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CIARP, Congreso Iberoamericano de Reconocimiento de Patrones (Iberoamerican Conference on Pattern Recognition) is the name of a conference that was first organized in Havana, Cuba, in January 23-28, 1995. Since its beginning, the aim of the congress was the presentation of ongoing research in mathematical methods and computational techniques in pattern recognition in general: computer vision, image analysis, speech recognition, etc., as well as the applications of these techniques in areas related to robotics, industry, health, entertainment, space exploration, telecommunications, data mining, document analysis, natural language processing and recognition. Moreover, it has been always a forum for exchanging scientific research experience, sharing new knowledge, and increasing cooperation between research groups in pattern recognition and related areas in our geographical zone.

This event  was organized by the Chilean Association for Pattern Recognition (AChiRP), and it was sponsored by the International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR), Cuban Association for Pattern Recognition (ACRP) the Mexican Association for Computer Vision, Neural Computing and Robotics (MACVNR), the Special Interest Group on Pattern Recognition of the Brazilian Computer Society (SIGPR-SBC), the Spanish Association for Pattern Recognition and Image Analysis (AERFAI) and the Portuguese Association for Pattern Recognition (APRP).

This year, the forum attracted participants from 36 countries (8 from Iberoamérica), who submitted a total of 200 papers. After the double-blind reviewing process, 94 papers by 168 authors from 28 countries were accepted and included in the LNCS proceedings, with 81 presented papers and a 48% rejection rate.

In the framework of this conference, the annual meeting of the Steering Committee of CIARP was held with the participation of representatives of the national associations for pattern recognition from Spain, Portugal, Mexico, Chile, and Cuba. For first time, representatives of the future associations from Uruguay and Perú also took part. 

We want to express our  gratitude to the Professors Anil Jain, Maria Petrou, Sorin Draghicic, Horst Bunke, who gave us very interesting tutorials and keynotes.

Conference Report: CIARP 2007

Report prepared by:

Max Chacón (Chile)

Text Box: 12th Iberoamerican Congress 
on Pattern Recognition

13-16 November 2007
Viña del Mar- Chile

Proceedings of the conference have been published by Springer-Verlag in Lecture Notes in Computer Science Series (volume number 4756).


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General Chairs:


Max Chacón (Chile)

Hector Allende (Chile)

Program Chairs:


Josef Kittler (UK)

Luis Rueda (Chile)

Domingo Mery (Chile)

Progress in Pattern Recognition, Image Analysis and Applications

Luis Rueda, Domingo Mery  and Josef Kittler Eds., LNCS 4756, Springer, 2007

CIARP 2009 will be held in Guadalajara, Mexico

Organized by the CINVESTAV

Prof. Eduardo Bayro-Corrochano

General Chair

IAPR Newsletter CIARP Reports:


CIARP 2005            [html]            [pdf]


CIARP 2006            [html]            [pdf]


CIARP 2008            [html]            [pdf]