tel: +81-3-6804-5752
-About our products
Please use an inquiry form (https://centuryarks.com/en/contact/) on our official website or send an e-mail to ca_sales@centuryarks.com.