The European Conference on Computer Vision is one of the top international conferences on computer vision research. It was held every even year since 1990. ECCV 2012 Firenze is the 12th of the series. Previous editions were Antibes (France) 1990, Santa Margherita Ligure (Italy) 1992, Stockholm (Sweden) 1994, Cambridge (UK) 1996, Freiburg (Germany) 1998, Dublin (Ireland) 2000, Copenhagen (Denmark) 2002, Prague (Czech Republic) 2004, Graz (Austria) 2006, Marseille (France) 2008, Crete (Greece) 2010.
ECCV has an established tradition of high scientific quality, with double blind reviewing and very low acceptance rates (about 5% for orals and 25% for posters in 2010). The conference has an overall duration of one week. The main conference has a duration of four days starting from the second and a single-track format, with about ten oral presentations and one poster session per day. Tutorials are held on the first day, and Workshops on the last two days. Industrial exhibits and Demo sessions are also scheduled in the conference programme. Since the Marseille edition it has become customary to invite an outstanding personality of the field to give a one hour lecture in the quality of honorary chair. ECCV 2012 honorary chair is Tomaso Poggio, following Jan J. Koenderink (2008) and Olivier Faugeras (2010).
Novelties of this edition
ECCV 2012 will follow the traditional format of the conference but will also introduce some novelties. These include innovations in the review policy, the creation of a “ECCV digital library” to serve as an historical and permanent repository of all materials related to the conference, the publication in the conference booklet of all paper abstracts, and the full video recording of oral presentations.