Plants in Computer Vision

Call for papers

New methods in plant biology have led to an explosion in data types and methods of data acquisition, and much of this data is image- or video- based in nature. Computer vision, image analysis and image processing techniques are being applied to more plant data than ever before. 

Inspired by the BVMA Technical Meeting: Plants in Computer Vision, this special issue of Plant Methods calls for contributions of original work on the boundary between computer vision and plant science; specifically concentrating on computer algorithms, methods and systems which analyse plant images, videos and scans.

Suggested topics include:New Content Item © DT images of grape berries,  Dean et al, Plant Methods. 2014;4(10):35​​​​​​​

  • Plant detection and segmentation
  • Plant classification
  • Modelling growth and change
  • Datasets
  • The evaluation of plant-focussed vision systems
  • Shape modelling in plant imaging
  • 3D systems (both multi-view and dedicated capture e.g. laser)
  • Microscopy imaging in the plant domain
  • X-ray, CT and MRI imaging of plants
  • Modelling fine variation between phenotypes
  • From phenotype to genotype: vision systems looking at the biological sciences “pipeline”

The deadline for submissions is 1st August 2017. To submit your manuscript, please use our online submission system, and indicate in your cover letter that you would like the manuscript to be considered for this article collection. If you would like to inquire about the suitability of a manuscript for consideration, please send a pre-submission query to

For more information on how to submit your article to Plant Methods please see our submission guidelines.