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MaCVi '23

1st Workshop on Maritime Computer Vision (MaCVi)

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 domains.

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 25-Oct-2022
Challenge End 25-Oct-2022
Technical Report Deadline 08-Nov-2022
Paper acceptance notification 14-Nov-2022
Final camera ready deadline 19-Nov-2022
Workshop date 3-Jan-2023

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 benjamin.kiefer@uni-tuebingen.de.


Again, authors are encouraged to submit high-quality, original research works in the following non-exhaustive areas/topics: 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.

If you have any questions regarding scope, submission modalities or others, direct them to benjamin.kiefer@uni-tuebingen.de.

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