Welcome to the July edition of the PAMI-TC newsletter


This month's topics include:


1. Results of the CVPR 2014 PAMI-TC Meeting Vote 2. CVPR 2014 Award Winners 3. Call for Nominations: 2014 PAMI Everingham Prize 4. Call for Papers: WACV 2015 5. Call for Papers: AIPR Workshop 6. Call for Papers: 3D Vision 2014




Results of the vote for the motions raised at the PAMI-TC Meeting held at CVPR 2014


*Motion: General Chair Paper Submission. The motion passed. General chairs will be permitted to submit papers to CVPR, but only if the program chairs guarantee that the general chairs will have the exact same access and software privileges regarding the reviewing process that are available to every author.


*Motion: Open Reviewing. The motion passed. It is recommended that CVPR publish the reviews, meta-reviews, and author rebuttals for all accepted papers on the CVF open access paper archive. Implementation of this recommendation is at the discretion of the CVPR program chairs.


*Motion: Double Blind Policy. The motion passed. A CVPR submission whose authors can only be identified with the aid, of external information, such as web search, is not in violation of the "double blind" policy.


*Motion: New CVPR Charter. The motion passed. The new CVPR charter is hereby adopted, and is available here:




*Non-binding CVPR 2017 Location Poll. The community is in favor of holding CVPR

2017 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The CVPR 2017 organizing team will try its best to accommodate this preference.


More details: http://www.cv-foundation.org/CVPR2014/cvpr2014-vote-results.pdf




CVPR 2014 Main Conference Awards


Best Paper Award: "What Camera Motion Reveals About Shape with Unknown BRDF"

Manmohan Chandraker


Best Paper Honorable Mention: "3D Shape and Indirect Appearance by Structured Light Transport"

Matthew O'Toole, John Mather, Kyros Kutulakos


Best Student Paper Award: "Partial Optimality by Pruning for MAP-inference with General Graphical Models"

Paul Swoboda, Bogdan Savchynskyy, Joerg Kappes, Christoph Schnörr


CVPR 2014 PAMI-TC Awards


2014 Longuet-Higgins Prize: "A performance evaluation of local descriptors,"

Krystian Mikolajczyk and Cordelia Schmid


2014 PAMI Young Researcher Awards: Derek Hoiem and Jamie Shotton


Pictures: http://www.pamitc.org/cvpr14/awards.php




CALL FOR NOMINATIONS - 2014 PAMI Everingham Prize Award


This annual award is given to a researcher, or a team of researchers, who have made a selfless contribution of significant benefit to other members of the computer vision community.


The award is given out by the IEEE Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (PAMI) Technical Committee, and the selection is managed by the PAMI TC awards committee.


The winner will be announced at the European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV) 2014.




The Everingham Prize has been created to commemorate Mark Everingham and to encourage others to follow in his footsteps by acting to further progress in the computer vision community as a whole. An appreciation of Mark Everingham's contributions is at: http://bit.ly/markever.


The Prize consists of a Gift to the Recipient of USD 3,000 which will be presented during the conference, along with a plaque. The winners will be listed on the PAMI TC web site.


Further information about the Everingham Prize may be found at:





A nomination for the award should include name(s) and contact detail(s) of the Candidate individual or team and nominator, a brief description of the contribution, and should address the following four selection criteria (quantitatively where possible):


1. The impact of the contribution - in terms of the degree of benefit to the community and the number of community members benefitting,


2. The time and effort that went into the contribution,


3. The degree to which the Candidate sought to understand and address the needs of the community - particularly those members whose needs have previously been overlooked,


4. The lasting nature of the contribution - the length of time over which the community has actively benefitted, or is expected to benefit looking ahead.


Note, previous nominations will also be considered for this year, so there is no need to renominate unless new information is available.




Nominations should be made by email to


by 25 July 2014.




Call for Papers: WACV 2015

Date: January 6-8, 2015


Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, Big Island, Hawaii


Every year new Computer Vision innovations come out from academia and industry, and are subsequently proven to be effective for real world systems.

This is due to the great efforts put by a diverse group of people who develop a wide variety of practical applications. This conference will provide a forum to share and expose the latest contributions and recent developments to the computer vision community.


Important dates:


Second Round Submission: Sep 20, 2014 (17:00 HST) Second Round Author Feedback: Oct 20-23, 2014 Second Round Decisions: Oct 30, 2014


Camera-ready copy: Nov 14, 2014

Early Registration ends: Nov 21, 2014, 23:59 HST Hotel Reservation cutoff: Nov 24, 2014, 17:00 HST


Deadlines for Documents/Proposals:

=> Demonstration ­ Sept. 15, 2014

=> Ph.D. forum ­ Nov. 7, 2014




Call for Papers: 2014 IEEE Applied Imagery Pattern Recognition Workshop


Theme:  Democratization of Imagery


Place: Cosmos Club, Washington, DC

Dates: October 14-16, 2014


This years theme explores the impact of the increased availability of imagery and pattern recognition technology making the technology more ubiquitous and the new applications this enables.


Papers in the following topic areas are solicited in addition to the traditional imagery topics:


- Sound and imagery

- Forensics in Art for Forgery Detection and Determining Provenance

- Performance metrics for evaluation and uncertainty estimation

- Novel sensing techniques or analysis of novel sensor data

- Enriched standards to enable sensor and data interoperability

- Historical or retrospective papers.


For more information visit the website at www.aipr-workshop.org




Call for Papers:  2014 International Conference on 3D Vision.






Paper submission: July 9, 2014

Paper notification: August 31, 2014

Paper camera ready: September 19, 2014

Conference: December 8-11, 2014, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan



The interest in acquiring and creating 3D representations of the world is ever increasing. In 2011, 3DIM and 3DPVT joined forces to create a new yearly conference dedicated to 3D research, originally known as 3DIMPVT for 2011 and 2012. Since 2013, under the name 3DV (3D Vision), this event has provided a premier platform for disseminating research results covering a broad variety of topics in the area of 3D research in computer vision and graphics, from novel optical sensors, signal processing, geometric modeling, representation and transmission, to visualization and interaction, and a variety of applications.




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