The International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR) is pleased to announce a call for nominations for the King-Sun Fu Prize in honor of the memory of Professor King-Sun Fu. (Professor Fuís biography appeared in the IEEE Trans. PAMI, May 1986 and is also available at dataclustering.cse.msu.edu/KSFu_Biography.pdf).
Professor Fu was instrumental in the founding of IAPR, served as its first president, and is widely recognized for his extensive contributions to the field of pattern recognition.
This biennial prize is given to a living person in the recognition of an outstanding technical contribution to the field of pattern recognition, and consists of a cash amount and a suitably inscribed certificate. The prize is derived from interest income from a special fund set up for this purpose.
The prize recipient shall be selected by the Prize Committee, subject to approval by the IAPR Governing Board, upon nomination by a member of a national member society of IAPR and by endorsement of at least five members, representing at least two member societies different from that of the nominator.
Members of the IAPR Executive Committee, as well as of the Award Committee, shall be ineligible for the prize and may not serve as nominators or endorsers.
The 2010 prize will be presented at the
20th International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR)
August 23-26, 2010
The nomination must be made on special nomination and endorsement forms (in the MS Word format), and must be received by the Award Committee Chairman no later than 10 January, 2010. Both completed and signed nomination and endorsement forms must be submitted in the paper form (no electronic submission). The nominator as well as endorsers should mail their completed forms directly to the chairman of the Prize Committee:
Prof. Anil K. Jain
King-Sun Fu Prize Nomination Forms:
King-Sun Fu Prize
Call for Nominations
10 January 2010
Nomination and endorsement forms can be downloaded from the
page of the
IAPR web site.