IAPR International Conference on
Machine Vision Applications

May 8–12, 2017
Nagoya, Japan

The Fifteenth IAPR International Conference on Machine Vision Applications will be held at Toyoda Auditorium, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan from May 8th through 12th, 2017. The conference is co-sponsored by the MVA Organization, IAPR, Tateisi Science and Technology Foundation, and Graduate School of Informatics, Nagoya University.

The aim of this conference is to bring together researchers and practitioners from both academia and industry, and to stimulate the exchange of knowledge through intensive discussions on the cutting-edge research topics listed below.


Year#Submissions#Papers#Orals (AR%)#Posters
MVA201719413036 (18.6)94
MVA201521314028 (13.1)112
MVA201315611232 (20.5)80
MVA201120814436 (17.3)108

Important Dates

Program Area Chair Application May 31, 2016
Tutorial Proposals December 3, 2016
Demonstration Proposals January 31, 2017
Full Paper (4 pages) Submission (Extended) December 12, 2016 at 24:00 PST
December 5, 2016
Notification of Acceptance February 13, 2017
Camera-Ready Manuscripts March 13, 2017
Travel Support for Students March 15, 2017
Presenter registation March 10, 2017
Early online registation April 10, 2017
Late online registation April 20, 2017
Main Conference
 including Lectures and Demos
May 8–10, 2017
Tutorials May 11, 2017
Technical Exhibition May 12, 2017

Call for Demos (CLOSED) [Detail]

We cordially invite submission of demonstration proposals. This dedicated demonstration session will provide a good opportunity for you to show your innovative prototypes, get constructive feedback on your developed solutions or products, and communicate with participants directly. Technical topics of this session include all areas covered by the MVA conference.

Call for Tutorials (CLOSED) [Detail]

MVA2017 will host tutorials that focus on new research directions of machine vision and applications. We invite proposals for tutorials from active researchers. The target audience has an interest in learning the trends in the machine vision technologies and developing application systems.

Call for Area Chairs (CLOSED)

We are excited to announce the call for area chairs for MVA2017. All motivated machine vision researchers and developers are invited to participate in the paper selection process as area chairs for the conference. Apply here. If you have any questions, please contact the program chairs.

Main Topic: Machine Vision and its Applications [Call for Participation]

Vision Sensors, Sensors for 3D / Motion, Shape from X, Optical Phenomenon Sensing, Color / Multiband, Invisible Wavelength Imaging, Registration / Alignment, Calibration
Feature Extraction, Shape / Motion / Deformation Analysis, Change and Background, Tracking, Color / Multiband Analysis, Segmentation, Pattern Recognition, Object Recognition, Statistical Image Processing, Large-Scale Data Analysis, Image Processing System Architecture
Factory Automation and Robotics
Visual Inspection, Diagnosis, Assembly, Mobile Robot, Digital Fabrication, Service Robot, Rescue Robot
Intelligent Transport Systems
Traffic Monitoring, Autonomous Vehicles, Driving Safety Assistance
Security Monitoring, Camera Network, Remote Sensing, Underwater
Human Computer Interaction
Face / Gesture / Behavior / Gait, Gaze Analysis, Biometrics, Wearable Computing, First Person Vision
Tomography, Endoscopy, Computer-Aided Diagnosis, Computer Assisted Surgery, Computational Anatomy, Bioinformatics, Nursing Care
Database Archiving and Retrieval, Document, Culture and Heritage, VR / MR / AR, Entertainment
Agriculture / Forestry / Fishery, Civil / Construction Engineering, Commerce, Sports, Fashion, Home, Science

Other Information

Registration Policy

At least one of the authors of an accepted paper is required to register for the conference and must present the paper at the conference.


Presented papers will be considered for Best Paper Award, Best Practical Paper Award, and Best Poster Award. Previous award winning papers are available.


Selected papers will be published IPSJ Transactions on Computer Vision And Application (SpringerOpen) on May 2017.

Award-winning papers and selected papers will be recommended to submit extended versions of MVA2017 papers to the special section on Machine Vision and Applications of IEICE Transactions on Information and Systems published on May 2018.

Travel Support for Students (CLOSED)[more...]

MVA2017 plans to offer travel support for students who make a significant contribution.

Organizing Committee [Full list]

General Chairs
Hiroshi ISHIKAWA (Waseda University)
Ryuzo OKADA (Toshiba)
Program Chairs
Norimichi UKITA (Toyota Technological Institute)
Greg MORI (Simon Fraser University)

Sponsors and Cooperative Organizations

Sponsored by

Supported by

Technical Co-sponsorship

In Cooperation with

  • The Information Processing Society of Japan
  • The Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan
  • The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers
  • The Institute of Image Information and Television Engineers
  • The Institute of Systems, Control and Information Engineers
  • The Institute of Image Electronics Engineers of Japan
  • The Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence
  • The Japanese Society for Non-destructive Inspection
  • The Japan Society for Precision Engineering
  • The Robotics Society of Japan
  • The Society of Academic Study on Sensing via Image Information
  • The Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan
  • The Society of Instrument and Control Engineers
  • The Virtual Reality Society of Japan