Volume 30, Number 2

April 2008



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Lawrence O’Gorman



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Linda J. O’Gorman

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Calls for Papers

In this issue…


Global Pattern Recognition:  India’s Center for Soft Computing Research 

Formed in 2005, the Center for Soft Computing Research is aimed at conducting research in the fields of soft computing and machine intelligence.


From the ExCo

Denis Laurendeau, IAPR Secretary, shares the latest news from the IAPR Executive Committee.  Also, the Nominating Committee is looking for nominees to the IAPR Executive Committee 2008-2010.


Books, Books, Books


Jason Dowling reviews

Practical Algorithms for Image Analysis, 2nd Edition

by  Lawrence O’Gorman, Michael J. Sammon and Michael Seul


Arjan Kuijper reviews

The Dissimilarity Representation for Pattern Recognition:  Foundations and Applications

by E. Pekalska & R.P.W. Duin


Lawrence O’Gorman reviews

Handbook of Biometrics

by A. K. Jain, P. Flynn, A. A. Ross, (ed.s)


Lawrence O’Gorman reviews

Advances in Biometrics –

Sensors, Algorithms, and Systems

by N. Ratha, V. Govindaraju, (ed.s)


Conference and Workshop Reports:


1st International Conference on

Medical Biometrics (ICMB 2008)


See you at ICPR 2008!

ICPR 2008 will be held December 8-11, 2008 in Tampa, Florida.  See you there!


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

*  Contact Larry O’Gorman for free books!

*  Check out the Call for Submissions to the Machine Vision and Applications Journal special issue on Integrated Imaging and Vision Techniques

for Industrial Inspection


Letters to the Editor

Two comments on the feature essay “The (Frustrating) State of Peer Review” that appeared in the January ‘08 edition of the IAPR Newsletter.


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:  June 27, 2008

Call for Submissions

ICB 2009

3rd International Conference on Biomentrics
Alghero, Italy
Deadline: November 1, 2008
June 2–5, 2009

ICDAR 2009

10th International Conference on

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

MVA 2009

IAPR Conference on Machine Vision Applications
Yokohama, Japan
Deadline: November 7, 2008

May 20–22, 2009

PRRS 2008

5th IAPR Workshop on

Pattern Recognition in Remote Sensing
Tampa, Florida, USA
Deadline: June 16, 2008
December 7–7, 2008


3rd International Conference on Applied Geometric Algebras in Computer Science and Engineering
Leipzig, Germany
Deadline: June 1, 2008
August  17-19, 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

IWCF 2008

 2nd International Workshop on

Computational Forensics
Washington, D.C., USA
Deadline: April 20, 2008
August 7–8, 2008