The 22nd British Machine Vision Conference
University of Dundee, 29 August - 2 September 2011
Talks are 20 minutes long including questions. The usual AV facilities will be provided. All presentations will be filmed and made available on-line after the conference.
The size of a poster should be A0 (landscape). Velcro pads and pins will be provided for affixing posters to the display boards.
BMVC 2011 paper submission is now closed. Authors of accepted papers should have uploaded both the final version of their paper and the associated one-page extended abstract by 1 August via the BMVC 2011 CMT site
By submitting a manuscript to BMVC, the authors guarantee that it has not been published previously (nor accepted for publication) in substantially similar form.
The final version of the paper should add any information removed to anonymise the paper and remove any line numbering added for the review process. Please do take into account the comments from the reviewers and meta-reviewers when preparing your paper. An example camera ready paper is available for viewing here.
Papers should be prepared according to the published specification for formatting and style. The length should not exceed 9 pages excluding the author list and references (i.e. measured from the top of the abstract to the top of the reference list. Any appendices must precede the reference list.)
As more conferences move to online-only proceedings, conference attendees often complain that they miss having the physical proceedings as
something to refer to during the conference. It is not always convenient to open one's laptop and read the papers, nor is it easy to
"flip through" the proceedings. BMVC gives attendees the best of both worlds by supplying a book of extended abstracts printed in high-quality colour
as well as the online proceedings.
It is therefore required that all accepted papers are accompanied by a camera-ready "one-pager" for inclusion in the extended abstracts book. The one-pager is a great opportunity to allow the audience to see the essence of your paper, encouraging them to attend the talk or visit the poster. For example, see bmvc_abstract.pdf which took less than an hour to prepare and provides a valuable summary of the full-length paper. It is recommended that the authors devote some effort to preparing this summary, as it is rather different than just writing an abstract. For one thing, equations, figures, and references are encouraged and useful (see the provided example, and abstracts from BMVC 2009).
Typesetting should preferably be done using the PDFLaTeX system (part of all modern LaTeX distributions). However, papers prepared in Microsoft Word or OpenOffice will be accepted and should be submitted in PDF. We provide templates for all these systems.
Q. When I compile the example paper it looks strange/ the figures don't appear / it appears shifted towards the top right of the page.
What is wrong?
A. It sounds like you are compiling the paper with LaTeX. Instead you should compile with PDFLaTeX which will resolve all of these problems.
Q. Is there a Microsoft Word template?
A. Yes. Authors are encouraged to use the LaTeX template. However, submissions prepared in Microsoft Word will be accepted.
Authors can optionally upload supplementary material. This should be uploaded via the CMT site as a .zip file. Note that at most one such file can be uploaded. This might include a video to showcase results and demo the proposed approach/system, or image data used in the paper. BMVC encourages authors to submit videos using an MP4 codec such as DivX contained in an AVI. If you upload video, please include a README text file specifying the exact codec used and a URL where the codec can be downloaded.
The authors should refer to the contents of the supplementary material appropriately in the paper.
There will be a prize for the best video.