Volume 30, Number 4

October 2008



Newsletter Editor:

Lawrence O’Gorman

email:  log@ieee.org

web site:  lpogorman.googlepages.com


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Linda J. O’Gorman

email:  logorman@alumni.duke.edu

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Calls for Papers

In this issue…


Six Years of Pattern Recognition Progress

Lawrence O’Gorman, retiring IAPR Newsletter Editor, reviews the past six years of advancements in the field of Pattern Recognition (many of which were reported on in this Newsletter)


From the ExCo

Denis Laurendeau issues the final “From the ExCo” column from the outgoing Executive Committee.  A new ExCo will be elected at the Governing Board Meeting at ICPR 2008. 


IAPR Newsletter Report:  2006-08

Lawrence O’Gorman, reports statistics, changes, and progress on the Newsletter over the last 2 year term.


Early December in Florida--lots to do!

Start in Orlando with S+SSPR 2008, then move on to Tampa for PRRS 2008, and don’t miss ICPR2008!!


INSIDE the IAPR:  New Education Committeee & Resources web site

Bob Fisher outgoing chair of the IAPR Education Committee introduces the new web site and discusses its future.


Books, Books, Books


Kai Huang reviews

Close Range Photogrammetry

Principles, Methods, and Applications

by Thomas Luhmann, Stuart Robson, Stephen Kyle, and Ian Harley


Zheng Lui reviews

Classification and Learning

Using Genetic Algorithms:

Applications in Bioinformatics and Web Intelligence

by Sanghamitra Bandyopadhyay and Sankar K. Pal


David Suter reviews

Learning Theory:

An Approximation Theory Viewpoint

by Felipe Cucker, Ding Xuan Zhou


Simone Marinai reviews

Character Recognition Systems—

A Guide for Students and Practitioners

by Mohamed Cheriet, Nawwaf Kharma,

Cheng-Lin Liu, and Ching Y. Suen


Petra Wiederhold reviews

Geometry of Locally Finite Spaces

by Vladimir A. Kovalevsky


L. Venkata Subramaniam reviews

Machine Learning in

Document Analysis and Recognition

by Simone Marinai and Hiromichi Fujisawa (Eds.)


Tim Patterson reviews

From Gestalt Theory to Image Analysis—

A Probabilistic Approach

By Agnes Desolneux, Lionel Moisan,

and Jean-Michel Morel


Conference and Workshop Reports:


ICISP 2008

3rd International Conference on

Image and Signal Processing


ANNPR 2008

3rd IAPR Workshop on

Artificial Neural Networks in Pattern Recognition


AMDO 2008

V International Conference on

Articulated Motion and Deformable Objects


AND 2008

2nd Workshop on

Analytics for Noisy Unstructured Text Data


IWCF 2008

2nd International Workshop on

Computational Forensics


ICFHR 2008

11th International Conference on

Frontiers in Handwriting Recognition


2nd EVA Vienna - 2008 -

"Digital Cultural Heritage—Essential for Tourism"


CIARP 2008

13th Iberoamerican Congress on Pattern Recognition


Of Interest...

CFP for special issue of IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Part B: Cybernetics

on “New Advances in Video-based Gait Analysis and Applications: Challenges and Solutions”


Letters to the Editor


Conference Planner

Chart of some upcoming IAPR and non-IAPR conferences of interest to the IAPR community.

IAPR Newsletter

Articles, announcements, book reviews,

conference and workshop reports


Send directly to: logorman@alumni.duke.edu


Deadline:  December 21, 2008

Call for Submissions

ICB 2009

3rd International Conference on Biomentrics
Alghero, Italy
Deadline: November 1, 2008
June 2–5, 2009

ICDAR 2009

10th International Conference on

Document Analysis and Recognition
Barcelona, Spain
Deadline: January 12, 2009
July 26-29, 2009

MVA 2009

IAPR Conference on Machine Vision Applications
Yokohama, Japan
Deadline: November 7, 2008

May 20–22, 2009

SCIA 2009

16th Scandinavian Conference on Image Analysis
Oslo, Norway
Deadline: December 14, 2008
June 15-18, 2009


2nd Computational Color Imaging Workshop

Saint Etienne, France
Deadline: December 1, 2008
March 26-27, 2009

ICIAP 2009

15th International Conference on

Image Analysis and Processing

Vietri sul Mare,  Salerno,  Italy

Deadline: January 31, 2009
September 8-11, 2009

CRV 2009

Sixth Canadian Conference on

Computer and Robot Vision

Kelona, British Columbia, Canada

Deadline: January 30, 2009
May 25-27, 2009