ANNPR 2020

September 2nd-4th, 2020
ZHAW, Winterthur, Switzerland

Post-Conference News

We have successfully concluded ANNPR 2020 as an online event. We thank all participants, presenters and our sponsors!

The proceedings are published by Springer!

The ANNPR 2020 special issue of MDPI Computers is here.

Best paper award:

  • Geometric Attention for Prediction of Differential Properties in 3D Point Clouds (A. Matveev, A. Artemov, D. Zorin and E. Burnaev, Skolkovo Inst. of Sci. and Tech. and NYU)

Best presentation award (shared):

  • Structured (De)composable Representations Trained with Neural Networks (G. Spinks and M.-F. Moens, Katholieke Univ. Leuven
  • Going for 2D or 3D? Investigating various Machine Learning Approaches for Peach Variety Identification (A. Wróbel, G. Gygax, A. Schmid and T. Ott, ZHAW)


The 9th IAPR TC3 Workshop on Artificial Neural Networks in Pattern Recognition, ANNPR 2020, will be held from September 2nd-4th, 2020, at Zurich University of Applied Sciences ZHAW in Winterthur, Switzerland.

The workshop will act as a major forum for international researchers and practitioners working in all areas of neural network- and machine learning-based pattern recognition to present and discuss the latest research, results, and ideas in these areas. ANNPR is the biannual workshop organized by the Technical Committee 3 (IAPR TC3) on Neural Networks & Computational Intelligence of the International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR).

The Zurich region is the hub of the digital economy in Switzerland, hosting companies like Google, NVIDIA, IBM and Facebook with a high natural affinity to neural networks and pattern recognition. It is also host to world famous universities such as ETH Zurich and University of Zurich UZH, as well as to several universities of applied sciences including ZHAW. The Swiss AI Institute IDSIA in Lugano, as well as the Swiss Data Science Center SDSC by ETH Zurich and EPFL Lausanne complete the Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning landscape in the region.

Among the previous editions of the workshop were ANNPR 2018 (Siena, Italy), ANNPR 2016 (Ulm, Germany), ANNPR 2014 (Montreal, Canada), ANNPR 2012 (Trento, Italy), ANNPR 2010 (Cairo, Egypt), ANNPR 2008 (Paris, France) and ANNPR 2006 (Ulm, Germany).