In this issue…


In Memory of Professor Adnan Amin

Ana Fred and others share their memories of Professor Adnan Amin who died on October 28, 2005 in Sydney, Australia, at the age of 54.


Pattern Recognition in Two National Labs

Larry O’Gorman discusses the processes and procedures by which science and technology are fostered at INRIA and NIST.



Funny things can happen when organizing an ICPR

With the revised deadline for paper submission to ICPR2006 right around the corner, Denis Laurendeau, Local Chair of ICPR2002, reflects on Murphy’s Law as it applies to organizing an ICPR.


From the ExCo

Denis Laurendeau reports the latest news from the ExCo, including approval by the GB for the creation of the JK Aggarwal Prize, the first of which will be awarded at ICPR2006 in Hong Kong.


Books, Books, Books

Larry O’Gorman reviews The Dictionary of Computer Vision and Image Processing.


Call for Papers:  ICPR2006

It’s not too late!  The deadline for paper submissions to ICPR2006 has been extended to January 16, 2006. 


Call for Nominees: K-S Fu Prize

The deadline is January 15, 2006.  Nomination s are being accepted for the K-S Fu Prize that will be awarded at ICPR 2006. 


Call for Nominees: J.K. Aggarwal Prize

Nominations are being accepted for the first J.K. Aggarwal Prize that will be awarded at ICPR 2006.     The deadline is February 1, 2006.


IAPR-TC6 Special Hardware and Software Environments Report

Markus Vincze and Darius Burschka discuss what’s happening in IAPR’s TC6.


Conference Reports:


AVBPA 2005  Fifth International Conference on Audio– and Video-based Biometric Person Authentication


XCIARP 2005  10th Iberoamerican Congress on Pattern Recognition


IVCNZ 2005  Image and Vision Computing New Zealand


Of interest…

This bulletin board has positions and a  publication that will be of interest to IAPR members.

Volume 28 Number 1

January 2006



Calls for Papers

ICPR 2006

18th International Conference on Pattern Recognition

Hong Kong

Extended Deadline:January 16, 2006

August 20-24, 2006

King-Sun Fu Prize 2006

To be presented at the 18th International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR 06)

Hong Kong

Deadline: January 15, 2006

August 20-24, 2006

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IWFHR 2006

10th International Workshop on Frontiers in Handwriting Recognition
La Baule, France
deadline: February 15, 2006
October 23-26, 2006

S+SSPR 2006

11th International Workshop on Structural and Syntactic Pattern Recognition (SSPR 2006)

6th International Workshop on Statistical Techniques in Pattern Recognition (SPR 2006)

Hong Kong

Deadline:  January 31, 2006

August 17-19, 2006

ICDAR 2007

9th International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition

Curitiba, Parana, Barzil

Deadline:  January 15, 2007

September 23-26, 2007

Right Arrow: Next

J.K. Aggarwal Prize 2006

To be presented at the 18th International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR 06)

Hong Kong

Deadline: February 1, 2006

August 20-24, 2006


1st International Workshop on

Video Processing for Security

Québec City, Canada

Deadline:  January 29, 2006

June 7-9, 2006

CRV 2006

3rd Canadian Conference on

Computer and Robot Vision

Québec City, Canada

Deadline:  February 10, 2006

June 7-9, 2006


International Workshop on Multimedia Content Representation, Classification, and Security

Istanbul, Turkey

Deadline:  March 10, 2006

September 11-13, 2006

ANNPR 2006

2nd IAPR TC-3 Conference on

Artificial Neural Networks in Pattern Recognition

Ulm, Castle Reisensburg, Günzburg, Germany

Deadline:  March 1, 2006

August 31-September 2, 2006

AMDO-e 2006

4th Conference on Articulated Motion and

Deformable Objects

Puerto de Andratx, Mallorca, Spain

Deadline:  February 15, 2006

July 11-14, 2006

EVA-Vienna 2006

Digital Cultural Heritage—Essential for Tourism

Vienna, Austria

Deadline:  March 31, 2006

August 27-30, 2006

CIARP 2006

11th Iberoamerican Congress on Pattern Recognition

Cancun, México

Deadline:  May 19, 2006

November 14-17, 2006

MVA 2007

10th IAPR International Conference on

Machine Vision Applications

Tokyo, Japan

Deadline:  ?

May 16-18, 2007