3rd International Workshop on Computer Vision in Sports (CVsports) at CVPR 2017


Important dates

  • Submission deadline: TBA
  • Notification of acceptance: TBA
  • Camera ready version: April 27 2017
  • Workshop date: July 21 or 26 2017

Motivation
Sports is said to be the social glue of society. It allows people to interact irrespective of their social status, age etc. With the rise of the mass media, a significant quantity of resources has been channeled into sports in order to improve understanding, performance and presentation. For example, areas like performance assessment, which were previously mainly of interest to coaches and sports scientists are now finding applications in broadcast and other media, driven by the increasing use of on-line sports viewing which provides a way of making all sorts of performance statistics available to viewers. Computer vision has recently started to play an important role in sports as seen in for example football where computer vision-based graphics in real-time enhances different aspects of the game.

Computer vision algorithms have a huge potential in many aspects of sports ranging from automatic annotation of broadcast footage, through to better understand of sport injuries, and enhanced viewing. So far the use of computer vision in sports has been scattered between different disciplines.

 
Call for papers
The ambition of this workshop is to bring together practitioners and researchers from different disciplines to share ideas and methods on current and future use of computer vision in sports. To this end we welcome computer vision-based research contributions as well as best-practice contributions focusing on the following (and similar) topics:

– estimation of position and motion of cameras and participants in sports
– tracking people and objects in sports
– activity recognition in sports
– event detection in sports
– spectator monitoring
– annotation and indexing in sports
– graphical effects in sports
– analysis of injuries in sports
– performance assessment in sports


Invited speakers

 
Best paper award of $500 sponsored by STATS Inc.


Submission instructions
Same as for CVPR: link


Program committee:
TBA

 

Organizers
Thomas Moeslund, Aalborg University, Denmark
Graham Thomas, BBC, UK
Adrian Hilton, University of Surrey, UK
Peter Carr, Disney Research, Pittsburgh, USA
Rikke Gade, Aalborg University, Denmark


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