5th Workshop on Computer VISion for ART Analysis Call for Papers


VISART V "Where Computer Vision Meets Art"


5th Workshop on Computer VISion for ART Analysis
In conjunction with the 2020 European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV),
Glasgow, UK


Full & Extended Abstract Paper Submission (EXTENDED): 12th June 2020
Notification of Acceptance: 10th July 2020
Camera-Ready Paper Due:  15th July 2020
Workshop: Morning of 23th August 2020



Following the success of the previous editions of the Workshop on
Computer VISion for ART Analysis held in 2012, `14, `16, and `18 we
present the VISART V workshop, in conjunction with the 2020 European
Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV 2020). VISART will continue its
role as a forum for the presentation, discussion and publication of
Computer Vision (CV) techniques for the analysis of art. As with the
previous edition, VISART V offers two tracks:

  1.  Computer Vision for Art - technical work (standard ECCV
  submission, 14 pages excluding references)

  2.  Uses and Reflection of Computer Vision for Art (Extended
  abstract, 4 pages, excluding references)

The recent explosion in the digitisation of artworks highlights the
concrete importance of application in the overlap between CV and art;
such as the automatic indexing of databases of paintings and drawings,
or automatic tools for the analysis of cultural heritage. Such an
encounter, however, also opens the door both to a wider computational
understanding of the image beyond photo-geometry, and to a deeper
critical engagement with how images are mediated, understood or
produced by CV techniques in the `Age of Image-Machines'
(T. J. Clark). Submissions to our first track should primarily consist
of technical papers; our second track, therefore, encourages critical
essays or extended abstracts from art historians, artists, cultural
historians, media theorists and computer scientists.

The purpose of this workshop is to bring together leading researchers
in the fields of computer vision and the digital humanities with art
and cultural historians and artists, to promote interdisciplinary
collaborations, and to expose the hybrid community to cutting-edge
techniques and open problems on both sides of this fascinating area of

This half-day workshop, in conjunction with ECCV 2020, calls for
high-quality, previously unpublished, works related to Computer Vision
and Cultural History. Submissions for both tracks should conform to
the ECCV 2020 proceedings style and will be double-blind peer-reviewed
by at least three reviewers. However, extended abstracts will not
appear in the conference proceedings. Papers must be submitted online
through the CMT submission system at:


TOPICS include but are not limited to:

- Art History and Computer Vision
- Cultural Heritage and Computer Vision
- Image and visual representation in art
- 3D reconstruction from visual art or historical sites
- 2D and 3D human pose and gesture estimation in art
- Multi-modal multimedia computing systems and human-machine interaction
- Multimedia databases and digital libraries for artistic and art-historical research
- Visual Question & Answering (VQA) or Captioning for Art
- Interactive 3D media and immersive AR/VR environments for cultural heritage
- Authentication Forensics and dating
- Big-data analysis of art
- Media content analysis and search
- Security and legal issues in the digital presentation and distribution of cultural information
- Surveillance and Behaviour analysis in Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums


To be confirmed.


To be confirmed

Alessio Del Bue, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT)
Sebastiano Vascon, Ca' Foscari University of Venice
Leonardo Impett, EPFL & Biblioteca Hertziana, Max Planck for Art History
Peter Bell, Friedrich-Alexander University Nüremberg
Stuart James, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) & UCL DH