The British Machine Vision Conference (BMVC) is the British Machine Vision Association (BMVA) annual conference on machine vision, image processing, and pattern recognition. It is one of the major international conferences on computer vision and related areas held in the UK. With increasing popularity and quality, it has established itself as a prestigious event on the vision calendar.

There have been 29 successful BMVC since 1985. They were organised in many major universities in the UK, such as Cambridge (1987), Oxford (1990), Birmingham (1995), UEA (2003), Edinburgh (2006), Leeds (2008) and Imperial College London (2017). The scale of the conference has increased significantly in the past decade. In particular, the 2018 conference attracted 533 attendants and 862 full paper submissions, which was a record high. 255 high-quality research papers were accepted.

BMVC 2019’s three keynote speakers include Cordelia Schmidt of the French Institute for Research in Computer Science and Automation and Antonio Torralba of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, with tutorials to be delivered by Michel ValstarJohn Collomosse and Ondrej Chum.

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