Call for Tutorial Proposals

Important dates
May 1st, 2014: Submission deadline
June 1st, 2014: Notification
September 6 and 7, 2014: Short courses and tutorials

Call for proposals
We would like to solicit proposals for short courses and tutorials to be held in conjunction with the European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV 2014). Short Courses and tutorials will take place on September 6 and 7 at the at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich.

ECCV short courses and tutorials aim to provide a comprehensive overview of specific topics in computer vision. The topic should be of sufficient relevance with respect to the state-of-the-art and the course should be educational rather than a cursory survey of techniques. The audience for ECCV short courses and tutorials consists of graduate students in computer vision as well as practitioners from different fields. Although most courses are half-day offerings (3-4 hours), we also invite proposals for full-day courses (5-7 hours) provided that the topic merits the additional time and can be anticipated to generate sufficient interest from our community.

Proposals should be submitted by email to the Chairs (tutorials@eccv2014.org), either in plain-text or PDF format. The tutorial description must not exceed 3 A4 pages (all inclusive). Please include the following information:

  • Short course/tutorial title
  • Proposers’ names, titles, affiliations and primary contact email
  • Short bio for each organizer, including pointers to publications and/or related work relevant to the short course/tutorial
  • Preference for half- or full-day event and indicative breakdown of day
  • Course description that includes topics that will be covered, along with a brief outline and significant details
  • Anticipated target audience (introductory, intermediate, advanced) as well as expected number of attendees
  • Description of how this proposal relates to previous tutorials/short courses appearing at CVPR/ICCV/ECCV conferences in the previous three years
  • Planned materials (if any) to be distributed to attendees.

Based on the quality of the presented tutorials, a selection of tutorial presenters will be invited to submit extended tutorial materials for publication in Foundations & Trends in Computer Graphics and Vision (electronic issue only).

Review process
Tutorial proposals will be evaluated on the basis of their estimated benefit to the community and their fit within the tutorials program as a whole. Factors to be considered include: relevance, timeliness, importance, and audience appeal; suitability for presentation in a half or full day format; past experience and qualifications of the instructors. Selection will also be based on the overall distribution of topics, expected attendance, and specialties of the intended audiences.

We are happy to discuss your suggestions before the deadline.

Courses and tutorials will be held at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology  (ETH) Zurich.

Advertisement, budget & registration
Tutorial organizers are responsible of the scientific organization and advertising of the event and the definition of the Tutorial program. ECCV local arrangements will provide and pay for rooms, two coffee breaks per day and A/V equipment. All other activities with budget implications are the responsibility of tutorial organizers (e.g., meals, extra breaks, social functions, travel grants, etc). As in previous years, tutorials registration will follow the passport system: ECCV attendees will register for tutorials through the ECCV conference registration form by paying a nominal fee. This means that tutorial organizers will normally not have to deal with registration or budget issues unless extra activities are planned.

Please contact the tutorial chairs via tutorials@eccv2014.org

Paolo Favaro
Christoph Lampert
Bastian Leibe