Call for papers:

CVIU Special Issue on Computer Vision Based Analysis in Sport Environments
(in association with ECCV Workshop on Computer Vision Based Analysis in Sport Environments - CVBASE 06)


Call for papers

Video-based analysis of sport events is an important tool in analysis of individual players and sport teams, but usually requires many hours of manual work. Computer vision based methods can provide help in automating many of those tasks, for example tracking, annotation, indexing and automatic generation of semantic descriptions.

On the other hand, sport provides plenty of opportunities for engineers to test the new and promising general purpose motion analysis methods on real data in the sport environments, which have some distinctive advantages over other testbeds: well documented rules, constraints and requirements.

We solicit papers for a special issue of Computer Vision and Image Understanding (CVIU) relating to Computer Vision Based Analysis in Sport Environments.  Extended versions of the best papers from the CVBASE'06 workshop, alongside other high quality submissions will be considered.

Potential Topics include:

  • tracking of athletes/players
  • ball tracking
  • motion data processing and analysis
  • individual activity detection, recognition and analysis
  • team (multi-agent) activity detection, recognition and analysis

Important dates:

  • Deadline for submission: 30th September 2006
  • Review Decision expected: 1st February 2007
    Review decisions have been sent out. If you did not receive one, please contact guest editors!
  • Final paper submission: 1st July 2007

Guest Editors:

Submission instructions:

The CVIU submission system has been set up for the special issue. It is just like submitting to CVIU normally, but one has to select "Special Issue: Analysis in Sport Environ" when asked to select Article Type. The webpage is:

You have to register (if you aren't already registered with elsevier/CVIU), then log in as an author.

The guide for authors is at:






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