Camera-ready instructions

Submissions

Camera-ready instructions

Instructions for preparing and submitting camera-ready papers can be found at the links below.
Google doc link to instructions: (link)
Link to a pdf of the instructions: (link)

Questions regarding camera-ready submissions, please contact the publications chair, Eric Mortensen [enmortensen (at) gmail (dot) com].

Registration

Attending

Online registration is available here

Early registration ends on December 7, 2018, 11:59pm EST.

Every paper must have at least one author registered by the camera-ready deadline, November 20, 2018. This can be a student author and one person can register multiple papers as long as that person is a co-author on each of the papers.

All Passport Registrations include: Admission to all technical sessions, any tutorials and workshops, daily refreshment breaks, dinner buffets, and access to the digital download proceedings (contains all workshops).

Early Registration (until Dec. 7) Late Registration
IEEE Member $550 USD $650
IEEE Student Member $425 $525
IEEE Life Member $425 $525
Non-Member $675 $780
Student Non-Member $525 $630
Workshop only* IEEE $200 $200
Workshop only* Non-Member $300 $300

*The Workshop only pass is valid for one day of admission to workshops on January 7th or January 11th. It does not include main conference sessions.

Join IEEE at http://www.ieee.org/, IEEE Computer Society at http://www.computer.org/

Obtaining Visa Letters of Invitation

Email and 1st class US mail (no tracking) is free. Express mail service is $62 ‚Äď see optional items page during registration. IF you need a letter of invitation to apply for a US visa, please send the following to Veronica Eisenbart <veronica AT ctocevents DOT com>:

  • Your FULL name, including salutation (Mr, Ms, Mrs).
  • The paper title and number (include name of workshop if applicable).
  • Whether you want a hard copy or an email document. E-mail is preferred.
  • Your Full mailing address or email address as appropriate.
  • Your registration confirmation number (ie. Reference number).

We will not issue visa letters without confirmation that you have registered and paid. Please know that your letter will be turned around as quickly as possible. Any fraudulent requests will be reported to the proper authorities.

Refund Policy¬†‚Äď All refund requests must be made via email to Nicole<nicole AT ctocevents DOT com>. All cancellations will be subject to a cancellation fee of $50. NO REFUNDS will be made after December 28, 2018 at 11:59 EST. However, you are allowed to change the name on the registration without penalty.

Updating a Registration

You can update your registration or make a substitution‚Äď click the link above, select ‚ÄúChange your Existing Registration‚ÄĚ, enter your email and password. Then select ‚Äúcontinue‚ÄĚ.

Questions

Please direct any questions to Nicole Bumpus Finn<nicole AT ctocevents DOT com>

Sponsors/Exhibitors

Calls

There are several levels of corporate sponsorship available to you:

Platinum Level ($8,000 & above)

  • 6 free full passport registrations
  • Sponsorship of an award
  • 2 free exhibition/recruiting spaces with 8‚Ä≤ skirted tables
  • Logo on the WACV website, in the program and proceedings
  • Special recognition during banquet and other ceremonies

Gold Level ($4,000)

  • 3 free full passport registrations
  • Free exhibition/recruiting space with an 8‚Ä≤ skirted table
  • Logo on the WACV website, in the program and proceedings
  • Special recognition during banquet and other ceremonies

Silver Level ($2,000)

  • 2 free full passport registrations (or 1 free full passport registration with free exhibit/recruiting space with an 8‚Ä≤ skirted table)
  • Logo on the WACV website, in the program and proceedings
  • Special recognition during banquet and other ceremonies

Bronze Level ($1,000)

  • 1 free full passport registration
  • Logo on the WACV website, in the program and proceedings
  • Special recognition during banquet and other ceremonies

Sponsorship of the awards will be recognized during the conference and we will invite the sponsoring party to present the award.

Exhibition / Recruiting Tables

We have additional exhibit or recruiting tables available for purchase. They will be strategically placed throughout the conference facility to foster interaction between exhibitors and conference attendees. Tables will be staffed during the poster sessions during the conference. Additional tables are $1000.

Promotional Materials

This year we are also exploring the idea of distributing promotional items (lanyards, tote bags, T-shirts etc.) with the conference material. You can have your company name and logo on these materials. The sponsorship is available for the following materials via a bidding process with the starting bids mentioned below.

T-shirts (long-sleeved):                   $5K

T-shirts (short-sleeved):                 $3.5K

Tote bags:                                         $2K

Lanyards:                                           $1.5K

Finally, we can tailor sponsorship based on your request as well. We can channelize your donation to student travel grants and other student activities as you prefer. We also have opportunities for sponsoring drink tickets for the evening buffet dinners.

To sign-up as a sponsor, please send me an email at fatih.porikli@huawei.com the following information:

  1. The donation level (you can make payments much later via credit card, check, and wire transfer),
  2. A logo (and URL to your company) in case you have not sponsored WACV it in the past.

Sponsor logo will appear as soon as the support is confirmed. Logos will be listed with respect to the donation amounts and sign-up dates.

Authors

Submissions

Paper Preparation

For review, a complete paper should be submitted using the¬†for_review¬† format and the guidelines provided in the author kit. All reviews are double-blind, so please be careful not to include any identifying information including the authors’ names or affiliations. All papers should be submitted as PDF files (10 MB maximum).

Accepted papers will be allocated 8 pages in the proceedings. Please note that References/Bibliography at the end of the paper will NOT count toward the aforementioned page limit. That is, a paper can be up to 8 pages + the references.

WACV 2019 Author Kit [zip]

WACV 2019 CMT Site [url]  (CMT is now accepting second round submissions Рdeadline Sept 21, 2018 Р11.59pm Pacific Time).

Supplemental Materials

You may also submit supplemental materials to assist with the review. These may include videos, additional images or other results, or appendices. Please note that the submitted paper should be as self-contained as possible and that these materials should supplement not complete the content of the paper.

All supplemental materials must be zipped into a single file, or you may submit a single PDF file for non-video materials. In either case, the maximum file allowed size for the supplemental materials is 30 MB.

Two Round Review Process

Like previous years, WACV 2019 will follow the two-round of review process that is similar to journal submissions to provide the authors with an additional chance of defending and revising their papers, to make the best use of reviewers’ time, and to achieve an overall quality consistency among the accepted papers.

For the Round 2 deadline authors may:

  1. Submit a new, previously not submitted paper.
  2. Submit a revised paper that was submitted in Round 1 and was encouraged for revision and resubmission. These papers will be assigned the same AC and reviewers as the first round.
  3. Submit a paper that was rejected in Round 1. These papers will be mostly treated as a new paper, with a new AC and reviewers. However, the revised version is required to be substantially improved or it may be rejected again without significant review.

Papers that were accepted in Round 1 should be not resubmitted or revised at this point. Final versions of these papers will be due on November 20th, 2018, at the same time as accepted papers from Round 2.

Instructions for Round 2 Submissions

These instructions apply to new submissions to round 2:

  • Because we are using a new version of the CMT system, we are currently waiting on the CMT support to create
    a new track called Second Round Submissions . Once this is created (hopefully no later than Sep 5), you
    will be able to create new papers in this track for submission. Please follow the instructions above under paper preparation.
  • The deadline for second round submissions is Sep 21, 2018 – 11.59pm Pacific Time.

Instructions for Papers Invited for Resubmission to the 2nd Round

Please note the following instructions do NOT apply to new papers submitted to the second round.
These instructions are only for papers that have undergone the review in the first round and the decision
was “Invite for Resubmission”
.

  • Because we are using a new version of the CMT system, we are currently waiting on the CMT support to create
    a track called First Round Submissions . Once this is created (hopefully no later than Sep 5), your existing paper will be found in the First Round Submission track. There will be an option in this track for you to submit a revised manuscript.
  • You should revise your original paper based on the reviewer’s comments and upload a new version. Please
    keep the same paper ID. We will try our best to assign your revised paper to the same area chair and same reviewers.
  • IMPORTANT: In addition to your revised manuscript, you should prepare a ‘rebuttal and list of changes’ writeup that should be appended
    to the end of your PDF. The page limit for the ‘rebuttal and list of changes’ is two pages. These two pages
    do not count against the manuscripts page length.
  • See the following links for instructions on how to append pages (e.g., your rebuttal and list of changes) to a PDF.
    • Using Adobe Acrobat (link)
    • Using an online service (link)
  • The deadline for revised papers is the same for all second round papers, Sep 21, 2018 – 11.59pm Pacific Time.

Other Policies

All papers submitted for WACV must represent original, unpublished work.

Dual submission elsewhere is not permitted.

By submitting a manuscript to WACV, the authors assert that it has not been previously published in substantially similar form. An arXiv.org paper is not counted as a previously published paper because it cannot be rejected. A university technical report is also not counted as a prior publication because it is typically not peer reviewed.Furthermore, no paper which contains significant overlap with the contributions of this paper either has been or will be submitted during the WACV 2019 review period to either a journal or any conference (including WACV 2019) or any workshop. Papers violating this condition will be rejected.

If there are papers that may appear to the reviewers to violate this condition, then it is your responsibility to: (1) cite these papers (preserving anonymity), (2) argue in the body of your paper why your WACV paper is non-trivially different from these concurrent submissions, and (3) include anonymized versions of those papers in the supplemental material.

All work submitted to WACV is considered confidential until the papers appear.  Note the conference will be publishing electronically, about 2 weeks before the conference, so plan any patent dates accordingly.

WACV’s Move to Open Access

WACV2019 is committed to providing an open-access version of each
paper.  We are negotiating with IEEE on how that will be done. Authors may be
required to reformat their paper for the open-access variant of the paper and
upload this version on the conference designated open-access site.

Call for Papers

Calls

Important Dates

Round 1 submissions:  June 29, 2018 Р11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Round 1 submissions:  July 3, 2018 Р11:59pm (Pacific Time) [submission deadline has been extended]
Round 2 submissions: September 21, 2018 – 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Recent efforts in computer vision have demonstrated impressive successes on a variety of real-world challenges. WACV conferences provide a forum for computer vision researchers working on practical applications to share their latest developments. WACV 2019 solicits high-quality, original submissions describing research on computer vision applications. Unlike other vision conferences, WACV emphasizes papers on systems and applications with significant, interesting vision components. Authors are encouraged to submit applications papers, as well as more traditional algorithms papers.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Early and Biologically-Inspired Vision
  • Segmentation and Grouping
  • Object Recognition
  • Scene Understanding
  • Statistical Methods and Learning
  • 3-D Modeling
  • Motion Processing
  • Stereo Processing
  • Virtual and Augmented Reality
  • Medical Imaging / Imaging for Bioinformatics
  • Large Scale Vision Applications
  • Vision for Aerial / Drone / Underwater / Ground Vehicles
  • Infrared Imaging
  • Hyperspectral Imaging
  • Biometrics
  • Document Analysis
  • Image/Video Indexing and Retrieval
  • Remote Sensing
  • Real-time Tracking
  • Face Processing
  • Human Motion Analysis/Capture
  • Action Recognition
  • Gesture Recognition
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Security/Surveillance
  • Vision for Robotics
  • Industrial Inspection
  • Computational Photography
  • Vision for Graphics
  • Evaluation and Comparison of Vision Algorithms
  • Open Source Software for Computer Vision
  • Image Compression
  • Vision Systems and Applications
  • Multimedia Applications
  • Vision and Languages

During submission, authors must indicate whether their paper is for the applications or the algorithms track. Reviewing criteria will be different for the two tracks, with applications papers evaluated on systems-level innovation, novelty of the domain and comparative assessment. Algorithms papers will be evaluated according to the standard conference criteria including algorithmic novelty and quantified evaluation against current, alternative approaches.

As in previous years, WACV 2019 will employ a two-round review process that is similar to journal submissions. New papers can be submitted in either the first or the second round. The primary benefit of submitting in the first round is that submissions can be encouraged for revision/re-submission, enabling authors to address reviewer concerns and significantly improve their work for the second round.  Note,  due to the two round submission process, WACV 2019 will not have a rebuttal period.  Authors should keep this in mind if submitting only to the second round.

Call for Workshops

Calls

The 2019 IEEE Winter Conference of Applications on Computer Vision (WACV 2019) will host two days of workshops on January 7 and 11, 2019, before and after the main conference, in Waikoloa Village, Hawaii. We invite workshop proposals that focus on topics related to computer vision and its applications, interdisciplinary themes with other scientific and application areas, as well as emerging challenges or competitions.

The format, style, and content of accepted workshops are under the control of the workshop organizers and largely autonomous from the main conference. Workshop organizers are expected to manage their technical programs, invite experts in the domain, and maintain a website for the workshop. Workshop registration and logistics will be handled by the main conference.

Important Dates

  • Workshop proposal deadline: Fri. Aug 10, 2018 (11:59pm PST)
  • Acceptance notification: Mon., Aug 20, 2018
  • Workshop submissions due (suggested): Oct 31, 2018
  • Workshop author notification (suggested): Nov 21, 2018
  • Workshop camera ready deadline (firm): Dec 3, 2018

Submission Instructions

Proposals should clearly specify the following:

  • Workshop title, topic and tentative call for papers
  • Motivation, impact, and expected outcomes
  • Brief bios of organizers (including email and web pages)
  • Tentative program committee
  • Format (select either half or full day) and preliminary schedule
  • Tentative invited speakers
  • Estimated number of submissions and attendees
  • Plans (if any) for a special journal issue or book

Workshop proposals should be submitted in PDF via email to the Workshops Chair (hassner@openu.ac.il). Proposals will be evaluated by the workshop chair and conference organizers, with an eye towards selecting high-quality workshops on a diverse set of topics that will inform and inspire the community.

Contact

For questions and concerns, please contact

Tal Hassner
hassner@openu.ac.il
Workshops Chair WACV 2019

Call for Tutorials

Calls

Proposals for tutorials to be held in conjunction with WACV 2019 are encouraged. The tutorials will be held on Monday January 7th, 2019.  Main conference registration will include tutorials.

Important Dates

  • Tutorial proposal deadline: October 5, 2018
  • Acceptance notification: October 15, 2018

Organization

The ideal tutorial should attract a wide audience, and should be broad enough to provide a gentle introduction to the chosen research area, but should also cover the most important contributions in depth. Tutorial materials will be made available by the presenters on their website prior to the conference. Tutorial registration will be handled centrally by the main conference.

Submission Instructions

Proposals should have at most three pages and clearly specify the following:

  • Tutorial title and presenters
  • Rational for the tutorial and target audience
  • Outline of topics to be presented, including estimates for time devoted to each topic.
  • The proposal should indicate preference for half-day (9am-12pm) or extended ¬†half day tutorial (9am-2pm).
  • Presenter bios and web pages; list of publications in tutorial topics
  • Presentation requirements (multimedia, etc.)
  • Sample slides (optional)

Tutorial proposals should be submitted in PDF format (up to 3 pages) to the email address below by the due date. Proposals will be evaluated by the tutorial chair and conference organizers, with an eye towards selecting high-quality tutorials on a diverse set of topics that will inform and inspire the community.

Contact

Jana Kosecka
kosecka@gmu.edu
Tutorial Chair WACV 2019

Authors

Submissions

The paper submission deadlines are listed on the dates page and will NOT be changed. Both POSTER and a 5 minute ORAL presentation are REQUIRED, see Presenter Instructions for details.

Author kit with Microsoft Word and Latex templates: [zip]

CMT site for submission is now online: https://cmt.research.microsoft.com/WACV2018/

For questions related to your papers, reviews, and publication process please contact the organizers through the CMT site.

Extra Page Policy

For WACV 2018 the organizers have decided NOT to charge authors the extra page fees but fold them into the registration fees. The overall registration cost for members is lower this year than the last, because of the lower costs of the venue. However, the registration cost for students ended up being slightly higher this year than that from last year.

Paper Preparation

For review, a complete paper should be submitted using the for_review format and the guidelines provided in the author kit. All reviews are double-blind, so please be careful not to include any identifying information including the authors names or affiliations. All papers should be submitted as PDF files (10 MB maximum).

Accepted papers will be allocated 8 pages in the proceedings. Please note that References/Bibliography at the end of the paper will NOT count toward the aforementioned page limit. That is, a paper can be up to 8 pages + the references.

WACV 2018 Author Kit [zip]

Supplemental Materials

You may also submit supplemental materials to assist with the review. These may include videos, additional images or other results, or appendices. Please note that the submitted paper should be as self-contained as possible and that these materials should supplement not complete the content of the paper.

All supplemental materials must be zipped into a single file, or you may submit a single PDF file for non-video materials. In either case, the maximum file allowed size for the supplemental materials is 10 MB.

Two Round Review Process

Like previous years WACV 2018 will follow the two-round of review process that is similar to journal submissions to provide the authors with additional chance of defending and revising their papers, to make the best use of reviewers’ time, and to achieve an overall quality consistency among the accepted papers.

For the Round 2 deadline authors may:

  1. Submit a new, previously not submitted paper.
  2. Submit a revised paper that was submitted in Round 1 and was encouraged for revision and resubmission. These papers will be assigned the same AC and reviewers as the first round.
  3. Submit a paper that was rejected in Round 1. These papers will be mostly treated as a new paper, with a new AC and reviewers. However, the revised version is required to be substantially improved or it may be rejected again without significant review.

Papers that were accepted in Round 1 should be not resubmitted or revised at this point. Final versions of these papers will be due in January, at the same time as accepted papers from Round 2.

Instructions for Round 2 Resubmissions

Please note the following instructions do NOT apply to new papers submitted in Round 2. For the resubmission of papers from Round 1 (both rejected and encouraged for revision/resubmission), please follow these instructions:

  • In the submission process, please indicate that the paper is a resubmission and include the Round 1 paper number in the appropriate field. The CMT system will ask for this and we will also verify. Providing incorrect information might lead to a rejection.
  • We strongly encourage the authors to prepare a ‚Äėrebuttal and list of changes‚Äô in response to the reviewers‚Äô comments from Round 1.
  • The ‚Äėrebuttal and list of changes‚Äô should be appended to the paper pdf. Please do not submit your rebuttal as a supplementary material.
  • The page limit for the ‚Äėrebuttal and list of changes‚Äô is 2. This is in addition to the body of the resubmitted paper.

Other Policies

All papers submitted for WACV must represent original, unpublished work.

Dual submission elsewhere is not permitted.

By submitting a manuscript to WACV, the authors assert that it has not been previously published in substantially similar form. An arXiv.org paper is not counted as a previously published paper because it cannot be rejected. A university technical report is also not counted as a prior publication because it is typically not peer reviewed.Furthermore, no paper which contains significant overlap with the contributions of this paper either has been or will be submitted during the WACV 2018 review period to either a journal or any conference (including WACV 2018) or any workshop. Papers violating this condition will be rejected.

If there are papers that may appear to the reviewers to violate this condition, then it is your responsibility to: (1) cite these papers (preserving anonymity), (2) argue in the body of your paper why your WACV paper is non-trivially different from these concurrent submissions, and (3) include anonymized versions of those papers in the supplemental material.

All work submitted to WACV is considered confidential until the papers appear.  Note the conference will be publishing electronically, about 2 weeks before the conference, so plan any patent dates accordingly.

Call for Papers

Submissions

Recent efforts in computer vision have demonstrated impressive successes on a variety of real-world challenges. WACV conferences provide a forum for computer vision researchers working on practical applications to share their latest developments. WACV 2018 solicits high-quality, original submissions describing research on computer vision applications. Unlike other vision conferences, WACV emphasizes papers on systems and applications with significant, interesting vision components. Authors are encouraged to submit applications papers, as well as more traditional algorithms papers.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Early and Biologically-Inspired Vision
  • Segmentation and Grouping
  • Object Recognition
  • Scene Understanding
  • Statistical Methods and Learning
  • 3-D Modeling
  • Motion Processing
  • Stereo Processing
  • Virtual and Augmented Reality
  • Medical Imaging / Imaging for Bioinformatics
  • Large Scale Vision Applications
  • Vision for Aerial / Drone / Underwater / Ground Vehicles
  • Infrared Imaging
  • Hyperspectral Imaging
  • Biometrics
  • Document Analysis
  • Image/Video Indexing and Retrieval
  • Remote Sensing
  • Real-time Tracking
  • Face Processing
  • Human Motion Analysis/Capture
  • Action Recognition
  • Gesture Recognition
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Security/Surveillance
  • Vision for Robotics
  • Industrial Inspection
  • Computational Photography
  • Vision for Graphics
  • Evaluation and Comparison of Vision Algorithms
  • Open Source Software for Computer Vision
  • Image/Video Compression
  • Vision Systems and Applications
  • Multimedia Applications
  • Vision and Languages

During submission, authors must indicate whether their paper is for the applications or the algorithms track. Reviewing criteria will be different for the two tracks, with applications papers evaluated on systems-level innovation, novelty of the domain and comparative assessment. Algorithms papers will be evaluated according to the standard conference criteria including algorithmic novelty and quantified evaluation against current, alternative approaches.

As in previous years, WACV 2018 will employ a two-round review process that is similar to journal submissions. New papers can be submitted in either the first or the second round. The primary benefit of submitting in the first round is that submissions can be encouraged for revision/resubmission, enabling authors to address reviewer concerns and significantly improve their work for the second round. Detailed instructions regarding the two-round process are given in the Authors page.

Round 1 and Round 2 submission deadlines are listed on the Important Dates page.

WACV 2018 will also host a demonstration session. The proceedings will be published electronically and indexed in IEEE Xplore.