Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition

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Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
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The Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) is an annual conference on computer vision and pattern recognition, which is regarded as one of the most important conferences in its field.[1][2][3] According to Google Scholar Metrics (2022), it is the highest impact computing venue.[4]


CVPR was first held in Washington, DC, in 1983 by Takeo Kanade and Dana Ballard (previously the conference was named Pattern Recognition and Image Processing).[5] From 1985 to 2010 it was sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society. In 2011 it was also co-sponsored by University of Colorado Colorado Springs. Since 2012 it has been co-sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society and the Computer Vision Foundation, which provides open access to the conference papers.[6]


CVPR considers a wide range of topics related to computer vision and pattern recognition—basically any topic that is extracting structures or answers from images or video or applying mathematical methods to data to extract or recognize patterns. Common topics include object recognition, image segmentation, motion estimation, 3D reconstruction, and deep learning.[7]

The conference is highly selective, with generally <30% acceptance rates for all papers and <5% for oral presentations.[8][9][10] It is managed by a rotating group of volunteers who are chosen in a public election at the Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence-Technical Community (PAMI-TC) meeting four years before the meeting.[11] CVPR uses a multi-tier double-blind peer review process. The program chairs, who cannot submit papers, select area chairs who manage the reviewers for their subset of submissions.[12]


The conference is usually held in June in North America.[13]

Year Location
2024 Seattle, Washington
2023 Vancouver, British Columbia
2022 New Orleans, Louisiana
2021 Nashville, Tennessee Online due to COVID-19[14]
2020 Seattle, Washington Online due to COVID-19[15]
2019 Long Beach, California
2018 Salt Lake City, Utah
2017 Honolulu, Hawaii
2016 Las Vegas, Nevada
2015 Boston, Massachusetts
2014 Columbus, Ohio
2013 Portland, Oregon
2012 Providence, Rhode Island
2011 Colorado Springs, Colorado
2010 San Francisco, California
2009 Miami, Florida
2008 Anchorage, Alaska
2007 Minneapolis, Minnesota
2006 New York City, New York
2005 San Diego, California
2004 Washington, D.C.
2003 Madison, Wisconsin
2001 Kauai, Hawaii
2000 Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
1999 Fort Collins, Colorado
1998 Santa Barbara, California
1997 San Juan, Puerto Rico
1996 San Francisco, California
1994 Seattle, Washington
1993 New York City, New York
1992 Champaign, Illinois
1991 Lahaina, Hawaii
1989 San Francisco, California
1988 Ann Arbor, Michigan
1986 Miami, Florida
1985 San Francisco, California
1983 Arlington, Virginia


CVPR Best Paper Award[edit]

These awards[16] are picked by committees delegated by the program chairs of the conference.

Longuet-Higgins Prize[edit]

The Longuet-Higgins Prize recognizes CVPR papers from ten years ago that have made a significant impact on computer vision research.

PAMI Young Researcher Award[edit]

The Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (PAMI) Young Researcher Award[17] is an award given by the Technical Committee on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (TCPAMI) of the IEEE Computer Society to a researcher within 7 years of completing their Ph.D. for outstanding early career research contributions.[18] Candidates are nominated by the computer vision community, with winners selected by a committee of senior researchers in the field. This award was originally instituted in 2012 by the journal Image and Vision Computing, also presented at the CVPR, and the IVC continues to sponsor the award.[19][20]

Year Winner(s)
2021 Georgia Gkioxari
2021 Phillip Isola
2020 Jon Barron
2020 Deqing Sun
2019 Karen Simonyan
2018 Andreas Geiger
2018 Kaiming He
2017 Ross Girshick
2017 Julien Mairal
2016 Ce Liu
2016 Abhinav Gupta
2015 John Wright
2014 Derek Hoiem
2014 Jamie Shotton
2013 Anat Levin
2013 Kristen Grauman
2012 Deva Ramanan

PAMI Thomas S. Huang Memorial Prize[edit]

The Thomas Huang Memorial Prize[21] was established at CVPR 2020 and is awarded annually starting from CVPR 2021 to honor researchers who are recognized as examples in research, teaching/mentoring, and service to the computer vision community.

Year Winner(s)
2021 Antonio Torralba

Acceptance Rates[edit]

Year Acceptance Rate
2023 2360/9155 = 25.8%
2022 2067/8162 = 25.3%
2021 1661/7039 = 23.6%
2020 1467/5865 = 25.0%

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, CVPR - Google Scholar Metrics".
  2. ^ "Australian Ranking of ICT Conferences". Archived from the original on April 9, 2013.
  3. ^ "Scholar Metrics: Top Publications". Google Scholar. Archived from the original on 2012-04-04.
  4. ^ "English - Google Scholar Metrics". Retrieved 2022-07-06.
  5. ^ IEEE computer society conference on computer vision and pattern recognition, CVPR. 1983 conf., Washington, D.C. Proceedings: Computer vision and pattern recognition. August 8, 1983. OCLC 472099962 – via Open WorldCat.
  6. ^ "CVF Open Access".
  7. ^ "Welcome to CVPR 2020!" (PDF). 2020. Retrieved 2020-08-08.
  8. ^ "Conference-Acceptance-Rate". August 7, 2020 – via GitHub.
  9. ^ "Welcome" (PDF). Retrieved 2020-08-08.
  10. ^ "CVPR 2020 Proceeding as Planned; Record 1470 Papers Accepted". Synced. March 2, 2020.
  11. ^ "Conference History". IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence. Archived from the original on 2022-09-20. Retrieved 2020-07-24.
  12. ^ "Area Chair Guidelines - CVPR 2012".
  13. ^ "Conferences – The Computer Vision Foundation".
  14. ^ "Statement CVPR 2021".
  15. ^ Society, IEEE Computer. "CVPR 2020 Transitions to All-Virtual Event". (Press release).
  16. ^ "CVPR Best Paper Award". IEEE Computer Society website. IEEE. Retrieved 3 April 2019.
  17. ^ "Computer Vision Awards – The Computer Vision Foundation".
  18. ^ "PAMI Young Research Award". IEEE Computer Society website. IEEE. Retrieved 22 January 2014.
  19. ^ "Inaugural image and vision computing outstanding young researcher award winner announced". Image and Vision Computing. 30 (9). Elsevier: 603. 2012. doi:10.1016/j.imavis.2012.07.008. ISSN 0262-8856.
  20. ^ "Awards". Retrieved 22 January 2014.
  21. ^ "Computer Vision Awards: PAMI Thomas S. Huang Memorial Prize – The Computer Vision Foundation".

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