Volume 33, Number 4 October 2011


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Calls for Papers

In this issue…


Getting to know...Sergey Ablameyko, IAPR Fellow

Sergey V. Ablameyko discusses the important role his involvement in IAPR had in furthering his career and getting him to his current position as Rector (Vice-Chancellor) of the Belarusian State University.


A special message from the IARP ExCo about ICPR2012 in Tsukuba, Japan

The position of the IAPR ExCo on ICPR2012 in Tsukuba is presented by IAPR President Denis Laurendeau as he addresses concerns that have been raised by the IAPR community due to the sad events that happened in the part of the world earlier this year.


From the ExCo

Ingela Nyström shares news from the IAPR Executive Committee.


Pattern Recognition in the Media:  Communication

Linda O’Gorman discusses three technologies related to improving communication that were recently spotlighted in the popular media:  text-to-speech, speech from muscle movement, and text-from-speech.



A list of book reviews previously published in the IAPR Newsletter.


 IAPR Conference and Workshop Reports:



12th IAPR Conference on

Machine Vision Applications



3rd Mexican Conference on

Pattern Recognition




Call for papers for ICPR2012.



K.S. Fu Prize Call for Nominations

Calls for Nominations for the King Sun Fu Prize.



Additional Calls for Nominations

Calls for Nominations for the J.K. Aggarwal Prize and IAPR Fellow Awards


Of Interest...

Free books available for review.


Conference Planner

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


13th International Conference on

Frontiers in Handwriting Recognition

Bari, Italy

Deadline: February 28, 2012

September 18-20, 2012


21st International Conference on Pattern Recognition

Tsukuba Science City, Japan

Deadline: March 31, 2012

November 11-15, 2012


Joint IAPR International Workshops on

Structural and Syntactic Pattern Recognition (SSPR)


Statistical Techniques in Pattern Recognition (SPR)

Tsukuba, Japan

Deadline: March 31, 2012

November 11-15, 2012

Newsletter Editor:

Alexandra Branzan Albu





Associate Editor for Book Reviews:

Arjan Kuijper




Layout Editor:

Linda J. O’Gorman


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Deadline:  January 4, 2012

Call for Submissions

Right Arrow: Next

K.S. Fu Prize

To be presented at ICPR 2012

Deadline: April 6, 2012

J.K. Aggarwal Prize

To be presented at ICPR 2012

Deadline: April 11, 2012


5th International Conference on

Image & Signal Processing

Agadir, Morocco

Deadline: January 6, 2012

June 28-30, 2012


3rd International Workshop on

Cognitive Information Processing

Parador de Baiona, Spain

Deadline: January 15, 2012

May 28-30, 2012