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ICPRAM is sponsored by INSTICC – Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication


The International Conference on Pattern Recognition Applications and Methods would like to become a major point of contact between researchers, engineers and practitioners on the areas of Pattern Recognition, both from theoretical and application perspectives.

Contributions describing applications of Pattern Recognition techniques to real-world problems, interdisciplinary research, experimental and/or theoretical studies yielding new insights that advance Pattern Recognition methods are especially encouraged.


Each of the topic areas is expanded below but the sub-topics list is not exhaustive. Papers may address one or more of the listed sub-topics, although authors should not feel limited by them. Unlisted but related sub-topics are also acceptable, provided they fit in one of the following main topic areas:



  • Exact and Approximate Inference
  • Density Estimation
  • Bayesian Models
  • Gaussian Processes
  • Model Selection
  • Graphical and Graph-Based Models
  • Missing Data
  • Ensemble Methods
  • Neural Networks
  • Kernel Methods
  • Large Margin Methods
  • Classification
  • Regression
  • Sparsity
  • Feature Selection and Extraction
  • Spectral Methods
  • Embedding and Manifold Learning
  • Similarity and Distance Learning
  • Matrix Factorization
  • Clustering
  • ICA, PCA, CCA and Other Linear Models
  • Fuzzy Logic
  • Active Learning
  • Cost-Sensitive Learning
  • Incremental Learning
  • On-Line Learning
  • Structured Learning
  • Multi-Agent Learning
  • Multi-Instance Learning
  • Reinforcement Learning
  • Instance-Based Learning
  • Knowledge Acquisition and Representation
  • Meta Learning
  • Multi-Strategy Learning
  • Case-Based Reasoning
  • Inductive Learning
  • Computational Learning Theory
  • Cooperative Learning
  • Evolutionary Computation
  • Information Retrieval and Learning
  • Hybrid Learning Algorithms
  • Planning and Learning
  • Convex Optimization
  • Stochastic Methods
  • Combinatorial Optimization
  • Multiclassifier Fusion


  • Natural Language Processing
  • Information Retrieval
  • Ranking
  • Web Applications
  • Economics, Business and Forecasting Applications
  • Bioinformatics and Systems Biology
  • Audio and Speech Processing
  • Signal Processing
  • Image Understanding
  • Sensors and Early Vision
  • Motion and Tracking
  • Image-Based Modelling
  • Shape Representation
  • Object Recognition
  • Video Analysis
  • Medical Imaging
  • Learning and Adaptive Control
  • Perception
  • Learning in Process Automation
  • Learning of Action Patterns
  • Virtual Environments
  • Robotics
  • Biometrics


Arun RossMichigan State University, United States
Ludmila KunchevaUnited Kingdom
Fabio RoliUniversità degli Studi di Cagliari, Italy
Tanja SchultzCognitive Systems Lab (CSL), University of Bremen, Germany


Authors should submit a paper in English, carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling, addressing one or several of the conference areas or topics. Each paper should clearly indicate the nature of its technical/scientific contribution, and the problems, domains or environments to which it is applicable. To facilitate the double-blind paper evaluation method, authors are kindly requested to produce and provide the paper WITHOUT any reference to any of the authors, including the authors’ personal details, the acknowledgments section of the paper and any other reference that may disclose the authors’ identity.

Only original papers should be submitted. Authors are advised to read INSTICC's ethical norms regarding plagiarism and self-plagiarism thoroughly before submitting and must make sure that their submissions do not substantially overlap work which has been published elsewhere or simultaneously submitted to a journal or another conference with proceedings. Papers that contain any form of plagiarism will be rejected without reviews.

Authors can submit their work in the form of a Regular Paper, representing completed and validated research, or as a Position Paper, portraying a short report of work in progress or an arguable opinion about an issue discussing ideas, facts, situations, methods, procedures or results of scientific research focused on one of the conference topic areas. All papers must be submitted through the online submission platform PRIMORIS and should follow the instructions and templates that can be found under Guidelines and Templates. After the paper submission has been successfully completed, authors will receive an automatic confirmation e-mail.


All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on digital support.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/) and every paper on our digital library is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library.
It is planned to publish a short list of revised and extended versions of presented papers with Springer in a LNCS Series book .
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by .


ICPRAM Secretariat
Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq.
             2910-595 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 185
Fax: +351 265 520 186
e-mail: icpram.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: http://www.icpram.org/


Ana FredInstituto de Telecomunicações and University of Lisbon, Portugal


Maria De MarsicoSapienza Università di Roma, Italy
Gabriella Sanniti di BajaItalian National Research Council CNR, Italy


Andrea Abate, University of Salerno, Italy
Ashraf AbdelRaouf, Misr International University MIU, Egypt
Rahib Abiyev, Near East University, Turkey
Mayer Aladjem, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Guillem Alenya, Institut de Robòtica i Informàtica Industrial, CSIC-UPC, Spain
Luís Alexandre, UBI/IT, Portugal
Ioannis Arapakis, Yahoo Labs Barcelona, Spain
Kevin Bailly, Pierre and Marie Curie University (UPMC), France
Emili Balaguer-Ballester, Bournemouth University, United Kingdom
Mohammed Bennamoun, School of Computer Science and Software Engineering, The University of Western Australia, Australia
Stefano Berretti, University of Florence, Italy
Monica Bianchini, University of Siena, Italy
Michael Biehl, University of Groningen, Netherlands
Isabelle Bloch, Télécom ParisTech, Université Paris-Saclay, France
Mohamed-Rafik Bouguelia, Halmstad University, Sweden
Nizar Bouguila, Concordia University, Canada
Francesca Bovolo, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy
Samuel Bulò, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy
Javier Calpe, Universitat de València, Spain
Francesco Camastra, University of Naples Parthenope, Italy
Virginio Cantoni, Università di Pavia, Italy
Mehmet Celenk, Ohio University, United States
Snigdhansu Chatterjee, School of Statistics, University of Minnesota, United States
Chi Hau Chen, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, United States
Xuewen Chen, Wayne State University, United States
SongCan Chen, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China
Dmitry Chetverikov, MTA SZTAKI, Hungary
Jen-Tzung Chien, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Seungjin Choi, Pohang University of Science and Technology, Korea, Republic of
Anders Christensen, Instituto Superior das Ciências do Trabalho e da Empresa, Portugal
Ioannis Christou, Athens Information Technology, Greece
Francesco Ciompi, Radboud University Medical Center, Netherlands
Francisco Claude, Universidad Diego Portales, Chile
Miguel Coimbra, IT, University of Porto, Portugal
Sergio Cruces, Universidad de Sevilla, Spain
Ronan Cummins, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Duc-Tien Dang-Nguyen, Dublin City University, Ireland
Justin Dauwels, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Jesús Manuel de la Cruz, Department of Computers Architecture and Automatic Control, Faculty of Physics Complutense University, Spain
Luiza de Macedo Mourelle, State University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Jean-Louis Dillenseger, Université de Rennes 1, France
S. Djorgovski, California Institute of Technology, United States
Gianfranco Doretto, West Virginia University, United States
Bernadette Dorizzi, Telecom Sud Paris, France
Gideon Dror, The Academic College of Tel-Aviv-Yaffo, Israel
Marek Druzdzel, University of Pittsburgh, United States
Haluk Eren, Firat University, Turkey
Giovanni Maria Farinella, Università di Catania, Italy
Yaokai Feng, Kyushu University, Japan
Gernot Fink, TU Dortmund, Germany
Vojtech Franc, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Czech Technical University, Czech Republic
Damien François, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
Dayne Freitag, SRI International, United States
Giorgio Fumera, University of Cagliari, Italy
Giorgio Giacinto, University of Cagliari, Italy
Maryellen Giger, University of Chicago, United States
Bernard Gosselin, University of Mons, Faculty of Engineering, Belgium
Eric Granger, École de Technologie Supérieure, Canada
Sébastien Guérif, University Paris 13 - SPC, France
Abden Hadid, University of Oulu, Finland
Michal Haindl, Institute of Information Theory and Automation, Czech Republic
Barbara Hammer, Bielefeld University, Germany
Robert Harrison, GSU, United States
Makoto Hasegawa, Tokyo Denki University, Japan
Mark Hasegawa-Johnson, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
Pablo Hennings, Huawei Canada Research Center, Canada
Laurent Heutte, Université de Rouen, France
Anders Heyden, Lund Institute of Technology / Lund University, Sweden
Kouichi Hirata, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan
Sean Holden, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Jose M. Iñesta, Universidad de Alicante, Spain
Yuji Iwahori, Chubu University, Japan
Sarangapani Jagannathan, Missouri University of Science and Technology, United States
Nursuriati Jamil, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia
Graeme Jones, Kingston University London, United Kingdom
Yasushi Kanazawa, Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan
Lisimachos Kondi, University of Ionnina, Greece
Mario Köppen, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan
Marco Körner, Technische Universität München, Germany
Walter Kosters, Universiteit Leiden, Netherlands
Constantine Kotropoulos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Sotiris Kotsiantis, Educational Software Development Laboratory, University of Patras, Greece
Konstantinos Koutroumbas, National Observatory of Athens, Greece
Kidiyo Kpalma, INSA de Rennes, France
Marek Kretowski, Bialystok University of Technology, Poland
Adam Krzyzak, Concordia University, Canada
Piotr Kulczycki, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
Jaerock Kwon, Kettering University, United States
Marco La Cascia, Università degli Studi di Palermo, Italy
Shang-Hong Lai, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Raffaella Lanzarotti, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Nikolaos Laskaris, AUTH, Greece
Shi-wook Lee, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan
Young-Koo Lee, Kyung Hee University, Korea, Republic of
Qi Li, Western Kentucky University, United States
Aristidis Likas, University of Ioannina, Greece
Hantao Liu, University of Hull, United Kingdom
Gaelle Loosli, Clermont Université, France
Teresa Ludermir, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil
Alessandra Lumini, Università di Bologna, Italy
Juan Luo, George Mason University, United States
Marco Maggini, University of Siena, Italy
Juan Manuel Corchado, University of Salamanca, Spain
Francesco Marcelloni, University of Pisa, Italy
Elena Marchiori, Radboud University, Netherlands
Gian Marcialis, Università degli Studi di Cagliari, Italy
Francisco Martínez Álvarez, Pablo de Olavide University of Seville, Spain
José Martín-Guerrero, University of Valencia, Spain
Sally McClean, University of Ulster, United Kingdom
Hongying Meng, Brunel University London, United Kingdom
Alessio Micheli, University of Pisa, Italy
Piotr Mirowski, Google DeepMind, United Kingdom
Delia Mitrea, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Ramón Mollineda Cárdenas, Universitat Jaume I, Spain
Edleno Moura, UFAM - Universidade Federal do Amazonas, Brazil
Muhammad Marwan Muhammad Fuad, Coventry University, United Kingdom
Vittorio Murino, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy
Yuichi Nakamura, Kyoto University, Japan
Mita Nasipuri, Jadavpur University, India
Mikael Nilsson, Lund University, Sweden
Hasan Ogul, Baskent University, Turkey
Il-Seok Oh, Chonbuk National University, Korea, Republic of
Simon O'Keefe, University of York, United Kingdom
Ahmet Okutan, Rochester Institute of Technology, United States
Arnau Oliver, University of Girona, Spain
Gonzalo Pajares, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Vicente Palazón-González, Universitat Jaume I, Spain
Guenther Palm, University of Ulm, Institute of Neural Information Processing, Germany
Joao Papa, UNESP - Universidade Estadual Paulista, Brazil
Caroline Petitjean, LITIS EA 4108, France
Frederick Phoa, Academia Sinica (Taiwan ROC), Taiwan, Republic of China
Nico Piatkowski, TU Dortmund, Germany
Luca Piras, University of Cagliari, Italy
Ioannis Pitas, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Vincenzo Piuri, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Sergey Plis, The Mind Research Network, United States
Sylvia Pont, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Massimiliano Pontil, University College London, United Kingdom
Philippe Preux, Dept. of Computer Science, University of Lille 3, France
Hugo Proença, University of Beira Interior, Portugal
Oriol Ramos Terrades, Centre de Visió per Computador - Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain
Philippe Ravier, University of Orléans, France
Bernardete Ribeiro, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Erik Rodner, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany
Marcos Rodrigues, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
Juan J. Rodríguez, University of Burgos, Spain
Joseph Ronsin, INSA - IETR, France
Fernando Rubio, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
José Saavedra, Orand S.A, Chile
Robert Sabourin, Ecole de Technologie Superieure, Canada
Indrajit Saha, National Institute of Technical Teachers' Training & Research, India
Lorenza Saitta, Università degli Studi del Piemonte Orientale "Amedeo Avogadro", Italy
Antonio-José Sánchez-Salmerón, Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
Carlo Sansone, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
K. C. Santosh, The University of South Dakota, United States
Atsushi Sato, NEC, Japan
Michele Scarpiniti, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Paul Scheunders, University of Antwerp, Belgium
Tanya Schmah, University of Toronto, Canada
Friedhelm Schwenker, University of Ulm, Germany
Ishwar Sethi, Oakland University, United States
Katsunari Shibata, Oita University, Japan
Lauro Snidaro, Università degli Studi di Udine, Italy
Basel Solaiman, IMT Atlantique, France
Humberto Sossa, Instituto Politécnico Nacional-CIC, Mexico
Arcot Sowmya, UNSW, Australia
Harry Strange, Aberystwyth University, United Kingdom
Mu-Chun Su, National Central University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Zhenan Sun, Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CASIA), China
Alberto Taboada-Crispi, Universidad Central "Marta Abreu" de Las Villas, Cuba
Andrea Tagarelli, University of Calabria, Italy
Atsuhiro Takasu, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Ichiro Takeuchi, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan
Massimo Tistarelli, Università degli Studi di Sassari, Italy
Ricardo Torres, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway
Andrea Torsello, Università Ca'Foscari Venezia, Italy
Godfried Toussaint, New York University Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Kostas Triantafyllopoulos, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
George Tsihrintzis, University of Piraeus, Greece
Olgierd Unold, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland
Rosa Valdovinos Rosas, Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Mexico, Mexico
Ernest Valveny, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain
Joost van de Weijer, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain
Antanas Verikas, Intelligent Systems Laboratory, Halmstad University, Sweden
M. Verleysen, Machine Learning Group, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
Markus Vincze, Technische Universität Wien, Austria
Panayiotis Vlamos, Ionian University, Greece
Asmir Vodencarevic, Siemens Healthcare GmbH, Germany
Yvon Voisin, University of Burgundy, France
Toyohide Watanabe, Nagoya Industrial Science Research Institute, Japan
Jonathan Weber, Université de Haute-Alsace, France
Harry Wechsler, George Mason University, United States
Laurent Wendling, LIPADE, France
Slawomir Wierzchon, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
Bing-Fei Wu, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Xin-Shun Xu, Shandong University, China
Jing-Hao Xue, University College London, United Kingdom
Haiqin Yang, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Chan-Yun Yang, National Taipei Univ., Taiwan, Republic of China
Yusuf Yaslan, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
Nicolas Younan, Mississippi State University, United States
Slawomir Zadrozny, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
Danuta Zakrzewska, Lodz Univ. of Tech., Poland
Pavel Zemcik, Brno University of Technology, Faculty of Information Technology, Czech Republic
Huiyu Zhou, Queen's University Belfast, United Kingdom
Jiayu Zhou, Michigan State University, United States
Reyer Zwiggelaar, Aberystwyth University, United Kingdom