Volume 35, Number 1

January/February 2013


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In this issue…


Getting to know...Professor Rama Chellappa, IAPR Fellow 

Professor Rama Chellappa, recipient of the 2012 K. S. Fu Prize, shares his recollections of learning from and working with many pattern recognition and computer vision pioneers, including Professor King-Sun Fu!


ICPR Highlights

The 21st International Conference on Pattern Recognition was held in Tsukuba, Japan, November 11-15, 2012. Share in some of the highlights!


From the ExCo

Ingela Nyström, IAPR Secretary, shares news from the IAPR Executive Committee.


In Memoriam:  Maria Petrou, IAPR Fellow

Maria Petrou, a leading authority on image processing, passed away on October 15, 2012. Josef Kittler has written about many of her interests, achievements and awards.


INSIDE the IAPR:  IAPR Newsletter Editorial Staff Changes

Arjan Kuijper is the new Editor-in-Chief and Zeeshan Zia is the new Associate Editor for Book Reviews. Read what they have to say about their new positions.




Arjan Kuijper reviews

Biodata Mining and Visualization

Novel Approaches

by Ilkka Havukkala


K. S. Fu Prize Lecture Series

Kevin Bowyer and Horst Bunke give a summary of the 2012 edition of the K. S. Fu Prize Lecture Series held at Notre Dame University. The lecture series will continue in 2013!


 IAPR Conference and Workshop Reports:


S+SSPR 2012

Joint IAPR International Workshops on

Structural and Syntactic

Pattern Recognition (SSPR 2012)


Statistical Techniques in

Pattern Recognition (SPR 2012)


Of Interest...

A Call for Book Chapters and Free books available for review.


Meeting and Education Planner

Chart of some upcoming IAPR and non-IAPR workshops, conferences, and summer schools of interest to the IAPR community.

Editor in Chief:

Arjan Kuijper




Associate Editor for Book Reviews:

Zeeshan Zia




Layout Editor:

Linda J. O’Gorman


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Deadline:  March 22, 2013

Call for Submissions

Right Arrow: Next

Biometrics Summer School

10th Summer School for Advanced Studies on Biometrics for Secure Authentication

Alghero, Italy

Deadline:  February 15, 2013

June 10-15, 2013

CIARP 2013

18th Iberoamerican Congress on Pattern Recognition

Havana, Cuba

Deadline:  June 15, 2013

November 20-23, 2013

ACPR 2013

2nd  IAPR Asian Conference on Pattern Recognition
Okinawa, Japan

Deadline:  June 10, 2013
November 5-8, 2013

CAIP 2013

15th  International Conference on

Computer Analysis of Images and Patterns

York, UK

Deadline:  April 1, 2013

August 27-29, 2013

GREC 2013

10th IAPR International Workshop on

Graphics Recognition

Bethlehem, PA, USA

Deadline:  March 31, 2013

August 20-21, 2013

ICFHR 2014

14th International Conference on

Frontiers in Handwriting Recognition

Crete, Greece



ICPR 2014

22nd International Conference on Pattern Recognition

Stockholm, Sweden

Deadline:  December 20, 2013

August 24-28, 2014

ICPR 2012 Special Issue

ICIAP 2013

International Conference on

Image Analysis and Processing

Naples, Italy

Deadline:  March 8, 2013

September 11-13, 2013