CVPR 2020 Workshop on Image Matching: Local Features and Beyond Call for Papers


# CVPR 2020 Workshop on Image Matching: Local Features and Beyond
We are pleased to announce the 2nd edition of the Image Matching
Workshop, co-located with CVPR 2020. Its goal 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 and pose estimation. This
can be achieved by applying new technologies to sparse feature
matching, or doing away with keypoints and descriptors entirely.

Workshop website:
Challenge website:
CMT website for paper submission:
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 will also hold the 2nd
edition of an open challenge on wide-baseline image matching,
co-located with the workshop. It has been greatly improved from last
year: we have open-sourced the benchmark and released a new evaluation
server. Winners will be awarded prizes by our sponsors, and be invited
to give talks at the workshop, along with selected participants.
We invite paper submissions in two tracks:
** Workshop papers: Up to 8 pages, excluding references and
acknowledgements. They should use the CVPR template and be sent to the
IMW2020 CMT site. Submissions must contain novel work and will be
indexed in IEEE Xplore/CVF. They will receive at least two
double-blind reviews.

** Extended abstracts: We also allow submissions of work that is
published or under review. These papers will not be archived: they
will be presented as posters during the workshop. The goal of this
track is to encourage debate among peers. They can be as short as 2
pages or as long as 8 and may use any template. We welcome relevant
papers from the main conference. They should be sent to directly, as a PDF, by May 15, 2020. They should
not be anonymous.
** Paper submission deadline: March 31
** Notification to authors: April 10
** Camera-ready deadline: April 15
** Challenge submission deadline: May 7
** Deadline for short descriptions on challenge submissions: May 15
** Extended abstract deadline: May 15
** Workshop date: June 19 (half day: morning)
** Prof. Krystian Mikolajczyk, Imperial College London.
** Prof. Dieter Fox, University of Washington.
** Vassileios Balntas, Scape Technologies
** Vincent Lepetit, École des Ponts ParisTech
** Jiri Matas, Czech Technical University
** Dmytro Mishkin, Czech Technical University
** Johannes Schönberger, Microsoft
** Eduard Trulls, Google
** Kwang Moo Yi, University of Victoria