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Instructions for Presenters

Oral Presentations

Talks are 20 minutes long including questions. The usual AV facilities will be provided. All presentations will be filmed and made available on-line after the conference.

Poster Presentations

You will have a space 3' wide by 4' tall (measurements are approximate). This is ideal for an A0 portrait poster. There are no further style restrictions e.g. templates for posters at BMVC.

Posters will be displayed throughout the conference. There are two formal poster sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday (13:30-14:45). Please do your best to ensure your poster is manned during both sessions. A poster list showing your board number will appear in the abstract book.

Velcro pads and pins will be provided for affixing posters to the display boards.

Local printing:

If you wish, you may have your poster printed here at Nottingham, ready for collection on your arrival at the conference. This will cost 40, payable only by cash at the conference itself. To take advantage of this process, you will need to email your poster file no later than Tuesday 26th August. Details of the process are available from here.

Paper submission and registration

Registration is now open - please see the registration tab above. A full list of papers accepted for publication in BMVC 2014 can be found here.

Instructions for the submission of camera ready papers

The final version of the paper should add any information removed to anonymise the paper and remove any line numbering added for the review process. Please do take into account the comments from the reviewers when preparing your paper. Papers should be prepared according to the correct specification for formatting and style, examples and templates can be found in the package below. The length MUST not exceed 9 pages, not counting references.
Authors of accepted papers should have uploaded both the final version of their paper and the associated one-page extended abstract by 21st July via the BMVC 2014 CMT site.

  • Camera ready formatting pack inc. templates and examples, here

Extended Abstracts

As more conferences move to online-only proceedings, conference attendees often complain that they miss having the physical proceedings as something to refer to during the conference. It is not always convenient to open one's laptop and read the papers, nor is it easy to "flip through" the proceedings. BMVC gives attendees the best of both worlds by supplying a book of extended abstracts printed in high-quality colour as well as the online proceedings.

It is therefore required that all accepted papers are accompanied by a camera-ready "one-pager" for inclusion in the extended abstracts book. The one-pager is a great opportunity to allow the audience to see the essence of your paper, encouraging them to attend the talk or visit the poster. For examples and templates, please see the camera ready format pack (available here). It is recommended that the authors devote some effort to preparing this summary, as it is rather different than just writing an abstract. For one thing, equations, figures, and references are encouraged and useful (see the provided example in the pack, and abstracts from BMVC 2009).

Supplementary Material

Authors may optionally upload supplementary material, 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 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.

BMVC 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.

The 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. Note also that there will be a prize prize for the best video/demo.

Where supplying supplementary materials together, please use the .ZIP format.

Paper policies

By submitting a manuscript to BMVC, the authors guarantee that it has not been previously published (or accepted for publication) in substantially similar form. Furthermore, no paper which contains significant overlap with the contributions of this paper either is under review at the moment of submission or will be submitted during the BMVC 2014 review period to any of the following: another conference, a workshop, or a journal. The authors also attest that they did not submit substantially similar submissions to BMVC 2014. Violation of any of these conditions will lead to rejection.

Author's responsibilities

If there are papers that may appear to violate any of these conditions, it is the authors' responsibility to (1) cite these papers (preserving anonymity), (2) argue in the body of your paper why your BMVC paper is non trivially different from these concurrent submissions, and (3) include anonymised versions of those papers in the supplemental material.