Call for Papers

CVPR 2024 Workshop on Image Matching: Local Features and Beyond

Challenge (2023):
CMT website for paper submission:


We are happy to announce that the Sixth Workshop on Image Matching:
Local Features and Beyond will be held at CVPR 2024 in Seattle, USA
(June 17-18, exact time TBC).

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, such as with dense solutions.


We will also hold the sixth edition of the Image Matching Challenge
(link corresponds to last year's edition), co-located with the
workshop. Details will be announced in the coming weeks.


Workshop topics include (but are not limited to):
- Formulations of keypoint extraction and matching pipelines with deep networks.
- Application of geometric constraints into the training of deep networks.
- Leveraging additional cues such as semantics and mono-depth estimates.
- Methods addressing adversarial conditions where current methods fail (weather changes, day versus night, etc.).
- Attention mechanisms to match salient image regions.
- Integration of differentiable components into 3D reconstruction frameworks.
- Connecting local descriptors/image matching with global descriptors/image retrieval.
- Matching across different data modalities such as aerial versus ground.
- Large-scale evaluation of classical and modern methods for image matching, by means of our open challenge.
- New perception devices such as event-based cameras.
- Other topics related to image matching, structure from motion, mapping, and relocalization, such as privacy-preserving representations.


We invite paper submissions up to 8 pages, excluding references and
acknowledgements. They should use the CVPR template and be submitted
to the CMT site. Submissions must contain novel work and will be
indexed in IEEE Xplore/CVF. They will receive at least two
double-blind reviews.


- Paper submission deadline: March 18, 2024.
- Notification to authors: April 8, 2024.
- Camera-ready deadline: April 11, 2024 (hard deadline on April 14).
- Workshop date: TBC (June 17-18, 2024)

(All dates are at 11:59PM, Pacific Time, unless stated otherwise.)


- Fabio Bellavia, University of Palermo
- Jiri Matas, Czech Technical University in Prague
- Dmytro Mishkin, Czech Technical University in Prague/HOVER Inc.
- Luca Morelli, University of Trento/Bruno Kessler Foundation
- Fabio Remondino, Bruno Kessler Foundation
- Eduard Trulls, Google
- Weiwei Sun, University of British Columbia
- Kwang Moo Yi, University of British Columbia