VOT2018 Challenge

The VOT challenges provide the tracking community with a precisely defined and repeatable way of comparing short-term trackers and long-term trackers as well as a common platform for discussing the evaluation and advancements made in the field of visual tracking.

Following five highly successful VOT challenges, we are happy to announce the 6th Visual Object Tracking Challenge VOT2018 that will be held in conjunction with the ECCV2018.

Researchers from industry as well as academia are invited to participate. The challenge aims at single-object short-term trackers and long-term trackers that do not apply pre-learned models of object appearance (model-free).


  • A new Long-term tracking subchallenge
  • Realtime subchallenge
  • The VOT main challenge winner will be determined on a sequestered dataset

Participate by

  • Run your tracker on VOT2018 main+realtime challenge and submit the results. The joint results of the VOT2018 challenge will be presented at the VOT2018 workshop.
  • Run your tracker on VOT-LT2018 challenge and submit the results.
  • Submit (and present) a research paper on visual tracking at the VOT2018 workshop.

Visit the participation page for detailed information on how to participate.

Important dates

This is a tentative list of important dates for VOT2018:

  • Challenge open: May 5th 2018
  • Results submission deadline: June 14th 2018 (12.00 AM CET - noon)
  • Paper Submission: June 29th 2018
  • ECCV tracking papers that were not accepted: July 27th 2018
  • Notification of Acceptance: August 1st 2018
  • Camera-Ready Paper Due: August 24th 2018
  • Workshop: September 14th 2018 (Half day)


The main sponsor of the VOT2018 workshop is Faculty of Computer and Information Science, University of Ljubljana.