SSPR+SPR 2010 Conferences: Call for Participation

Joint IAPR International Workshops on Structural and Syntactic Pattern Recognition (SSPR 2010) and Statistical Techniques in Pattern Recognition (SPR 2010)

18-20 August 2010, Cesme, Izmir, Turkey.

The next joint Statistical Pattern Recognition and Structural and Syntactic Pattern Recognition Workshops (organised by TC1 and TC2 of the International Association for Pattern Recognition, IAPR) will be held in Cesme, Turkey prior to ICPR 2010 (which itself will be held in Istanbul). The joint workshops aim at promoting interaction and collaboration among researchers working in areas covered by TC1 and TC2. We are also keen to attract participants working in fields that make use of statistical, structural or syntactic pattern recognition techniques (e.g. image processing, computer vision, bioinformatics, chemo-informatics, machine learning, document analysis, etc.). Those working in areas which can make methodological contributions to the field, e.g. methematicians, statisticians, physicists etc, are also very welcome.

The workshop will be held in Cesme, which is a seaside resort on the Aegean coast of Turkey. There area has many interesting attractions including excellent beaches, interesting fishing villages, and nearby archaeological remains and historical sites. These include Cesme castle and the remains of the ancient Greek city of Erythrae. Cesme can be reached by bus from the airport at Izmir, which has good flight connections to Istanbul.

We hope to have a varied programme including invited talks, regular paper and poster sessions, panel sessions and technical committee meetings.


General Chair: Edwin Hancock (University of York)
General co-chair: Ilkay Ulusoy (Middle East Technical University, Ankara)
SPR Programme Chair: Terry Windeatt (University of Surrey)
SSPR Programme Chair: Richard Wilson (University of York)
Publicity Chair: Francesco Escolano (University of Alicante)

Programme Committee: to be confirmed.

Confirmed Invited Speakers:

Narendra Ahuja (UIUC), Chris Bishop (Microsoft Research)

Provisional Dates:

Submission of papers: 1st February 2010
Decisions: 1st April 2010
Camera ready copy: 1st May 2010
Workshops: 18-20 August 2010.


Papers may address any topic in statistical, structural or syntactic pattern recognition. Possible topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

SSPR Topics

Structural Matching
Syntactic Pattern Recognition
Image Understanding
Shape Analysis
Graphical Models
Graph-Based Models
Spectral Methods for Graph Based Representations
Probabilistic and Stochasitc Structural Models for Pattern Recognition
Structural Learning in Spatial or Spatio-Temporal Signals
Kernel Methods for Structured Data
Image and Video Analysis
Intelligent Sensing Systems
Spatio-Temporal Pattern Recognition
SSPR Methods in Computer Vision
Multimedia Signal Analysis
Image Document Analysis
Structured Text Analysis and Understanding
Novel Applications

SPR Topics :

Density Estimation
Large Margin Classifiers
Kernel Methods
Ensemble Methods and Multiple Classifiers
Bayesian Methods
Gaussian Processes
Dimensionality Reduction
Independent Component Analysis
Cluster Analysis
Unsupervised Learning
Data Visualization
Semi-Supervised Learning
Model Selection
Hybrid methods
Comparative Studies
Speech and Image Analysis
Novel Applications