Official Call for Papers
All submissions will be handled electronically via the conference's CMT Website. All authors must agree to the policies stipulated below. The submission deadline is Friday November 6th and will not be changed. Supplementary material can be submitted until Friday November 13th. Papers are limited to eight pages, including figures and tables, in the CVPR style. Additional pages containing only cited references are allowed. Please refer to the following files for detailed formatting instructions:
Conflict Responsibilities: It is the primary author's responsibility to ensure that all authors on their paper have registered their institutional conflicts into CMT. For each author, please enter the domain of his/her current institution (example: cs.jhu.edu; microsoft.com). Please enter ONLY ONE institution, except when the author was in more than one institution in the last 12 months (Nov 6, 2014 - Nov 6, 2015). DO NOT enter the domain of email providers such as gmail.com. This institutional conflict information will be used in conjunction with prior authorship conflict information to resolve assignments to both reviewers and area chairs. If a paper is found to have an undeclared or incorrect institutional conflict, the paper may be summarily rejected.
Rebuttal instructions: After receiving the reviews, authors may optionally submit a rebuttal to address the reviewers' comments, which will be limited to a one page PDF file using the "CVPR 2016 Rebuttal Template" which can be downloaded from this link: cvpr2016RebuttalKit.zip.
Note that the author rebuttal is optional and, following similar guidelines to previous CVPR conferences, it is meant to provide you with an opportunity to rebut factual errors or to supply additional information requested by the reviewers. It is NOT intended to add new contributions (theorems, algorithms, experiments) that were not included in the original submission and were not requested by the reviewers. You may optionally add a figure, graph or proof to your rebuttal to better illustrate your answer to the reviewers' comments.
Author responses must be no longer than 1 page in length. Overlength responses will simply not be reviewed. This includes responses where the margins and formatting are deemed to have been significantly altered from those laid down by the style guide.
Review Process: By submitting a paper to CVPR, the authors agree to the review process and understand that papers are processed by the Toronto system to match each manuscript to the best possible chairs and reviewers.
Double blind review: CVPR reviewing is double blind, in that authors do not know the names of the area chair/reviewers of their papers, and area chairs/reviewers do not know the names of the authors. Please read Section 1.6 of the example paper egpaper_for_review.pdf for detailed instructions on how to preserve anonymity. Avoid providing information that may identify the authors in the acknowledgments (e.g., co-workers and grant IDs) and in the supplemental material (e.g., titles in the movies, or attached papers). Avoid providing links to websites that identify the authors. Violation of any of these guidelines may lead to rejection without review. If you need to cite a different paper of yours that is being submitted concurrently to CVPR, the authors should (1) cite these papers (preserving anonymity as described in Section 1.6 of the example paper egpaper_for_review.pdf), (2) argue in the body of your paper why your CVPR paper is non trivially different from these concurrent submissions, and (3) include anonymized versions of those papers in the supplemental material.
Note that we will be actively checking for plagiarism.
Dual/Double Submissions: By submitting a manuscript to CVPR, authors acknowledge that it has not been previously published or accepted for publication in substantially similar form in any peer-reviewed venue including journal, conference, workshop, or archival forums. Furthermore, no paper substantially similar in content has been or will be submitted to another conference or workshop during the review period (November 6, 2015 - March 2, 2016). The authors also attest that they did not submit substantially similar submissions to CVPR 2016. Violation of any of these conditions will lead to rejection.
The goals of the dual submission policy are (i) to have exciting new work be published for the first time at CVPR, and (ii) to avoid duplicating the effort of reviewers.
Our policy is based upon the following particular definition of “publication”. A publication, for the purposes of the dual submission policy, is defined to be a written work longer than four pages that was submitted for review by peers for either acceptance or rejection, and, after review, was accepted. In particular, this definition of publication does not depend upon whether such an accepted written work appears in a formal proceedings or whether the organizers declare that such work “counts as a publication”.
Note that such a definition does not consider an arXiv.org paper as a publication because it cannot be rejected. It also excludes university technical reports which are typically not peer reviewed. However, this definition of publication does include peer-reviewed workshop papers, even if they do not appear in a proceedings, if their length is more than 4 pages including citations. Given this definition, any submission to CVPR should not have substantial overlap with prior publications or other concurrent submissions.
As a rule of thumb, the CVPR submission should contain no more than 20 percent of material from previous publications. Authors are encouraged to contact the Program Chairs about clarifications on borderline cases.
An extended version of a paper submitted to CVPR (with sufficiently new material) can be submitted to a journal anytime after the CVPR's submission deadline (even before a final decision on the paper is sent to the authors). An author submitting an extended version of a CVPR paper to a journal needs to ensure that the paper (a) satisfies all submission requirements of the intended journal and (b) does not violate any copyright with IEEE. Authors may also wish to notify the CVPR program chairs of their journal submission.
Note that a Technical Report (departmental, arXiv.org, etc.) that is put up without any form of direct peer-review is NOT considered a publication and is therefore allowed, but should NOT be cited. Likewise, mention of the work under review in a presentation is NOT considered a violation. For further information, please refer to Section 8.2.4.F of the IEEE PSPB Operations Manual.
Publication: All accepted papers will be made publicly available by the Computer Vision Foundation (CVF) two weeks before the conference. Authors wishing to submit a patent understand that the paper's official public disclosure is two weeks before the conference or whenever the authors make it publicly available, whichever is first. The conference considers papers confident until published two weeks before the conferences, but notes that multiple organizations will have access during the review and production processes, so those seeking patents should discuss filing dates with their IP council. The conference assumes no liability for early disclosures. More information about CVF is available at http://www.cv-foundation.org/.
Papers submitted to CVPR must not be discussed with the media until they have been officially accepted for publication. Violations of the embargo will result in the paper being removed from the conference and proceedings.
Attendance responsibilities: The authors agree that if the paper is accepted, at least one of the authors will register for the conference and present the paper there.
Authors may optionally upload supplementary material, which may not fit in the PDF size limit and may include:
The authors should refer to the contents of the supplementary material appropriately in the paper. Note that reviewers will be encouraged to look at it, but are not obligated to do so. Please note that:
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