Presenter Instructions



  • One author must register for each paper to appear in the proceedings.
  • If none of the authors can attend (e.g., visa reasons) they must arrange for another registered WACV attendee to present on their behalf, for both the oral presentation and the poster session.
  • We don’t recommend presenting via recorded video or over Skype, but the oral presentation can be done this way.  An in-person WACV attendee must be present at the poster session.
  • If no arrangement is made to present the paper (i.e. a no-show), the paper will be withdrawn from the proceedings and will not be included in IEEExplore.
  • In keeping with WACV tradition, each paper will be presented as a short oral and a poster.

Oral Presentation

Authors will give a 5-minute oral presentation for each paper during the assigned oral session as published in the program. The time limit will be strictly enforced; the presenter should focus on clearly communicating the most salient aspects of the work and the main results.

Seats in the oral session room will be numbered in presenter order.  Please arrive to the room 10 minutes before the session starts (or the preceding “short break” ends), and sit in the seat with the number matched to your paper in the pocket guide.  Presentations will follow in the order given in the pocket guide. Use your own laptop for the presentation. While a presenter is giving their talk, the next presenter will test their laptop with assistance from a WACV volunteer. When a talk concludes, the display will transition immediately to the next presentation and a new talk will immediately commence (questions should be reserved for the poster session). Projector resolution is 1024×768.

The equipment will be available for testing your talk 30 minutes prior to the day’s first session.

Poster Instructions

Each paper must also be presented during the poster session at the end of the same day as the oral presentation. At least one author should be present at the poster during the entire session.

The mounting board for each poster 4 feet tall X 8 feet wide (1.2m x 2.4m) in  landscape orientation as shown in the picture. The printed posters must be smaller or equal to this size to be appropriately mounted. Each paper will be assigned one of the two sides of the board. Push pins will be provided.

Each poster is only displayed during the assigned poster session. Authors are responsible for mounting the poster before the session and removing it at the end of the session.

Poster boards will be numbered. Your poster number will be the number beside your title in the printed program and the online program.

Terry’s Tips for effective posters are listed in this example Powerpoint Poster Template. Note the template is 22″x45″ and should be printed at 200% magnification. (Powerpoint does not allow a size of 44″x90″).  If you provide the template to a printer, tell them the desired final size. 300 DPI resolution on the graphics is recommended.

Local Poster Printing

Attendees to WACV 2018 will be able to send their posters to be printed and picked up at the conference registration desk.

Authors can send their posters to or upload here

The files must be in jpeg or pdf format and 300 DPI for graphics to be printed crisply.  Please allow at least 2 days lead time for delivery service. If authors choose to pick up the posters, they can be turned around in about 2 hours time.

Poster printing charges are $88 plus tax and will be delivered to the hotel – please see Nicole at conference registration. Please note when you need your poster by when sending the poster.

This printer has a limitation to the size of the poster – they can only print 42×87 inches. If you want to go to the larger size, the cost will increase.

Payment must be made directly to NV Blue. We are not responsible for any additional arrangements.

Questions about printing can go directly to Bryan at or 775-525-6676



On behalf of the General Chairs, Gerard Medioni, Anthony Hoogs, and, Scott McCloskey, I implore you for your kind support to the upcoming WACV 2018 with a small grant. Your support is very valuable as WACV grows with the rapidly growing area of computer vision and finds its niche as one of the premier vision conferences in north America and in the pantheon of computer vision conferences worldwide. It can only achieve these goals with participation and gracious support from our industrial sponsors.

As you know, corporate sponsorship is an excellent way to spread the word about the computer vision research and development work going on at your company and is a very effective tool for recruitment. Our attendance has been growing significantly over the last few years. This year we have received more paper submissions than last year and we expect that attendance will be around 300. Typically, about 40% of the attendees are graduate students, providing a valuable recruiting opportunity. With specific tracks for both algorithms and applications papers, a new feature this year, WACV presents ample opportunities for initiating collaborations with academia and other industry groups.

There are several levels of sponsorship available:

Gold Level ($4000 & above)

  • 3 free registrations

  • Sponsorship of an award (see below), announced during award ceremony

  • Logo on WACV website, in the program and proceedings

  • Free exhibit/recruiting table

Best Algorithms Paper, Best Applications Paper Awards

Sponsorship of the awards is allocated to Gold sponsors on a first-come, first-serve basis and will be recognized during the conference. We will also invite the sponsoring party to present the award.

Silver Level ($2000)

  • 2 free registrations

  • Special recognition during award ceremony

  • Logo on WACV website, in the program and proceedings

  • Discount exhibit/recruiting table ($500)

Bronze Level ($1000)

  • 1 free registration

  • Special recognition during award ceremony

  • Logo on WACV website, in the program and proceedings

Exhibit / Recruiting Tables

We have 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 on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, March 12-14, 2016. Tables are $1000 and include 1 free full passport registration, an 8′ skirted table, and 2 chairs. The deadline for exhibit applications is February 12, 2017.

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 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.

Please do not hesitate to let me know your questions.

Best regards,

Maneesh K. Singh
Industrial Relations Chair
WACV 2018



Online registration is available here

Early registration ends on February 9, 2018, 11:59pm EST.

Every paper must have at least one author registered by the camera-ready deadline, January 26, 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 Feb. 9) Late Registration
IEEE Member $525USD $625
IEEE Student Member $400 $500
IEEE Life Member $400 $500
Non-Member $650 $750
Student Non-Member $500 $600
Workshop only* IEEE or NOAA Member $200 $200
Workshop only* Non-Member $300 $300

*The Workshop only pass is valid for one day of admission to workshops on Thursday, March 15. It does not include main conference sessions.

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If you join now (membership starts Jan 1, 2018), you register as a member for WACV.

Obtaining Visa Letters of Invitation

Email and 1st class US mail (no tracking) is free. Express mail service is $62 – 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 – 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 February 19, 2018, 5pm 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– click the link above, select “Change your Existing Registration”, enter your email and password. Then select “continue”.


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

Previous Meetings


Nov./Dec. 1992 (Palm Springs CA)
General Chair: Bir Bhanu, University of California at Riverside (UCR)
Program Co-Chairs: Chuck Dyer (Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison), Martin Herman (NIST)

Dec 1994 (Sarasota FL)
General Chair: Allen Hanson (Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst)
Program Co-Chairs: Bruce Flinchbaugh (Texas Instruments), Yasuo Nakagawa (Hitachi)

Dec 1996 (Sarasota FL)
General Chair: Lynn Abbott (Virginia Tech)
Program Co-chairs: Steve Shafer (Microsoft), Raj Talluri (Texas Instruments)

Oct 1998 (Princeton, NJ)
General Chair: Peter Burt (Sarnoff Corporation)
Program Chair Rakesh “Teddy” Kumar, Sarnoff Corporation

Dec 2000 (Palm Springs, CA)
General Chair : Bir Bhanu (UCR)
Program Co-Chairs :Terrance Boult (Lehigh Univ.), Alok Gupta (Siemens) , David Michael (Cognex)

Dec 2002 (Orlando, FL)
General Chair: Kevin W. Bowyer
Program Co-Chairs: Niels da Vitoria Lobo Univ. Central Florida), H. Keith Nishihara, Harpreet S. Sawhney (Sarnoff Corp.)

Jan 2005 (Breckenridge, CO)
General Chair: Terrance Boult (UCCS)
Program Co-Chairs: Bir Bhanu (UCR) and David Michael (Cognex)

Feb 2007 (Austin, TX)
General Chairs J. K. Aggarwal (UT Austin) N. Ahuja (UIUC), T. Huang (UIUC)
Program Cochairs: C. V. Jawahar (IIIT), Rakesh “Teddy” Kumar (Sarnoff), and Katsu Ikeuchi (Univ. Tokyo)

Jan 2008 (Copper Mountain CO)
General Chair: T. Boult (UCCS)
Program co-chairs: George Stockman (MSU), Suchi Bhandarkar , Wesley Snyder (NCSU)

Dec 2009 (Snow Bird, UT)
General chair: Bryan Morse (BYU)
Program chairs: David Michael(Cognex), Gerard Medioni (USC), and Anthony Hoogs (Kitware)

Jan 2011 (Kona, HI)
General chairs: Gerard Medioni (USC), Bryan Morse (BYU)
Program chairs: Michael Brown (NUS), David Michael (Cognex), Anthony Hoogs (Kitware)

Jan 2012 (Breckenridge, CO)
General Chairs: Terry Boult (UCCS), Walter Scheirer (UCCS)
Program Chairs: Michael Brown (NSU), Ram Nevatia (USC), Luc Vincent (Google)

Jan 2013 (Clearwater Beach, FL)
General Chairs: Sudeep Sarkar (USF) and Michael Brown (NUS)
Program Chairs: Fatih Porikli, (MERL) Walter Scheirer (UCCS), and Peter Tu (GE)

Mar 2014 (Steamboat CO)
General Chairs: Terrance Boult (UCCS), Fatih Porikli (ANU) , Serge Belongie (UCSD)
Program Chairs: Walter Scheirer (Harvard), Ruigang Yang (U. Kentucky), Charles Stewart (RPI)

Jan 2015 (Waikoloa Beach, HI)
General Chairs: Bir Bhanu, Gerard Medioni (USC), Rakesh (Teddy) Kumar, Dorin Comaniciu
Program Chairs: Sudeep Sarkar (USF), Subhodev Das, Bahram Parvin, Fatih Porikli

Mar 2016 (Lake Placid, NY)
General Chairs: Anthony Hoogs (Kitware) and Larry Davis (University of Maryland)
Program Chairs: Greg Mori (SFU), Robert Pless (Washington University), Scott McCloskey (Honeywell), and Rahul Sukthankar (Google)

Mar 2017 (Santa Rosa, CA)
General Chairs: Gerard Medioni (USC/Amazon), Sudeep Sarkar (USF) and David Michael (Cognex)
Program Chairs: Michael Brown (York University, Canada), Conrad Sanderson (DATA61, Australia), Matthew Turk (UCSB), Rogerio Feris (IBM Research)

Call for Workshops


The 2018 IEEE Winter Conference of Applications on Computer Vision (WACV 2018) will host one day of workshops on 15 March 2018, immediately after the main conference. 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: October 3, 2017
  • Acceptance notification: October 17, 2017
  • Workshop submissions due (suggested): December 8,2018
  • Workshop author notification (suggested): January 19, 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 (half/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.


Peter Carr
Workshops Chair WACV 2018

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 30 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 Submissions

These instructions apply to all submissions to round 2, whether new or resubmissions. For additional instructions on resubmitting papers rejected in round 1, please also see the instructions below.

Important: Submission to round 2 must indicate one of two tracks:

  • Algorithms (Round 2)
  • Systems and Applications (Round 2)

Editing papers submitted to round 1 Algorithms or Systems and Applications tracks is disabled. Otherwise, round 2 papers follow the same guidelines as round 1.

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, you may indicate that the paper is a resubmission and include the Round 1 paper number in the appropriate field. We use this information when assigning an AC and reviewers to the resubmission: We will try to have the same AC and reviewers assigned to the resubmitted paper, though we cannot guarantee this.
  • Note that providing this information (the ID of the round 1 submission) is not mandatory; you may choose to leave this information blank. If you do, new AC and reviewer assignments will be made without considering the assignments in round 1, and may therefore be the same or different people.
  • Regardless, you may provide a ‘rebuttal and list of changes’ document 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.

New to WACV’18: This year, WACV’18 has partnered with the Springer journal, Machine Vision and Applications (MVA) and will be inviting selected, high quality WACV’18 papers to appear in an upcoming special issue of MVA.