About this event

The rapid technological development of hardware, especially professional cameras and smartphones has driven the demand for solutions to our day-to-day entertainment, security, industrial production and medicine. Consequently, the area of Computer Vision has grown, becoming a strategic demand in any country.

Under this context the WVC’2019 - XV Workshop on Computational Vision - brings to the discussion works developed in Universities and Centers of Research worldwide, aiming to boost research groups in this área in the generation of ideas and in the divulgation of work done or in progress. We hope, therefore, that the effort of each one of us in the organization of this event, is a demonstration that science and technology have a promising future in our country. The WVC'2019 will host several activities aimed primarily at disseminating and analyzing the growth of the area of computer vision worldwide.

CTDVC 2019

About this event

The 2nd Contest of Thesis and Dissertations in Computer Vision (Concurso de Teses e Dissertações em Visão Computacional - CTDVC 2019) aims to disseminate postgraduate research in the fields of Computer Vision and Image Processing awarding the best doctoral theses and master's dissertations completed, defended and approved in Brazil in the last year.

The theses and dissertations will be selected for publication and presentation based on their impact for society and for companies, as well as a significant and outstanding contribution to the scientific area.


Up to six papers corresponding to the three best doctoral theses and the three best master's dissertations will be awarded. These works must necessarily be presented by the author or his/her advisor at the XV Workshop de Visão Computacional (WVC 2019), in a special session.


Doctors and masters in any knowledge area can submit papers for this contest, as long as their research have been developed with Computer Vision and Image Processing. Their theses or dissertations must have been defended in Brazil, from January 1st, 2018 to December 31st, 2018*.

*Only theses or dissertations that have not been submitted for WVC 2018.


The abstract of all the works selected for the contest will be published in the proceedings of the event.

Submission of works

Candidates must submit their work electronically at: link for the submition, choosing the track corresponding to the work (Master's or Doctorate).

A file with the full text of the thesis or dissertation, in pdf format, should be sent.

For the works selected in the first stage, a copy of the certificate of completion and approval of the thesis / dissertation, issued by the Coordination of the Course, will be requested, stating the name of the postgraduate program, the date of the defense, the name(s) of the advisor(s), the members of the examination board, the name of the candidate and the title of the thesis / dissertation.


The selection will be based on the evaluation of the entire thesis / dissertation. The theses and dissertations submitted to the CTDVC 2019 will be evaluated by a committee composed of researchers with recognized experience in the area of Computational Vision and experience in orientation of theses and dissertations.

The Committee of Reviewers will be chosen after the date of submission of the works, so there will be no teachers with submitted works in the Committee.

Registration at the event

The authors of the selected works must be enrolled in the event, and the enrollment may be made in the graduate student category.

WVC 2019 Important Dates

  • Submission Open: 01/04/2019
  • Deadline: 16/05 extended to 02/06
  • Notification of Acceptance: 28/06/2019

CTDVC 2019 Important Dates

  • Submission of thesis / dissertation: until June 16, 2019 extended to June 30, 2019
  • Notification of selected works: June 30, 2019 extended to August 9, 2019
  • Oral presentation by the finalists: during WVC 2019

Paper Submission

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • Images and Video Coding
  • Image/video analysis
  • Image/video filtering and restoration
  • Image/video registration
  • Image/video segmentation
  • Motion Detection and Tracking
  • Shape representation and matching
  • Surface Reconstruction and Representation
  • Projective Geometry and Computer Vision
  • Texture and Color in Computer Vision
  • Feature extraction
  • Feature Matching, Inference and Recognition
  • Pattern Recognition in Computer Vision
  • Cognitive models applied to Computer Vision Systems
  • Architectural models for Computer Vision
  • Design methods for systems of Vision
  • Case studies and Computer Vision systems analysis
  • Real-time Computer Vision
  • Facial and Hand Gesture Recognition
  • Biomedical imaging and visualization
  • Biometrics
  • Visual Inspection and Robotics
  • Visual Document processing and analysis
  • Content-based image retrieval (CBIR)

If you have any question and need further information, please feel free to contact us on the workshop email: wvc2019@fei.edu.br

Instructions for authors

  • The manuscript must be submitted electronically, as a PDF file.
  • The conference accepts articles written in English or Portuguese, but the manuscript title and abstract must be written in English. Only articles written in English will be published in IEEE-CPS.
  • The abstract should contain no more than 150 words, and the manuscript total length should not exceed 6 pages.
  • The manuscripts should be formatted using the IEEE templates, which are blind-submission review-formatted templates ( link for the templates ).


All papers must be submitted electronically using the following link: ( link for submission ).


  • WVC 2019 reviewing is double blind, in that authors do not know the names of the area chair/reviewers of their papers, and area chairs/reviewers do not know the names of the authors
  • Avoid providing information that may identify the authors in the acknowledgments (e.g., co-workers and grant IDs).
  • Avoid providing links to websites that identify the authors. Violation of any of these guidelines will lead to rejection without review.
  • By submitting a manuscript to WVC 2019, the authors guarantee that it has not been previously published (or accepted for publication) in substantially similar form.
  • It is the authors' responsibility to ensure that all authors on their paper have registered their conflicts into CMT website. Conflicts are needed to resolve assignments to both reviewers and area chairs.

Paulo Sérgio

Professor do Centro Universitário FEI


Carlos Eduardo Thomaz

Professor do Centro Universitário FEI


Gilson Giraldi

LNCC (Laboratório Nacional de Computação Ciêntífica)


Jaime Cardoso

Universidade do Porto, Portugal

Flávio Tonidandel

Professor do Centro Universitário FEI

Publicity Chair

Guilherme Wachs

Professor do Centro Universitário FEI

Reinaldo Bianchi

Professor do Centro Universitário FEI

Danilo Perico

Professor do Centro Universitário FEI

Maurício Escarpinati

Professor da Universidade Federal de Uberlândia (UFU)

Aparecido Nilceu Marana

Professor da Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP)

Bruno Marques

Professor da Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN)

Evandro Luís Linhari

Professor da Universidade de São Paulo  (USP)

Hemerson Pistori

Professor da Universidade Católica Don Bosco (UCDB)

Marcelo Andrade

Professor da Universidade de São Paulo (USP)

Mauricio Marengoni

Professor da Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie

Program committee

  • Adilson Gonzaga, USP
  • Alexandre Levada, UFSCAR
  • Ana Martinez, UFU
  • Andre Backes, UFU
  • Angelo Duarte, UEFS
  • Antonio Apolinario, UFBA
  • Aparecido Marana, UNESP
  • Bruno Silva, UFRN
  • Bruno Travencolo, UFU
  • Carlos Thomaz, FEI
  • Cesar Pariente, UESC
  • Cid Santos, UFSCAR
  • Claudio Goes, UEFS
  • Cristina Vasconcelos, UFF
  • Daniel Abdala, UFU
  • Daniela Ushizima, LBNL, USA
  • Danilo Eler, UNESP
  • Danilo Perico, FEI
  • Deborah Fernandes, UFG
  • Dibio Borges, UNB
  • Evandro Rodrigues, USP
  • Gastao Miranda Junior, UFS
  • Gilson Giraldi, LNCC
  • Guilherme Wachs, FEI
  • Gustavo Borba, UTFPR
  • Helio Pedrini, UNICAMP
  • Hemerson Pistori, UCDB
  • Ialis de Paula, UFC
  • Ines Domingues, UC, Portugal
  • Isabel Harb Manssour, PUCRS
  • Jacques Facon, UFES
  • Jaime S. Cardoso, INESCTEC/UPORTO, Portugal
  • Joao Mari, UFV
  • Joao Papa, UNESP
  • Joao Sato, UFABC
  • Joao Tavares, UPORTO, Portugal
  • Jocival Dias Junior, UFU
  • Jorge Barbosa, UPORTO, Portugal
  • Jose Costa Pereira, INESCTEC, Portugal
  • Jose Castanho, UNESP
  • Julio Nievola, PUCPR
  • Jurandy Almeida, UNIFESP
  • Leandro Neves, UNESP
  • Leonardo Ferreira, FEI
  • Leonardo Matos, UFS
  • Lucas Oliveira, UFPR
  • Luciano Lulio, USP
  • Luis Alexandre, UBI, Portugal
  • Luiz Antonio Neves, UFPR
  • Luiz Marcos Goncalves, UFRN
  • Marcelo do Nascimento, UFU
  • Marcelo Oliveira, UFAL
  • Marcelo Vieira, USP
  • Marcelo Zanchetta do Nascimento, UFU
  • Marcio Marques, UNESP
  • Mauricio Galo, UNESP
  • Mauricio Marengoni, UPM
  • Maximiliam Luppe, USP
  • Nelson Mascarenhas, UFSCAR
  • Olga Bellon, UFPR
  • Paulo Ambrosio, UESC
  • Paulo Rosa, IME
  • Paulo Sergio Rodrigues, FEI
  • Pedro Abreu, UC, Portugal
  • Rafael Gomes, UFRN
  • Rafael Santos, INPE
  • Raissa Vieira, USP
  • Reinaldo Bianchi, FEI
  • Sebastien Miellet, UOW, Australia
  • Thiago Ribeiro, UFU
  • William Schwartz, UFMG
São Paulo, Brazil

Dra. Ruth Guinsburg

Department of Pediatrics, UNIFESP

Graduada em Medicina, mestrado em Pediatria e Ciências Aplicadas à Pediatria, doutorado em Pediatria e Ciências Aplicadas à Pediatria e Livre-Docência em Pediatria. É orientadora do programa de Pediatria e Ciências Aplicadas à Pediatria da Universidade Federal de São Paulo. Obteve o Título de Especialista em Pediatria e o de Habilitação na área de Neonatologia. É professora Titular da Disciplina de Pediatria Neonatal do Departamento de Pediatria da Universidade Federal de São Paulo. Exerce a coordenação geral da UTI Neonatal do Hospital São Paulo e a chefia da Disciplina de Pediatria Neonatal. É coordenadora do Programa de Reanimação Neonatal da Sociedade Brasileira de Pediatria. Editora Chefe da Revista Paulista de Pediatria, periódico científico da Sociedade de Pediatria de São Paulo, indexado à Medline em 2013 e à PubMed em 2014. É coordenadora da Rede Brasileira de Pesquisas Neonatais. É membro da Força Tarefa Neonatal do International Liaison Committee on Neonatal Resuscitation desde 2005.

Title: Challenges in neonatal pain assessment: Is there a role for a computer eye?

Abstract: Newborn infants are exposed to painful experiences that might increase their short and long-term morbidity and mortality, in addition to being associated with neurological developmental disorders. Improvements in this scenario require practical and efficacious methods of pain assessment, safer drugs, organisation of services allowing for the detection of flaws in the care provided, and continuous updating and sensitisation of neonatal care providers. Routine bedside assessment of pain in critically ill neonates is considered crucial for the proper management of pain, but inappropriate assessment of neonatal pain is an integral component of the under-treatment of pain in neonatal care units. Humans might perhaps be inherently flawed in the assessment of pain in others, and if that were indeed the case, then human-mediated pain assessment should be replaced by technology. The situation just depicted defines the context of the conference, which will discuss the possibility of replacing the human with a computer eye in the recognition of the facial expressions of pain in newborn infants.

Porto, Portugal

Dr. Jaime dos Santos Cardoso

Associate Professor with Habilitation, Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto (FEUP)

Engenheiro Eletrotécnico e de Computadores, Mestre em Engenharia Matemática e Ph.D. em Visão Computacional, na Universidade do Porto, Portugal. Atualmente é Professor Associado com Habilitação na Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto (FEUP), onde leciona Aprendizagem Automática e Visão Computacional em Programas de Doutoramento e múltiplos cursos de pós-graduação. É também o Coordenador do Centro de Telecomunicações e Multimídia do INESC TEC, e membro sênior do IEEE e cofundador da Cluster Media Labs - empresa de TI que desenvolve soluções automáticas para análise audiovisual semântica. Suas linhas de pesquisa podem ser resumidas em três tópicos principais: visão computacional, aprendizado de máquina e sistemas de apoio à decisão.

Title: Interpretable Machine Learning for Computer Vision

Abstract: Recent rapid progress in machine learning (ML), particularly so called 'deep learning' is leading to the fast and widespread adoption in people's daily lives. However, most of these ML systems, particularly ensemble and deep learning models, remain complex black boxes, which means that their internal logic and inner workings are hidden to the user, making it challenging to understand the rationale behind their predictions. New regulations, as well as highly regulated domains, have made the audit and verifiability of decisions mandatory, leading to a resurgence in interest in explainability of artificial intelligence (AI) systems, reviving an area of research dating back to the 1970s. In this talk, we give a brief overview of interpretable machine learning. After discussing the basic concepts, methodologies and metrics, we will review some of the key contributions in the field. Since the topic of interpretable machine learning is currently evolving very quickly, we will finalise by discussing the most promising research directions.

Minas Gerais, Brazil

Dr. Mário Fernando Campos

Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais

O Prof. Mário Fernando Campos é um dos nomes de maior destaque no Brasil em Visão Computacional e Robótica, sendo fundador e líder do VerLab (Vision Computer Laboratory). É graduado em Engenharia Civil pela Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG) (1980), Mestrado em Ciência da Computação pela Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (1984) e Doutor em Computer and Information Sciences - University of Pennsylvania (1992), na área de Robótica e Visão Computacional. É professor titular da Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, onde foi coordenador do Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ciência da Computação (2007-2009), chefe do Departamento de Ciência da Computação (2013-2015), Pró-Reitor de Administração (2015-2018), Pró-Reitor de Pesquisa (2018-), membro do Conselho de Ensino, Pesquisa e Extensão (2009-2011; 2011-2013; 2018- ), membro do Conselho Curador da Fundação Mendes Pimentel (2008-2015), Representante Institucional DAI ? RID (2018- ). Foi coordenador executivo da Rede Internet Minas, a primeira rede acadêmica do Estado (1995-2001). Foi eleito Distinguished Lecturer da IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (2008) e da Comissão de Robótica da SBC (2013-). Suas áreas de atuação são Robótica e Visão Computacional.

    Online registration will remain open until June 30nd. After that, registration will be allowed only at the conference reception desk.

  • Any foreign citizen having problems with the registration system, may contact by email, wvc2019@fei.edu.br
  • At least one author of each accepted paper must register to WVC'2019 and pay the registration fee before September 09nd to have the paper included in the conference program and published in the proceedings.
Time/date Monday, SEPtember. 09 Tuesday, SEPtember. 10 Wednesday, SEPtember. 11
8:00 - 9:30 Checkin and on-site registration Minicourse Minicourse
9:30 - 10:30 Opening Cerimony
10:00 - 10:30 Coffee Break
10:30 - 12:00 Keynote Speaker 1 Oral Session 3 Keynote Speaker 2
12:00 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 15:30 Oral Session 1 Oral Session 4 Oral Session 6
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 - 17:15 Poster Session 1 Poster Session 2 Conference Meeting, Awards Ceremony and Closing Ceremony
17:15 - 18:00 Oral Session 2 Oral Session 5
19:00 - 22:00 Conference Dinner

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