NTIRE 2018 Challenge on Image Dehazing: Methods and Results

Ancuti C., Ancuti C. O., Timofte R., Van Gool L., Zhang L., Yang M., ...More

IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), Utah, United States Of America, 18 - 22 June 2018, pp.1004-1014 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/cvprw.2018.00134
  • City: Utah
  • Country: United States Of America
  • Page Numbers: pp.1004-1014
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


This paper reviews the first challenge on image dehazing (restoration of rich details in hazy image) with focus on proposed solutions and results. The challenge had 2 tracks. Track 1 employed the indoor images (using I-HAZE dataset), while Track 2 outdoor images (using O-HAZE dataset). The hazy images have been captured in presence of real haze, generated by professional haze machines. I-HAZE dataset contains 35 scenes that correspond to indoor domestic environments, with objects with different colors and specularities. O-HAZE contains 45 different outdoor scenes depicting the same visual content recorded in hazefree and hazy conditions, under the same illumination parameters. The dehazing process was learnable through provided pairs of haze-free and hazy train images. Each track had similar to 120 registered participants and 21 teams competed in the final testing phase. They gauge the state-of-the-art in image dehazing.