Volume 34, Number 2 April 2012


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Calls for Papers

In this issue…


Getting to know...Stefano Levialdi, IAPR Fellow

Stefano Levialdi tells us about his varied and very successful career.


From the ExCo

Ingela Nyström, IAPR Secretary, shares news from the IAPR Executive Committee.


ICPR 2012:  Treasurer’s Travelogue

Aytul Erçil, IAPR Treasurer, recently visited the organizers of ICPR2012 in Tsukuba, Japan, and shares her impressions.


IAPR Executive Committee Initiative on Technical Committee Activities:  Summer Schools

The IAPR ExCo presents a new initiative on the funding of IAPR TC summer schools.



Simone Marinai, Chairman of the Conferences and Meetings Committee, and Linda O’Gorman, IAPR Secretariat, respond to the most frequently asked questions about IAPR support of workshops and conferences.


Pattern Recognition Letters:  State of the Journal

Gunilla Borgefors, IAPR Fellow, Gabriella Sanniti di Baja, IAPR Fellow, and Sudeep Sarkar, IAPR Fellow, Editors-in-Chief of Pattern Recognition Letters give an update on this official publication of the IAPR.


K.S. Fu Prize Winner Lecture Series

Announcement of a series of distinguished lectures  to be presented by recipients of IAPR’s highest honor, the K.S. Fu Prize, at Notre Dame University.




Matthias Elter reviews

Fundamentals of 

Digital Image Processing: 

A Practical Approach

with Examples in Matlab

by Chris Solomon and Toby Breckon


 IAPR Workshop and Conference Reports:


ICIAP 2011

16th International Conference on

Image Analysis and Processing


PSL 2011

1st IAPR TC3 Workshop on Partially Supervised Learning


ACPR 2011

First Asian Conference on Pattern Recognition


DICTA 2011

Digital Image Computing:  Techniques and Applications


See you in Tsukuba!

ICPR 2012 will take place November 11-15, 2012. Online registration will begin in June, and the Early Bird Registration deadline is July 15, 2012.


Job Posting Board

A new feature of the IAPR Newsletter. This issue has offerings for junior and senior algorithm developers in computer vision and tracking as well as a post doctoral fellowship opportunity.


Books Available for Review

A list of free books available for review.


Meeting and Education Planner

A chart of some upcoming IAPR and non-IAPR workshops, conferences, and summer schools of interest to the I APR community.

WDIA 2012

International Workshop on Depth Image Analysis

Tsukuba Science City, Japan

Deadline: June 18, 2012

November 11, 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

Newsletter Editor:

Alexandra Branzan Albu





Associate Editor for Book Reviews:

Arjan Kuijper




Layout Editor:

Linda J. O’Gorman


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IAPR Newsletter Publication Schedule:


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IAPR Newsletter

Articles, announcements, book reviews,

conference and workshop reports


Contact the editor: 

Alexandra Branzan Albu, aalbu@ece.uvic.ca


Deadline:  June 22, 2012

Call for Submissions

Right Arrow: Next

PRIB 2012

7th IAPR International Conference on

Pattern Recognition in Bioinformatics

Tokyo, Japan

Deadline: May 28, 2012

 November 8-10, 2012

ANNPR 2012

5th Workshop on

Artificial Neural Networks for Pattern Recognition

Trento, Italy
Deadline: May 6, 2012

September 17–19, 2012


International Workshop on

Pattern Recognition for Healthcare Analytics

Tsukuba Science City, Japan

Deadline: August 10, 2012

November 11, 2012


1st International Workshop on

Multimodal Pattern Recognition of Social Signals in Human Computer Interaction

Tsukuba Science City, Japan

Deadline: July 15, 2012

November 11, 2012

DICTA 2012

Digital Image Computing Techniques and Applications
Fremantle, Western Australia

Deadline: June 30, 2012

December 3-5, 2012

DGCI 2013

17th International Conference on

Discrete Geometry for Computer Imagery

Sevilla, Spain

Deadline: July 2, 2012

March 20-22, 2013

MVA 2013

13th IAPR International Conference on

Machine Vision Applications

Kyoto, Japan

Deadline: December 14, 2012

May 21-23, 2013