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Call for Papers Deadlines
» Journal-first (JIST & JPI)
5 April
» Conference
» Presentation Only
26 May
26 Jul
Acceptance Notification
» Conference 30 June 
» Journal-first (JIST & JPI)
7 July 
Final Manuscripts Due
» Journal-first by 12 July
» Conference
23 Aug
Early Registration Ends
31 Aug
Conference Begins
20 Sept
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Author/Presenter Information

Conference registration

Authors are expected to pay the conference registration fee. Please go to the LIM 2021 Register / Attend page to start your registration. Save money and register by 1 September, rates increase after this date.


  • 4 page proceedings manuscript (unless a work-in-progress)
  • Deadline: 23 August
  • Use the reviewer comments to revise and finalize your submission.
  • Use the Word template to format your submission.
  • Final documents should be print-ready PDF files. Be sure that all fonts and graphics are embedded.
  • IMPORTANT - UPDATE your submission information with ALL changes (i.e., title, author(s), affiliations). See Updating Information in OpenConf below.
  • Use the OpenConf system to UPLOAD the manuscript and copyright transfer form, as well as the poster PDF and preview slides (for interactive only).


How to prepare your copyright release

Select one of the four (4) copyright options offered by IS&T within the copyright transfer agreement file. Download, complete, and sign.

  • Standard copyright transfer to IS&T
  • US Government Employee Consent to Publish
  • Crown or other Government Employee Consent to Publish (non-US)
  • CCBY

Presentation requirement

At least one author per paper is required to pay for a full conference registration (member/non-member rate).

When creating your presentation, please ensure that you obtain all necessary rights and permissions to use any materials which you do not own outright. You will be responsible for any claims that IOP receives which allege that any part of your presentation breaches or infringes any third party's rights.


Giving a LIM 2021 Interactive Poster Paper consists of four ways for you to interact with other attendees and get feedback on your paper, specifically through

  • your POSTER, which will be posted online as a PDF for feedback and comment;
  • an INTERACTIVE PREVIEW, where you give a 2-minute summary talk of your research/poster;
  • an INTERACTIVE SESSION, where you display your poster virtually and talk with others about your work; and
  • your PROCEEDINGS PAPER, which is published in the conference proceedings and on the IS&T Digital Library  (unless it is a Work-In-Progress submission).

Interactive Paper presenters need to prepare 3 things:

  • Proceedings manuscript (unless it's a Work-in-Progress submission; then we will use your abstract)
  • Preview slides
  • Poster for viewing

How Interactive Poster Paper Session works

We are using the platform Gatherly for the Interactive Poster Paper Session. See the Gatherly guidelines to learn about this platform.
The Interactive Paper Previews and Interactive Paper Poster Session is scheduled for 13:20-14:30 London / 08:20-09:30 New York on Tuesday, 21 September 2021. As a poster author, you are expected to be online in the Gatherly platform and available to answer attendee questions for the entire Interactive Poster Session. This is a special opportunity to learn from and meet experts in your field and gain valuable contacts for the future.

Prepare your Poster:

  • Design your poster to be approximately A0 size (1.9 x .85 meter or 48 x 36 inches) as you would for an in-person event.
  • You MUST include the following statement at the bottom of your poster:
    Presented at London Imaging Meeting (LIM) 2021: Imaging for Deep Learning. Not for distribution without consent of the author.
  • See "Poster Layout Samples" in the "Files and Links" section in the left column of this page.
  • We suggest a horizontal/landscape orientation.
  • Pay particular attention to keeping text to a minimum and using images, graphs, and/or charts to enhance its visual interest.
  • Save the poster as a PDF and SUBMIT to IS&T via the OpenConf System using the "Poster PDF" field.
  • Consider the "Better Poster" guideline and templates to assist you in preparing your poster. (These templates were created by Mike Morrison, a doctoral student in Psychology at Michigan State University.  If you want to know more and have time, this YouTube video is an entertaining exploration of some of the problems with scientific papers and his ideas for improvements.  Fast forward to 10:40 for his explanation of the template). 

Poster Preview Slides

The goal is to entice people to come talk with you about your work during the Interactive Poster Session. (Don't forget to include a slide with the name and authors of the paper!)

  • For your 2-minute Interactive paper preview, we suggest you CREATE 2-3 slides to highlight your talk.
  • Give an overview of your work, introducing attendees to your topic, and view the preview as a way to invite people to come talk to you during the Interactive Poster Paper Session.
  • Your slides should answer these questions: 
    • What problem did you want to solve? 
    • What was your approach/methodology? 
    • What are your results?
  • If you cannot present LIVE due to an emergency or unplanned circumstances, we require notice of three working days and must be provided with a recording of your talk. Here's a step-by-step guide to turn a PowerPoint presentation into a video.
  • Upload your slides to OpenConf using the "Pres. Slides Upload" option.

During the Interactive Poster Paper Session: Go to the Gatherly platform. Be in your "poster space" for the ENTIRE 60-minute session. Attendees will enter your poster space and engage in conversation with you.


The online technical program is being run by the Institute of Physics (IOP) in London.

  • Technical Sessions on 21 & 22 September will run on Zoom Webinar
  • Short Courses on 20 September will run on Zoom
  • Interactive Poster Session and Breaks will run on Gatherly ( See the Gatherly guidelines to learn about this platform.


(Updated 31 August) IOP is offering two Zoom and  one Gatherly training sessions for presenters and Session Chairs. You will receive an email from IOP on how to join a training session.

  • 13 September 13:20 - 14:20 UK time - Gatherly training for poster authors
  • 14 September 16:00 - 17:00 UK time - Zoom training for speakers
  • 17 September 16:00 - 17:00 UK time - Zoom training for speakers

Joining the session

Please make sure you have consulted the program and confirm the session start time which includes your talk. We ask that you are available for the whole session, and that you join at least 10 minutes before the session starts to run through any last-minute technical issues. You will receive the link for the conference by email the day before LIM begins. The Zoom platform will be used for live sessions.

Timing for talks

Please ensure you keep within your allocated time slot as these will be strictly enforced by the session chair.

  • Keynote – 60 minutes (3+ minute intro + 50 minute talk + 7 minutes Q&A)
  • Invited – 60 minutes (3+ minute intro + 50 minute talk + 7 minutes Q&A)
  • Focal  – 30 minutes (25 minute talk + 5 minutes Q&A)
  • Oral  – 20 minutes (15 minute talk + 5 minutes Q&A)
  • Posters – 1st the Preview - 2 minutes (2 minute talk + NO Q&A) followed by the Interactive Poster Session, where you stand by your poster for the entire 1 hour 10 minutes

The chair of your session will introduce your talk and then moderate all questions from attendees.


Presenters are expected to deliver their presentations 'live' and share their own slides; however, it is prudent to have a back-up copy in case of a poor internet connection. Therefore, please send a copy of your slides by email to Ana Santos, [email protected], by 13 September 2021. If your file exceeds 10MB, please use a file sharing site for example,

Please note: Authors are responsible for ensuring that they have the necessary copyright / permissions for all material included within their presentation.

Online Best practices

  1. Close all other apps/programs on your computer to prevent private material from inadvertently appearing to the audience and so that all bandwidth is focused on the presentation software and interface
  2. For Keynote, Focal, and Oral presenters, have your presentation ready to display on your screen. Interactive presenters' preview slides will be controlled by the session chair.
  3. Review "Presentation Best Practices" at the end of this email.

Recordings: Please note all sessions will be recorded and shared with attendees and via the On-Demand service. If you do not want your presentation recorded, please notify us by 7 September.


In preparation for your presentation, please note the following:


Even though we are not meeting in person, you should still present yourself in a professional manner. It is our recommendation that you wear "business casual" attire: button shirt, nice blouse, or other clothing acceptable in an office or professional setting.


  • Consider a location that allows you to stand—it is amazing the different energy you will feel by standing versus sitting. Remember at an in person conference you would be standing at a podium. If you cannot do this, choose a chair that allows you to sit up straight and engage with the audience.
  • If possible, please join the practice session from the location where you will be presenting on the day of your talk. The practice session will be more beneficial if it closely emulates your presentation day.
  • Background should be neat – see details in LIM 2021 Best Practices for Live Presentation. (TIP: Do not wear clothing that matches your background color.)


  • Do not hurry your speech; be sure to speak clearly and enunciate each word.
  • Lighting – position yourself so you are lit from the front and/or above, balance that with light behind you.
  • Eliminate sounds and distractions during your presentation time.

See more detailed guidelines in the "LIM 2021 Best Practices for Live Presentation" PDF under Files and Forms.

Remember all sessions are being recorded. It is our wish that these recordings capture you in the most career beneficial manner.

Author Resources

1. Packaging your Powerpoint Slides

Detailed instructions can be found in the Package Your Power Point Slides pdf. Here is an overview:

  • In Powerpoint, select FILE –> EXPORT –> Package Presentation for CD.
  • Be sure to check the boxes to "include linked files and embedded TrueType fonts".
  • Check "Inspect presentation for inappropriate or private information" if you have concerns about this.
  • No need to add a password.
  • Select "Copy to Folder".
  • We recommend creating a new folder to hold the entire package; it will contain the PPT and any associated files. Give the folder a unique name, easy to identify, and compact. (hint: YearMonthSurnameInitial, ie. 2020NovYeeM).
  • Confirm that you really do want to copy all the linked files to your computer; this  includes any files that might be on company servers.
  • After you click "Yes", a package is created and placed in the location you specified above. It will contain the PPT presentation with all of the fonts and graphics embedded. Put a backup copy on a USB drive and bring it with you to the conference.

2. How to Update/Edit Author Information in OpenConf

  • Go to the OpenConf homepage.
  • Click Edit Submission.
  • Enter your OpenConf Submission ID number and password: If you have forgotten your password, there are measures to change your password on the OpenConf site.
  • Click Edit Submission.
  • Review the submission and correct any information that has changed.
  • Click Submit Changes.

3. How to Upload your Files to OpenConf

  • Go to the OpenConf homepage.
  • Click Upload File.
  • From the pulldown menu, select your upload type: (i.e., manuscript, poster preview slides, copyright).
  • Enter your OpenConf Submission ID number and password.
  • Click Choose File to select the file you want to upload.
  • Click Upload File.

4. How to Prepare a Good Poster

  • Design your poster to be approximately A0 size (1.9 x .85 meter or 48 x 36 inches) as you would for an in-person event.
  • See the Poster Layout Samples in the "Files and Links" section of this page.
  • Don't include too much information. Details are best presented in a form that is easy to interpret visually, without requiring a lot of time spent reading.
  • Strong visuals—images, figures, graphs—are ways to draw others to your work.
  • Each section of the poster should have a descriptive heading; display the material in a logical sequence.

Call for Poster Presentation-only

You still have an opportunity to present your work at LIM 2021, even though the proceedings submission deadline has passed. The LIM committee is welcoming abstract submissions for Poster Presentation-only. Review the list of program topics and submit your work based on the following guidelines:

Submit via:
Submission Deadline: 26 July 2021
Submission Format: 300-400 word abstract
Presentation Format: Poster presentation-only

Final decisions on acceptance will be sent 2 August 2021

Questions?  Contact us at [email protected]


Call for Papers

Program Topics

Authors are invited to submit papers describing original work in technical areas related to images for deep learning. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Impact of imaging system design on DNN performance
  • Imaging system optimization for improved DNN performance
  • Imaging system modelling for data augmentation for DNN training
  • Metrification of imaging performance for DNN input
  • DNNs for metrification of imaging systems
  • DNNs for optimization of imaging performance
  • DNNs for image quality prediction
  • DNN components for imaging systems
  • Domain adaptation of DNNs for imaging systems

In their papers, we encourage authors to speculate on how their research in imaging science will impact the field of deep learning in the future and vice versa. 

We welcome submissions from scientists and engineers from academia and industry, as well as graduate students.

Peer Review Process and Publication

All submitted proposals are peer-reviewed to ensure that the program provides significant, timely, and authoritative information.

  • Papers presented at the conference should be complete in regard to advancing the state of knowledge in the area of imaging for deep learning.

  • Authors have the choice of submitting their paper to an IS&T journal or the conference committee for inclusion in the event. "Journal-first" publication allows authors a journal citation for their work (details below).

  • All papers presented at LIM 2021 are published Open Access in the conference proceedings and/or journal, indexed with various services, filed with the US Library of Congress, and made available as downloadable PDFs through the IS&T Digital Library. Authors may also post the authoritative version of accepted papers in repositories and on websites.

  • Authors are expected to adhere to the guidelines and ethics found in the IS&T Publication Policy.

  • Conference registration is required for paper presentation.

  • The conference language is English.

Prospective authors are encouraged to review all the details below, as well as the IS&T Publication Policy.

Authors have the option to submit either a traditional conference paper, which is published in the LIM proceedings, or a Journal-first paper, which appears in the journal prior to the meeting start date, and as a reprint in the proceedings. The advantage of Journal-first is an Open Access journal citation. Journal-first is available for the Journal of Imaging Science and Technology (JIST) or Journal of Perceptual Imaging (JPI).

Journal-first Paper

Submit via: OR
Submission Deadline: 5 April 2021
Submission Format: Standard-length, publication-ready paper
Review Format: Standard journal peer-review

Why Journal-first?

  • Gain a journal citation, plus conference presentation.
  • Guaranteed presentation slot if accepted.
  • Fast-tracked review.

Visit the Journal of Imaging Science and Technology or the Journal of Perceptual Imaging pages for more details on how to submit to the journal in which you are interested.

Initial decisions and requests for revision, if required, will be sent to authors by mid-May. Revisions of provisionally accepted papers are due by 15 June, following the decision letter. 

Upon acceptance of papers, authors will pay page charges and register for LIM per the individual journal's requirements. Rejected papers will be reviewed for possible inclusion in LIM using the conference submission criteria. 

Final papers are due by 12 July 2021.

Questions? Contact us at either [email protected] or [email protected]

Conference Proceedings Paper

Submit via:
Submission Deadline:EXTENDED 26 May 2021
Submission Format: 4-page (excluding references) draft paper
Review Format: Double-blind peer-review
Submission Template (MS-Word)
Submission Template (LaTex)


  • A short-paper (4 pages of content excluding references). Must be original work on relevant topic.
  • 2-4 sentences rationalizing how the submission fits to the conference theme as part of submission process. This information will be used for initial screening; submissions lacking this information will not be reviewed.
  • The abstract should clearly explain the technical content, including how the material is new or distinct from previously presented/published work on the same topic. The paper may speculate on how your research ideas will impact the field in the future.
  • To facilitate the double-blind review, remove all identifying information from the draft paper, including, but not limited to, author names, titles, affiliations, bios.

Final decisions on acceptance and presentation format (oral or interactive poster paper) are at the discretion of the Technical Program Committee. Notices of acceptance will be sent by 30 June 2021. Upon notice of acceptance, authors are sent detailed instructions for submitting the full text of the paper for publication in the conference proceedings, including forms for "transfer of copyright," which includes a CC-BY and government employee options. Please note that each author is responsible for obtaining appropriate clearance as necessary.

Final papers are due 23 August 2021.

Questions?  Contact us at [email protected]