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 2018. For more information refer to the Call for Paper and the Submission Instructions.

Topics of Interests

Sensing/Imaging Technologies

  • IR/EO/RGBD imaging system
  • Underwater sensing
  • Multi-spectral/Satellite imaging
  • Spectroscopy/Microscopy imaging
  • LIDAR/LDV sensing
  • Compressive sensing
  • RADAR/SAR imaging
  • Radiation sensing
  • Active imaging
  • Cooperative Sensing

Applications and Systems

  • Surveillance and reconnaissance systems
  • Unmanned autonomous systems
  • Vehicle, ship, object classification
  • Robotic grasping
  • Vision-aided navigation and SLAM
  • Night/Shadow vision
  • Sensing for agriculture and food safety
  • Vision-based autonomous aerial vehicles
  • Lifelong & Robust machine learning

Theory and Algorithm

  • Deep Learning, Reinforcement Learning
  • Imagery/Video exploitation
  • Object/Target tracking and recognition
  • Feature extraction and matching
  • Activity/Pattern learning and recognition
  • Multimodal/Multi-sensor/INT fusion
  • Multimodal Geo-registration
  • 3D Reconstruction and shape modeling
  • Automatic caption generation
  • Data labeling


  • The program is available!
  • Submission deadline is extended!
  • Dr. Ian Goodfellow will give a keynote speak!
  • Dr. Dimitris Manolakis will give a keynote speak!
  • Prof. Sabine Süsstrunk will give a keynote speak!
  • Submission website is open!
  • Call for Paper!
  • PBVS '18 website is online!

Important Dates

  • Paper Submission: March 12, 5PM EST
  • Author Notification: March 26
  • Camera Ready: April 9
  • PBVS Workshop: June 18