7th International Workshop on Computer Vision in Sports (CVsports) at CVPR 2021


April 7: Out of 25 valid submissions, we have accepted 12 papers for presentation at CVsports 2021. Congratulations to the authors, and thank you to all reviewers!

April 7: The workshop is scheduled for June 25 in the afternoon.

March 1, 2021: The deadline for paper submission is extended to March 14.

January 19, 2021: The CMT page is now open for submissions: Link

December 11, 2020: The 7th edition of CVsport is accepted as a half day workshop at CVPR 2021! 



Sports is said to be the social glue of society. It allows people to interact irrespective of their social status, age etc. With the rise of the mass media, a significant quantity of resources has been channeled into sports in order to improve understanding, performance and presentation. For example, areas like performance assessment, which were previously mainly of interest to coaches and sports scientists are now finding applications in broadcast and other media, driven by the increasing use of on-line sports viewing which provides a way of making all sorts of performance statistics available to viewers. Computer vision has recently started to play an important role in sports as seen in for example football where computer vision-based graphics in real-time enhances different aspects of the game. Computer vision algorithms have a huge potential in many aspects of sports ranging from automatic annotation of broadcast footage, through to better understand of sport injuries, and enhanced viewing. So far, the use of computer vision in sports has been scattered between different disciplines.


Call for papers

The ambition of this workshop is to bring together practitioners and researchers from different disciplines to share ideas and methods on current and future use of computer vision in sports. To this end we welcome computer vision-based research contributions as well as best-practice contributions focusing on the following (and similar) topics:

  • estimation of position and motion of cameras and participants in sports
  • tracking people and objects in sports
  • activity recognition in sports
  • event detection in sports
  • spectator monitoring
  • annotation and indexing in sports
  • graphical effects in sports
  • analysis of injuries in sports
  • performance assessment in sports
  • alternative sensing in sports (beyond the visible spectrum)
  • tactics analysis in sports
  • automatic narration and captioning in sports
  • training assistance in sports
  • augmented/virtual reality in sports


Important dates

  • Submission deadline: March 7 March 14, 2021 (11.59pm Pacific Time)
  • Notification of acceptance: April 1 April 7, 2021
  • Camera ready deadline: April 18, 2021
  • Workshop date: June 25, 2021 (afternoon)


Submission instructions

Policies and guidelines (same as for CVPR): Link

Submission: Link

Accepted papers will be published in the CVPR workshop proceedings on IEEE Xplore and as open access on http://openaccess.thecvf.com/.


Best paper award

1000$ sponsored by Sportlogiq.


Invited speakers

  • Pascal Fua, Professor, Computer Vision Laboratory, EPFL
  • Adrià Arbués Sangüesa, PhD felllow, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
  • Remo Ziegler, SVP Product Manager, Vizrt
  • Sportlogiq


Program committee:

Adrien Deliege, University of Liege, Belgium
Anthony Cioppa, University of Liege, Belgium
Bastian Wandt, Leibniz University Hannover, Germany
Dan Gutfreund, IBM Research
Dan Mikami, NTT, Japan
Hideo Saito, Keio University, Japan
Jean-Yves Guillemaut, University of Surrey, UK
Jesse Davis, KU Leuven, Belgium
Jianhui Chen, University of British Columbia, Canada
Jonas Theiner, Universität Hannover, Germany
Li Cheng, University of Alberta, Canada
Marc Van Droogenbroeck, University of Liege, Belgium
Michael Jamieson, Sportlogiq, USA
Moritz Einfalt, University of Augsburg, Germany
Nicola Mosca, CNR ISSIA, Italy
Rainer Lienhart, Universitat Augsburg, Germany
Rajkumar Theagarajan, University of California, Riverside, USA
Sergio Escalera, Computer Vision Center (UAB) & University of Barcelona, Spain
Silvio Giancola, KAUST, Saudi Arabia
Simon Denman, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Steven Schwarcz, University of Maryland College Park, USA



Rikke Gade, Aalborg University, Denmark
Thomas Moeslund, Aalborg University, Denmark
Graham Thomas, BBC, UK
Adrian Hilton, University of Surrey, UK
Jim Little, University of British Columbia, Canada
Michele Merler, IBM Research, USA


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