IAPR News

IAPR News Articles
02/10/2017
February 2017 Newsletter
01/13/2017
IAPR Fellows for 2016
01/11/2017
New IAPR Organizations
01/11/2017
New IAPR Executive Committee 2016-2018
01/11/2017
Location selected for ICPR 2020
12/01/2016
14th Int.l Summer School on Biometrics
10/17/2016
October 2016 Newsletter
09/16/2016
Maria Petrou Prize 2016 Awarded
09/16/2016
King-Sun Fu Prize 2016 Awarded
09/16/2016
J. K. Aggarwal Prize 2016 Awarded
09/09/2016
Coffee Break for Women at ICPR
07/29/2016
IAPR Supports Academics in Turkey
07/19/2016
July 2016 Newsletter
05/04/2016
Int'l Computer Vision Summer School 2016
04/11/2016
April 2016 Newsletter
03/02/2016
Calls for Nominations for IAPR Awards
01/25/2016
January 2016 Newsletter
01/20/2016
IAPR Fellow Award Deadline Extension
10/20/2015
October 2015 Newsletter
07/27/2015
July 2015 Newsletter
05/27/2015
ICPR 2016 Announcement
04/24/2015
April 2015 Newsletter
01/27/2015
January 2015 Newsletter
10/17/2014
New IAPR Organizations
10/16/2014
October 2014 Newsletter
09/15/2014
Call for Membership: The IAPR Industrial Affiliation Program
09/09/2014
New IAPR Executive Committee 2014-2016
09/09/2014
Location selected for ICPR 2018
09/09/2014
IAPR Fellows for 2014
09/08/2014
Celebrating the life and work of Maria Petrou
07/31/2014
J. K. Aggarwal Prize Awarded to Arun Ross
07/24/2014
July 2014 Newsletter Available
07/09/2014
King-Sun Fu Prize Winner Announced
05/28/2014
Call for Nominations for SBIA
04/23/2014
April 2014 Newsletter Available
03/28/2014
ICPR 2018 - Call for Bids
01/27/2014
January 2014 Newsletter Available
01/27/2014
Call for Nominations for IAPR Fellows
10/28/2013
October 2013 Newsletter Available
09/23/2013
ICPR 2014 - Call for Papers
07/29/2013
July 2013 Newsletter Available
07/10/2013
ICPR 2014 - Call for Contest, Tutorial and Workshop Proposals
07/09/2013
King Sun Fu Prize Call for Nominations
04/26/2013
April 2013 Newsletter Available
04/12/2013
Celebrating the life and work of Maria Petrou
02/04/2013
January/February 2013 Newsletter Available
12/07/2012
New IAPR Executive Committee Elected
12/07/2012
Location Selected for ICPR 2016
10/16/2012
In Memoriam - Dr. Maria Petrou
10/09/2012
October 2012 Newsletter Available
09/23/2012
J. K. Aggarwal Prize 2012 Awarded to Professor Rene Vidal
09/13/2012
Notre Dame Distinguished Lecture Series
08/14/2012
July-August 2012 Newsletter Available
08/12/2012
K.-S. Fu Prize 2012 Awarded to Professor Rama Chellappa
06/07/2012
ICPR 2016 - Call for Bids
04/28/2012
April 2012 Newsletter Available
01/28/2012
January 2012 Newsletter Available
10/21/2011
October 2011 Newsletter Available
07/26/2011
July 2011 Newsletter Available
07/14/2011
IAPR/ICDAR 2011 Awards Recipients
04/28/2011
April 2011 Newsletter Available
01/28/2011
January 2011 Newsletter Available
10/25/2010
October 2010 Newsletter Available
09/21/2010
S+SSPR 2010 Workshop Video Available
04/28/2010
K.S. Fu Prize 2010 Awarded to Prof. Horst Bunke
04/28/2010
J.K. Aggarwal Prize 2010 Awarded to Prof. Antonio Torralba
04/28/2010
April 2010 Newsletter Available
02/01/2010
January 2010 Newsletter Available
10/31/2009
October 2009 Newsletter Available
10/08/2009
Detailed history of the IAPR
08/26/2009
2010 King-Sun Fu Prize Nominations
07/31/2009
July 2009 Newsletter Available
04/20/2009
April 2009 Newsletter Available
01/29/2009
January 2009 Newsletter Available
10/16/2008
October 2008 Newsletter Available
09/30/2008
K.S. Fu Prize 2008 awarded to Prof. Anil K. Jain
09/30/2008
J.K. Aggarwal Prize 2008 awarded to Prof. Song-Chun Zhu
07/01/2008
July 2008 Newsletter Available
03/19/2008
IAPR Executive Committee Nominations
01/28/2008
January 2008 Newsletter Available
01/23/2008
J. K. Aggarwal Prize Nomination Deadline
01/17/2008
IAPR Fellow Nomination Deadline
01/01/2008
King-Sun Fu Prize Nomination Deadline
10/01/2007
October 2007 Newsletter is available
04/15/2007
ICPR 2008 - 2nd Call for Papers
12/31/2006
ICPR 2008 Tampa Dates Announced
05/01/2003
ExCo policy on announcements of scientific events

February 2017 Newsletter

Posted February 10, 2017

Newsletter is available in the Publications Section of the IAPR website.

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IAPR Fellows for 2016

Posted January 13, 2017

Mohammad Showkat-Ul Alam
“For contributions to the advancement and development of architectures, algorithms, and performance metrics for optical pattern recognition and high resolution image reconstruction”

Richard Bowden
“For contributions to computer vision in the fields of Sign Language, Gesture and Activity Recognition and service to IAPR”

Alberto Broggi
“For contributions in the field of Computer Vision-based Advanced Driver Assistance Systems and Autonomous Driving”

Xilin Chen
“For contributions to image modeling and object recognition”

Mohamed Cheriet
“For contributions to Ancient Manuscript Processing, Form Construction, Handwriting Recognition, Multidisciplinary Application, and service to IAPR”

Aly A Farag
“For contributions to object modeling and biomedical applications”

Yun Fu
“For contributions to pattern recognition, data mining and visual intelligence”

Anders Lars-Gunnar Heyden
“For contributions to multiple view geometry and auto-calibration and for service to IAPR”

Gang Hua
“For contributions to visual computing and learning from unconstrained images and videos”

C. V. Jawahar
“For contributions to computer vision, pattern recognition and document image understanding”

Kenichi Kanatani
“For contributions to 3D computer vision analysis and computation”

Ajay Kumar
“For contributions to human identification using biometrics”

Zhouchen Lin
“For contributions to image processing, computer vision and machine learning”

Derong Liu
“For contributions to neural networks and associative memories”

Tao Mei
“For contributions to large-scale video analysis, understanding and applications”

Sushmita Mitra
“For contributions to neuro-fuzzy and hybrid approaches to pattern recognition and machine intelligence, with applications to bioinformatics and medical imaging”

Maja Pantic
“For contributions to affective and behavioural computing”

Petia Radeva
“For contributions to computer vision, machine learning, egocentric vision, life-logging and medical imaging”

Amit K Roy-Chowdhury
“For contributions to collaborative sensing and distributed processing in camera networks with applications in tracking, re-identification and activity recognition”

Punam Kumar Saha
“For contributions to digital topology and geometry and their application”

Stan Sclaroff
“For contributions in tracking, human gesture analysis, shape recognition, and video databases”

Zhenan Sun
“For contributions to automatic iris recognition and applications”

Emanuele Trucco
“For contributions to computer vision and applications”

René Vidal
“For contributions to computer vision and pattern recognition”

Dong Xu
“For contributions to machine learning for visual recognition and domain adaption”

Jian Yang
“For contributions to 2D image representation and discriminant analysis”

Naokazu Yokoya
“For contributions to image processing, computer vision, and mixed and augmented reality”

Jie Zhou
“For contributions to biometrics, computer vision and image processing”


New IAPR Organizations

Posted January 11, 2017

The IAPR welcomes two new organizations, the Vietnam Association for Pattern Recognition (VAPR) and the Pakistani Pattern Recognition Society (PPRS).

Membership of these societies was approved on December 6, 2016, at the Governing Board meeting held in Cancun in conjunction with ICPR 2016.


New IAPR Executive Committee 2016-2018

Posted January 11, 2017

The 2014-2016 term of the IAPR Executive Committee (ExCo) as well as that of the standing committees and of the leadership of technical committees (TCs) ended with the biennial Governing Board (GB) meeting during ICPR 2016 in Cancun, Mexico.

The IAPR GB elected new ExCo officers for the 2016-2018 term who have now taken office and started work on the association's plans for the new term. One of the ExCo's very first tasks is the appointment of standing committees and TC Chairs.

The 2016-2018 ExCo members elected are as follows:

President: Simone Marinai (Italy) simone.marinai@unifi.it
1
st Vice-President: Massimo Tistarelli (Italy) tista@uniss.it
2
nd Vice-President: Edwin Hancock (UK) edwin.hancock@york.ac.uk
Secretary:
Alexandra Branzan-Albu (Canada) aalbu@uvic.ca
Treasurer:
Apostolos Antonocopoulos (UK) a.antonacopoulos@primaresearch.org

Ingela Nyström (Sweden) ingela.nystrom@it.uu.se , the 2014-2016 President, assumes the ex officio post of Past President, completing the ExCo.


Location selected for ICPR 2020

Posted January 11, 2017

The IAPR Governing Board (GB), at its biennial meeting during ICPR 2016, examined and discussed five high-quality proposals for hosting ICPR 2020. The result of the GB vote was that Milan, Italy will be the location of ICPR in four years' time (following ICPR 2018 in Beijing, China). The ICPR 2020 General Chairs are Rita Cucchiara (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy) and Alberto Del Bimbo (University of Firenze, Italy).


14th Int.l Summer School on Biometrics

Posted December 01, 2016

14th IAPR/IEEE Int.l Summer School for Advanced Studies on Biometrics for Secure Authentication

Biometrics for Personalization and Forensic Identification

Endorsed by the IAPR Technical Committee on Biometrics TC-4

Alghero, Italy - June 12-16 2017
Website: http://biometrics.uniss.it
Contact: tista@uniss.it

From the early days, when security was the driving force behind biometric research, today’s challenges go far beyond security. Other applications, such as personalization of services, mobile computing and criminal investigations, are among the most promising applications. Machine learning, Image understanding, Signal analysis, Neuroscience, Forensic science, Digital forensics and other disciplines, converged in a truly multidisciplinary effort to devise and build advanced systems to facilitate the interpretation of signals recorded from individuals acting in a given environment. This is what we simply call today “Biometrics”.

For the last fourteen years, the International Summer School on Biometrics has been closely following the developments in science and technology to offer a cutting edge, intensive training course, always up to date with the current state-of-the-art.

For more information please see the Summer School on Biometrics 2017 Announcement.


October 2016 Newsletter

Posted October 17, 2016
Newsletter is available in the Publications Section of the IAPR website.

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Maria Petrou Prize 2016 Awarded

Posted September 16, 2016

It is our pleasure to announce that the recipient of the Maria Petrou Prize 2016 is Professor Michal Irani, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

The citation for the prize is:

"For pioneering contributions to space-time video analysis, motion estimation and image analysis by composition, and as a role model for early career researchers striving for excellence and rigour in the fields of computer vision and pattern recognition."

Professor Irani will receive the prize at the ICPR 2016 that will take place in Cancun, Mexico on December 4-8, 2016. The prize ceremony and lecture will be presented during ICPR 2016.

Congratulations to Professor Irani on this achievement.

Ingela Nyström
IAPR President


King-Sun Fu Prize 2016 Awarded

Posted September 16, 2016

It is our pleasure to announce that the recipient of the King-Sun Fu Prize 2016 is Professor Robert Haralick, City University of New York (CUNY), USA

The citation for the prize is:

"For contributions in image analysis including remote sensing, texture analysis, mathematical morphology, consistent labeling, and system performance evaluation."

Professor Haralick will receive the prize at the ICPR 2016 that will take place in Cancun, Mexico on December 4-8, 2016. The prize ceremony and lecture will be presented during ICPR 2016.

Congratulations to Professor Haralick on this achievement.

Ingela Nyström
IAPR President


J. K. Aggarwal Prize 2016 Awarded

Posted September 16, 2016

It is our pleasure to announce that the recipient of the J. K. Aggarwal Prize 2016 is Professor Fei Fei Li, Stanford University, USA

The citation for the prize is:

"For seminal contributions to object and event classification using learning methodologies based on statistical and neuroscience principles."

Professor Li will receive the prize at the ICPR 2016 that will take place in Cancun, Mexico on December 4-8, 2016. The prize ceremony and lecture will be presented during ICPR 2016.

Congratulations to Professor Li on this achievement.

Ingela Nyström
IAPR President


Coffee Break for Women at ICPR

Posted September 09, 2016

NEW AT ICPR 2016: Coffee Break for Women at ICPR, Tuesday, December 6 at 10:00 am

Let's talk! There is a steadily growing number of female researchers in our field who have much to learn from each other.

The first ever Coffee Break for Women at ICPR will follow the Maria Petrou Prize lecture on Tuesday, December 6, at 10:00 am. Please come and meet colleagues from around the world, make new friends, and share your personal stories about women working in various fields of pattern recognition.

The IAPR Executive Committee hopes that this event will foster new connections! All female attendees at ICPR, graduate students as well as and junior and senior researchers, are invited.

-The IAPR Executive Committee


IAPR Supports Academics in Turkey

Posted July 29, 2016

The International Association for Pattern Recognition supports our academic community in Turkey

After the attempted coup in Turkey earlier in July, the Turkish government has taken measures that have restricted researchers’ and teachers' freedom of expression and thereby academic freedom in the country. A significant number of academics has been dismissed or suspended from their duties.

Freedom of expression and academic freedom are fundamental rights. Respecting these rights is important not only for the quality of academic research and higher education, but also for the well-functioning of the society at large. Therefore, the measures and restrictions directed at academics and researchers in Turkey are worrisome. Both the European University Association (EUA) and the organization Scholars at Risk have already espressed their support for the academic community in Turkey.

On behalf of the IAPR Executive Committee, I share this statement with the IAPR community. We express concern and urge a prompt resolution. We also affirm our strong support for our Turkish colleagues, researchers and academics. At the same time, we welcome the decision by the Turkish authorities to allow academics to travel and to attend conferences, such as the upcoming International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR) in Cancun on December 4—8, 2016.

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Sincerely,

Ingela Nyström
President of the International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR)

Information:

Response from the Council of Higher Education

EUA statement condemning the forced resignation of 1577 university deans

SAR urges expression of support for Turkey’s threatened higher education sector


July 2016 Newsletter

Posted July 19, 2016
Newsletter is available in the Publications Section of the IAPR website.

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Int'l Computer Vision Summer School 2016

Posted May 04, 2016

Computer vision is the science and technology of making machines that see. It is concerned with the theory, design and implementation of algorithms that can automatically process visual data to recognize objects, track and recover their shape and spatial layout.

The tenth edition of the International Computer Vision Summer School aims to provide both an objective and clear overview and an in-depth analysis of the state-of-the-art research in Computer Vision. The last decade has seen a revolution in the theory and application of computer vision and machine learning. In this special edition we look at the future: what will happen next?

The courses will be delivered by world renowned experts in the field, from both academia and industry, and will cover both theoretical and practical aspects of real Computer Vision problems as well as examples of their successful commercialisation.

The school aims to provide a stimulating opportunity for young researchers and Ph.D. students. The participants will benefit from direct interaction and discussions with world leaders in Computer Vision. Participants will also have the possibility to present the results of their research, and to interact with their scientific peers, in a friendly and constructive environment.

For more information please visit the ICVSS 2016 web site.


April 2016 Newsletter

Posted April 11, 2016
Newsletter is available in the Publications Section of the IAPR website.

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Calls for Nominations for IAPR Awards

Posted March 02, 2016

Calls for Nominations have been posted for the following IAPR Awards:

King Sun Fu Prize
Maria Petrou Prize
J. K. Aggarwal Prize

The deadline for nominations is April 30th, 2016.


January 2016 Newsletter

Posted January 25, 2016
Newsletter is available in the Publications Section of the IAPR website.

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IAPR Fellow Award Deadline Extension

Posted January 20, 2016

The deadline for submission of IAPR Fellow Award Nominations and Endorsements has been extended from January 31, 2016 to February 29, 2016.

For more information please visit: IAPR Fellow Award


October 2015 Newsletter

Posted October 20, 2015
Newsletter is available in the Publications Section of the IAPR website.

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July 2015 Newsletter

Posted July 27, 2015
Newsletter is available in the Publications Section of the IAPR website.

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ICPR 2016 Announcement

Posted May 27, 2015

The 23rd International Conference on Pattern Recognition will be held in Cancun, Mexico, December 2016, hosted by the Mexican Association for Computer Vision, Neurocomputing and Robotics (MACVNR).

ICPR will be an international forum for discussions on recent advances in the fields of Pattern Recognition, Machine Learning and Computer Vision, and on applications of these technologies in various fields.

Please visit: www.icpr2016.org


April 2015 Newsletter

Posted April 24, 2015
Newsletter is available in the Publications Section of the IAPR website.

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January 2015 Newsletter

Posted January 27, 2015
Newsletter is available in the Publications Section of the IAPR website.

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New IAPR Organizations

Posted October 17, 2014

The IAPR welcomes two new organizations, the Malaysian Image Analysis and Machine Intelligence Association (MIAMI) and the Association of Sustainable Innovation in Tunisia (SIT).

Membership of these societies was approved on August 26, 2014, at the Governing Board meeting held in Stockholm in conjunction with ICPR 2014.


October 2014 Newsletter

Posted October 16, 2014
Newsletter is available in the Publications Section of the IAPR website.

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Call for Membership: The IAPR Industrial Affiliation Program

Posted September 15, 2014

Do you represent a company that provides products or services related to pattern recognition, computer vision or image processing in a broad sense? Then consider becoming an IAPR Industrial Affiliate.

The official Call for Membership can be found here.

Contact the IAPR Industrial Liaison Committee for further information.


New IAPR Executive Committee 2014-2016

Posted September 09, 2014

The 2012-2014 term of the IAPR Executive Committee (ExCo) as well as that of the standing committees and of the leadership of technical committees (TCs) ended with the biennial Governing Board (GB) meeting during ICPR 2014 in Stockholm, Sweden.

The IAPR GB elected new ExCo officers for the 2014-2016 term who have now taken office and started work on the association's plans for the new term. One of the ExCo's very first tasks is the appointment of standing committees and TC Chairs.

The 2014-2016 ExCo members elected are as follows:

President: Ingela Nyström (Sweden) ingela.nystrom@it.uu.se
1st Vice-President: Massimo Tistarelli (Italy) tista@uniss.it
2nd Vice-President: Simone Marinai (Italy) simone@dsi.unifi.it
Secretary: Alexandra Branzan-Albu (Canada) aalbu@uvic.ca
Treasurer: Apostolos Antonocopoulos (UK) a.antonacopoulos@primaresearch.org

Kim L. Boyer (USA) kim@ecse.rpi.edu , the 2012-2014 President, assumes the ex officio post of Past President, completing the ExCo.


Location selected for ICPR 2018

Posted September 09, 2014

The IAPR Governing Board (GB), at its biennial meeting during ICPR 2014, examined and discussed two high-quality proposals for hosting ICPR 2018. The result of the GB vote was that Beijing, China will be the location of ICPR in four years' time (following ICPR 2016 in Cancun, Mexico). The ICPR 2018 General Chair is Tieniu Tan, Chinese Academy of Sciences.


IAPR Fellows for 2014

Posted September 09, 2014

Santanu Chaudhury
“For contributions to the field of image analysis and recognition”

David Doermann
“For contributions to the field of document image analysis and recognition and service to theIAPR”

Mohamed Doudi
“For contributions to 3D shape analysis and retrieval and related applications”

Marco Gori
“For contributions to neural networks and machine learning models for pattern recognition”

Xiaofei He
“For contributions to pattern recognition and manifold learning”

DeShuang Huang
“For contributions to neural networks and biological data processing”

Umapada Pal
“For contributions to Indian multi‐script document processing, handwriting recognition andservice to IAPR”

Sharathchandra Pankanti
“For contributions to application of computer vision and pattern recognition technologies to
video analytics, public safety and security”

Andrea Prati
“For contributions to low‐ and high‐level algorithms for video surveillance”

Anuj Srivastava
“For contributions to statistical techniques on nonlinear manifolds for applications in patternrecognition, and shape analysis of curves and surfaces.”

Jie Tian
“For contributions to fingerprint recognition and medical imaging”

Matthew Turk
“For contributions to computer vision and vision‐based interaction”

Liang Wang
“For contributions to video understanding and pattern recognition”

Changsheng Xu
“For contributions to multimedia content analysis”

Shuicheng Yan
“For contributions to computer vision and pattern recognition”


Celebrating the life and work of Maria Petrou

Posted September 08, 2014

A special edition of Pattern Recognition Letters, titled "Celebrating the life and work of Maria Petrou", is now available online via the following link:

Celebrating the life and work of Maria Petrou


J. K. Aggarwal Prize Awarded to Arun Ross

Posted July 31, 2014

It is our pleasure to announce that the recipient of the J. K. Aggarwal Prize 2014 is Associate Professor Arun Ross, Michigan State University, USA

The citation for the prize is:

"For contributions that advance the state of art in biometric technologies and extend biometric infrastructure."

Professor Ross will receive his prize at the ICPR 2014 that will take place in Stockholm on August 25-28, 2014. The J. K. Aggarwal ceremony and lecture will be presented during the ICPR 2014.

Congratulations to Professor Ross on this achievement.

Ingela Nyström
IAPR Secretary

J. K. Aggarwal Prize page


July 2014 Newsletter Available

Posted July 24, 2014
Newsletter is available in the Publications Section of the IAPR website.

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King-Sun Fu Prize Winner Announced

Posted July 09, 2014

2014 Award Winner in Stockholm

Professor Jitendra Malik
For contributions to fundamental algorithms and their theoretical underpinnings in computer vision.

Visit the King-Sun Fu Prize page.


Call for Nominations for SBIA

Posted May 28, 2014

Please see the Senior Biometrics Investigator Award page for details.


April 2014 Newsletter Available

Posted April 23, 2014
Newsletter is available in the Publications Section of the IAPR website.

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ICPR 2018 - Call for Bids

Posted March 28, 2014

Bids to host ICPR 2018 must be submitted to the IAPR Conferences and Meetings Committee by May 24th 2014.

The selection of the conference venue will be made by the IAPR Governing Board (GB) during its meeting at ICPR 2014 in Stockholm, Sweden.

See the ICPR Proposals page for more information.


January 2014 Newsletter Available

Posted January 27, 2014
Newsletter is available in the Publications Section of the IAPR website.

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Call for Nominations for IAPR Fellows

Posted January 27, 2014

Reminder: Call for Nominations for IAPR Fellows

Deadline for Submission of Nomination and Endorsement Forms is January 31, 2014.

We welcome nominations for the award of FIAPR. Anyone is eligible to be nominated, except for the current members of the Executive Committee and of the Fellow Committee.

To initiate a nomination, a nominator must submit an IAPR Fellow Nomination Form. Any member of an IAPR Member Society can serve as nominator, except for the nominee him/herself and the current members of the Fellow Committee.

Each nomination must be endorsed by at least one recommendation letter (submitted Endorsement Form), either from a member of an IAPR Member Society (different from the nominator) or from an IAPR Fellow.

Electronic Nomination and Endorsement forms should be submitted no later than January 31, 2014.

Each electronic submission will be acknowledged by an email containing the submitted form. In case of difficulty please address your data and the problem encountered through email to the chair of the Fellow Committee, Brian Lovell:

To: lovell@itee.uq.edu.au
Subject: IAPR Fellowship 2014
CC: webmaster@iapr.org

For detailed information about the nomination and the endorsement please download these instructions. Electronic versions of the nomination forms are also available.

The IAPR appreciates your efforts to support our fellowship program!

Regards,

Brian C. Lovell


October 2013 Newsletter Available

Posted October 28, 2013
Newsletter is available in the Publications Section of the IAPR website.

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ICPR 2014 - Call for Papers

Posted September 23, 2013

CALL FOR PAPERS FOR ICPR 2014
22nd INTERNATIONAL ON PATTERN RECOGNITION 2014
AUGUST 24-­28,2014, STOCKHOLM WATERFRONT, STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN
www.icpr2014.org


ICPR 2014 will be an international forum for discussions on recent advances in the fields of Pattern Recognition; Machine Learning and Computer Vision; and on applications of these technologies in various fields.

The Call for Papers is now available.


July 2013 Newsletter Available

Posted July 29, 2013
Newsletter is available in the Publications Section of the IAPR website.

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ICPR 2014 - Call for Contest, Tutorial and Workshop Proposals

Posted July 10, 2013

The ICPR 2014 Organizing Committee invites proposals for contests, tutorials and workshops in conjunction with the 22nd International Conference on Pattern Recognition (www.icpr2014.org). These events will be held on August 24, 2014, immediately before the main conference.

Contests

The aim of contests and challenges is to advance algorithm and method development by objective evaluation on common data sets. The contest organizer is responsible for providing good quality data and defining objective evaluation criteria that are applied to the results of submitted algorithms.

Tutorials

We seek tutorials on core techniques, application areas and emerging research topics that are of interest within the ICPR community. A good tutorial should provide a broad introduction to the chosen research area as well as in-depth coverage on selected advanced topics. Proposals that focus exclusively on the presenters' own work or commercial presentations are not eligible.

Workshops

Workshops provide an informal setting for discussing specific topics in depth. Good workshops encourage discussion and interaction between the participants. This can be achieved in a number of ways, e.g., through presentations of submitted work, panel discussions and hands-on sessions.

Guideline for submitting proposals

To propose a contest, tutorial or workshop, a PDF file containing the information outlined below must be sent to the ICPR 2014 Contest, Tutorial and Workshop Co-chairs by September 15th 2013.

The proposal should contain the following:

  1. Title and abstract
  2. Name and contact information of the main organizers and any committees involved.
  3. Brief discussion of the scope and target audience. Estimate the number of participants. Both smaller and larger events will be hosted.
  4. Tentative schedule. Indicate here if a half or full day event is planned.
  5. Overall organization. Depending on the event type, for example, review process and paper selection, submission deadlines, invited speakers, distribution of submitted contributions, description of data sets and evaluation procedures, coverage of any additional costs of the event, etc.

Proposal assessment

Each proposal will be assessed based on its scientific merit, proposed structure, overall relevance, and how it complements the main conference sgx nifty live. Notification of acceptance will be given no later than October 1st 2013.

ICPR 2014 will be responsible for:

  • Providing a meeting venue with necessary technical equipment and catering services during the coffee breaks.
  • Providing staff to help with the on-site organization.
  • Advertising the event on the ICPR web site.
  • Scheduling the event together with the organizers and including it in the conference program.

Organizers of a contest, tutorial or workshop are responsible for:

  • Publishing a webpage with information about the event and its program.
  • Sending out a call for papers/contributions.
  • Reviewing and selecting submitted papers, if applicable.
  • Compiling and distributing accepted contributions to the participants.
  • Inviting speakers and ensuring their participation, if applicable.
  • Obtaining funding or sponsorship for any additional cost that may arise, e.g., for prizes or awards.
  • Leading the event at ICPR2014.

Costs and terms

A registration fee will be set by ICPR 2014 to cover costs for meeting rooms, technical equipment and staff, catering services and other administrative costs. The cost will be the same for all contests, tutorials and workshops. ICPR 2014 reserves the right to cancel any event if the above responsibilities are not fulfilled, if deadlines are missed, or if too few attendees register for the event to support its costs. Organizers can apply for sponsorship for the event from the IAPR Conferences and Meetings Committee:

http://www.iapr.org/conferences/applications.php

Without such sponsorship, the name and logo of IAPR cannot be used for the event.

Contact

ICPR 2014 Contest, Tutorial and Workshop co-chairs:

Cris Luengo cris (at) cb.uu.se
Ola Friman ola.friman (at) foi.se


King Sun Fu Prize Call for Nominations

Posted July 09, 2013
The King Sun Fu Prize Committee is now accepting nominations and endorsements for 2014. Please see the King Sun Fu Award page for details.


April 2013 Newsletter Available

Posted April 26, 2013
Newsletter is available in the Publications Section of the IAPR website.

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Celebrating the life and work of Maria Petrou

Posted April 12, 2013

Special Edition of Pattern Recognition Letters: Celebrating the life and work of Maria Petrou

Maria Petrou was an outstanding scientist with a well developed sense of humour, and seemingly tireless energy. She had the ability to enliven whatever she became involved in. Although she worked for most of her professional life in the UK, she was born and died in Thessaloniki, and was proud of her Greek roots and the language, culture and intellectual traditions of her country of birth. She trained as an astronomer, but moved into the fields of pattern recognition and image analysis. She took a leading role in the IAPR, and made many innovative research contributions, some of which are set to have a lasting impact. She was a woman and devoted mother, who worked in fields where women are in a minority and has provided a role model for younger women scientists and engineers to follow. Those who came into contact with her were invariably impressed both by her incisive thinking and warm personality. She enriched the scientific lives of over 50 PhD students and numerous collaborators from all over the world. Sadly, she passed away on October 15 2012 after a brave battle with cancer, and will be greatly missed.

The aim of this special edition of Pattern Recognition Letters is to celebrate Maria’s life and work. The aim is to collect together both scientific articles and personal reflections which illuminate her contributions to our field. We encourage contributions from both those who worked with Maria, and those whose work was influenced by her.

Maria’s interests were broad, spanning image processing and analysis, remote sensing, medical image analysis, computer vision and, of course, pattern recognition. She was noted for her key contributions the trace transform, mixed pixel classification (remote sensing community), Hough, contextual classification (multi resolution MRF), and edge/line detection.

We invite three different types of contribution:

a) Short recollections of Maria and reflections on her life and work, that capture her personality and interests. We are particularly keen to receive photographs to illustrate these accounts. We would hope to edit both the photographs and accounts together into a montage capturing the different facets of her life and work.

b) Reviews that place her work in the context of the literature in the field, focus on her scientific contributions and assess their lasting influence.

c) Original scientific papers in the broad areas of Maria’s research interests, pointing out their relevance to her work. These could be posthumous papers with Maria as co-author, submitted by one of her collaborators or students.

Although we want the special edition to reflect Maria’s life and personal qualities, we expect that the bulk of papers in the Special Edition will be original scientific articles focused around her research interests.

Deadlines:

submission of papers for review – 1st June 2013
(submission open on http://ees.elsevier.com/prletters/ from 1st May 2013).
first reviews/decisions - 15th August 2013
revised papers – 1st October 2013
publication - 1st January 2014.

Josef Kittler
Edwin Hancock
Guest Editors.


January/February 2013 Newsletter Available

Posted February 04, 2013
Newsletter is available in the Publications Section of the IAPR website.

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New IAPR Executive Committee Elected

Posted December 07, 2012

IAPR Executive Committee for 2012-2014

The 2010-2012 term of the IAPR Executive Committee (ExCo) as well as that of the standing committees and of the leadership of technical committees (TCs) ended with the biennial Governing Board (GB) meeting during ICPR2012 in Tsukuba, Japan.

The IAPR GB elected new ExCo officers for the 2012-2014 term who have now taken office and started work on the association's plans for the new term. One of the ExCo's very first tasks is the appointment of standing committees and TC Chairs.

The 2012-2014 ExCo members elected are as follows:

President: Kim Boyer (USA)
Vice President (1st): Tieniu Tan (China)
Vice President (2nd): Apostolos Antonacopoulos (UK)
Secretary: Ingela Nystrom (Sweden)
Treasurer: Aytul Ercil (Turkey)

Denis Laurendeau (Canada), the 2010-2012 President, assumes the ex officio post of Past President, completing the ExCo.


Location Selected for ICPR 2016

Posted December 07, 2012

The IAPR Governing Board (GB), at its biennial meeting during ICPR 2012, examined and discussed three high-quality proposals for hosting ICPR 2016.

The result of the GB vote was that Cancun, Mexico will be the location of ICPR in four years' time (following ICPR 2014 in Stockholm, Sweden).


In Memoriam - Dr. Maria Petrou

Posted October 16, 2012

It is with great sadness that the Executive Committee has been informed that Professor Maria Petrou passed away on October 15, 2012. Her funeral will be at 17:00 (local time) on October 16, 2012 in Kalamaria Thessaloniki.

After a distinguished career at University of Surrey, she joined the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Imperial College in London UK in 2005. In 2009, she became the Director of the Informatics and Telematics Institute of CERTH in Thessaloniki Greece while retaining as part time her chair at Imperial College. In addition of being a distinguished researcher, Professor Petrou was also known as a very active member of the IAPR Community. She held many positions in the IAPR including Editor of the Newsletter, Treasurer of the Executive Committee and member of standing and technical committees.

Professor Petrou will be remembered as someone who was hardworking, dedicated to research and student training and, for those who worked with her closely, was also a person with a very special sense of humor. Professor Petrou will be sadly missed.

An obituary for Professor Petrou appeared in the United Kingdom in The Telegraph.


October 2012 Newsletter Available

Posted October 09, 2012
Newsletter is available in the Publications Section of the IAPR website.

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J. K. Aggarwal Prize 2012 Awarded to Professor Rene Vidal

Posted September 23, 2012

It is our pleasure to announce that the recipient of the J. K. Aggarwal Prize 2012 is Professor Rene Vidal, Johns Hopkins University, USA.

The citation for the prize is:

"For outstanding contributions to the generalized principal component analysis (GPCA) and subspace clustering in computer vision and pattern recognition."

Professor Vidal will receive his prize at the ICPR 2012 that will take place in Tsukuba on November 11-15, 2012. The J. K. Aggarwal ceremony and lecture will be presented during the ICPR 2012.

Congratulations to Professor Vidal on this achievement.

Ingela Nyström
IAPR Secretary


Notre Dame Distinguished Lecture Series

Posted September 13, 2012
Don’t miss the University of Notre Dame Distinguished Lecture Series by K.S. Fu Prize Winners. http://www.cse.nd.edu/Fu_Prize_Seminars/


July-August 2012 Newsletter Available

Posted August 14, 2012
Newsletter is available in the Publications Section of the IAPR website.

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K.-S. Fu Prize 2012 Awarded to Professor Rama Chellappa

Posted August 12, 2012
It is our pleasure to announce that the recipient of the King-Sun Fu Prize 2012 is Professor Rama Chellappa, University of Maryland, USA. The citation for the prize is: "For pioneering contributions to statistical methods for image and video-based object recognition" Professor Chellappa will receive his prize at the ICPR 2012 that will take place in Tsukuba on November 11-15, 2012. The K.-S. Fu ceremony and lecture will be presented during the ICPR 2012 opening ceremony. Congratulations to Professor Chellappa on this prestigious achievement. Ingela Nyström IAPR Secretary


ICPR 2016 - Call for Bids

Posted June 07, 2012

Call for bids to host ICPR 2016

The International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR) is the major scientific event organized under the auspices of the International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR).

The aim of this conference is to bring together international experts to share their experiences and to promote research and development in Pattern Recognition.

The conference is hosted by an institution under the auspices of an endorsing IAPR member organisation (national association).

Any such organisation interested in making a proposal to host an ICPR must proceed according to the rules outlined in the latest version of the guidelines document (http://www.iapr.org/conferences/proposals.php).

It is expected that Proposers familiarise themselves with the guidelines for organising ICPR first, to fully plan their bid. The submission of a bid implies full agreement with the guidelines and procedures for organising the conference as well as with the IAPR constitution.

Note: the current version of the guidelines is identical to the previous one (dated 8 December 2009) with the exception of point 3 of section 5.2 where the skeleton organizational structure is better clarified.

Bids to host ICPR 2016 must be submitted to the IAPR Conferences and Meetings Committee by July 28th 2012.

The selection of the conference venue will be made by the IAPR Governing Board (GB) during its meeting at ICPR 2012 in Tsukuba.

Organizations interested to organize ICPR 2016 should submit the bid to Simone Marinai (simone.marinai@unifi.it) C&M chair by July 28 2012.

Simone Marinai

IAPR C&M chair


April 2012 Newsletter Available

Posted April 28, 2012
Newsletter is available in the Publications Section of the IAPR website.

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January 2012 Newsletter Available

Posted January 28, 2012
Newsletter is available in the Publications Section of the IAPR website.

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October 2011 Newsletter Available

Posted October 21, 2011
Newsletter is available in the Publications Section of the IAPR website.

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July 2011 Newsletter Available

Posted July 26, 2011
Newsletter is available in the Publications Section of the IAPR website.

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IAPR/ICDAR 2011 Awards Recipients

Posted July 14, 2011

Announcement of IAPR/ICDAR 2011 Awards Recipients

The IAPR Technical Committees on Graphics Recognition (TC10) and Reading Systems (TC11) are pleased to announce the recipients of the IAPR/ICDAR 2011 Awards.

The IAPR/ICDAR Outstanding Achievements Award is presented to Prof. Sargur Srihari for his outstanding and continued contributions to research and education in handwriting recognition and document analysis, and services to the community.

Prof. Srihari will deliver the Opening Keynote Speech at ICDAR2011 in Beijing on “Probabilistic Graphical Models in Machine Learning”.

The IAPR/ICDAR Young Investigator Award is presented to Masakazu Iwamura for his outstanding contributions to camera-based document analysis and document image retrieval.

Congratulations to the awardees!

The awards ceremony will be held during ICDAR2011 in Beijing, China.


April 2011 Newsletter Available

Posted April 28, 2011
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January 2011 Newsletter Available

Posted January 28, 2011
Newsletter is available in the Publications Section of the IAPR website.

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October 2010 Newsletter Available

Posted October 25, 2010
Newsletter is available in the Publications Section of the IAPR website.

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S+SSPR 2010 Workshop Video Available

Posted September 21, 2010

Video source material from the Joint IAPR International Workshops on Structural and Syntactic Pattern Recognition (SSPR 2010) and Statistical Techniques in Pattern Recognition (SPR 2010) is now freely available online through videolectures.net at the following address:

http://videolectures.net/ssspr2010_cesme/


K.S. Fu Prize 2010 Awarded to Prof. Horst Bunke

Posted April 28, 2010

It is our pleasure to announce that the recipient of the K.S. Fu Prize 2010 is Professor Horst Bunke from the University of Bern.

The citation for the prize is:

"For pioneering work on syntactic and structural pattern recognition."

Professor Bunke will receive his prize at the next ICPR 2010 that will take place in Istanbul on August 23-26, 2010. The K.S. Fu ceremony and lecture will be presented during the ICPR 2010 opening ceremony.

Congratulations to Professor Bunke on this achievement.

Denis Laurendeau

IAPR Secretary


J.K. Aggarwal Prize 2010 Awarded to Prof. Antonio Torralba

Posted April 28, 2010

It is our pleasure to announce that the recipient of the 2010 J.K. Aggarwal Prize is Prof. Antonio Torralba from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

The citation for the prize is:

"For algorithms and representations to exploit context in computer vision."

Professor Torralba will receive his prize at the next ICPR 2010 that will take place in Istanbul on August 23-26, 2010. The time of the J.K. Aggarwal ceremony and lecture will be available soon.

Congratulations to Professor Torralba on this achievement.

Denis Laurendeau

IAPR Secretary


April 2010 Newsletter Available

Posted April 28, 2010
Newsletter is available in the Publications Section of the IAPR website.

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January 2010 Newsletter Available

Posted February 01, 2010
Newsletter is available in the Publications Section of the IAPR website.

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October 2009 Newsletter Available

Posted October 31, 2009
Newsletter is available in the Publications Section of the IAPR website.

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Detailed history of the IAPR

Posted October 08, 2009
A Detailed History of the IAPR is now available on the IAPR History page. The ExCo would like to thank Herbert Freeman and the Advisory Committee for compiling this excellent and comprehensive document.


2010 King-Sun Fu Prize Nominations

Posted August 26, 2009

The nomination and endorsement forms for the 2010 King-Sun Fu Prize are available on the King-Sun Fu Prize page.

Deadline for nominations is January 10, 2010.


July 2009 Newsletter Available

Posted July 31, 2009
Newsletter is available in the Publications Section of the IAPR website.

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April 2009 Newsletter Available

Posted April 20, 2009
Newsletter is available in the Publications Section of the IAPR website.

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January 2009 Newsletter Available

Posted January 29, 2009
Newsletter is available in the Publications Section of the IAPR website.

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October 2008 Newsletter Available

Posted October 16, 2008
Newsletter is available in the Publications Section of the IAPR website.

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K.S. Fu Prize 2008 awarded to Prof. Anil K. Jain

Posted September 30, 2008
It is our pleasure to announce that the recipient of the K.S. Fu Prize 2008 is Prof. Anil K. Jain from Michigan State University.

The citation for the prize is:

"For pioneering contributions to the theory and practice of pattern recognition, to computer vision, and design of biometric systems."

Professor Jain will receive his prize at the next ICPR 2008 that will take place at the Tampa Convention Center on December 8-11, 2008. The K.S. Fu ceremony and lecture have been scheduled at 09:30-10:30 on Monday December 8, 2008.

Congratulations to Professor Jain on this achievement.

Denis Laurendeau

IAPR Secretary


J.K. Aggarwal Prize 2008 awarded to Prof. Song-Chun Zhu

Posted September 30, 2008
It is our pleasure to announce that the recipient of the 2008 J.K. Aggarwal Prize is Prof. Song-Chun Zhu from the University of California in Los Angeles.

The citation for the prize is:

"For fundamental and pioneering contributions to a unified foundation for visual pattern conceptualization, modeling, learning, and inference with applications in computer vision and pattern recognition."

Professor Zhu will receive his prize at the next ICPR 2008 that will take place at the Tampa Convention Center on December 8-11, 2008. The J.K. Aggarwal ceremony and lecture have been scheduled at 09:00-10:030 on Wednesday December 10, 2008.

Congratulations to Professor Zhu on this achievement.

Sincerely,

Denis Laurendeau

IAPR Secretary


July 2008 Newsletter Available

Posted July 01, 2008
Newsletter is available in the Publications Section of the IAPR website.

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IAPR Executive Committee Nominations

Posted March 19, 2008

The International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR) is pleased to announce a call for nominations for the following offices of the IAPR:

president,
1st and
2nd vice president,
secretary and
treasurer.

Informal suggestions are welcome from all members of the IAPR governing board (GB) and other members of the IAPR community. The nomination must include

the name,
the office for which the person should be considered and
a brief case for support (person's qualification for the office).

These suggestions, which are not considered as formal nominations, should reach the Chairman of the Nomination Committees until April 30, 2008 at the following address:

Subject: IAPR nomination
Walter G. Kropatsch
Vienna University of Technology
Institute of Computer Aided Automation
Pattern Recognition and Image Processing Group
Favoritenstr. 9/2/4, 1832
A-1040 WIEN / Austria
email: krw@prip.tuwien.ac.at (preferred)

Further details about the nomination process can be found in

the IAPR Constitution
the Bylaw section 5
and the Guidelines section 5.2

Walter G. Kropatsch
IAPR Chair of Nominating Committee


January 2008 Newsletter Available

Posted January 28, 2008
Newsletter is available in the Publications Section of the IAPR website.

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J. K. Aggarwal Prize Nomination Deadline

Posted January 23, 2008

The King-Sun Fu Prize Nomination Deadline is May 31, 2008.

For further information and to download the nomination forms please visit the J. K. Aggarwal Prize section of the website.

J. K. Aggarwal Prize


IAPR Fellow Nomination Deadline

Posted January 17, 2008

The Fellow Nomination Deadline is February 28, 2008.

For further information and to download the nomination forms please visit the Fellow section of the website.

IAPR Fellows


King-Sun Fu Prize Nomination Deadline

Posted January 01, 2008

The King-Sun Fu Prize Nomination Deadline is April 30, 2008.

For further information and to download the nomination forms please visit the King-Sun Fu Prize section of the website.

King-Sun Fu Prize


October 2007 Newsletter is available

Posted October 01, 2007
Newsletter is available in the Publications Section of the IAPR website.

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ICPR 2008 - 2nd Call for Papers

Posted April 15, 2007

View icpr2008cfp2.pdf


ICPR 2008 Tampa Dates Announced

Posted December 31, 2006
See the IAPR Conference Listing for details.


ExCo policy on announcements of scientific events

Posted May 01, 2003
As a service to the community at large, the ExCo sends out a mail, approximately once a month, with short announcements of scientific events in the interest field of the IAPR. This mail is sent to all Technical Committee chairs and all Governing Board members, with the request to forward it to the all members of their respective societies or committees. To avoid this being perceived as additional spam, rather than as a service, the ExCo policy is

* to keep each announcement short -- for instance, for a conference or workshop, the announcement basically contains the title, date and place of the event, the submission deadline, and a pointer to a web site with more information * to only send one single announcement for each event -- i.e. no reminder, second call for papers, or whatever. The ExCo reserves the right to make exceptions to this general rule in specific cases (e.g. for major IAPR events such as the ICPR).

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