Paper Submission

Paper submission and registration are handled on CMT. Paper registration is performed by registering as a user with CMT and entering a paper title and abstract. This will result in the allocation of a “paper ID”, which indicates registration is completed and should be used in preparation of the review copy. You will be able to make edits and upload new paper drafts until the final deadline. Submitted papers should be prepared according to the published specification for formatting and style. Please be sure to read both the formatting instructions and policies before submission. Some common questions about submission are addressed in the FAQs.

Formatting Your Paper

A complete paper should be submitted in according to the formatting style. The length should not exceed 9 pages excluding the references. Any appendices must precede the reference list. 

Submitted (Under review) paper

Papers submitted for review should be anonymous and instead include the paper ID as allocated by CMT upon registration of the paper. The addition of line numbers (automatic in the LaTeX template) should be included, in order to facilitate the review process.

If you have submitted papers to previous BMVCs, note that the 9 pages are not measured from the abstract. They are measured from the top of the page; from the 10th page onward only references are allowed. This is to avoid ambiguity in measuring the precise page length. The final accepted papers are allowed some extra space (up to one page) to add author information, acknowledgements where appropriate, minor changes to address referee comments and the like.

Paper policies

By submitting a manuscript to BMVC, the authors guarantee that it has not been previously published (or accepted for publication) in substantially similar form. Furthermore, no paper which contains significant overlap with the contributions of this paper either is under review at the moment of submission or will be submitted during the BMVC 2017 review period to any of the following: another conference, a workshop, or a journal. The authors also attest that they did not submit substantially similar submissions to BMVC 2017. Violation of any of these conditions will lead to rejection.


Author’s Responsibilities

If there are papers that may appear to violate any of these conditions, it is the authors’ responsibility to

  1. Cite these papers (preserving anonymity)
  2. Argue in the body of your paper why your BMVC paper is non trivially different from these concurrent submissions
  3. Include anonymized versions of those papers in the supplemental material


Camera-ready submission for accepted papers will be open via CMT ( At least one registration of an author is required per accepted paper by this date. e.g. for any two papers at least two registrations are required. Papers for which we have no registered authors will be removed from the conference. For each accepted paper authors should upload:

  • final camera-ready paper (in PDF format)
  • spotlight video for spotlight posters only (in MP4 file)
  • optional supplementary materials (ZIP file up to 10MB)

The name of your submission file must be of the form XXXX.pdf where XXXX is the four-digit paper ID (zero-padded if necessary). For example, if your paper ID is 24, the filename must be 0024.pdf.

You are highly encouraged to take the comments from the reviewers and the meta-reviewers into consideration when preparing your camera-ready version. In addition, the final version of the paper should add any information removed to anonymise the paper and remove any line numbering added for the review process. Use the template in the author pack for preparing your camera ready version. Papers should be prepared according to the published specification for formatting and style. The length should not exceed 10 pages excluding the references.



(06-07-2017) All the templates have just been updated. Please use the new ones.

Typesetting should preferably be done using the PDFLaTeX system (part of all modern LaTeX distributions). However, submissions prepared in Microsoft Word or OpenOffice will be accepted. The following templates are provided:


Supplementary Material

Authors may optionally upload supplementary material, which may include:

  • Videos to showcase results/demo of the proposed approach/system
  • Images and other results in addition to the ones in the paper
  • Anonymized related submissions to other conferences and journals
  • Appendices or technical reports containing extended proofs and mathematical derivations that are not essential to the understanding of the submitted paper

BMVC encourages authors to submit videos using an MP4 codec as per spotlight instructions below. Also, please submit a README text file with each video specifying the exact codec used and a URL where the codec can be downloaded.

The authors should refer to the contents of the supplementary material appropriately in the paper. Note that reviewers will be encouraged to look at it, but are not obligated to do so. Note also that there will be a prize prize for the best video/demo.

Conference Presentations



  • Oral talks will use their own laptop. The projectors will be setup for 16:9 format, will be native 1280x720 native and will accept other resolutions (including 4:3 formats such as 1024x768) and rescale for display.

  • The projectors will have native HDMI connectors and converters for VGA.

  • Oral talks are given TBA minutes plus 2 minutes for questions by the session chairs, switching between speakers and introducing the next speaker. You will be asked to leave the podium once your time is up. Please make sure you do not exceed the given time limit.

  • Each oral presenter will also present their work as a poster. Your poster is scheduled for the interactive session on the day of your oral presentation. This is a good opportunity to expose the work further and get extra feedback from the BMVC attendees.

  • Oral presenters should be present at the podium (in the correct room) at least 10 minutes before the start of the session and should introduce themselves to the session chairs as soon as they arrive.

  • If you require any special assistance during to get to the podium or during your talk, please let the session chair know of this before the session or email the Program Chairs.

  • Oral speakers should test their own laptops with the projector before the session, to avoid any technical difficulties.

Spotlight Poster

  • For your spotlight presentations this year there is only one format (see instructions below). This will enable us to load all talks onto the same laptop without any configuration/format issues while allowing presenters to use whatever graphics/video tools they choose to generate the presentation. Presentations should be limited to 240 seconds with the next speaker's video starting automatically at the 4-minute mark. The videos will combined into one large video that will play each in turn; there will be no presenter control and the next presentation will just start. If your video is longer than 4:00 it will be truncated. If your video is not in the proper format, it will be converted as best as our automated tool will do and probably of lower quality and could even be solid black.

  • The session chairs will not be introducing each spotlight, therefore, please ensure your video starts with a title slide. When presenting introduce yourself. There will be no time allotted for "questions" after each spotlight. As usual, any projected Text/Math should use at least 24 point font (and ideally should be >32pt) as smaller fonts will not be readable in a room with 200+ people.

  • In addition to your oral presentation, please remember to prepare a poster for your paper which will be presented in the interactive session following your spotlight.

Spotlight Video format

Authors of poster spotlight papers will submit a 4 minutes videospotlight that highlights and summarizes their BMVC 2017 paper. These video spotlights will be independently available on an BMVC 2017 YouTube channel and collated into larger videos that provide an overview of each session of the conference. Please read these instructions carefully to ensure that your video spotlight is formatted and submitted correctly.


  • Length: Maximum 4 minutes. Everything after 240 seconds will be cut.
  • File Size: Maximum 100MB (104,857,600 bytes)
  • Size: 16:9 (1280x720) (per YouTube specifications)
  • Audio: Allowed. BUT NOTE: may not show on the concatenated videos playing at the conference, but will be preserved when uploaded to YouTube. AAC or MP3 codec.
  • Frame Rate: 30Hz. All other rates will be converted to 30Hz.
  •  Format: MP4 files with the H.264 codec. We will make a best effort to convert other formats, but cannot guarantee they will work.

Content: Please keep legal restrictions in mind (e.g. do not use footage or images which you are not entitled to distribute beyond fair use). The videos will be on display in a public place to a wide range of nationalities, so avoid causing offense. We reserve the right to withdraw videos we believe to be outside these guidelines. If you suspect you may come close to the boundaries of acceptability, submit several days early and email us for approval. All videos will be reviewed before releasing and collating.

Templates: There is no template for the videos. Authors are permitted to include a title screen for their paper. However, do note that we will be prepending a 3 second title screen to each video that contains paper, author and session information.

SUBMISSION: Your one-minute video spotlight is to be submitted as a single MP4 file using the "Presentation" page in CMT, as detailed in the steps below. Your video spotlight must be submitted as an MP4 file. (Note that although the "Presentation" submission page allows for other formats, any file format other than MP4 will be discarded).

To submit your video spotlight MP4 file, login to the CMT paper collection site:

In the CMT "Author Console", your accepted paper(s) will appear in the "Camera-Ready | Presentations" column. Click on the "Edit" link beneath the "Presentation" heading (next to your paper title). DO NOT click on the "Edit" link next to the "Camera-Ready" heading - this link is for submitting your full, camera-ready paper as described in the camera-ready instructions.

Similar to the full, camera-ready submission, the name of your video spotlight must be of the form XXXX_video.mp4 where XXXX is the four-digit paper ID (zero-padded if necessary). For example, if your paper ID is 24, the filename must be 0024_video.mp4.

Use the "Browse" and "Upload" buttons on the "Presentation Details" page to find and upload your MP4 file of your video spotlight.

You do not need to enter any "Presenters" for your video spotlight.