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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.

Conference Tracks

Each of these tracks 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 tracks:



  • 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


  • 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

Keynote Speakers

Tiberio Caetano, NICTA, Australia
Francis Bach, INRIA, France
José C. Príncipe, University of Florida, U.S.A.
Joachim M. Buhmann, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Kostas Triantafyllopoulos, University of Sheffield, U.K.


All accepted papers (full, short and posters) will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on CD-ROM support.
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SciTePress Digital Library (http://www.scitepress.org/DigitalLibrary/). SciTePress is member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/).
A short list of presented papers will be selected so that revised and extended versions of these papers will be published by Springer-Verlag in a AISC Series book.
Top selected papers in specific areas of interest will be published as a special issue in the Neurocomputing Journal.
A list of presented papers will be selected so that revised and extended versions of these papers will be published in a volume of the Springer Proceedings in Mathematics (PROM)
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (ISI), INSPEC, DBLP and EI (Elsevier Index).


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Conference Chair

Ana Fred, Technical University of Lisbon / IT, Portugal

Program Co-chairs

J. Salvador Sánchez, Jaume I University, Spain
Pedro Latorre Carmona, Jaume I University, Spain

Program Committee

Shigeo Abe, Kobe University, Japan
Felix Agakov, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Gady Agam, Department of Computer Science Illinois Institute of Technology, United States
Mayer Aladjem, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Rocío Alaiz-Rodríguez, Universidad de Leon, Spain
Guillem Alenya, Institut de Robòtica i Informàtica Industrial, CSIC-UPC, Spain
Genevera Allen, Rice University, United States
Ethem Alpaydin, Bogaziçi University, Turkey
Jesús Angulo, MINES ParisTech, France
Annalisa Appice, Università degli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro, Italy
Cedric Archambeau, Xerox Research Centre Europe, France
Antonio Artés-Rodríguez, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Thierry Artières, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, France
Karl Aström, Lund University, Sweden
Bing Bai, NEC Laboratories America, United States
Kevin Bailly, ISIR Institut des Systèmes Intelligents et de Robotique - UPMC / CNRS, France
Vineeth Nallure Balasubramanian, Center For Cognitive Ubiquitous Computing, Arizona State University, United States
Luis Baumela, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Jon Atli Benediktsson, Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Iceland, Iceland
Charles Bergeron, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, United States
André Bergholz, Fraunhofer IAIS, Germany
J. Ross Beveridge, Computer Science Department Colorado State University, United States
Monica Bianchini, Università degli Studi di Siena, Italy
Concha Bielza, School of Computer Science Technical University of Madrid, Spain
Isabelle Bloch, ENST - CNRS UMR 5141, France
Dorothea Blostein, Queen's University, Canada
Anselm Blumer, Department of Computer Science Tufts University, United States
Liefeng Bo, Department of Computer Science and Engineeringm, University of Washington, United States
Joan Martí Bonmatí, Girona University, Spain
Gianluca Bontempi, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Henrik Boström, Stockholm University, Sweden
Patrick Bouthemy, INRIA, France
Francesca Bovolo, Remote Sensing Laboratory, University of Trento, Italy
Ulf Brefeld, Yahoo! Research, Spain
Alexia Briassouli, Informatics and Telematics Institute, ITI, Greece
Paula Brito, Faculdade de Economia & LIAAD-INESC Porto LA, Universidade do Porto, Portugal
Lorenzo Bruzzone, University of Trento, Italy
Hans du Buf, University of the Algarve, Portugal
Tiberio Caetano, NICTA and Australian National University, Australia
Javier Calpe, Universitat de València, Spain
Gustavo Camps-Valls, University of València, Spain
Ramón A. Mollineda Cárdenas, Universitat Jaume I, Spain
Pedro Latorre Carmona, Universidad Jaume I, Spain
Xavier Carreras, Dept. LSI, UPC, Spain
Marco La Cascia, Universita degli studi di Palermo, Italy
Rui M. Castro, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
Zehra Cataltepe, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
Nicolas Cebron, Multimedia Computing Lab Augsburg University, Germany
Jocelyn Chanussot, Grenoble Institute of Technology, France
Snigdhansu Chatterjee, School of Statistics, University of Minnesota, United States
Frederic Chazal, INRIA Saclay - Ile-de-France, France
Chi Hau Chen, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, United States
Seungjin Choi, Pohang University of Science and Technology, Korea, Republic of
Jesús Cid-Sueiro, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Juan Manuel Corchado, University of Salamanca, Spain
Antoine Cornuejols, AgroParisTech, France
Tom Croonenborghs, KH Kempen University College, Belgium
Jesús Manuel de la Cruz, Department of Computers Architecture and Automatic Control, Faculty of Physics Complutense University, Spain
Justin Dauwels, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Marc Deisenroth, TU Darmstadt, Germany
Jeroen Deknijf, ADReM University of Antwerp, Belgium
José Bioucas Dias, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
Thorsten Dickhaus, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
Carlos Diuk, Princeton University, United States
Kurt Driessens, Maastricht University, Netherlands
Petros Drineas, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, United States
Gideon Dror, The Academic College of Tel-Aviv-Yaffo, Israel
Artur Dubrawski, The Robotics Institute Carnegie Mellon University, United States
Delbert Dueck, Columbia University, United States
Carl Henrik Ek, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden
Tapio Elomaa, Tampere University of Technology, Finland
Francesc J. Ferri, University of Valencia, Spain
Mario Figueiredo, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
Maurizio Filippone, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
Gernot A. Fink, TU Dortmund, Germany
Vojtech Franc, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Czech Technical University, Czech Republic
Damien François, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
Ana Fred, Technical University of Lisbon / IT, Portugal
Élisa Fromont, University of Jean Monnet in Saint-Etienne, France
Sabrina Gaito, Dipartimento di Scienza dell'Informazione, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Vicente Garcia, Institute of New Imaging Technologies, Spain
Paulo Gotardo, The Ohio State University, United States
Giuliano Grossi, Dipartimento di Scienze dell'Informazione, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Sébastien Guérif, University Paris 13, France
José J. Guerrero, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain
Adolfo Guzman, Instituto Politecnico Nacional, Mexico
Jose Antonio Martin H., Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Facultad de Informática, Spain
Amaury Habrard, Laboratoire Hubert Curien, University of St-Etienne, France
Benjamin Haibe-Kains, Institut de Recherches Cliniques de Montréal, Canada
Peter Hall, University of Melbourne, Australia
Barbara Hammer, Technical University of Clausthal, Germany
Onur Hamsici, Qualcomm, United States
Edwin Hancock, Department of Computer Science at the University of York, United Kingdom
Mark Hasegawa-Johnson, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
Pablo Hennings-Yeomans, Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, Canada
Francisco Herrera, University of Granada, Spain
Tom Heskes, Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands
Laurent Heutte, LITIS, France
Colin de la Higuera, Nantes University, France
Kouichi Hirata, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan
Tin Kam Ho, Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent, United States
Susan Holmes, Stanford University, United States
Antti Honkela, Helsinki Institute for Information Technology, University of Helsinki, Finland
Eduardo Raul Hruschka, University of Sao Paulo (USP) at Sao Carlos, Brazil
Bao-Gang Hu, Institute of Automation Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Bert Huang, University of Maryland, College Park, United States
Su-Yun Huang, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Eyke Hüllermeier, Philipps University of Marburg, Germany
Nazli Ikizler-Cinbis, Hacettepe University, Turkey
Jose M. Iñesta, Universidad de Alicante, Spain
Akihiro Inokuchi, Osaka University, Japan
Alan J. Izenman, Dept. of Statistics Temple University, United States
Saketha Nath Jagarlapudi, Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering, IIT-Bombay, India
Robert Jenssen, Department of Physics and Technology, University of Tromso, Norway
Alfons Juan, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Felix Jungermann, Faculty of Informatics, Technische Universität Dortmund, Germany
Ata Kaban, School of Computer Science University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
Yasushi Kanazawa, Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan
Kristian Kersting, Fraunhofer IAIS, University of Bonn, Germany
Yunho Kim, Mathematics Department, University of California Irvine, United States
Koichi Kise, Dept. of Computer Science and Intelligent Systems, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka Prefecture University, Japan
Walter Kosters, Universiteit Leiden, Netherlands
Constantine Kotropoulos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Irene Kotsia, Department of Electronic Engineering, Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom
Sotiris Kotsiantis, Educational Software Development Laboratory, University of Patras, Greece
Konstantinos Koutroumbas, National Observatory of Athens, Greece
Oleksiy Koval, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Felix Krahmer, Institute for Numerical and Applied Mathematics, University of Göttingen, Germany
Eyal Krupka, Microsoft, Israel
Adam Krzyzak, Concordia University, Canada
Gautam Kunapuli, University of Wisconsin-Madison, United States
Nojun Kwak, Ajou University, Korea, Republic of
Jaerock Kwon, Kettering University, United States
Michail Lagoudakis, Technical University of Crete, Greece
Terran Lane, Department of Computer Science, University of New Mexico, United States
Helge Langseth, The Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Pedro Larrañaga, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Nikolaos Laskaris, Department of Informatics, Aristotle University, Greece
Mustapha Lebbah, University of Paris 13, France
Yoonkyung Lee, Ohio State University, United States
Christian Leistner, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland
Reiner Lenz, Department of Science and Technology, Linköping University Norrköping, Sweden
Ales Leonardis, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Qi Li, Western Kentucky University, United States
Wenhui Liao, Thomson Reuters, United States
Rainer Lienhart, Institut für Informatik, Universität Augsburg, Germany
Aristidis Likas, University of Ioannina, Greece
Hantao Liu, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Huan Liu, Arizona State University, United States
Xiaoming Liu, General Electric Global Research, United States
Gaelle Loosli, Clermont Université, France
Michael Mahoney, Mathematics Department Stanford University, United States
Jesús Malo, Universitat de Valencia, Spain
Stephane Marchand-Maillet, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Elena Marchiori, Radboud University, Netherlands
Jesús Picó i Marco, Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
Peter McCullagh, Department of Statistics, University of Chicago, United States
Yoan Miche, Aalto University School of Science, Finland
Luisa Micó, University of Alicante, Spain
David J. Miller, Deptment of Electrical Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, United States
Majid Mirmehdi, University of Bristol, United Kingdom
Rafael Molina, University of Granada, Spain
Luis Montesano, Departamento de Informática e Ingeniería de Sistemas, University of Zaragoza, Spain
Igor Mozetic, Jožef Stefan Institute, Slovenia
Klaus-Robert Müller, Department of Software Engineering and Theoretical Computer Science, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
Arthur Munson, Sandia National Laboratories, United States
Laurent Najman, Université Paris-Est, France
Michele Nappi, Universita` di Salerno, Italy
Claire Nédellec, MIG, INRA centre de Jouy-en-Josas, France
Zoran Nenadic, The Henri Samueli School of Engineering, University of California Irvine, United States
Mark Nixon, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Guillaume Obozinski, Laboratoire d'Informatique de l'Ecole Normale Supérieure, France
Erkki Oja, School of Science, Aalto University, Finland
Ronald Ortner, Montanuniversitaet Leoben, Austria
Martijn van Otterlo, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen, Netherlands
Vicente Palazón-González, Universitat Jaume I, Spain
Apostolos Papadopoulos, Aristotle University, Greece
Emilio Parrado-Hernández, Department of Signal Processing and Communications, University Carlos III, Spain
Hélène Paugam-Moisy, Université Lyon 2, France
Marcello Pelillo, University of Venice, Italy
Pedro Albertos Pérez, Univ. Polit. Valencia, Spain
Petra Perner, Institute of Computer Vision and Applied Computer Sciences, Germany
Gabriel Peyre, CNRS, CEREMADE, Université Paris-Dauphine, France
Frederick Kin Hing Phoa, Academia Sinica (Taiwan ROC), Taiwan
Sergey Plis, The Mind Research Network, United States
Doina Precup, McGill University, Canada
Philippe Preux, Dept. of Computer Science, University of Lille 3, France
Lionel Prevost, University of French West Indies and Guyana, France
Peihua Qiu, University of Minnesota, United States
Petia Radeva, University of Barcelona, Spain
Subramanian Ramamoorthy, The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Jan Ramon, K. U. Leuven, Belgium
Nicola Rebagliati, Università degli Studi di Genova, Italy
Lev Reyzin, Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
Elisa Ricci, University of Perugia, Italy
François Rioult, GREYC CNRS UMR6072 - Université de Caen Basse-Normandie, France
José Cristóbal Riquelme, University of Sevilla, Spain
David Masip Rodo, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain
Juan J. Rodríguez, University of Burgos, Spain
Lior Rokach, Ben-gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Rosa María Valdovinos Rosas, Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Mexico, Mexico
Juho Rousu, Aalto University, Finland
Yvan Saeys, Ghent University, Belgium
Lorenza Saitta, Dipartimento di Informatica, Università degli Studi di Torino, Italy
Mathieu Salzmann, NICTA, Australia
Luciano Sanchez, Oviedo University, Spain
J. Salvador Sánchez, Universitat Jaume I, Spain
Antonio-José Sánchez-Salmerón, Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
Michele Scarpiniti, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Tanya Schmah, University of Toronto, Canada
Thomas Schoenemann, Heinrich-Heine Universität Düsseldorf, Germany
Friedhelm Schwenker, University of Ulm, Germany
Pedro Garcia Sevilla, Universidad Jaume I, Spain
Katsunari Shibata, Oita University, Japan
Yoel Shkolnisky, School of Mathematical Sciences, Tel Aviv University, Israel
José Martínez Sotoca, Universitat Jaume I, Spain
Vassilios Stathopolous, University College London, United Kingdom
Stefan Steidl, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
Masashi Sugiyama, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Shiliang Sun, East China Normal University, China
Yajie Sun, Micron Tech/Aptina Imaging CA, United States
Johan Suykens, K. U. Leuven, Belgium
Ichiro Takeuchi, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan
Ameet Talwalkar, University of California - Berkeley, United States
Toru Tamaki, Department of Information Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Hiroshima University, Japan
Lijun Tang, Microsoft Corp., United States
Yuliya Tarabalka, INRIA-SAM, France
Nikolaj Tatti, University of Antwerp Mathematics and Computer Science Department, Belgium
Bo Thiesson, Microsoft Research, United States
Michalis K. Titsias, School of Computer Science University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Michael Titterington, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
Ryota Tomioka, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Fabien Torre, Lille university, INRIA LNE and LIFL, France
Fernando De La Torre, Carnegie Mellon University, United States
Andrea Torsello, Università Ca'Foscari Venezia, Italy
Godfried Toussaint, New York University Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
V. Javier Traver, Institute of New Imaging Technologies, Jaume-I University, Castellón, Spain
Ivor Wai-Hung TSANG, School of Computer Engineering Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Gerhard Tutz, Institut für Statistik Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Germany
Eugene Tuv, Intel, United States
Raquel Urtasun, Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago, United States
Giorgio Valentini, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Antanas Verikas, Intelligent Systems Laboratory, Halmstad University, Sweden
Michel Verleysen, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
Alessandro Verri, Universita' Di Genova, Italy
Cinzia Viroli, University of Bologna, Italy
Jordi Vitrià, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain
Sviatoslav Voloshynovskiy, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Jilles Vreeken, Universiteit Antwerpen, Belgium
Thomas Walsh, Dept. Computer Science, University of Arizona, United States
Joost van de Weijer, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain
Kilian Weinberger, Computer Science Department Washington University in St. Louis, United States
Pierre Armand Weiss, Department of Mathematical Modeling, INSA Toulouse, France
David Windridge, School of Electronics and Physical Sciences, University of Surrey, United Kingdom
Ole Winther, Informatics and Mathematical Modelling (IMM), Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Stephen Wright, University of Wisconsin-Madison, United States
Jianxin Wu, School of Computer Engineering, Nanyang Technological Univeristy, Singapore
Xin-Shun Xu, Shandong University, China
Filip Zelezny, Dept. of Cybernetics, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
Josiane Zerubia, INRIA Sophia Antipolis Méditerranée, France
Arthur Zimek, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany
Albrecht Zimmermann, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Indre Žliobaite, Bournemouth University, United Kingdom
Reyer Zwiggelaar, Aberystwyth University, United Kingdom