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Doctoral Consortium

The Doctoral Consortium will take place in conjunction with the 4th International Conference on Pattern Recognition Applications and Methods (ICPRAM), to be held January 10 - 12 in Lisbon, Portugal. The ICPRAM 2015 doctoral consortium will provide an opportunity for graduate students to explore their research interests in an interdisciplinary workshop, under the guidance of a panel of distinguished experts in the field.

The Doctoral Consortium on Pattern Recognition Applications and Methods is intended to bring together Ph.D. students within the pattern recognition, field to discuss their research in an international forum. More precisely, the Doctoral Consortium will provide students with an opportunity to:

- Present their research work in a relaxed and supportive environment;
- Receive feedback and suggestions from peers and experienced faculty members;
- Gain an overview of the breadth and depth of pattern recognition applications and methods;
- Obtain insight into directions for pattern recognition taken by other doctoral candidates;
- Discuss concerns about research, supervision, the job market, and other issues;
- Network with peers and future colleagues


Thus, the symposium will help shape ongoing and future research projects aimed at pattern recognition, will promote scholarship and networking among new researchers in this emerging interdisciplinary area, and will expose these promising young researchers to the larger global community.

DOCTORAL CONSORTIUM CHAIR

José Bioucas Dias
Telecommunications Institute
Portugal
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Brief Bio

José M. Bioucas-Dias received the E.E., M.Sc., Ph.D., and “Agregado” degrees, in electrical and computer engineering,  from the Technical University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal, in 1985, 1991, 1995, and 2007, respectively. Since 1995, he has been with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, Portugal. He is also a Senior Researcher with the Pattern and Image Analysis group at the Instituto de Telecomunicações, Lisbon, Portugal. His research interests include signal and image processing, pattern recognition, optimization, and remote sensing.


He  was an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems (1997-2000) and  he is an Associate Editor for the  IEEE Transactions on Image Processing and  IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing. He was and is involved in several national and international research projects and networks.  Dr. Bioucas-Dias  was   and is  a Guest Editor of  IEEE special issues (IEEE TGRS, IEEE JSTARS, IEEE SPM, IEEE  JSTSP). He has been a member of program/technical committees of several international conferences. He was  General Co-Chair of the 3rd IEEE Workshop on Hyperspectral Image and Signal Processing: Evolution in Remote Sensing-Whispers'2011.

ADVISORY BOARD

The Doctoral Consortium advisory board will comment each presentation and at the end of the consortium there will be a general discussion, including a reflection about current and future research topics in the area.

Luís Alexandre, Feup/ineb, Portugal


DOCTORAL CONSORTIUM REQUIREMENTS AND RULES

The Doctoral Consortium is based on the following requirements and rules:
  • It is open only to Doctoral Students who have started their research;
  • Each student with an accepted paper at the Doctoral Consortium must register and attend ICPRAM: a special student fee applies;
  • Each paper must be presented by the student
  • Submissions will be judged mainly on relevance, originality, technical quality and clarity;
  • Paper length: 4 to 12 pages;
  • Papers must be written in MS-Word or Latex including the following information:
    • research problem;
    • outline of objectives;
    • state of the art;
    • methodology and
    • expected outcome;
    • stage of the research.
Registered papers will be included in the CD-ROM that includes the proceedings of the conference and the papers presented at the venue will also be included in the SCITEPRESS Digital Library. However, they will not be included in the book of proceedings as archival publications therefore they will remain free of copyright.

HOW TO APPLY TO THE DOCTORAL CONSORTIUM

To apply for participation at the Doctoral Consortium, please submit your paper through the online submission platform PRIMORIS and follow the instructions and templates (MSWord and LaTex ) that can be found under Guidelines and Templates. After the paper submission has been successfully completed, authors will receive an automatic confirmation e-mail.


ACCEPTED STUDENTS SHOULD PREPARE:

1. An introduction of themselves and their Ph.D. project for the introductory session. 1 slide only. Duration: 60 sec max.
2. A 15 minute presentation of their Ph.D. project to be used for introducing discussion about their project and its main issues during the small group sessions.
3. Students are also invited to prepare a poster about their Ph.D. for the main conference poster session.

BEST PhD PROJECT AWARD

A "Best PhD Project Award" will be conferred to the student of a paper presented at the conference doctoral consortium, selected by the Doctoral Chair based on the combination of paper reviewing marks and the feedback of the Advisory Board. The award will be announced and bestowed at the conference closing session. The author of an awarded paper will be entitled to:
  • A signed and stamped official award certificate;
  • The announcement of their achievement on a special conference webpage;
  • A one year free membership of INSTICC (http://www.insticc.org), warranting full access to the SCITEPRESS Digital Library. If already an INSTICC member, then this offer adds one year to her/his current membership.
  • A voucher for a free or reduced registration* in one event sponsored by INSTICC, valid during a 12 months period, including all conference materials (without the printed proceedings). This voucher is only available if the presenter attends the closing session and receives the award.
* Speakers are entitled to a 50% discount over the basic registration fee; non-speakers are entitled to a free registration.

Important Deadlines

Doctoral Consortium Submission: November 19, 2014 (expired)
Author Notification: December 2, 2014 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: December 12, 2014 (expired)


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