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About The Event

About

The IEEE 14th International Conference on Pattern Recognition Systems (ICPRS) is an annual international event that follows ICPRS-23, ICPRS-22, ICPRS-21, ICPRS-19, ICPRS-18, ICPRS-17 and ICPRS-16, a continuation of the successful Chilean Conference on Pattern Recognition that reached its 6th edition in 2014. In 2024 it is organised by the University of Westminster (UK) and the Chilean Association for Pattern Recognition (ACHiRP, a member of the IAPR), endorsed by the IAPR and co-sponsored by four chapters of the IEEE UK+Ireland Section (Signal Processing, Circuits & Systems, Computational Intelligence and Instrumentation & Measurements chapters) and the IET Vision & Imaging Technical Network. As per previous years, papers deemed to be of the required standard AND presented at the conference will be published by the IEEE and indexed in IEEE Xplore. Please note that the publishers might reject papers which are too similar to previous publications, even if the work is presented at the conference. All paper need to be submitted via Conftool to be peer-reviewed (double-blind) by an international panel of experts.

The IEEE International Conference on Pattern Recognition Systems (ICPRS-24) aims to create an important networking forum in which participants can discuss the present and future of pattern recognition systems.

Its predecessors ICPRS-23, ICPRS-22, ICPRS-21, ICPRS-19, ICPRS-18, ICPRS-17, ICPRS-16, CWPR and CCPR, have traditionally been a meeting point of different disciplines (computer science, engineering, mathematics, machine learning, etc.) and an opportunity for a wide range of researchers and practitioners to discuss the many different aspects of the application of pattern recognition technologies.

Where

A 100% in-person event, hosted by the University of Westminster, London, UK

When

Monday to Thursday
15-18 July, 2024

Call For Papers

The IEEE 14th International Conference on Pattern Recognition Systems (ICPRS) is an annual international event that follows ICPRS-23, ICPRS-22, ICPRS-21, ICPRS-19, ICPRS-18, ICPRS-17 and ICPRS-16, a continuation of the successful Chilean Conference on Pattern Recognition that reached its 6th edition in 2014. In 2024 it is organised by the University of Westminster (UK) and the Chilean Association for Pattern Recognition (ACHiRP, a member of the IAPR), endorsed by the IAPR and by four chapters of the IEEE UK+Ireland Section (Signal Processing, Circuits & Systems, Computational Intelligence and Istrumentation & Measurements chapters). As per previous years, papers deemed to be of the required standard AND presented at the conference, will be published by the IEEE and indexed in IEEE Xplore. Please note that the publishers might reject papers which are too similar to previous publications, even if the work is presented at the conference. All paper submissions need to be submitted via Conftool to be peer-reviewed (double-blind) by an international panel of experts.

There will be a good set of keynote talks

We also welcome "Datasets Papers" that introduce a new public dataset and a baseline to encourage new lines of research.

This conference will be a 100% in-person event.

There will be a special category of "Student Papers", where the first author must be a student (undergraduate or postgraduate). There will be a special prize for best student paper.

All paper submissions will be submitted on-line to be peer-reviewed by an international panel of experts. Please note that all papers will be checked by a plagiarism detecting software so that papers that exceed a threshold of coincidence will not be passed on for reviews.

Also please note that reviews will be double-blind so please do not include author names and affiliations in your paper (also do not cite your previous work as "in our previous paper [x]", etc.).

There is an A4 pdf version of the conference call for papers as well as an A3 size version and an A2 size version, suitable for printing and displaying on announcement boards! :-)

Prospective authors are invited to submit full papers describing novel and previously unpublished results on all aspects of Pattern Recognition Systems, from academia, industry, NGOs and others, to be selected for oral presentations or posters, on topics including, but not limited to:

  • Artificial Intelligence Techniques in Pattern Recognition
  • Bioinformatics Clustering
  • Biometrics (including face recognition)
  • Computer Vision
  • Dataset: a new public dataset and baseline
  • Data Mining and Big Data
  • Deep Learning and Neural Networks for Pattern Recognition
  • Document Processing and Recognition
  • Fuzzy and Hybrid Techniques in PR
  • High Performance Computing for Pattern Recognition
  • Image Processing and Analysis
  • Kernel Machines
  • Mathematical Morphology
  • Mathematical Theory of Pattern Recognition
  • Medical Image Processing and Analysis
  • Natural Language Processing and Recognition
  • Object Detection, Tracking and Recognition
  • Pattern Recognition Principles
  • Pattern Recognition for optimization
  • Real Systems, Applications and Case Studies of Pattern Recognition (e.g. health, environment, weather prediction,natural disasters, transportation, etc.)
  • Robotics
  • Remote Sensing
  • Shape and Texture Analysis
  • Signal Processing and Analysis
  • Social Media and HCI
  • Signal Processing and Analysis
  • Statistical Pattern Recognition
  • Syntactical and Structural Pattern Recognition
  • Time series prediction
  • Voice and Speech Recognition
If you are interested in organising a special session, please contact a Local Chair.

IMPORTANT DATES:

  • Paper submissions: 6 20th March '24 (23:59 GMT) FINAL DEADLINE
  • Notification of acceptance: 25th April '24
  • Camera-ready papers: 1825th May '24
  • Early Registration: 10th June '24
Submissions
  • Paper format: IEEE Conference, up to 6 pages + 1 page for references (additional pages will incur additional costs)
  • It is strongly recommended to use Latex (e.g. Overleaf)
  • Papers must be written in English.
  • To submit a paper, please click here. If you have not yet done so, you will need to create an account (if you participated in ICPRS-23 you might already have an account). PLEASE NOTE that the special "Student Paper" category requires the first author to be a registered student at the time of submission, otherwise use the normal paper category.
  • Please note that an accepted paper will only be sent to the publishers if at least one of its authors registers at a normal full author (not student) delegate fee
We are using the ConfTool System.

Keynote Speakers

Speaker 1

Prof. Jan Peters

Computer Science Department, Technische Universitaet Darmstadt, DE

Speaker 2

Prof. Shaogang Gong

School of EECS, Queen Mary University of London, UK

Speaker 3

Prof. Dima Damen

University of Bristol, UK

Speaker 4

Prof. Paolo Soda

University Campus Bio-Medico di Roma, IT

Workshops

The conference will include two hands-on workshops intended for participants interested on learning about:
  • Workshop 1 - Generative AI: generating images using AI (15th July, 10:00-12:00 )
  • Workshop 2 – Reinforcement Learning for image analysis (15th July, 14:00-16:30)

Workshop 1 - Generative AI: generating images using AI
Date: 15th July 10:00-12:00
Description
Generative Artificial Intelligence (genAI) is rapidly advancing in many fields such as image processing, medical imaging, music, arts, etc. In this workshop, you will be introduced to the concept of genAI and to the different models currently available to generate new imaging data. This is a hands-on workshop where you will gain experience in implementing and using a generative neural network to generate small synthetic datasets using Python. You do not require experience in TensorFlow or neural networks to attend the workshop, but experience in Python programming is recommended.

Objectives
  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of the principles behind generative AI and its applications in image synthesis.
  • Acquire practical skills using generative AI tools for creating synthetic images.
  • Explore various techniques and methodologies for enhancing the quality and diversity of generated images.
  • Experiment with different parameters and settings within generative AI models.
  • Collaborate with peers in hands-on activities and projects to apply generative AI techniques to real-world scenarios and challenges.
Tools and Libraries
  • Python
  • TensorFlow
  • NumPy
  • Matplotlib
  • Jupyter Notebook
  • Google Collaboratory

Workshop 2 – Reinforcement Learning for image analysis
Date: 15th July 14:00-16:00

Description
Reinforcement Learning (RL) has gained significant attention in the field of machine learning for its ability to train agents to make sequential decisions through interaction with an environment. In this workshop, you will be introduced to the concept of reinforcement learning and techniques specifically for image analysis tasks. You will explore the fundamentals of RL and work on practical implementations through hands-on activities and case studies. You do not require experience in TensorFlow or neural networks to attend the workshop, but experience in Python programming is recommended.

Objectives
  • Understand the basics of reinforcement learning and its relevance to image analysis and processing.
  • Explore different RL algorithms suitable for image analysis tasks.
  • Learn how to formulate a problem as a reinforcement learning task, including defining states, actions, rewards, and the environment.
  • Gain insights into best practices for training RL agents, including data pre-processing, network architecture selection and hyperparameter tuning.
  • Collaborate with peers in hands-on activities and projects to apply RL techniques to real-world image analysis challenges.
Tools and Libraries
  • Python
  • PyTorch
  • NumPy
  • Matplotlib
  • Jupyter Notebook
  • Google Collaboratory

Programme

The full programme will be announced once all the papers have been reviewed

Registration

All authors of accepted papers and all other attendees, will need to register through this EventBrite link (please note that there is an extra administration charge by EventBrite). The Eventbrite system that we use should be able to give you a receipt and an invoice (provided that you also enter your organisation's details and tax reference number). NOTE: The system only accepts payments via all major credit cards. Please contact one of the Local Chairs for any issues with registration.


For an accepted paper to be presented and published, it needs to be associated to an "Author Full Fee" registration (and not to a Student or an Other registration). If only a student author is attending the conference and presenting their paper, then they need to pay an "Author full fee" (and not the student fee). We have to operate like this to cover conference and publishing costs. Also, if one of the authors registers as "Author Full Fee", additional authors of the same paper who also want to attend the conference only need to pay a lower fee e.g. as Student or Other, as appropriate to their status. Following IAPR policy, each author full fee registration will cover the presentation of up to three papers by the registered person who also needs to be a co-author of those papers. Presentation of additional papers beyond those three, by the same conference delegate will require the payment of an additional full author fee. In all cases there are reductions for members of the sponsoring organisations.

The fee structure will be as follows (all fees are given and charged in pound sterling (GBP) and include attendance to the workshops):

Category (*) Early Bird Fee
(until 31 May 2024)   
Standard Fee
(until 27 June 2024)   
Late Fee
(from 28 June 2024)
Author member Full Fee (IEEE/IAPR/ACHIRP/IET)    340 430 480
Author non-member Full Fee    380 460 520
Student member (IEEE/IAPR/ACHIRP/IET) 120 140 160
Student non-member 160 210 240
Other member (IEEE/IAPR/ACHIRP/IET) 150 240 310
Other Non-Member 200 270 320
Additional page 25 30 40

For registration only to Workshops (*)
IEEE/IAPR/ACHIRP/IET Student member 30
Student non-member 40
IEEE/IAPR/ACHIRP member 50
Professional non-member 80

(*) please note that there is an extra charge by EventBrite of about 8%-10%

Accommodation

The conference will take place at the Cavendish Street Campus, University of Westminster, Central London, a city with excellent public transport and an extensive range of hotels. More details will be announced as soon as we have them.

Organisers

Local Chairs

Dr. Anastasia Angelopoulou (University of Westminster, UK)
Prof. Thierry Chaussalet (University of Westminster, UK)

General Chairs

Dr. Cesar Astudillo (Universidad de Talca, Chile)

Prof. Sergio A. Velastin (Queen Mary University of London, UK
Universidad Carllos III, Madrid, Spain)

Workshops/Keynotes Chairs

Dr. Ester Bonmati Coll (University of Westminster, UK)
Dr. Barbara Villarini (University of Westminster, UK)

IEEE Liaison Chair

Dr. Saumya Reni (University of Westminster/IEEE, UK)

Regional Chairs

Dr. Márjory Da Costa Abreu (Sheffield-Hallam University, UK)
Dr. Gustavo Fernández (Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria)
Prof. José García-Rodríguez (Universidad de Alicante, Spain)
Prof. Wilson Rivera (Universidad de Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico)
Dr. Matilde Santos (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain)
Dr. Clovis Tauber (UMR U1253 iBrain, Univ. Tours, Inserm, Fance)
Dr. Maria Trujillo (Universidad del Valle, Colombia)
Dr. Vinay Kumar Venkataramana (IVIS Labs, India)
Prof. Qiao Wang (Southeast University, PR China)
Prof. M. Haroon Yousaf (University of Engineering and Technology Taxila, Pakistan)

Programme Committee

Prof. Lynn Abbott (Virginia Tech, USA)
Dr. Eduardo Aguilar (Universidad Católica del Norte, Chile)
Dr. Mohammed Yahya Alghamdi (Albaha University, Saudi Arabia)
Dr. Amel Tuama Alhussainy (Northern Technical University, Iraq)
Prof. Hasan Aljabbouli (New York University, USA)
Dr. Hector Allende (Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso, Chile)
Dr. Diego Aracena (Universidad de Tarapacá, Chile)
Ripudaman Singh Arora (Blue River Technology, John Deere, USA)
Dr. Juan Bekios-Calfa (Universidad Católica del Norte, Chile)

Dr. Jose Bernal (DZNE, Germany)
Prof. Marie Beurton-Aimar (University Bordeaux, France)
Dr. Attallah Bilal (M'sila University, Algéria)
Prof. Larbi Boubchir (University of Paris 8, France)
Prof. John William Branch (Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Colombia)
Dr. Francois Bremond (INRIA, Sophia Antipolis, France)
Dr. Maria Elena Buemi (Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Deisy Chavez (Universidad de Leon, Spain)
Ricardo Contreras (Universidad de Concepción, Chile)
Dr. Ing. Stefania Cristina (University of Malta, Malta)
Dr. Ana Maria Cuadros (Universidad La Salle, Peru)
Prof. Johan Debayle (Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Saint-Étienne, France)
Dr. Varuna De Silva (Loughborough University London, UK)
Dr. Jose Delpiano (Universidad de los Andes, Chile)
Dr. Mohit Dua (National Institute of Technology Kurukshetra, India)
Dr. Jorge Espinosa-Oviedo (Politécnico Colombiano Jaime Isaza Cadavid, Colombia)
Dr. Ernesto Fabregas (UNED-Madrid, Spain)
Dr. Gonzalo Farías (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Chile)
Dr. Carola Figueroa (Universidad del Bío Bío, Chile)
Prof. Alejandro C. Frery (Victoria University, New Zealand)
Dr. Mayssa Frikha (University of Sfax, Tunisia)
Dr. Thierry Garcia (INP Toulouse, France)
Dr. Walter Gomez (Universidad de la Frontera, Chile)
Dr. Paulo González (Universitad de Talca, Chile)
Dr. Yuanlin Gu (University of Stirling, UK)
Dr. Oscar Alberto Henao Gallo (Technical University of Pereira, Colombia)
Dr. Ruber Hernández García (Universitad Católica del Maule, Chile)
Dr. Jose Luis Jara (University of Santiago de Chile, Chile)
Dr. Martin Kampel (Vienna University of Technology, Austria)
Prof. Monica Karel Huerta (IEEE/Universidad Politécnica Salesiana, Ecuador)
Dr. Louahdi Khoudour (CEREMA, France)
Dr. Zheng Li (Stockton University, USA)
Dr. Nguyen Anh Minh Mai (Valeo, France)
Prof. Dimitrios Makris (Kingston University, UK)
Prof. Antoine Manzanera (ENSTA ParisTech, France)
Dr. Lucio Marcenaro (University of Genova, Italy)
Prof. Stephen Marshall (University of Strathclyde, UK)
Dr. Jose Fco Martinez Trinidad (Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica Óptica y Electrónica , Mexico)
Prof. José M. Martínez (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain)
Dr. Jesus Martínez del Rincón (Queen University Belfast, UK)
Prof. Heber Ivan Mejia Cabrera (Universidad Señor de Sipán, Peru)
Dr. Marcelo Mendoza (Pontificia Universidad Catolica, Chile)
Prof. Vladimir Milián Núñez (Universidad de las Ciencias Informáticas, Cuba)
Dr. Miguel Moctezuma-Flores (Universidad Nacional de Mexico, Mexico)
Prof. Jose Manuel Molina (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain)
Prof. Agustin Moreno (National University of Colombia, Colombia)
Dr. Sebastian Moreno (Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Chile)
Dr. Sandrine Mouysset (University of Tours, France)
Prof. Jean-Claude Ngatchou (New Jersey City University, USA)
Dr. Thanh Phuong Nguyen (University of Toulon, France)
Dr Nudrat Nida (Bahria University, Pakistan)
Prof. Mark Nixon (Southampton University, UK)
Prof. João Paulo Papa (São Paulo State University, Brazil)
Dr. Bhagath Parabattina (Lakireddy Bali Reddy College of Engineering Mylavaram, India
Dr. Sangho Park (Central Conneticut State University, USA)
Prof. Helio Pedrini (University of Campinas, Brazil)
M. Angélica Pinninghoff J. (Universidad de Concepcion, Chile)
Dr. Andrea Prati (Università di Parma, Italy)
Dr. Nicolas Ragot (Université de Tours/ LIFAT, France)
M. Ahmed Raza (University of Edinburgh, UK)
Miguel Andres Realpe Robalino (ESPOL, Ecuador)
Prof. Johnny Rengifo (Universidad Técnica Federico Santa Maria, Chile)
Dr. Alejandro Restrepo (Universidad Nacional de Colombia (Medellin), Colombia)
Dr. Eraldo Ribeiro (Florida Institute of Technology, USA)
Dr. Josué Manuel Rivera Velázquez (CEREMA, France)
Sarahi Rosas Gonzalez (University of Tours, France)
Dr. Santanu Roy (Manipal University Jaipur, India)
Dr. Bhuvendhraa Rudrusamy (Heriot-Watt University, Malaysia)
Prof. Rodrigo J. Salas Fuentes (Universidad de Valparaiso, Chile)
Prof. Paulo Alexandre Salgado (Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Portugal)
Dr. César San Martín (Universidad de la Frontera, Chile
Prof. Angel Sappa (Computer Vision Center/ESPOL, Spain/Ecuador)
Dr. Domenico Sorrenti (Universita di Milano - Bicocca, Italy)
Prof. Pierre Spiteri (INP Toulouse, France)
Dr. Patricia Suarez (ESPOL, Ecuador)
Prof. Jinshan Tang (Michigan Technological University, USA)
Prof. Nicolas Torres (Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Chile)
Dr. Vinay Kumar Venkataramana (Ivis Labs PVT Ltd., India)
Prof. Boris Vintimilla (ESPOL, Ecuador)
Mag Luis Alberto Vives (U. Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas, Perú)
Dr. Juan Zamora (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaiso, Chile)
Dr. Pablo Zegers (Aparnix, Chile)


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