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NMPR&CC 2012 : Workshop on Nonstationary Models of Pattern Recognition and Classifier Combinations


When Mar 28, 2012 - Mar 30, 2012
Where Salamanca, Spain
Submission Deadline Nov 15, 2011
Notification Due Dec 9, 2011
Final Version Due Jan 9, 2012
Categories    machine learning   combined classifier   concept drift   pattern recognition

Call For Papers

The progress of computer science has caused that many institutions collected huge amount of data, which analysis is impossible by human beings. Nowadays simple methods of data analysis are not sufficient for efficient management of an average enterprise, since for smart decisions the knowledge hidden in data is highly required. The great disadvantage of aforementioned methods is that they “assume” that statistical properties of the discovered concept (which model is predicted) are being unchanged. In real situation we could observe so-called concept drift, therefore designing data mining methods, especially classification ones for data streams is currently focus of intense research. On the other hand, we usually can use number of classifiers for each of pattern recognition task which are differ each other therefore developing combined classifiers have been mentioned as ones of the most promising trends in the pattern recognition which can exploit unique elementary classifier strengths and could adapt to the changes of classification model.
Papers describing original work in the following and related research topics are welcome:

Adaptive and incremental learning
Detecting concept change
Theoretical foundations of multiple classifier systems
Methods of classifier fusion
Method of decision making based on the information from different sources
Methods of improving qualities of weak classifiers (boosting, bagging, etc.)
Method of measuring and ensuring diversity in classifier ensembles
Applications (especially from medical area but not only limited to)

Program Committee

Bruno Baruque, Universidad de Burgos, Spain
Robert Burduk, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland
Emilio Corchado, University of Burgos, Spain
Jose Alfredo Costa, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, Brasil
Giorgio Fumera, University of Cagliari, Italy
Bogdan Gabrys, Bournemouth University, UK
Manuel Graña - University of the Basque Country, Spain
Francisco Herrera - University of Granada, Spain
Álvaro Herrero, Universidad de Burgos, Spain
Ioannis Katakis, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Przemysław Kazienko, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland
Robi Polikar, Rowan University, USA
Václav Snášel - VSB-Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic
Konstantinos Sirlantzis – University of Kent, UK
Jerzy Stefanowski - Poznan University of Technology, Poland
Bogdan Trawiński, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland
Michał Woźniak, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland
Boguslaw Cyganek - University of Science and Technology, Poland

Important Dates

Paper submission deadline 30th October, 2011
Acceptance notification 9th December, 2011
Final version submission 9th January, 2012
Conference dates 28th - 30th March, 2012


Michal Wozniak
Department of Systems and Computer Nets
Faculty of Electronics,
Wroclaw University of Technology
Wybrzeze Wyspianskiego 27
50-370 Wroclaw, Poland
tel. +48 71 3203539, fax +48 71 3202902

Emilio S. Corchado
Departamento de Informática y Automática
Universidad de Salamanca
Plaza de la Merced, s/n
Facultad de Ciencias
CP. 37008
Salamanca, España
tel: +34 616 44 9888

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