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As it was the case for previous conferences, CIARP2010 attracted participants from around the world with the aim of promoting and disseminating ongoing research on mathematical methods and computing techniques for pattern recognition, computer vision, image analysis, and speech recognition, as well as their applications in diverse areas such as robotics, industry, health, entertainment, space exploration, telecommunications, data mining, document analysis, and natural language processing and recognition, to name only few of them. Moreover, it provided a forum for scientific research, experience exchange, share of new knowledge and an increase in cooperation between research groups in pattern recognition and related areas.

It is important to underline the fact that these conferences have contributed significantly to the growth of national associations for pattern recognition in the Iberoamerican region, all of them as members of the International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR).

The scientific program included a tutorial day, with two topics addressed: Introduction to kernel machines, by Stéphane Canu, and Soft computing, f-granulation and pattern recognition, by Sankar Pal.

The next three days were organized in a single-track conference, with invited talks, oral presentations, and posters. We had two distinguished invited speakers: Alexandre Falcão (Design of pattern classifiers using optimum-path forest with applications in image analysis) and Stéphane Canu (Recent advances in kernel machines). The oral and poster sessions included 70 papers selected from 145 submissions. All submissions were double-blind reviewed by at least two reviewers.

In addition, an IAPR-CIARP award, consisting of a cash prize, a trophy and a certificate, was given to the authors of the best paper registered and presented at CIARP2010. The aim of this award was to acknowledge and encourage excellence and originality of new models, methods and techniques with an outstanding theoretical contribution and practical application to the field of pattern recognition and/or data mining. The selection of the winner was based on the wish of the author to be considered to the prize, the evaluation and recommendations from members of the Program Committee and the evaluation of the IAPR-CIARP Award Committee. This committee, carefully chosen to avoid conflicts of interest, evaluated each nominated paper in a second review process, which included the quality of the oral and/or poster presentation.

The conference, organized by the University of Sao Paulo, had approximately 100 participants.

We would like to thank all participants of the organizing committee and auxiliary committee, at USP and UFABC, for their huge work, which could make the conference a success. The conference website ( and pictures ( are available.

Conference Report: CIARP2010

Report prepared by the General Co-Chairs

Text Box: 15th Iberoamerican Congress on Pattern Recognition

November 8-11, 2010
Sau Paulo, Brazil
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General Co-Chairs:


Isabelle Bloch (France)

Roberto M. Cesar-Jr. (Brazil)

Proceedings of the conference have been published by Springer

in the series

Lecture Notes in

Computer Science

(Volume 6419


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A special issue with the selected best papers will be published by the International Journal of Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence - IJPRAI