Over the last few years, a number of computer vision applications have emerged in both maritime and freshwater
domains. These include search and rescue (SaR), detection
of illegal fishing, airborne water surface reconnaissance,
offshore wind farm and oil rig inspection, animal population monitoring, and more. Autonomous vehicle technologies
have additionally made inroads into maritime environments, with the potential to provide automation on busy
waterways and shipping routes and in airborne applications. For accurate navigation in busy traffic or close to
the shores, computer vision is essential.
Owing to the fast
progress and emergence of aforementioned research,
this workshop (MaCVi as part of WACV '23) aims to bring together researchers from
this field (summarized as Maritime Computer Vision) and promote the employment of modern computer
vision approaches in all kinds of airborne and surface water
This workshop event consists of three main components:
Note that all deadlines are indicated in Pacific Time (USA)
and the paper submission deadlines are 11:59 AM (6:59 PM UTC). No extensions will be granted.
Paper Submission Deadline
Technical Report Deadline
Paper acceptance notification
Final camera ready deadline
Call for Papers
The scope of topics this workshop aims to cover is very broad and all computer vision approached in the maritime domain are welcome.
If you can locate yourself on any of the elements in the following diagram, you can definitely submit your work.
However, note that this is a non-exhaustive list and many more topics may fall in the maritime category.
There are many disciplines that might be of broader application (e.g. general remote sensing). In that case,
you can consider applying your method in a broader field to maritime benchmarks. If you are unsure
whether your work is in scope of this workshop, feel free to ask firstname.lastname@example.org.
Again, authors are encouraged to submit high-quality, original research works in the following non-exhaustive areas/topics:
Object detection and tracking
Multi-modal image fusion
Multi-modal vision sensors (IR, depth, Hyper-/Multi-spectral) for UAVs and USVs
(Video) Anomaly detection
Scene understanding for drones
Synthetic data generation
Transfer learning and domain adaptation
Remote sensing for detection and classification
Embedded vision algorithms for UAVs and USVs
Real-time deep inference
Visual autonomous navigation and SLAM
Visual collision avoidance
Collaborative visual monitoring for UAVs and USVs
Applications of computer vision for UAVs and USVs
Vision for autonomous ships
UAV & USV Vision Processing Hardware
Sonar Computer Vision
See more information on submission instructions.
Accepted papers at this WACV workshop will be published as part of the WACV Workshop Proceedings and will be included in IEEE Xplore.
Authors of the best three papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their work to a
Special Issue of the Sensors Journal free of charge and additional five works will be invited to submit with half the publication costs.