Call for Papers


IEEE/CVF Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision (WACV) provides a forum for computer vision researchers working on practical applications and innovative algorithms to share their latest developments. WACV 2023 solicits high-quality, original submissions describing research in computer vision, with a particular emphasis on systems and applications with significant, interesting vision components. 

Application areas include, but are not limited to:

  • Agriculture
  • Animals / Insects
  • Arts / games / social media
  • Biomedical / healthcare / medicine 
  • Commercial / retail
  • Education
  • Embedded sensing / real-time techniques
  • Environmental monitoring / climate change / ecology
  • Food science and nutrition
  • Psychology and cognitive science
  • Remote Sensing
  • Robotics
  • Smartphones / end-user devices
  • Social good
  • Structural engineering / civil engineering
  • Virtual / augmented reality
  • Visualization

Authors are also encouraged to submit more traditional computer vision algorithms papers. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • 3D computer vision   
  • Adversarial learning, adversarial attack and defense methods
  • Biometrics, face, gesture, body pose
  • Computational photography, image and video synthesis   
  • Explainable, fair, accountable, privacy-preserving, ethical computer vision
  • Image recognition and understanding (object detection, categorization, segmentation, scene modeling, visual reasoning)   
  • Low-level and physics-based vision   
  • Machine learning architectures, formulations, and algorithms (including transfer, low-shot, semi-, self-, and un-supervised learning)
  • Video recognition and understanding (tracking, action recognition, etc.) 
  • Vision + language and/or other modalities   

All submissions will be handled electronically through CMT:

Papers can be submitted to either the applications or the algorithms tracks, which will have different review criteria. Applications papers will be evaluated on systems-level innovation, novelty of the domain and comparative assessment. Algorithms papers will be evaluated according to the standard conference criteria including algorithmic novelty and quantified evaluation against current, alternative approaches.


Round 1: 

  • Paper registration: July 6th, 2022 11:59 PM PT (July 7th, 2022 06:59 AM GMT)
  • Submission: July 13th, 2022 11:59 AM PT (July 13th, 2022 06:59 PM GMT)

Round 2: 

  • Paper registration: Aug 22nd, 11:59 PM PT (Aug. 23th, 2022 06:59 AM GMT)
  • Submission: Aug. 29th, 2022 11:59 AM PT (Aug. 29th, 2022 06:59 PM GMT)

As in previous years, WACV 2023 will employ a two-round review process. New papers can be submitted in either the first or the second round. The primary benefit of submitting in Round 1 is that submissions can be invited for resubmission to Round 2, enabling authors to address reviewer concerns and significantly improve their work. 

Please direct any questions to the Program Chairs (