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The goal of the CORES series of conferences is the development of theories, algorithms, and applications of pattern recognition methods. These conferences always have served as a very useful forum for the various groups working in different areas of pattern recognition to come together and help each other keep up with this active field of research.

CORES 2009 was organized by Prof. Marek Kurzyński and his team from Chair of Systems and Computer Networks at Wroclaw University of Technology.

The conference was endorsed by International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR) and its Polish member society (Association for Image Processing, TPO).

The beautiful city of Jelenia Góra, the number of experts, the casual atmosphere, and the social events led to educational and energetic talks and discussions at CORES 2009.

As usual, this conference contained an excellent mix of theory, algorithms, and applications of pattern recognition methods. There were several plenary papers that neatly summarized the work that has been done so far and discussed the gaps that need to be filled.

Invited talks were presented on topics of increasing importance in our modern world.

At the beginning of the conference, its chair Prof. Juliusz Lech Kulikowski discussed his work entitled “Pattern Recognition Driven by Domain Ontologies”. The next plenary paper was presented by Prof. Zdzisław Hippe who talked about some aspects of medical diagnosis “From research on the computer-assisted diagnosing of skin lesions”. The next talk was given by Prof. Ewaryst Rafajłowicz who presented very interesting aspects of “Fusion of External Context and Patterns – Learning from Video Streams”. The last presenter, Prof. John Oommen (IAPR Fellow), showed “A Novel Self Organizing Map Which Utilizes Imposed Tree-Based Topologies”.

The talks and discussions of CORES 2009 gave the attendees an excellent overview of the work done in the field of pattern recognition methods as well as indicated new problems to focus on. Some of the young presenters were awarded for their presentations:

The award for the best presentations given by a young scientist, funded by the Association for image Processing, was granted to:

· Marcin Michalak from the Silesian University of Technology, Institute of Computer Science, for the paper "Time series prediction using new adaptive kernel estimators".

The distinctions for the best presentations given by young scientists, funded by the Chair of Systems and Computer Networks, Wroclaw University of Technology and Microsoft, were granted to:

· Leticia Curiel from the University of Burgos for the presentation A Soft Computing System for Modelling the Manufacture of Steel Components

· Donato Impedovo from Politecnico di Bari for the presentation Pseudo Multi Parallel Branch HMM for Speaker Verification

· Marek Klepaczko from Technical University of Łódź for the presentation Cluster Analysis in Application to Quantitative Inspection of 3D Vascular Tree Images

The next CORES conference will be held in Poland in May 2011.  Please visit for further developments.

Conference Report: CORES 2009

Report prepared by

Michał Woźniak (Poland)

Text Box: 6th International Conference on Computer Recognition Systems

25-28 May 2009
Paulinum Palace, Jelenia Góra, Poland 
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Juliusz Lech Kulikowski (Poland)

Marek Kurzyński (Poland)

Photo from excursion taken by Igor Podolak

Proceedings of the conference have been published by

Springer-Verlag in

the series

Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing

with the title

Computer Recognition Systesm 3

(Volume 57/2009).


Click on the image to go to the publisher’s web site for this volume.