Call for Papers
International Journal of Computer Vision
Special Issue on “Computer Vision for All Seasons: Adverse Weather and Lighting Conditions"

Guest Editors:

Dengxin Dai (ETH Zurich,
Robby T. Tan (National University of Singapore,
Vishal Patel (Johns Hopkins University,
Jiri Matas (CTU in Prague,
Bernt Schiele (MPI for Informatics,
Luc Van Gool (ETH Zurich & KU Leuven,


Adverse weather and illumination conditions (e.g. fog, rain, snow, ice, low light, nighttime, glare and shadows) create visibility problems for the sensors that power automated systems. Many outdoor applications such as autonomous cars and surveillance systems are required to operate equally smoothly in such frequent scenarios like bad weather and nighttime. While rapid progress is being made in this direction, the performance of current vision algorithms is mainly benchmarked under clear weather conditions (good weather, favorable lighting). Even the top-performing algorithms suffer from a severe drop in performance under adverse conditions.

Moreover, over recent years, the community has greatly progressed in visibility enhancement in cases such as foggy (hazy) or rainy images, low-light (nighttime) images, shadowed areas, and over-/under-exposed images. Yet, their usefulness to higher-level vision tasks is still largely to be examined and exploited.

This special issue is motivated by the success of our CVPR’19 workshop -- Vision for All Seasons: Bad Weather and Nighttime, which further confirms that the vision community has recognized the importance of this topic and currently carries out much exciting work in this direction. The field, however, lacks a special issue of a top journal to let this progress take a center stage and to testify to the quality of the work. This special issue aims at exactly doing that. Papers not presented at the workshop are also encouraged for this special issue.


The topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

Important Dates:

Full paper submission deadline: 10 Feb. 2019 15 March 2020
First review decision: 20 April 2020 25 May 2020
Final review decision: 25 Aug. 2020
Final manuscript submission: 20 Sept. 2020

Paper Submission and Review:

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