[robotics-worldwide] [news]: CVPR 2019 Workshop on Image Matching: Local Features and Beyond - CALL FOR PAPERS

Balntas, Vasileios v.balntas at imperial.ac.uk
Sat Feb 23 16:28:31 PST 2019

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CVPR 2019 Workshop on Image Matching: Local Features and Beyond


CMT website for paper submission:



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.


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.


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.


We invite paper submissions in two tracks:

* Workshop papers: up to 6 pages, excluding references and acknowledgements.

* Extended abstracts: up to 2 pages, excluding references and acknowledgements.

Workshop papers must contain novel work. They will receive at least two reviews with a single-blind policy. Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings 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. All submissions should use the CVPR template and sent to:

* Workshop papers on CMT: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__cmt3.research.microsoft.com_IMW2019&d=DwIFAw&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=ISFR1vAn1DSH8Q1fYHwBcO256geer0sH0pW3H8k3tdc&s=RmpM1mId-RfRPa5QDdykYbg5_QSJZGKdZA9LHxLO6QE&e=

* Extended abstracts via e-mail: imagematching at uvic.ca


Paper submission deadline: March 24, 2019

Notification to authors: April 5, 2019

Camera-ready deadline: April 10, 2019

Challenge and extended abstracts deadline: May 20, 2019

Workshop date: June 16, 2019 (Sunday, morning session)


- Torsten Sattler, Chalmers University of Technology

- Amir Zamir, Stanford/Berkeley.

- Jiri Matas, Czech Technical University


- Vassileios Balntas, Scape Technologies.

- Vincent Lepetit, University of Bordeaux.

- Johannes Schoenberger, Microsoft.

- Eduard Trulls, Google.

- Kwang Moo Yi, University of Victoria.

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