Author Instructions

Deadline for Authors

 

5 March 2020 (23:59 UTC-0) New extended paper pre-registration deadline
5 March 2020 (23:59 UTC-0) Paper submission deadline
13 March 2020 (23:59 UTC-0) Supplementary material deadline
23 – 29 May 2020 (23:59 UTC-0) Rebuttal period
3 July 2020 (23:59 UTC-0) Decisions to authors
17 July 2020 (23:59 UTC-0) Final version deadline

REBUTTAL INSTRUCTIONS

Overview

  • You can enter a rebuttal to your reviews. This is optional.
  • You have until Friday, May 29 23:59 UTC-0 to submit your rebuttal.
  • Please maintain a professional and polite tone in your response even if you strongly disagree with a reviewer. Focus on responding factually to specific comments and questions of the reviewers. Reviewers have been instructed to avoid asking for additional results that involve running new experiments.
  • If you want to withdraw your paper, you can do so at any time using the Withdraw button. Only after a paper is withdrawn, it can be resubmitted to another venue.

How to enter a rebuttal

Format

  • Each response is limited to 2500 characters, but you can enter a separate response for each reviewer.
  • While each response should address the specific concerns of the corresponding reviewer, it is fine to cross-reference reviewers. The reviewers and the area chair will have access to the complete set of reviews and the rebuttal in the discussion period.
  • Markdown and LaTeX syntaxes are supported (the interface has a Preview button to check how the formatted text will look like). However, it is not possible to include figures.
  • Maintain anonymity and do not provide links to external materials.

Confidential comments to the area chair (AC)

  • While you can send a confidential comment to the AC, you should use this functionality only in case of urgent need and only to signal to the AC a serious issue with a review.  For this reason, we expect the use of this functionality to be rare.
  • Do not use this function to enter your rebuttal or to extend it; instead, still provide the rebuttal as previously instructed. Abusing this function means irritating the AC and making sure that your comment will be ignored. Also, do not use this function to enter into a discussion with the AC as the AC will not reply to your comment.
  • Please follow these instruction carefully, as you risk sending the message to reviewers instead:
    • Go to your paper in Open Review
    • Click “Add Confidential Comment”
    • Make sure that the list of readers is PCs/ACs (the default), or you risk messaging the reviewers (do not do this)
  • Do not attempt to use this function to communicate with the reviewers.

 

Submission Instructions

One-minute overview


1. Write your manuscript

  • Make sure to adhere to the ECCV 2020 format. See more 

  • Make sure to adhere to our publication policies (see below). In particular, submissions are confidential until publication and the review process is confidential and double blindAlso, pay attention to the double submission policy. See more

2. Pre-register all authors and your manuscript by 5 March 2020 See more

This is mandatory and designed to help you to ensure that there are no issues with the submission process before the deadline.

3. Submit your manuscript by 5 March 2020 See more

    4. Submit your supplementary material by 13 March 2020 See more

    Submission website

    The submission website for ECCV 2020 is OpenReview (not CMT). 

    Papers and authors pre-registration

    For proper conflict management, all papers must be pre-registered with their title and complete author list by 5 March 2020. In order to do so, follow these steps:

    Step 1 (for each author): Create and/or update your Open Review account. In particular, make sure to include all email addresses you have used in the past three years (we require this information for conflict resolution). To do so, go to https://openreview.net/login and follow the instructions. Do not create a new account if you already have one. You can update your email in your existing account by logging into it and editing your profile (menu in the top right corner). If you have two accounts for some reason, please ask [email protected] to merge them.

    Make sure that your browser has cookies and Javascript enabled. Add [email protected] to your list of safe senders (whitelist) to prevent important email announcements from being blocked by spam filters.

    Step 2: add your paper by following the submission instructions.

    Important: Specify ALL paper authors. The author list must be final at the time of submission. After submission, additional authors can not be added anymore, also not for the camera-ready version. The ordering of authors can still be changed in the camera-ready paper. Only authors and co-authors with an Open Review account can be added to a paper. Contact your co-authors in time to ensure that they have an Open Review account and that their account contains all email addresses they used in the past 3 years.

    Papers submission

    Step 1: Make sure that all authors have created and updated their OpenReview account as explained above.

    Step 2: Go to https://openreview.net/group?id=thecvf.com/ECCV/2020/Conference and log in to your account. To submit a paper, click the “ECCV Conference Submission” button. Fill all mandatory fields and upload the PDF of your paper. You can modify the content at any time before the submission deadline.

    Step 3: Once the paper has been submitted, go to the Author Panel (for example by clicking on “Go to ECCV 2020 conference homepage”) to retrieve your Paper ID

    Important (we repeat): Specify ALL paper authors.  The author list must be final at the time of submission. After submission, additional authors can NOT be added anymore, also not for camera-ready version. The ordering of authors can still be changed in camera-ready paper. Only authors and co-authors with an OpenReview account can be added to a paper. Contact your co-authors in time to ensure that they have an OpenReview account and that their account contains all email addresses they used in the past 3 years.

    Paper format

    Prepare your paper using the following LaTeX paper template: eccv2020kit.zip

    For review, choose the author blind “submission review” formatted template in the zip archive and compile a PDF paper. It should look like the eccv2020submission.pdf example in the zip archive, with line numbers on either side. The document eccv2020submission.pdf contains many details and examples on how to prepare your manuscript and how to best ensure double blindness.

    Papers must not be larger than 30MB. Papers with more than 14 pages (excluding references), or that use a formatting different from the provided template, will be rejected without review.

    Supplementary material

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

    1. Videos illustrating the paper and its results

    2. Appendices containing:

    • code implementing the method proposed in the paper
    • proofs and mathematical derivations that are not essential to the understanding of the submitted paper and may not fit in it
    • additional results such as images

    3. Related anonymized submissions. If your paper builds on a result that you concurrently submitted to ECCV or other conferences or journal, include an anonymized copy and refer to it anonymously in your paper. This is important, as it will be used to assess the originality of your work.

    Authors should refer to the contents of the supplementary material appropriately in the paper. Reviewers will be encouraged to look at it, but are not obligated to do so.

    Please:

    • Submit all supplementary materials in a single file for upload (i.e., a single pdf, or a single zip file containing multiple files)
    • Use MPEG-4 part 14 container with the H.264 codec (i.e. MP4) to encode your videos
    • The supplementary material must contain results generated by the algorithm/approach/system reported in the submitted version of the manuscript. Material based on improvements subsequent to the paper deadline is not allowed
    • The supplementary material must be self-contained. Linking to external online resources containing additional supplementary material is grounds for rejection
    • 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

    The uploading of supplemental material will be enabled only after the paper submission deadline. This is to avoid double load on the submission servers.

    Publication policies

    Review Process
    By submitting a paper to ECCV 2020, authors agree to the review process and understand that papers are processed by the Toronto paper matching system to match each manuscript to the best possible chairs and reviewers.

    Confidentiality
    Submissions to ECCV 2020 are confidential: they will become publicly available only if the paper is accepted for publication, and only after the camera ready version is received. The review process of ECCV 2020 is also confidential. Reviewers are volunteers not part of the ECCV 2020 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 2020 organizers. It should be noted, however, that the organisation of ECCV 2020 is not and cannot be held responsible for the consequences when reviewers break confidentiality.

    Accepted papers will be published by Springer (with appropriate copyrights) electronically no sooner than three weeks before 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.

    Double blind review
    ECCV 2020 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 a 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 2020:
    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

    Preprint versions of your paper being published on arXiv or somewhere else revealing the author names is not considered a violation. Likewise, mentioning a work under review in a presentation is alright.

    Plagiarism
    The ECCV 2020 organizers will actively check for plagiarism and will bring violations to the attention of various professional organizations (e.g. the IEEE, funding organizations, the authors’ employers). Plagiarism can mean the end of your professional career.

    Dual/double submissions
    By submitting a manuscript to ECCV 2020, 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 (5 March 2020 – 3 July 2020). The authors also attest that they did not submit substantially similar submissions to ECCV 2020. Violation of any of these conditions will lead to rejection and the violation will be reported to the other venue or journal, which will typically lead to rejection there as well.

    The goals of the dual submission policy are:
    1. to have exciting new work be published for the first time at ECCV 2020, and
    2. to avoid duplicating the efforts of the reviewers

    Therefore, the organizers will check with other conferences and journals for papers being submitted to ECCV and to another venue or journal. Such dual submission is not allowed, independent of the number of pages, and will typically lead to immediate rejection both at ECCV and the other venue or journal.

    For already published papers, 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”.

    An arXiv.org paper does not count as a publication because it was not peer-reviewed for acceptance. The same is true for university technical reports. 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 2020 should not have substantial overlap with prior publications or other concurrent submissions. As a rule of thumb, the ECCV 2020 submission should contain no more than 20 percent of material from previous publications.

    Requirements for publication
    Publication of the paper in the ECCV 2020 proceedings of Springer requires that at least one of the authors registers for the conference and present the paper there. It also requires that a camera-ready version that satisfies all formatting requirements is submitted before the camera-ready deadline. If no author from a paper registers, then the paper will be removed from the proceedings.

    Frequently asked questions

    You are using OpenReview. Does that mean that my reviews will be public?
    No. ECCV 2020 submissions are confidential and double blind.

    Must I cite prior art published without peer-review?
    No. A technical report (departmental, arXiv.org, etc.) version of a submission that is put up without any form of direct peer-review is NOT considered prior art. It can be cited but it need not be cited (refer also to the reviewing guidelines).

    Can I submit a paper to both ICPR 2020 and to ECCV 2020?
    No. This is a violation to the dual submission policy and will lead to immediate rejection at both ICPR and ECCV.

    Can I publish my paper on arXiv before the review process has finished, although this reveals the author names?
    Yes, this is allowed and does not violate double blindness. Reviewers need not and should not search for your paper on arXiv when they review it. In contrast, by putting information about your identity directly into the manuscript, they cannot help but know who you are. If you want to be sure to stay anonymous during the review process, however, we recommend not revealing your paper to the public. Reviewers cannot be held responsible if they search for the paper online to find out the names.

    Where do I see my paper ID?
    After you created a submission, return to the author console (reachable via https://openreview.net/group?id=thecvf.com/ECCV/2020/Conference In the overview you see the paper IDs of all your papers)

    How can I add supplemental material to my paper submission?
    Supplemental material can be uploaded only after the paper submission deadline will have passed. This is to reduce the load on the servers. You will see a button that allows you to upload a ZIP file.

    Can the paper title be changed after the paper registration deadline?
    Yes. You can modify the title until the paper submission deadline on 5 March.

    The ECCV website mentions the paper will only be publicly available if accepted. Does this mean, if my paper is rejected, it won’t be available through OpenReview as well?
    Yes, submitted and rejected papers will not be visible to the public, neither will be the reviews.

    Is a third party able to verify my submission status?
    No. Only the program chairs, the OpenReview team and the TPMS team will see the submissions. We will exchange submission lists with the title and author names with the program chairs of the concurrent conferences and some journals to identify dual submissions, but these lists will be kept confidential.

    Can I use Times font in a LaTeX formatted submission?
    You should NOT use Times in LaTeX, and the \includepackage{times} directive will be removed. Times font was originally used for ECCV submissions in Word, we are removing it from the submission instructions, as we have completely moved to LaTeX this year.

    Will papers with more than 150 words in the abstract be rejected?
    No, the numbers given in the LNCS guidelines only give an indication of what is a good abstract length. The reviewers will not count the words. However, with many more than 150 words you should double check if you have written a concise abstract. Probably you can do better.

    I get strange error messages in the OpenReview portal. What should I do?
    First, please verify if the error message is maybe not that strange and can be explained by not filling a mandatory field or some other mistake on your side. If you can safely rule this out, you may also want to try another browser. The Chrome browser is best tested and solves some rare technical problems that appeared with some other browsers. If all this does not help, report the problem to [email protected]  

    Can I submit a 4 page, non-archived extended abstract of my work simultaneously to another conference/workshop, such as a CVPR Workshop?
    Yes, if it is no more than 4 pages and is non-archived, you can.

    Can I re-upload a new version of the supplementary material?
    Yes, until the deadline. In your paper forum you should see a link ‘Show Revisions’ where you can see all the revisions of the paper. One of them is the Supplementary Material revision that you should be able to edit.

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