IMW CVPR 2019: Call for Papers

Overview

The goal of this workshop is to encourage and highlight novel strategies for image matching that deviate from and advance traditional formulations, with a focus on large-scale, wide-baseline matching for 3D reconstruction or pose estimation. This can be achieved by applying new technologies to sparse feature matching, or doing away with keypoints and descriptors entirely.

Topics

Workshop topics include (but are not limited to):

  • Reformulating keypoint extraction and matching pipelines with deep networks.
  • Applying geometric constraints into the training of (sparse or dense) deep networks.
  • Leveraging additional cues such as semantics.
  • Developing adversarial methods to deal with conditions where current methods fail (weather changes, day versus night, etc.).
  • Exploring attention mechanisms to match salient image regions.
  • Integrating differentiable components into 3D reconstruction frameworks.
  • Matching across different data modalities such as aerial versus ground.

Challenge

In order to advance research in these areas, we have issued a public challenge which contains two new datasets. Winners will be awarded prizes. For details please refer to the website.

Submission

We invite paper submissions in two tracks:

  • Workshop papers: up to 6 pages, excluding references and acknowledgements. Submissions should use the CVPR template and be sent to the IMW2019 CMT site.
  • Extended abstracts: up to 2 pages, excluding references and acknowledgements. Submissions should use the CVPR template as a loose guideline (feel free to alter the format if you need more space), and be sent to imagematching@uvic.ca before the deadline.

Workshop papers must contain novel work. They will receive at least two reviews with a single-blind policy. Accepted papers will be indexed on CVF and presented as posters in the workshop.

Extended abstracts may contain work previously published or currently under review. They will be made publicly available as non-archival reports, allowing for future submissions, and can be submitted up to the challenge deadline. Extended abstracts are eligible for poster presentation, by invitation.

Both tracks are eligible for challenge prizes. Papers will be selected based on novelty, relevance to workshop topics, technical merit, and performance in the challenge, if applicable.

Important dates

  • Paper submission deadline: March 24, 2019 April 26, 2019
  • Notification to authors: April 5, 2019 May 7, 2019
  • Camera-ready deadline: April 10, 2019 May 14, 2019
  • Challenge and extended abstracts deadline: May 20, 2019
  • Workshop date: June 16, 2019 (Sunday, morning session)

(All dates are 11:59PM in Pacific Time.)