Volume 34, Number 1 January 2012


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Calls for Papers

In this issue…


Getting to know...Theo Pavlidis, IAPR Fellow

Theo Pavlidis discusses his career and the importance of considering the practical aspects of how research can be used.


From the ExCo

Ingela Nyström shares news from the IAPR Executive Committee.




Rangachar Kasturi, IAPR Fellowm, reviews

An Introduction to Biometrics

by Anil Jain, Arun Ross,

and Karthik Nandhakumar


 IAPR Conference and Workshop Reports:


CAIP 2011

14th International Conference of Computer Analysis of

Images and Patterns


GREC 2011

9th IAPR International Workshop on Graphics Recognition


ICDAR 2011

11th International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition


IJCB 2011

IAPR/IEEE International Joint Conference on Biometrics


 Non-IAPR Conference and Workshop Reports:


PReMI 2011

4th International Conference on

Pattern Recognition and

Machine Intelligence



Call for papers for ICPR2012.



K.S. Fu Prize Call for Nominations

The deadline for nominations for the prestigious King Sun Fu Prize is April 6, 2012.



J.K. Aggarwal Prize Call for Nominations

The deadline for nominations is April 11, 2012.


Of Interest...

Free books available for review.


Conference Planner

Chart of some upcoming IAPR and non-IAPR conferences of interest to the I APR community.


13th International Conference on

Frontiers in Handwriting Recognition

Bari, Italy

Deadline: February 28, 2012

September 18-20, 2012


21st International Conference on Pattern Recognition

Tsukuba Science City, Japan

Deadline: March 31, 2012

November 11-15, 2012


Joint IAPR International Workshops on

Structural and Syntactic Pattern Recognition (SSPR)


Statistical Techniques in Pattern Recognition (SPR)

Itsukushima, Hiroshima, Japan

Deadline: July 6, 2012

November 7–9, 2012

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Contact the editor: 

Alexandra Branzan Albu, aalbu@ece.uvic.ca


Deadline:  March 23, 2012

Call for Submissions

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K.S. Fu Prize

To be presented at ICPR 2012

Deadline: April 6, 2012

J.K. Aggarwal Prize

To be presented at ICPR 2012

Deadline: April 11, 2012


4th Mexican Conference on Pattern Recognition

Huatulco, Mexico

Deadline: January 30, 2012

June 27-30, 2012

CIARP 2012

17th Iberoamerican Congress on Pattern Recognition
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Deadline: March 12, 2012
September 3–6, 2012

Newsletter Editor-in-Chief:

Alexandra Branzan Albu



Assoc. Editor for Book Reviews:

Arjan Kuijper



Layout Editor:

Linda J. O’Gorman logorman@alumni.duke.edu