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ICPRAM 2013 : 2nd International Conference on Pattern Recognition Applications and Methods


Conference Series : International Conference on Pattern Recognition Applications and Methods
When Feb 15, 2013 - Feb 18, 2013
Where Barcelona, Spain
Submission Deadline Sep 5, 2012
Notification Due Oct 25, 2012
Final Version Due Nov 15, 2012
Categories    pattern recognition

Call For Papers

The International Conference on Pattern Recognition Applications and Methods would like to become a major point of contact between researchers, engineers and practitioners on the areas of Pattern Recognition, both from theoretical and application perspectives.

Contributions describing applications of Pattern Recognition techniques to real-world problems, interdisciplinary research, experimental and/or theoretical studies yielding new insights that advance Pattern Recognition methods are especially encouraged.

Conference Areas
Each of these topic areas is expanded below but the sub-topics list is not exhaustive. Papers may address one or more of the listed sub-topics, although authors should not feel limited by them. Unlisted but related sub-topics are also acceptable, provided they fit in one of the following main topic areas:



■Exact and Approximate Inference
■Density Estimation
■Bayesian Models
■Gaussian Processes
■Model Selection
■Graphical and Graph-based Models
■Missing Data
■Ensemble Methods
■Neural Networks
■Kernel Methods
■Large Margin Methods
■Feature Selection and Extraction
■Spectral Methods
■Embedding and Manifold Learning
■Similarity and Distance Learning
■Matrix Factorization
■ICA, PCA, CCA and other Linear Models
■Fuzzy Logic
■Active Learning
■Cost-sensitive Learning
■Incremental Learning
■On-line Learning
■Structured Learning
■Multi-agent Learning
■Multi-instance Learning
■Reinforcement Learning
■Instance-based Learning
■Knowledge Acquisition and Representation
■Meta Learning
■Multi-strategy Learning
■Case-Based Reasoning
■Inductive Learning
■Computational Learning Theory
■Cooperative Learning
■Evolutionary Computation
■Information Retrieval and Learning
■Hybrid Learning Algorithms
■Planning and Learning
■Convex Optimization
■Stochastic Methods
■Combinatorial Optimization

■Natural language processing
■Information retrieval
■Web Applications
■Economics, Business and Forecasting Applications
■Bioinformatics and Systems Biology
■Audio and Speech Processing
■Signal Processing
■Image Understanding
■Sensors and Early Vision
■Motion and Tracking
■Image-based Modelling
■Shape Representation
■Object Recognition
■Video Analysis
■Medical Imaging
■Learning and Adaptive Control
■Learning in Process Automation
■Learning of Action Patterns
■Virtual Environments
Keynote Speakers
Alberto Sanfeliu, Universitat Politècnica de Cataluyna, Spain
Tomaso Poggio, CBCL, McGovern Institute, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States
Mário Figueiredo, Technical University of Lisbon - IST, Portugal
Bikash Sabata, Ventana Medical Systems, United States

Paper Submission
Authors should submit an original paper in English, carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling, using the on-line submission procedure. The initial submission must have between 3 to 13 pages otherwise it will be rejected without review. Please check the paper formats page so you may be aware of the accepted paper page limits.
The guidelines for paper formatting provided at the conference web ought to be used for all submitted papers. The preferred submission format is the same as the camera-ready format. Please check and carefully follow the instructions and templates provided. Each paper should clearly indicate the nature of its technical/scientific contribution, and the problems, domains or environments to which it is applicable.

Papers that are out of the conference scope or contain any form of plagiarism will be rejected without reviews. Please read INSTICC's ethical norms regarding plagiarism and self-plagiarism.

Remarks about the on-line submission procedure:
1. A "double-blind" paper evaluation method will be used. To facilitate that, the authors are kindly requested to produce and provide the paper, WITHOUT any reference to any of the authors. This means that is necessary to remove the authors personal details, the acknowledgements section and any reference that may disclose the authors identity.
LaTeX/PS/PDF/DOC/DOCX/RTF format are accepted.
2. The web submission procedure automatically sends an acknowledgement, by e-mail, to the contact author.

Paper submission types:
Regular Paper Submission
A regular paper presents a work where the research is completed or almost finished. It does not necessary means that the acceptance is as a full paper. It may be accepted as a "full paper" (30 min. oral presentation) , a "short paper" (20 min. oral presentation) or a "poster".

Position Paper Submission
A position paper presents an arguable opinion about an issue. The goal of a position paper is to convince the audience that your opinion is valid and worth listening to, without the need to present completed research work and/or validated results. It is, nevertheless, important to support your argument with evidence to ensure the validity of your claims. A position paper may be a short report and discussion of ideas, facts, situations, methods, procedures or results of scientific research (bibliographic, experimental, theoretical, or other) focused on one of the conference topic areas. The acceptance of a position paper is restricted to the categories of "short paper" or "poster", i.e. a position paper is not a candidate to acceptance as "full paper".

After the reviewing process is completed, the contact author (the author who submits the paper) of each paper will be notified of the result, by e-mail. The authors are required to follow the reviews in order to improve their paper before the camera-ready submission.

All accepted papers will be published in the proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on CD-ROM support.

All accepted papers (full, short and posters) will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on CD-ROM support.
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SciTePress Digital Library (
SciTePress is member of CrossRef (
A short list of presented papers will be selected so that revised and extended versions of these papers will be published by Springer-Verlag in a AISC Series book.
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (ISI), INSPEC, DBLP and EI (Elsevier Index).

Important Dates
Conference Date: 15 - 18 February, 2013

Regular Paper Submission: July 25, 2012
Authors Notification (regular papers): October 25, 2012
Final Regular Paper Submission and Registration: November 15, 2012

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