About This Workshop Series

Since its inception in 2004, the Perception Beyond the Visible Spectrum workshop series (IEEE PBVS) has been one of the key events in the computer vision and pattern recognition (CVPR) community featuring imaging, sensing and exploitation algorithms in the non-visible spectrum (infrared, thermal, radar, …). It is a leading meeting for scientists, researchers, students and engineers from academia, industry, and government agencies throughout the world so we invite you to participate in PBVS 2017. For more information refer to the Call for Paper and the Submission Instructions.

Topics of Interests

Sensing/Imaging Technologies

  • IR/EO imaging system
  • Underwater sensing
  • Hyperspectral/Satellite imaging
  • Spectroscopy/Microscopy imaging
  • LIDAR/LDV sensing
  • Compressive sensing
  • RADAR/SAR imaging
  • RGBD sensing

Applications and Systems

  • Surveillance and reconnaissance systems
  • Autonomous vehicles
  • Autonomous ships
  • Autonomous grasping
  • Vision-aided navigation
  • Night/Shadow vision
  • Sensing for agriculture and food safety
  • Vision-based autonomous multi-copter

Theory and Algorithm

  • Imagery/Video exploitation
  • Object/Target tracking and recognition
  • Feature extraction and matching
  • Activity/Pattern learning and recognition
  • Deep/Transfer learning, Domain adaptation
  • Multimodal/Multi-sensor/INT fusion
  • Multimodal Geo-registration
  • 3D Reconstruction and Shape modeling


  • The program is online!
  • Reviews available on CMT!
  • PBVS '17 best paper award will be sponsored by NVIDIA!
  • New keynote speaker added!
  • Deadline is extended!
  • Submission site is open!
  • Keynote speakers are updated!
  • Call for Paper!
  • PBVS '17 website is online!

Important Dates

  • Paper Submission: March 31
  • Author Notification: May 01
  • Camera Ready: May 15
  • PBVS Workshop: July 21