BMVA <strike>September</strike> April Event

Special Event: BMVA September April Event

Manchester, 4th - 6th April 2022

Organisers: Neill Campbell

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Announcement: Event Postponed to April 2022

We regret to announce that we have had to reschedule the BMVA Event to April 2022 after consultation between the BMVA, the event venue and the team in Manchester. Sadly, although government restrictions have been relaxed, modelling suggests that there will still be a high infection rate in September which discourages large indoor gatherings. We have also been contacted by a number of researchers that have advised us that their institutions (academic and industrial) are still currently only allowing essential travel. The safety of all participants and ensuring that as many as possible can attend is our primary focus.

All the organisers are disappointed not to be able to meet in September and we understand the disappointment this will cause to those who were looking forward to attending - we offer our apologies for this and very much hope that everyone will be able to attend in April instead when all our current advice suggests that both gatherings and travel will be allowed again by the majority of institutions.

Anyone who booked through eventbrite will have their current booking automatically refunded and we will open registration for April as soon as possible. Please follow the BMVA twitter account for announcements regarding the event or contact the organisers if you would like to be added to an email list for specific announcements.

We are excited to announce that we will be hosting an in-person meeting in Manchester in April open to all computer vision researchers. After a difficult period of exclusively online events, our hope is that this will serve as a welcome opportunity for researchers from across academia and industry and all levels of seniority to meet to discuss research. The form of this meeting will be a departure from previous events but is perhaps closest in ethos to a multi-day workshop taking the form of a greatly expanded technical meeting as well as inspiration from the recent successes of community focused events such as "unconferences". Our intention is to keep the cost of attending as low as possible and to make sure there are no barriers from the whole computer vision community attending. All participants will receive space for a poster and there will be a variety of additional timetabled sessions. Please see below.

Format

Research Focus: We will encourage all attendees to submit a short 1 page abstract of work they would like to present at the event and all attendees will be given space for a poster. Whilst the abstracts will be checked for topic and relevance, there is no formal peer-review process and there will be no formal proceedings published. There will be no restrictions from the BMVA on dual-submission and attendees are free to choose whether they would like to present previous work (e.g. already published), current work in progress, or just new ideas that they wish to discuss or receive feedback on.

The main focus of the meeting will be the poster sessions from the attendees to provide a forum for all researchers to meet and discuss ideas.

The current proposal also includes the following in the timetable over the three days of the meeting:

We welcome both suggestions for additional items for the timetable and volunteers who would like to be involved in the organisation and running of any aspect of the event.

Please get in contact with suggestions or to volunteer:    Contact the Organisers!

Sponsorship

We have combined sponsorship opportunities with the BMVC 2021 virtual conference. Opens include hosting stands at the event and organising activities for attendees. Please get in contact with Martin Fergie for more details.

Attending

Registration will be open soon..

We are really looking forward to the April Event and hope to see you there! As we all know, it has been a very difficult time for organising research events and we really hope that this in-person meeting will be a welcome opportunity for everyone to meet up and discuss research. As the circumstances are unusual, please make sure you read the following:

During the registration process there will be the option to indicate if you would like to bring a poster to the event (abstract details provided shortly) and whether or not you would like to apply to present at the “missing orals” (see above). We are also canvassing demand for demos but we cannot guarantee that we will be able to accommodate this.

Accommodation

The registration does not include accommodation. Rooms can be booked at the Kimpton Clocktower event hotel in Manchester but participants are free to stay wherever. Alternative hotels that are nearby include (with rough price estimates as of June 2021):