Is BMVC 2020 still on?
Yes. BMVC is in mid September and we can expect a lot of news between now and then.
Will the paper submission deadline or other main conference deadlines be extended because of COVID-19?
We have no plan to extend the deadline.
Will all authors on a paper need to make themselves available as reviewers?
Our expectation is that the majority of authors should make themselves available as reviewers. At the time of abstract submission on CMT (a week before the paper deadline) the author list should be entered on CMT and an option will be available for authors to indicate which authors will be able to review - requests for certain authors to not be considered as reviewers can also be entered with a suitable justification. For example, junior researchers (e.g. early PhD and below) or authors who are not computer vision researchers (e.g. providing domain expertise for experiments) would be considered reasonable justification.
How will presentations be handled for authors that cannot get a travel visa or for which there is a COVID-19 travel ban?
No author will be disadvantaged due to restrictions on travel. Accepted papers will still be published subject to authors satisfying registration and presentation requirements. We are investigating options, e.g. remote presentations, and will provide more information in the coming months.
Will there be support for remote attendance/registration?
Remote attendance options are currently being explored and updates will be posted on the website when we have them.
How do I register domain conflicts?
When you log in to CMT for the first time, you will be asked to enter your conflict domain information. You will not be able to submit any paper without entering this information. We need to ensure conflict-free reviewing of all papers. At any time, you can update this information by clicking on your name in the upper-right and entering “Domain Conflicts” under BMVC 2020.

It is the primary author's responsibility to ensure that all authors on their paper have registered their institutional conflicts into CMT. Each author should list domains of all institutions they have worked for, or have had very close collaboration with, within the last 3 years (example:;; DO NOT enter the domain of email providers such as This institutional conflict information will be used in conjunction with prior authorship conflict information to resolve assignments to both reviewers and area chairs. If a paper is found to have an undeclared or incorrect institutional conflict, the paper may be summarily rejected.
Can I promote my paper in the press or on social media?
In keeping with the PAMI guidelines, adopted by CVPR, to maintain double blind review, authors are not allowed to go to the press with their submission prior to the end of the review process, or to advertise their work on social media while explicitly identifying it as a BMVC submission. In recent conference cycles, some authors were found posting about their submissions on Twitter or other social media, and even including the title or a snapshot of the paper. This is a violation of anonymity, since the message may go out to many potential reviewers.

Authors must not:
  • Talk to the media about your work as "in submission to BMVC"
  • Make any posts to social media or elsewhere that can be linked to a specific BMVC submission (e.g., mentioning the title of the submission or details and content and saying that it's a BMVC submission)
Authors may:
  • Talk about their work in a presentation without saying it's submitted to BMVC
  • Submit to arXiv without mentioning BMVC
A paper may be rejected if the program chairs feel that the authors have attempted to let potential reviewers know who wrote the paper.
Can I submit an existing workshop/arXiv/.... paper?
The dual submission policy of BMVC follows that of CVPR. Authors should guarantee that a submission has not been previously published or accepted for publication in substantially similar form in any peer-reviewed venue including journal, conference or workshop, or archival forum. Furthermore, no publication substantially similar in content has been or will be submitted to this or another conference, workshop, or journal during the review period. Violation of any of these conditions will lead to rejection, and will be reported to the other venue to which the submission was sent.

A publication, for the purposes of this policy, is defined to be a written work longer than four pages (excluding references) that was submitted for review by peers for either acceptance or rejection, and, after review, was accepted. In particular, this definition of publication does not depend upon whether such an accepted written work appears in a formal proceedings or whether the organizers declare that such work “counts as a publication”.

The above definition does not consider an paper as a publication because it cannot be rejected. It also excludes university technical reports which are typically not peer reviewed. However, this definition of publication does include peer-reviewed workshop papers, even if they do not appear in a proceedings, if their length is more than four pages (excluding citations). Given this definition, any submission to BMVC should not have substantial overlap with prior publications or other concurrent submissions.