Call for Papers

Paper Deadlines:

First Round

Second Round  (Last Year’s Submission Instructions):


Recent efforts in computer vision have demonstrated impressive successes on a variety of real-world challenges. WACV conferences provide a forum for computer vision researchers working on practical applications to share their latest developments. WACV 2022 solicits high-quality, original submissions describing research on computer vision applications. Unlike other vision conferences, WACV emphasizes papers on systems and applications with significant, interesting vision components. Authors are encouraged to submit application papers, as well as more traditional algorithms papers.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  •  3D computer vision

  •  Action and behavior recognition

  •  Adversarial learning, adversarial attack and defense methods

  •  Biometrics, face, gesture, body pose

  •  Computational photography, image and video synthesis

  •  Datasets and evaluation

  •  Efficient training and inference methods for networks

  •  Explainable AI, fairness, accountability, privacy, transparency and ethics in vision

  •  Image retrieval

  •  Low-level and physics-based vision

  •  Machine learning architectures and formulations

  •  Medical, biological and cell microscopy

  •  Motion and tracking

  •  Neural generative models, auto encoders, GANs

  •  Optimization and learning methods

  •  Recognition (object detection, categorization)

  •  Representation learning, deep learning

  •  Scene analysis and understanding

  •  Segmentation, grouping and shape

  •  Transfer, low-shot, semi- and un- supervised learning

  •  Video analysis and understanding

  •  Vision + language, vision + other modalities

  •  Vision applications and systems, vision for robotics and autonomous vehicles

  •  Visual reasoning and logical representation


All submissions will be handled electronically through CMT:

During submission, authors must indicate whether their paper is for the applications or the algorithms track. Reviewing criteria will be different for the two tracks, with applications papers 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.

Author Kit:

The author kit/paper template is provided in Latex format via this overleaf template and this github repository.  All submissions should use this template – it’s a trivial change from last year’s template.


As in previous years, WACV 2022 will employ a two-round review process that is similar to journal submissions. New papers can be submitted in either the first or the second round. The primary benefit of submitting in the first round is that submissions can be invited for revision/re-submission, enabling authors to address reviewer concerns and significantly improve their work for the second round. Note, due to the two round submission process, WACV 2022 will not have a rebuttal period. Authors should keep this in mind if submitting only to the second round.


To clarify the process, we have provided, and will continue to update, this FAQ Document.  If you have any questions that are not answered there, please email us at the address below.


Please direct any questions to the Program Chairs (