2nd Workshop on Maritime Computer Vision (MaCVi)

In recent years, we've witnessed the remarkable growth of computer vision applications in both maritime and freshwater domains. These technologies have played pivotal roles in search and rescue (SaR), the detection of illegal fishing, airborne water surface reconnaissance, offshore wind farm and oil rig inspections, animal population monitoring, and beyond. Moreover, the introduction of autonomous vehicle technologies into maritime landscapes promises transformative changes, especially in optimizing navigation in dense traffic areas and near shorelines where computer vision is paramount. Building upon the resounding success and swift advancements highlighted in the inaugural MaCVi workshop as part of WACV '23, we're thrilled to present the second iteration of MaCVi. This edition aims not only to continue fostering connections among researchers in Maritime Computer Vision but also to spotlight new challenges and innovations in the field. Furthermore, attendees can anticipate enlightening keynotes that delve into the latest advancements in airborne and surface water domains. Join us in this continued exploration of the vast horizons of Maritime Computer Vision and partake in the dialogue shaping the future of the field.

This workshop event consists of three main components:

Note that all deadlines are indicated in Pacific Time (USA) and the paper submission deadlines are 11:59 AM (6:59 PM UTC). No extensions will be granted.

Challenges Tracks
Challenge Server Upload Start 20-Sep-2023
Leaderboard Freeze Date 27-Oct-2023
Challenge End Date (Extended) 03-Nov-2023
Technical Report Deadline (Top 3 Teams) 07-Nov-2023
Workshop date 07-Jan-2024

Paper Track
Paper Submission Deadline 05-Nov-2023
Paper Review Notifications 12-Nov-2023
Camera-Ready Deadline (Firm) 19-Nov-2023
Workshop date 07-Jan-2024

Call for Papers

The scope of topics this workshop aims to cover is very broad and all computer vision approaches in the maritime domain are welcome. If you can locate yourself on any of the elements in the following diagram, you can definitely submit your work. However, note that this is a non-exhaustive list and many more topics may fall in the maritime category. There are many disciplines that might be of broader application (e.g. general remote sensing). In that case, you can consider applying your method in a broader field to maritime benchmarks. If you are unsure whether your work is in scope of this workshop, feel free to ask benjamin.kiefer@uni-tuebingen.de.

Maritime Diagram

Again, authors are encouraged to submit high-quality, original research works in the following non-exhaustive areas/topics: See more information on submission instructions. Accepted papers at this WACV workshop will be published as part of the WACV Workshop Proceedings and will be included in IEEE Xplore.

If you have any questions regarding scope, submission modalities or others, direct them to benjamin.kiefer@uni-tuebingen.de.

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