Volume 32, Number 3 July 2010



Newsletter Editor:

Alexandra Branzan Albu





Associate Editor for Book Reviews:

Arjan Kuijper




Layout Editor:

Linda J. O’Gorman


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Calls for Papers

In this issue…


Looking back at 20 Years of ICPR Conferences

Alexandra Branzan Albu, IAPR Newsletter Editor, and David Kerr, one of her students, analyze some characteristics of ICPR conferences like the number of published papers, the number of authors, patterns of collaboration, distribution of papers per author or community, etc.


Getting to Know...Gabriella Sannitti di Baja, IAPR Fellow

Gabriella Sanniti di Baja discusses her career and the areas of interest in her research.


Pattern Recognition in the Media:  Fingered and Fingerless Fingerprints

Linda O’Gorman, IAPR Secretariat and IAPR Newsletter Layout Editor, continues this series with a glance at a different aspect of the ubiquitous fingerprint as well as other types of fingerprints that have been discussed in the popular media.


From the ExCo

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



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


Nicolas Loménie reviews

Algebraic Geometry and Statistical Learning Theory

by Sumio Watanabe


Gavin Powell reviews

Statistical Learning and

Pattern Analysis for

Image and Video Processing

by Nanning Zheng and Zianru Xue


 IAPR Conference and Workshop Reports:


CIARP 2009

14th Iberoamerican Congress on

Pattern Recognition


MCS 2010

9th International Workshop on

Multiple Classifier Systems


ANNPR 2010

4th IAPR TC3 Workshop on

Artificial Neural Networks in

Pattern Recognition


ICPR 2010--See you in Istanbul! 

ICPR2010 will take place in Istanbul, Turkey, from August 23-26, 2010.  See you there!   


Of Interest...

Lots of free books available for review and a call for expressions of interest in organizing S+SSPR2012.


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:  September 20, 2010

Call for Submissions

MVA 2011

12th IAPR Conference on Machine Vision Applications
Nara City, Japan
Deadline: December 15, 2010
June 13-15, 2011

SCIA 2011

17th Scandinavian Conference on Image Analysis

Ystad Saltsjöbad, Sweden

Deadline:  December 15, 2010

May 23-27, 2011

ICDAR 2011

11th International Conference on

Document Analysis and Recognition

Beijing, China

Deadline: March 1, 2011

September 18-21, 2011

Right Arrow: Next

GbR 2011

TC-15 Workshop on

Graph-based Representations in Pattern Recognition
Münster, Germany
Deadline: January 10, 2011
May 18–20, 2011

IJCB 2011

IEEE/IAPR International

Joint Conference on Biometrics

Washington, DC, USA

Deadline:  ?

Late September 2011

DGCI 2011

16th IAPR International Conference on Discrete Geometry for Computer Imagery

Nancy, France

Deadline: September 6, 2010

April 6-8, 2011