Paper Submission

Important Notes

  • All manuscripts should be submitted online.
  • Full paper should be submitted for review. The paper must follow the formatting instructions below.
  • MVA reviewing is double blind. All papers submitted for review must maintain anonymity.
  • MVA 2019 does not consider a paper on as a dual submission.
  • At least one author of each accepted paper must register and present the paper at the conference to ensure that your paper is included in the proceedings.
  • Authors are encouraged to submit the evidences for the feasibility of commercial products. Note that authors do not have to submit the evidences. They will be evaluated only in the award selection process and will not be used for deciding whether or not each paper is accepted for presentation in the conference.

Submit Online

Conflict Responsibilities

It is the primary author's responsibility to ensure that all authors on their paper have registered their institutional conflicts into CMT. For each author, please enter the domain of his/her current institution (example:; Please enter ONLY ONE institution, except when the author was in more than one institution in the last 12 months (Dec 7, 2017 - Dec 14, 2018). DO NOT enter the domain of email providers such as This institutional conflict information will be used in conjunction with prior authorship conflict information to resolve assignments to both reviewers and area chairs. If a paper is found to have an undeclared or incorrect institutional conflict, the paper may be summarily rejected.

Publication on Journals

Publication in SpringerOpen: Papers that are evaluated as of especially high quality in the review process will be invited to be published in the IPSJ Transactions on Computer Vision and Applications (IPSJ-CVA). If the authors accept the invitation, the submission version of the paper will be published in IPSJ-CVA with minimum alteration. Note that the paper will not appear in the conference proceedings, while the authors still have to present their paper in the conference in person.

Special section in an open journal: Some papers of high-quality will be recommended to the special section on "Machine Vision and its Applications" of the IEICE Transactions on Information and Systems. The journal has become a full open-access journal since January 2017. The papers are selected for recommendation based on the manuscript as well as the presentation in the conference. The manuscript must be augmented from the one published in the conference proceedings and will be separately reviewed for the journal. Note that papers published in IPSJ-CVA are not eligible for recommendation to this special section.

Formatting Instructions

Page limit is 6 pages, including all figures, references, appendices and so on, and papers should be printable on A4 paper. Your paper for reviewing must be anonymous, by eliminating any information (e.g., your name, affiliation, address, etc.) that could possibly identify you. Authors can leave citations to their previous work unanonymized, but they should cite their own work in the third person (e.g., "[17] found that…"). All manuscripts must be in English.

Other specifications (margins, fonts, etc.) should be set so that the appearance is as close as possible to the sample. You are encouraged to refer to the sample downloadable here (MS-WORDLaTeXPDF), for producing the PDF version of your paper for submission. The sample itself explains how to prepare your paper in the MVA paper form. You are kindly requested to submit the PDF paper after making sure that a) the length of the PDF paper remains within the page limit, b) the PDF file size is 20 MB or less, and c) the file can be read and printed by Adobe Reader.

The author's kit with information about camera-ready manuscript and registration for accepted papers will be placed on this website by January 2019.

Supplemental Materials

Supplementary material (images, video, etc.) may optionally be submitted with papers, but be sure to maintain anonymity, including the file properties or other hidden text. The supplemental materials have a file size limit of 50 MB. The supplemental materials will not be part of the conference proceedings, so they are only there to aid the reviewing process and award selecting process. Reviewers are not required to view the supplemental material (though most reviewers are likely to do so), so any information critical to understanding the work should be in the main paper.

Note that all of the additional materials must be submitted as one zipped file.

IAPR Ethical Requirements for Authors

The IAPR requires that all authors wishing to present a paper declare that the paper is substantially original; that is, the manuscript as a whole, or for the most part, is novel, has not been published in (or even submitted to) any journals and has not been presented at any other conferences. If previous versions of the manuscript were published or presented, appropriate references must be given and substantial justification for presentation of the current version must be presented.

The IAPR strictly prohibits any plagiarism; that is, the work of others must not be "borrowed" and presented as the authors' own work, regardless of the size of the borrowed portion.

The IAPR frowns upon "no-show behavior" at IAPR-related conferences and workshops, meaning that an author registers to make a presentation but does not show up for it. If such behavior is unavoidable due to urgent and unexpected personal matters, the author is strongly urged to notify the event organizer of the situation as soon as possible. If prior notification is impossible, the organizer should be advised after the fact of the reason for the author's absence.

The IAPR retains the rights to eliminate any papers in violation of these Requirements and to take appropriate action against individuals repeatedly violating these Requirements and assumes no responsibility for any resulting loss of reputation or opportunity of such individuals or for any inconvenience related to the future work of such individuals.

MVA reserves the right to exclude a paper from any distributions after the conference (e.g., removal from electronic archive of past MVA proceedings) if the paper is not presented at the conference.


Please contact program chairs, if you have any questions about the paper submission.