Paper submission

Submission Instructions

Papers conforming to the guidelines described below should be uploaded to the 3DV 2018 Submission Website: CMT link (now closed).

  • Paper Submission Deadline: May 25, 2018 May 29, 2018 - 23:59 PST
  • Supplementary Material Deadline: May 30, 2018 May 31, 2018 - 23:59 PST
  • Decision Notification: July 17, 2018 July 21, 2018
  • The file size limit for the main paper is 100MB and 100MB for the supplementary material.

All accepted papers will be published by Conference Publishing Services (CPS) and submitted to IEEE Xplore and CSDL.

Author Instructions

  • Detailed paper formatting instructions: download
  • LaTeX/Word template: download

The paper should describe original work within the topics of interest of 3DV (please refer to the Call for Papers). A complete paper should be submitted in PDF format with no more than 8 pages in length, excluding references, and should adhere to the formatting guidelines described in the above links. The references section will not be included in the page count, and there is no limit on the length of the references section. Papers with more than 8 pages, excluding references, or not following the formatting instructions will be rejected without review.


All reviewing will be double blind, so the paper must not include any information which allows the authors to be identified. For example, this might require that some references to the authors’ previous work be left blank or that authors refer to their previous work in the third person. This is not optional. Papers that provide obvious identifying information will be rejected without review.


3DV 2018 reviewing is considered confidential. All reviewers are required to treat every manuscript they review as a confidential document and not to share or distribute materials under review for any reason other than to facilitate the reviewing of the submitted work. Reviewers are obligated to remove or destroy them after review.

Dual Submission

The 3DV conference publishes original, peer-reviewed, full papers. It does not accept dual submissions. By submitting a manuscript to 3DV 2018, the authors assert that it has not been previously published in substantially similar form. Furthermore, no paper which contains significant overlap with the contributions of this paper either has been or will be submitted during the 3DV 2018 review period to either a journal or a conference. 3DV also applies strict rules on plagiarism.

Supplementary Material

Supplemental material (additional PDF file, video) can also be uploaded to the submission site after you have created the paper entry and uploaded the PDF file. To ensure that the reviewers consult this material, please ensure that the file is easily readable with common players and codecs and correctly referred in the paper. Remember that the reviewers are NOT obliged to view the video, so it is to your advantage to make their life as easy as possible by ensuring its easy readability: details of format, tested player and version, codec, timing, etc. Please remember that the video contents should also be anonymized.

If necessary, authors are invited to contact the Program Chairs using the following email:

Reviewer Guidelines

Thank you for serving on the program committee of 3DV 2018 as a reviewer. Publications in conferences have a critical impact on scientific careers in our fields. Reviews on which acceptance or reject decisions are made are therefore of critical importance and should be written carefully. We ask that you take your duty seriously and have your reviews ready on time.

Reviewer Timeline

  • May 29, 2018 Paper Submissions Deadline
  • June 12, 2018 Reviewers receive paper assignments
  • July 9, 2018 Reviews are due
  • July 17, 2018 Decision notification to authors

The following instructions will provide some basic guidelines in performing your reviews.

Check your papers for conflicts

As soon as you get your reviewing assignment, please download your papers and go through them to make sure that there is no obvious conflict with you (e.g., a paper authored by your recent collaborator from a different institution). If you feel you are in conflict with a paper, please let us know right away by emailing the Program Chairs:

What to Look For

Look for what’s good or stimulating in the paper. Minor flaws can be corrected and shouldn’t be a reason to reject a paper. We recommend that you embrace novel, brave concepts, even if they have not been tested on many datasets. For example, the fact that a proposed method does not exceed the state of the art accuracy on an existing benchmark dataset is not grounds for rejection by itself. Acceptance and rejection decisions should not be determined solely by the method’s raw performance. Rather, it is important to weigh both the novelty and potential impact of the work alongside the reported performance. Each paper that is accepted should be technically sound and make a contribution to the field.

Blind Reviews

Authors were asked to take reasonable efforts to hide their identities, including not listing their names or affiliations and omitting acknowledgments. This information will of course be included in the published version. Please see the Author Guidelines for details on how authors have been instructed to preserve anonymity, including guidelines for referencing one’s own prior work. Reviewers should also make all efforts to keep their identity invisible to the authors. For example, don’t give away your identity by asking the authors to cite several of your own papers.

An important general guideline is to make every effort to treat papers fairly whether or not they know (or suspect) who wrote them. Reviewers should not search for the authors of a paper, and complain that the paper is not anonymous if they happen to find them.

In line with common practice in the community, ArXiv papers are not considered prior work since they have not been peer reviewed. Therefore, you should review your 3DV papers independently as if the ArXiv papers didn’t exist. Citations to these papers are not required and failing to cite or beat performance of arXiv papers are not grounds for rejection.

Be Specific  

Please be specific and detailed in your reviews. In the discussion of related work and references, simply saying “this is well known” or “this has been common practice in the industry for years” is not sufficient: cite specific publications, including books, or public disclosures of techniques. Similarly, claims in a review that the submitted work “has been done before” must be backed up with specific references and an explanation of how closely they are related. At the same time, for a positive review, be sure to summarize what novel aspects are most interesting in the strengths. Be specific when you suggest that the writing needs to be improved. If there is a particular section that is unclear, point it out and give suggestions for how it can be clarified. If you think the paper is out of scope for 3DV’s subject areas, clearly explain why in the review. You may find the Call for Papers here (CFP link). Then suggest other publication possibilities (journals, conferences, workshops) that would be a better match for the paper.

Be Professional

Belittling or sarcastic comments have no place in the reviewing process. The most valuable comments in a review are those that help the authors understand the shortcomings of their work and how they might improve it. Write a courteous, informative, incisive, and helpful review that you would be proud to add your name to (were it not anonymous). Avoid referring to the authors by using the phrase “you”. These phrases should be replaced by “the authors” or “the paper”. Referring to the authors as “you” can be perceived as being confrontational, even though you do not mean it this way.

Writing Technical Reviews

We volunteer our time by reviewing papers that are written by other researchers in our field. We recommend that you approach your reviews in this spirit of volunteerism. Your reviews make you a gatekeeper in helping decide which papers are ready for publication. Just as important, however, is to provide feedback to the authors so that they may improve their work. Try to write your review in a way that the authors can benefit from. We suggest reading a paper and then thinking about it over the course of several days before you write your review. Please keep in mind that short reviews are unhelpful to authors, other reviewers, and Area Chairs. If you have agreed to review a paper, you should take enough time to write a thoughtful and detailed review.

The tone of your review is also important. A harshly written review will be disregarded by the authors, regardless of whether your criticisms are true. If you take care, it is always possible to word your review diplomatically while staying true to your thoughts about the paper. Put yourself in the mindset of writing to someone you wish to help, such as a respected colleague who wants your opinion on a concept or a project.

Your main critique of the paper should be written in terms of a list of strengths and weaknesses of the paper. Use bullet points here, and explain your arguments. Your discussion, sometimes more than your score, will help the authors, fellow reviewers, and Area Chairs understand the basis of your opinions, so please be thorough. Your reviews will be returned to the authors, so you should include specific feedback on ways the authors can improve their papers.

Handling papers not in your specific area 

3DV is a small conference, but involves the very broad topic of 3D Vision that spans both computer vision and computer graphics. Paper assignments are done by Area Chairs who rely on their knowledge of your work as well as the match of submitted paper and your subject areas. It is very likely you will be assigned a paper that may be slightly out of your specific research area. In such cases, we ask that you do the best you can to review the paper. We trust your ability to distinguish between good papers and those that are not yet ready for acceptance.

When You’re Done 

Submissions should be treated as confidential. When you have finished with your review, you should destroy any paper manuscript and/or supporting material you received.

Instructions for final submission

Please read these instructions carefully and follow them exactly to minimize problems with production of the conference proceedings.

The deadline for final submission (completion of all steps below) is August 4 2018 at 23:59 PST . This deadline will not be extended. Papers that arrive after the deadline may not appear in the conference proceedings, and may not be placed in IEEE Xplore.

All 3DV papers that are submitted on time, which are compliant with IEEE Xplore, and for which the IEEE copyright has been completed, will be placed in IEEE Xplore shortly after the meeting. Only those papers that are placed in IEEE Xplore can be considered archival.

There are four steps to completing your final 3DV 2018 paper submission. These steps are detailed below.

1. Validate your camera-ready paper using IEEE PDF eXpress.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Do not include page numbers in your camera-ready paper.

There is a strict size limit of 100 MB for PDF files in the conference proceedings. If your paper is larger than this, you are probably using very large images in your figures. As a rule, your images will look fine at 600 pixels per inch and you should down-sample the images used in your figures accordingly. Smaller PDF files are also validated more quickly by PDF eXpress.

The page limit for all papers is 8 pages -- with additional pages allowed that contains only cited references. To clarify, the main body of the paper, including figures, tables, equations, acknowledgments, etc., must be limited to no more than 8 pages. Additional pages may only contain cited references--not acknowledgments or other text, figures, tables, etc. Note that there are no paper or extra-page fees. However, papers that are longer than 8 pages (not including references), will not be processed and will not appear in the conference proceedings or on IEEE Xplore.

IEEE requires that all papers to be entered into the IEEE Xplore digital library meet the IEEE style guidelines. LaTeX and MS-Word style files compatible with IEEE requirements are available through the 3DV 2018 web site.

Papers that do not meet these guidelines will not be placed in Xplore. This is IEEE policy.

Note: PDF eXpress does not collect the papers. After validating your paper, you must still upload it to the camera-ready paper collection website (CMT) for production, as described in Step 3.

There are two ways to use IEEE PDF eXpress. If you generate your own PDF file, PDF eXpress can validate it. If you are using any of the following document formatting systems, PDF eXpress can generate an Xplore-compliant document from the following source files: MS-Word, WordPerfect, RTF (rich text format), Freelance, LaTeX, PageMaker, FrameMaker, Word Pro, or Quark. If you used LaTeX, PageMaker, or Quark to prepare your paper, there are a few extra steps required to supply the images to IEEE.

a. Login to PDF express. The conference ID is: 45886X

b. If you have not used PDF eXpress before, you must create an account. Click the "New User" button and follow the instructions. If you have used PDF eXpress for a previous conference, you can log in using the email address and password from the previous conference; it will then ask you to create an account for this conference by entering a password--it can be the same password. Verify (and update if necessary) your contact information and click "Submit". Once you have an account, you can login as often as you need to process all of your papers.

c. Create a new title for each paper that you are submitting.

d. Submit the PDF file you wish to validate, or submit the source files you wish to convert. PDF eXpress will digest the file(s) submitted and send you e-mail with the validation result, or the generated PDF, as appropriate.

e. Repeat step d until you are satisfied with the result.

f. Go to step c to process your other papers.

A primary source of failure in validating a PDF file is the use of non-embeddable fonts in figures. Make sure that your paper uses embeddable fonts for the main text of the paper as well as the figures, figure captions, references, footnotes, etc. Another source of failure is the line in the LaTeX source file that includes the hyperref package. If you are having difficulty, you may want to comment out this line. If you have further trouble with IEEE PDF eXpress, contact

2. Register at least one author for 3DV 2018.

At least one author for each paper must register to attend the conference. If there is not one author registered for the meeting, the paper will not be included in the proceedings and it will not appear in IEEE Xplore.

3. Submit the validated PDF to CMT

a. Login to the CMT paper collection site :

b. In the CMT "Author Console", your accepted paper(s) will appear with an "Create Camera Ready Submission" link in the "Actions" column. Click on the "Create Camera Ready Submission" link to take you to the camera-ready submission page for your accepted paper. DO NOT click on the "Submit IEEE Copyright Form" at this time. You will submit the electronic copyright form later (in Step 4 below)--after updating your paper title and author list and submitting your camera-ready paper.

c. After reading the camera-ready submission "Welcome" screen, update/correct (if necessary) the paper title and abstract to match your camera-ready submission.

d. In the "Authors" section, check that all the authors included in the camera-ready paper also appear in their proper order on CMT. Please check that all author names are spelled correctly and are in the correct order.

e. The name of your camera-ready submission must be in the form XXXX.pdf where XXXX is the four-digit paper ID (zero-padded if necessary). For example, if your paper ID is 24, the filename must be 0024.pdf. Rename your camera-ready PDF file that was validated by PDF eXpress and upload it in the "Files" section.

f. Check that the upload of your file was successful either by matching the file length to that on your computer, or by using the download options that will appear after you have uploaded. Please ensure that you upload the correct camera-ready PDF--validated by PDF eXpress and renamed to XXXX.pdf as described in step 3.e--as your camera-ready submission. Every year there is at least one author that accidentally submits the wrong PDF as their camera-ready submission.

g. You must enter keywords describing your paper in the "Additional Questions" section. You will not be allowed to complete the camera-ready submission process until you have entered the keywords (separated by commas).

h. Don't forget to click the "Submit" button to save all your changes. Unless you press the "Submit" button, any changes you've made to the camera-ready submission--including file uploads and changes to title, abstract, and author list will not be saved.

i. Before your camera-ready paper submission can be considered complete, you must first complete and submit the IEEE Electronic Copyright Form as described in Step 4 below. If you submit a paper more than once, the paper collection site will remember that you have already filled out the copyright form for that paper so that you don't have to resubmit the electronic copyright.

4. Complete and submit the IEEE Electronic Copyright form.

Complete and digitally sign the IEEE Electronic Copyright Form for your paper and submit it along with your final paper.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please be aware that once you submit your IEEE Electronic Copyright form, you will not be able to go back and make changes. IEEE does not have any mechanism to redo an electronic copyright form and you will not be able to complete more than one for per paper. As such, please be sure that the title, author list, etc. (as specified in Step. 3) are correct and final on the IEEE Electronic Copyright Form prior to completing and submitting the copyright form.

To complete your camera-ready submission, you must complete the IEEE Electronic Copyright Form and then upload the completed form to CMT. To do this, you will select the "Submit IEEE Copyright Form" in the CMT "Author Console". You must follow the instructions for completing, downloading, and submitting the copyright form. During this process, you will be transferred to an IEEE site to complete and submit the copyright form. Once the copyright is completed and downloaded, you will be returned to CMT to upload the IEEE Electronic Copyright form to CMT. Again, the copyright form can be completed only once per paper, so please make sure that all the information on the form is complete and final (including changes to paper title and authors) prior to submission.

Papers without completed copyright forms will not appear on the conference proceedings disk and will not be enrolled in IEEE Xplore.