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 maneesh.singh@verisk.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.

Please do not hesitate to let me know your questions.

Best regards,

Maneesh K. Singh
Industrial Relations Chair
WACV 2018

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 (peter.carr@disneyresearch.com). 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