Dec 8-11: Main conference
Dec 7: Tutorials and workshops
Dec 5: Deadline for online registration
Sep 8: Deadline for early registration
Aug 8: Camera ready papers and author registration
Jul 5: Tutorials acceptance notification
Jun 30: Notification of paper acceptance
May 15: Deadline for tutorial proposal submission
Apr 15: Deadline for paper submission

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For the 2008 International Conference on Pattern Recognition, all reservations will be booked through the ICPR Housing Bureau. Please read the information below carefully as you will need to book your reservation via the following method in order to receive the discounted group rate for the 2008 Conference. Please note that only one reservation can be booked per registrant.

How to book your Hotel Reservation:

All attendees must register for the conference prior to booking their hotel reservation. To register for the conference, please click here. Once you have registered for the conference, the online system will permit you to book your hotel stay.

Questions on how to book your reservation, changes to your existing reservation or general hotel reservation questions: Please send an Email to: Please send any questions that you may have to this address. They can also assist with changes to your current hotel reservation.

Fax to 813-218-3369: Please send any changes or questions to the ICPR Housing Bureau via this fax number.

Mail: For changes or questions only. Mail hotel reservation questions or changes to the following address. For more timely assistance, please send an email or fax as there may be delays with the postal system.
ICPR Housing Bureau
401 East Jackson Street, Suite 2100
Tampa, Florida 33602

Reservation Deadline

Book your reservation by Monday, November 3, 2008 by 5:00 p.m. EST to receive the ICPR discounted room rate. The Housing Bureau will remain open through Tuesday, December 2, 2008 but cannot guarantee the discounted rate or availability after November 3, 2008. Please do not contact the hotels directly for changes or cancellations until December 3, 2008 as they will not have your reservation in their system until then.

Housing Information and Change/Cancellation Policies
  • Acknowledgements of reservation request will be sent after each reservation form is received/processed, as well as each time a reservation is modified/changed and/or cancelled. For online registration/housing, acknowledgement is immediate. For faxed/mailed forms, acknowledgements will be sent within 2 business days of completion of processing. Please review acknowledgements carefully for accuracy. If you do not receive an acknowledgement within 14 days of submission, please contact the ICPR Housing Bureau via fax 813-218-3369 or e-mail,
  • Reservations are processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Availability may be limited at hotels.
  • All hotels require a credit card guarantee of one night's room and tax with each reservation request. Housing forms received without a valid credit card will be returned and will not be processed. Credit cards must be valid through December 31, 2008 in order to be considered a proper guarantee.
  • All hotel room rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes in effect at the time of check-in (currently 12% - subject to change without notice).
  • Though the ICPR Housing Bureau will stay open through December 2, 2008, cancellations can be made without penalty until November 3, 2008. After November 3rd, a $25 processing fee will be charged. Cancellations within 72 hours of arrival are subject to forfeiture of first night’s deposit. New Reservations must be made online through the registration process. Cancellations or changes must be made by email, fax or mail to the ICPR Housing Bureau through December 2, 2008. After this date, direct all changes to the designated hotel.

Changes to an Existing Hotel Reservation

If you would like to make a change online to your existing reservation, please click here. If you need assistance making changes to your existing reservation, please send an email to

If you have registered for the conference and need to book your housing, you should go to choose existing registration, enter your email and password. When you log in, you will see the links to change personal information and registration. Choose registration and click continue a few times, until you reach the confirmation page. On that page you should see the "Hotel reservation" button.


If you need help booking your reservation, need to modify your stay and cannot do so online, or have a question please send an email to and the housing bureau will assist you directly.

Hotel Options for ICPR Attendees:

Howard Johnson Plaza (This hotel is recommended for students)
111 West Fortune Street
Tampa, FL 33602
*$101 Single; $101 Double (USD)
$101 Triple; $101 Quadruple (USD)
12 blocks from Convention Center.

Hyatt Regency Tampa
211 North Tampa Street
Tampa, FL 33602
*$133 Single; $133 Double (USD)
$158 Triple; $183 Quadruple (USD)
4 blocks from Convention Center.

Sheraton Tampa Riverwalk
200 North Ashley Drive
Tampa, FL 33602
*$123 Single; $133 Double (USD)
$143 Triple; $153 Quadruple (USD)
4.5 blocks from Convention Center.

Westin Tampa Harbour Island
725 South Harbour Island Blvd
Tampa, FL 33602
*$135 Single; $145 Double (USD)
$155.00 Triple; $165.00 Quadruple (USD)
2 blocks from Convention Center.

Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel and Marina
700 South Florida Avenue
Tampa, FL 33602
*$158 Standard; $158 Double (USD)
$178 Triple; $198 Quadruple (USD)
1/2 block from Convention Center.

*Single, Double, Triple and Quad represent occupancy and not bed types. Rates are subject to applicable tax. The current tax rate is 12% which is subject to change without notice

ICPR Secretariat,
Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering,
4202 E.Fowler Ave, ENB118,
Tampa, FL 33620, USA