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These last months have been very busy for the ExCo. A major task, that has been completed, was to set up the various committees. Again this time, the response from members of the pattern recognition community has been very positive, and IAPR committees will be constituted by very qualified individuals.


The ExCo is also working on agreements with publishers that would bring more services to the IAPR community. More details will be provided to members as the discussion progresses.


The IAPR website is still being updated after progressive migration to a new server and release of the new site in September, 2007. A lot of work has been done to set up the new site, but more work still needs to be performed to complete the migration and make the site stable. In cooperation with IAPR Standing Committees, the ExCo has planned to reorganize a lot of material that was spread out everywhere on the old site and to make this information more easy to find and more coherent with current IAPR activities, committees, and services. This reorganization requires a significant amount of work but, once completed, should lead to a better integrated bulk of material.


Since quorum was not reached for the Governing Board ballot on the Statement of Ethics, the ballot will be reinitiated in early January. For the sake of efficiency, it will be combined with another ballot.


News from the


Executive Committee

By Denis Laurendeau