Author Guidelines

Author Guidelines

Deadlines for authors:

Paper Submission Deadline: March 14 2018 (23:59 CET)
Supplementary material deadline: March 19 2018 (23:59 CET)
Rebuttal Period: May 17 – May 24 2018
Decisions to Authors: July 1 2018
Final Version Deadline: July 25 2018

Submission instructions

All submissions will be handled electronically via the conference’s CMT Website. Click the following link to go to the submission site: https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/ECCV2018

Example submission paper with detailed instructions: eccv2018submission.pdf
LaTeX Templates (zip): eccv2018kit.zip

A complete paper should be submitted using the above templates, which are blind-submission review-formatted templates.
Papers with more than 14 pages (excluding references) will be rejected without review.

Instructions on supplemental material

Authors may optionally upload supplementary material (up to 100MB) which may include:

  • videos to showcase results/demo of the proposed approach/system,
  • images and other results in addition to the ones in the paper,
  • anonymized related submissions to ECCV or other conferences and journals, and
  • appendices or technical reports containing extended proofs and mathematical derivations that are not essential to the understanding of the submitted paper.

ECCV encourages authors to submit videos using an MP4 codec such as DivX contained in an AVI. Also, please submit a README text file with each video specifying the exact codec used and a URL where the codec can be downloaded.

Authors should refer to the contents of the supplementary material appropriately in the paper. Note that reviewers will be encouraged to look at it, but are not obligated to do so. Please note that:

  • All supplementary material must be self-contained in a single file for upload (i.e., a single pdf, or a zip file containing multiple items).
  • The supplementary material directly supports the paper as submitted prior to the paper deadline. Only results generated by the algorithm/approach/system reported in the submitted version are allowed. Material based on improvements subsequent to the paper deadline is not allowed.
  • DO NOT include links to external files or websites (e.g., youtube). Including such links is grounds for automatic rejection without review.
  • DO NOT submit a newer version of the paper as supplementary material. Including a newer version of the paper or any portion thereof  is forbidden.

Step-wise instructions on online paper submission

Step 1: Create a user account on the CMT3 paper submission site. Skip this step if you already have a CMT3 account. To manage conflicts of interest during reviewer assignment, it is extremely important that each CMT3 user has one and only one CMT3 account for ECCV 2018, even if the user has multiple roles (e.g. author and area chair, author and reviewer). To ensure that each user has only one account, please let your co-authors know your email for ECCV 2018 for CMT3 purposes.
If you do not yet have a CMT3 account do:

  • Follow this link to sign up as a new user on CMT.
    https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/ECCV2018
    Use this CMT3 link only; do not go to the old CMT site
  • Make sure that your browser has cookies and Javascript enabled.
  • Add “email@msr-cmt.org” to your list of safe senders (whitelist) to prevent important email announcements from being blocked by spam filters.
  • Click on the ‘reset password’ button on the top right of the screen. Enter the code displayed and your CMT3 email address. Click submit. You will receive an email with your password.

Step 2: Enter conflict domains

  • The first time you log on to CMT3 you will be asked to enter your “Conflict Domains”.
  • Please enter the domain of the academic department or institution where you currently work or study (example: cs.toronto.edu), and also all institutions where you worked or studied in the last three years.
  • DO NOT enter the domain of your email provider such as gmail.com, yahoo.com, hotmail.com, 163.com as your institution domain.

For each paper you want to submit, do the following:

Step 3: Enter a title and abstract

Click on the button “Create a new submission”.  You will then be asked for the paper title and abstract. You can edit the title and abstract at any time up to the submission deadline.

Step 4: Add your co-authors

If your submission has co-authors, you will need to associate them with your submission. Enter the email address of your co-authors that corresponds exactly to their CMT3 account name. It is important that each person uses exactly one account as author, reviewer, or area chair for ECCV 2018. This will ensure that they can see your submission when they log onto CMT and allow us to handle conflicts appropriately.

Step 5: Select subject areas for your paper

Select one primary and up to four secondary.

Step 6: Upload your paper’s PDF (100MB limit)

Paper formatting instructions can be found above.

Step 7: Authorize the use of TPMS

Click on the ‘I agree’ checkbox

Step 8: submit

Click the submit button

Policies

Review Process: By submitting a paper to ECCV, the authors agree to the review process and understand that papers are processed by the Toronto system to match each manuscript to the best possible chairs and reviewers.

Confidentiality: The review process of ECCV is confidential. Reviewers are volunteers not part of the ECCV organisation and their efforts are greatly appreciated. The standard practice of keeping all information confidential during the review is part of the standard communication to all reviewers. Misuse of confidential information is a severe professional failure and  appropriate measures will be taken when brought to the attention of ECCV organizers. It should be noted, however, that the organisation of ECCV is not and cannot be held responsible for the consequences when reviewers break confidentiality.

Double blind review: ECCV reviewing is double blind, in that authors do not know the names of the area chair/reviewers of their papers, and the area chairs/reviewers cannot, beyond reasonable doubt, infer the names of the authors from the submission and the additional material. Avoid providing information that may identify the authors in the acknowledgments (e.g., co-workers and grant IDs) and in the supplemental material (e.g., titles in the movies, or attached papers). Avoid providing links to websites that identify the authors. Violation of any of these guidelines may lead to rejection without review. If you need to cite a different paper of yours that is being submitted concurrently to ECCV, the authors should (1) cite these papers, (2) argue in the body of your paper why your ECCV paper is non trivially different from these concurrent submissions, and (3) include anonymized versions of those papers in the supplemental material.

Note that we will be actively checking for plagiarism.

Dual/Double Submissions: By submitting a manuscript to ECCV, authors acknowledge that it has not been previously published or accepted for publication in substantially similar form in any peer-reviewed venue including journal, conference or workshop. Furthermore, no paper substantially similar in content has been or will be submitted to a journal, another conference or workshop during the review period (March 14, 2018 – July 1, 2018). The authors also attest that they did not submit substantially similar submissions to ECCV 2018. Violation of any of these conditions will lead to rejection.
The goals of the dual submission policy are (i) to have exciting new work be published for the first time at ECCV, and (ii) to avoid duplicating the effort of reviewers.
Our policy is based upon the following particular definition of “publication”. A publication, for the purposes of the dual submission policy, is defined to be a written work longer than four pages that was submitted for review by peers for either acceptance or rejection, and, after review, was accepted. In particular, this definition of publication does not depend upon whether such an accepted written work appears in a formal proceedings or whether the organizers declare that such work “counts as a publication”.
Note that such a definition does not consider an arXiv.org paper as a publication because it cannot be rejected. It also excludes university technical reports which are typically not peer reviewed. However, this definition of publication does include peer-reviewed workshop papers, even if they do not appear in a proceedings, if their length is more than 4 pages including citations. Given this definition, any submission to ECCV should not have substantial overlap with prior publications or other concurrent submissions.
As a rule of thumb, the ECCV submission should contain no more than 20 percent of material from previous publications. If you are making a submission to another conference or ECCV2018 at the same time, which covers similar or overlapping material, you should refer to that submission in order to explain the differences, just as you would if you had previously published related work. Authors are encouraged to contact the Program Chairs about clarifications on borderline cases.
Note that a Technical Report (departmental, arXiv.org, etc.) version of the submission that is put up without any form of direct peer-review is NOT considered prior art and should NOT be cited. Likewise, mentioning a work under review in a presentation is NOT considered a violation.
Please note that the acceptance of the paper to the ECCV requires that at least one of the authors registers for the conference and present the paper there.
Accepted papers will be published by Springer (with appropriate copyrights) electronically up to three weeks prior to the main conference. Please make sure to discuss this issue with your legal advisors as it pertains to public disclosure of the contents of the papers submitted.