4th International Workshop on Computer Vision in Sports (CVsports) at CVPR 2018

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

Best paper award
500$ sponsored by Second Spectrum.

Important dates

  • Submission deadline: March 10 2018 March 17 2018
  • Notification of acceptance: April 1 2018 April 6 2018
  • Camera ready version: April 18 2018
  • Workshop date: June 22, 2018

Invited speakers

Accepted papers
Oral presentation: Paper IDs 4, 7, 9, 13
Poster presentation: Paper IDs 6, 8, 15, 17, 18, 19, 22, 23, 25, 28
More information about the format will be posted later.

Submission instructions
Guidelines (same as for CVPR): Link
Submission: Link

Accepted papers will be published in the CVPR workshop proceedings on IEEE Xplore.

Program committee (tentative):

Chellapa R., Univ. of Maryland, USA
Cinbiş N., Hacettepe Üniversitesi, Turkey
Dharmaratne A., Monash University, Malaysia
Doulamis A.D., Technical University of Crete, Greece
Escalera S., Univ. Of Barcelona, Spain
Feris R., IBM Research, USA
Ferryman J., Univ. Reading, UK
Gall J., Max Planck Inst., Germany
Gong S., Queen Mary Univ. of London, UK
Gonzalez J., UAB- CVC, Catalonia, Spain
Ikizler-cinbis N., Univ. Boston, USA
Joshi D., IBM Research, USA
Lucey P., Disney Research, Pittsburgh, USA
Merler M., IBM Research, USA
Prati A., Univ. Iuav di Venezia, Italy
Setti F., Iniv. of Verona, Italy

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

Previous activities related to computer vision in sports:

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