Volume 30, Number 1

January 2008



Newsletter Editor:

Lawrence O’Gorman



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Linda J. O’Gorman

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Calls for Papers

In this issue…


The (Frustrating) State of Peer Review 

While acknowledging his belief that “most good work is published and most peer-reviewed published work is good”, Larry O’Gorman presents his frustrations with some aspects of the peer review process and solicits input from the readership on this topic.


From the ExCo

Denis Laurendeau, IAPR Secretary, shares the latest news from the IAPR Executive Committee.


Books, Books, Books


Antonio-Jose Sanchez-Salmeron reviews Dynamic Vision for Perception and Control of Motion

by Ernst D. Dickmanns


Scott F. Smith reviews Bioinformatics

by Andrzej Polanski and Marek Kimmel


Nicolas Loménie  reviews Introduction to Clustering Large and High-dimensional Data

by Jacob Kogan


L. Venkata Subramaniam reviews

The Text Mining Handbook

by Ronen Feldman and James Sanger


Jason Dowling reviews Information Theory, Inference, and Learning Algorithms

by David J. C. Makay


Conference and Workshop Reports:


14th International Conference on

Image Analysis and Processing


2nd IAPR International Workshop on

Pattern Recognition in Bioinformatics


5th International Conference on Computer Recognition Systems


Digital Image Computing: Techniques and Applications


2nd International Conference on

Pattern Recognition and Machine Intelligence


ICPR 2008 Call for Papers

Submit your papers! The deadline is 8 April 2008.  Then, start getting ready for ICPR 2008 in Tampa, Florida!


Call for Nominees: K-S Fu Prize

The deadline is 30 April 2008.  Nomination s are being accepted for the K-S Fu Prize that will be awarded at ICPR 2008. 


Call for Nominees: J.K. Aggarwal Prize

The deadline is 31 May 2008.  Nominations are being accepted for the J.K. Aggarwal Prize that will be awarded at ICPR 2008.


Of Interest

*  TPAMI is taking applications for Editor-in-chief. 

*  Contact Larry O’Gorman for free books!

*  Check out the Calls for Submissions to the Journal of Pattern Recognition Research (JPRR) and to a Special Issue of the Journal of Visual Languages and Computing on Multimodal Biometric Systems.


Letters to the editor

Bob Fisher sent in an email to introduce ground-truth labeled video sequences with interacting groups with a link to the BEHAVE web site.


Conference Planner

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

IAPR Newsletter

Articles, announcements, book reviews,

conference and workshop reports


Contact the editor:  logorman@avaya.com


Deadline:  March 27 2008

Call for Submissions

ICISP 2008

International Conference on

Image and Signal Processing

Cherbourg-Octeville, France

Deadline: January 25, 2008

July 1-3, 2008

DAS 2008

8th International Workshop on

Document Analysis Systems

Nara, Japan

Deadline: March 1, 2008

September 17-19, 2008


19th International Conference on Pattern Recognition

Tampa, Florida

deadline: April 8, 2008

December 8-11, 2008

ICDAR 2009

10th International Conference on

Document Analysis and Recognition
Barcelona, Spain
Deadline: January 12, 2009
July 26-29, 2009

AMDO 2008

V International Conference on

Articulated Motion and Deformable Objects

Puerto de Andratx, Mallorca, Spain

Deadline: February 22, 2008

July 9–11, 2008

CIARP 2008

13th Iberoamerican Congress on Pattern Recognition

Havana, Cuba

Deadline: March 31, 2008

September 9–12, 2008


IAPR-TC19 Workshop on

Computer Vision for Cultural Heritage

Vienna, Austria

Deadline: April 7, 2008

August 25–28, 2008

PRIB 2008

3rd IAPR International Conference on

Pattern Recognition in Bioinformatics

Melbourne, Australia

Deadline: April 15, 2008

October 15–17, 2008

S+SSPR 2008

Joint IAPR International Workshops on

Structural and Syntactic Pattern Recognition


Statistical Techniques in Pattern Recognition

Orlando, Florida, USA

Deadline: May 4, 2008

December 4-6, 2008

King-Sun Fu Prize 2008

To be presented at the 19th International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR 08)

Tampa, Florida, USA

Deadline: April 20, 2008

December 8-11, 2008

J.K. Aggarwal Prize 2008

To be presented at the 19th International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR 08)

Tampa, Florida, USA

Deadline: May 31, 2008

December 8-11, 2008