Important Dates

Round 1 submissions:  June 29, 2018 – 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Round 1 submissions:  July 3, 2018 – 11:59pm (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.