The Best Industry Related Paper Award will be awarded at each ICPR. The paper will be selected by a committee appointed by the Chair of the Industry Liaison Committee.
The award is given to a paper selected for oral presentation at ICPR, where at least one of the authors is from a company or technology transfer organization.
The award is officially announced at the conference dinner. However, there is traditionally a Best Industry Related Paper Award session during the conference some time before the dinner, where the nominees discuss the relation between academic and industrial research. The BIRPA award winner is unofficially announced at this session.
- The ICPR paper submission system needs to allow authors to self-nominate for the award, where the one author must be from a company or a technology transfer organization. Purely university author lists are not eligible. The Program Chair is responsible for ensuring the submission system allows self-nomination.
- Once paper acceptances are announced and the 'camera-ready' versions of the papers are submitted, the ILC Chair asks the Program Chair for the list of and PDFs of the highly ranked self-nominated oral papers, along with the reviews for those papers.
- Each ILC member gets (3*num_papers/committee_size) revised papers to read, along with the original reviews. The ILC member does not need to write anything, but is asked to rank the papers in order of best to worst. There is a 3 week deadline. The papers are 6 pages long, so this should take maybe 5 hours.
- From the ranked papers, the ILC chair selects the top 5(ish) based on the preliminary rankings. The whole ILC reads these and ranks them again. There is a 3 week deadline.
- From these final rankings, a consensus ordering is formed. The ILC Chair keeps the committee informed about the process.
- The Chair passes the selected winner's details to the IAPR's Secretary and the IAPR office.
- The Chair and ICPR Program Chair schedule a 1 hour award session, where the nominees will be asked to give a 5 minute presentation on the relation of research and industry. There will be a panel discussion afterwards, and then finally the announcement of the BIRPA prize. The presentation and panel discussion is not a factor in the award decision.
2022 Award Winner in Montreal
Steve Dias Da Cruz, Bertram Taetz, Thomas Stifter, and Didier Stricker
Autoencoder for Synthetic to Real Generalization: From Simple to More Complex Scenes
2020 Award Winner in Milan
Muhammad Asad, Rilwan Basaru, S M Masudur Rahman Al Arif and Greg Slabaugh
PROPEL: Probabilistic Parametric Regression Loss for Convolutional Neural Networks
2018 Award Winner in Beijing
Zhengyuan Yang, Yixuan Zhang, Jerry Yu, Junjie Cai and Jiebo Luo
End-to-end Multi-Modal Multi-Task Vehicle Control for Self-Driving Cars with Visual Percpetions
2016 Award Winner in Cancun
Andras RÃ³zsa, Manuel GuÌˆnther, Ethan Rudd, and Terry Boult
Are Facial Attributes Adversarilly Robust?
2014 Award Winner in Stockholm
Sangmin Oh, Megha Pandey, Ilseo Kim, Anthony Hoogs, and Jeff Baumes
Personalized Economy of Images in Social Forums: An Analysis on Supply, Consumption, and Saliency
2012 Award Winner in Tsukuba
Stephen Pollard, Steven Simske and Guy Adams
Print Biometrics: Recovering Forensic Signatures from Halftone Images
2010 Award Winner in Istanbul
Jorge Moraled and Jonathan J. Hull
Toward Massive Scalability in Image Matching
2008 Award Winner in Tampa
Yuyu Liu and Yoichi Sato
Recovering Audio-to-Video Synchronization by Audiovisual Correlation Analysis
2006 Award Winner in Hong Kong
Junji Sato, Tomokazu Takahashi, Ichiro Ide and Hiroshi Murase
Change Detection in Streetscapes from GPS Coordinated Omni-Directional Image Sequences
2004 Award Winner in Cambridge
Wen Yi Zhao
Super-Resolving Compressed Video with Large Artifacts
2002 Award Winner in Quebec City
Diego A. Socolinsky and Andrea Selinger
A Comparative Analysis of Face Recognition Performance with Visible and Thermal Infrared Imagery
2000 Award Winner in Barcelona
Gopal Pingali, Agata Opalach, and Yves Jean
Ball Tracking and Virtual Replays for Innovative Tennis Broadcasts
1998 Award Winner in Brisbane
Jae-Chang Shim, Chitra Dorai and Ruud Bolle
Automatic text extraction from video for content-based annotation and retrieval
1996 Award Winner in Vienna
Larry O'Gorman and Irina Rabinowich
Photo-Image Authentication by Pattern Recognition and Cryptography
1994 Award Winner in Jerusalem
Minori Noguchi and Shree K. Nayar
Microscopic Shape from Focus using Active Illumination
1992 Award Winner in The Hague
Qifen Zheng and Rama Chellappa
A computational vision approach to image registration