About Us

50th Anniversary

IAPR: The First 50 Years Almost 50 years ago, the First International Joint Conference on Pattern Recognition was held at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC. We mark this key date as an early milestone in the founding of IAPR, which we will be celebrating over the next few years.

Member Organizations

The International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR) is an association of non-profit, scientific or professional organizations (being national, multi-national, or international in scope) concerned with pattern recognition, computer vision, and image processing in a broad sense. Normally, only one organization is admitted from any one country, and individuals interested in taking part in IAPR's activities may do so by joining their national organization.

Constitution & Bylaws

The aims of IAPR are to promote pattern recognition and the allied branches of engineering together with the related arts and sciences, to advance international co-operation in the field of interest to stimulate research, development, and the application of pattern recognition in science and human activity, to further the dissemination and exchange of information on pattern recognition in the broad sense, and to encourage education in all aspects of the field of interest.

Diversity in the Pattern Recognition Community

The IAPR is a diverse organization. We'd like to share some of that diversity with you. "You cannot be what you cannot see."

IAPR Education Committee Research Scholarship Program

The International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR) is concerned with pattern recognition, computer vision, and image processing in a broad sense. IAPR Research Scholarships (IAPR RS), awarded by the IAPR through its Education Committee...

History of IAPR

IAPR came into official existence in January 1978. Following the Second International Conference on Pattern Recognition in 1974 in Copenhagen, the Standing Committee approved the proposal to establish a permanent international professional organization; two years later, the Constitution was approved in Coronado and Executive Officers were elected.

Industrial Affiliates

Industrial Affiliates of the IAPR receive the following benefits: A subscription to the IAPR. A listing on the IAPR Industrial Affiliates page of the IAPR web site. Publicity at the IAPR-ILC kiosk during ICPR. The opportunity to sponsor/organize an industry-academia exchange event during ICPR.


The IAPR Company Internship Brokerage List summarizes open internships that may be of interest. This listing was developed by the Industrial Liaison Committee . If you are interested in one of the internships, please use the contact details from the listing.

Annual Dues

Current annual dues and representation in the Governing Board for organizations of different effective sizes.

Contact Us

IAPR Secretariat Email: secretariat@iapr.org IAPR Webmaster Email: webmaster@iapr.org