Volume 32, Number 1 January 2010



Newsletter Editor:

Alexandra Branzan Albu

email: aalbu@ece.uvic.ca

Home page:  www.ece.uvic.ca/~aalbu/


Associate Editor for Book Reviews:

Arjan Kuijper

email:  arjan.kuijper@igd.fraunhofer.de

Home page:  www.igd.fraunhofer.de/~akuijper/


Layout Editor:

Linda J. O’Gorman

email:  logorman@alumni.duke.edu

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Calls for Papers

In this issue…


Global Pattern Recognition:  The ImageCLEF Benchmark

Henning Müller and Theodora Tsikrika discuss this multilingual and multimodal image annotation and retrieval benchmark and invite IAPR members to participate.


Getting to Know...Nalini K. Rahtha, IAPR Fellow

Nalini Ratha talks about the key role of secure biometrics in our world.


Pattern Recognition in the Media:  Language

Linda O’Gorman, IAPR Secretariat and IAPR Newsletter Layout Editor, introduces a new series of articles on examples pattern recognition in the popular media.


From the ExCo

IAPR Secretary Denis Laurendeau shares news from the IAPR Executive Committee.


INSIDE the IAPR:  Becoming an IAPR Member Society

Professor Chew Lim Tan, Membership Committee Chair, describes the history of the Pattern Recognition and Machine Intelligence Association (PREMIA) of Singapore as an example of how national pattern recognition societies become members of IAPR.



A list of book reviews previously published in the IAPR Newsletter.


 IAPR Conference and Workshop Reports:


AND 2009

Third Workshop on Analytics for

Noisy Unstructured Text Data


CAIP 2009

13th International Conference on Computer Analysis of

Images and Patterns


DGCI 2009

15th International Conference on Discrete Geometry for

Computer Imagery


DICTA 2009

Digital Image Computing: 

Techniques and Applications 2009


Register early for ICPR 2010

Deadline for early registration is May 14, 2010.   


Call for Nominations: J.K. Aggarwal Prize

The deadline is February 10, 2010.  Nominations are being accepted for the J.K. Aggarwal Prize that will be awarded at ICPR 2010.


Of Interest...

A free book available for review and an announcement of a new method for

smooth-continuous data reconstruction.


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


Contact the editor: 

Alexandra Branzan Albu, aalbu@ece.uvic.ca


Deadline:  March 22, 2010

Call for Submissions

ICFHR 2010

12th International Conference on

Frontiers in Handwriting Recognition

Kolkata, India

Deadline: February 15, 2010

November 16–18, 2010

IWCF 2010

4th International Workshop on

Computational Forensics

Tokyo, Japan

Deadline: June 25, 2010

November 11-12, 2010

SCIA 2011

17th Scandinavian Conference on Image Analysis

Ystad Saltsjöbad, Sweden

Deadline:  December 15, 2010

May 23-27, 2011

J.K. Aggarwal Prize 2008

To be presented at the

20th International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR 2010)

Istanbul, Turkey

Deadline: February 10, 2010

August 23-26, 2010


11th International Conference on

Document Analysis and Recognition

Beijing, China

Deadline: March 1, 2011

September 18-21, 2011

Right Arrow: Next

ICISP 2010

International Conference on

Image and Signal Processing 2010

Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, Canada

Deadline:  February 14, 2010
June 30-July 2, 2010