Call for Workshops


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 ( 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.


For questions and concerns, please contact

Tal Hassner
Workshops Chair WACV 2019

Call for Tutorials


Proposals for tutorials to be held in conjunction with WACV 2018 are invited. Proposals must be
for half-day tutorials. The tutorials will be held during the mornings of the main conference.

Important Dates

  • Tutorial proposal deadline: December 8, 2017
  • Acceptance notification: December 22, 2017

Goals and 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 should 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
  • Outline of topics to be presented, including estimates for time devoted to each topic
  • A list of publications in recent conferences, not necessarily by the presenters, demonstrating the importance and community interest in the topics to be presented
  • 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 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


Adriana Kovashka
Tutorial Chair WACV 2018



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:

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 ‘rebuttal and list of changes’ in response to the reviewers’ comments from Round 1.
  • The ‘rebuttal and list of changes’ should be appended to the paper pdf. Please do not submit your rebuttal as a supplementary material.
  • The page limit for the ‘rebuttal and list of changes’ 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 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


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.