Dear "Class-L" members,

My name is Pedro Latorre Carmona, program co-chair of the 2012  
"International Conference on pattern Recognition Applications and  
Methods" (ICPRAM 2012). Please find below the Second Call for Papers  
that I hope you will find interesting. I would like to draw your  
attention to the six Special Sessions that are organised for this  
conference.

I hope to see you in Algarve, Portugal in 2012!.



                          2nd CALL FOR PAPERS

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       2012 International Conference on Pattern Recognition
                 Applications and Methods (ICPRAM2012)

                           February 6-8, 2012
                     Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal
                        http://www.icpram.org
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ICPRAM (1st International Conference on Pattern Recognition  
Applications and Methods - http://www.icpram.org/) has an open call  
for papers, whose deadline is set for July 26, 2011. We hope you can  
participate in this conference by submitting a paper reflecting your  
current research in any of the following tracks:

- Theory and Methods
- Applications

ICPRAM 2012 will be held in Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal next year, on  
February 6-8, 2012.

The conference will be sponsored by the Institute for Systems and  
Technologies of Information, Control and Communication (INSTICC) in  
cooperation with the Association for the Advancement of Artificial  
Intelligence (AAAI) and Pattern Analysis, Statistical Modelling and  
Computational Learning (PASCAL2), and technically co-sponsored by IEEE  
Signal Processing Society, Machine Learning for Signal Processing  
(MLSP) Technical Committee of IEEE, AERFAI (Asociación Espanola de  
Reconocimiento de Formas y Analisis de Imagenes) and APRP (Associacao  
Portuguesa de Reconhecimento de Padroes). INSTICC is member of the  
Workflow Management Coalition (WfMC).

ICPRAM 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.

The conference program features a number of Keynote Lectures to be  
delivered by distinguished world-class researchers, including those  
listed below.

The proceedings of ICPRAM will be submitted for indexation by Thomson  
Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (ISI), INSPEC, DBLP and  
Elsevier Index (EI).
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.
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.

Best paper awards will be distributed during the conference closing  
session. Please check the website for further information  
(http://www.icpram.org/best_paper_awards.asp).

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/).

We also would like to highlight the possibility to submit to the  
following Special Sessions:

- Algebraic Geometry in Machine Learning

- Shape Analysis and Deformable Modeling

- Machine Learning for Sequences

- Pattern Recognition Applications in Remotely Sensed Hyperspectral  
Image Analysis

- High-Dimensional Inference from Limited Data: Sparsity, Parsimony  
and Adaptivity

- Interactive and Adaptive Techniques for Machine Learning,  
Recognition and Perception

Workshops and further special sessions are also invited, with the  
condition that the topics do not overlap with the existing ones. If  
you wish to propose a workshop or a special session, for example based  
on the results of a specific research project, please contact the  
secretariat. Workshop chairs and Special Session chairs will benefit  
from logistics support and other types of support, including  
secretariat and financial support, to facilitate the development of a  
valid idea.

ICPRAM 2012 will be held in conjunction with ICAART 2012  
(http://www.icaart.org/home.asp) and ICORES (http://www.icores.org) in  
Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal next year, on February 6-8, 2012.  
Registration to ICPRAM will enable free access to the ICAART and  
ICORES conferences (as a non-speaker).


Kind regards,
Patricia Alves
ICPRAM Secretariat
Av. D.Manuel I, 27A 2.Esq.
2910-595 Setubal, Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 100033
Fax: +44 203 014 8556
Email: [log in to unmask]


CALL FOR PAPERS

1st International Conference on Pattern Recognition Applications and Methods

ICPRAM website: http://www.icpram.org


Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal
6-8 February, 2012


In cooperation with: AAAI, PASCAL2
Technically Co-sponsored by: AERFAI, APRP, Machine Learning for Signal  
Processing (MLSP) Technical Committee of IEEE and IEEE
Sponsored by: INSTICC
INSTICC is Member of: WfMC


Proceedings will be submitted for indexation by major international  
indexers, including Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation  
Index (ISI), INSPEC, DBLP and Elsevier Index (EI).
Top selected papers will be published as a special issue in the  
Neurocomputing Journal and another set of papers will be published by  
Springer-Verlag in a AISC Series book.
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the  
SciTePress Digital Library.


IMPORTANT DATES:
Regular Paper Submission: July 26, 2011
Authors Notification (regular papers): October 6, 2011
Final Regular Paper Submission and Registration: October 26, 2011


CONFERENCE CHAIR:
Ana Fred, Technical University of Lisbon / IT, Portugal


PROGRAM CO-CHAIRS:
J. Salvador Sanchez, Jaume I University, Spain
Pedro Latorre Carmona, Jaume I University, Spain

KEYNOTES SPEAKERS:
Ludmila Kuncheva, Bangor University, U.K.
Tiberio Caetano, NICTA, Australia
Francis Bach, INRIA, France
Jose C. Principe, University of Florida, U.S.A.
Joachim M. Buhmann, ETH Zurich, Switzerland


PROGRAM COMMITTEE:
Please check the program committee members at  
http://www.icpram.org/program_committee.asp



CONFERENCE TRACKS:
TRACK 1: THEORY AND METHODS
- 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


TRACK 2: APPLICATIONS
- 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

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