Workshop 15-MLPRA

International Workshop on Machine Learning, Pattern Recognition & Applications

(MLPRA 2012)


As part of

The International Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation (HPCS 2012) or

July 2 – July 6, 2012

Madrid, Spain

Extended Submission Deadline: March 27, 2012

Submissions could be for full papers, short papers, poster papers, or posters


The International Workshop on Machine Learning, Pattern Recognition and Applications aims to bring together researchers in the fields of Machine Learning and Pattern Recognition. The workshop will address recent advances in theory, methodologies and various related applications. It is meant to promote the advancement, discussion and presentation of new research and development in the areas of machine learning, pattern recognition and applications.

The Workshop topics of interest include (but are not limited to) the following:

    • Statistical Learning

    • Knowledge Acquisition and Learning

    • Knowledge Discovery

    • Cooperative Learning

    • Support Vector Machines

    • Instance Based Learning

    • Grammatical Inference

    • Computational Learning Theory

    • Neural Network Learning

    • Object, Character, Graphical and Text Recognition

    • Multi-classifiers

    • Neural Networks for Pattern Recognition

    • Fuzzy Methods for Pattern Recognition

    • Syntactical Methods

    • Statistical Methods

    • Structural Methods

    • Logical and Combinatorial Methods

    • Classification

    • Feature Selection and Extraction

    • Clustering, Descriptors, Segmentation, and Filtering

    • Matching & Verification

    • Computer Vision

    • Image Understanding, Description and Recognition

    • Machine Learning & Pattern Recognition Applications


You are invited to submit original and unpublished research works on above and other topics related to machine learning, pattern recognition and applications. Submitted papers must not have been published or simultaneously submitted elsewhere. Submission should include a cover page with authors' names, affiliation addresses, fax numbers, phone numbers, and email addresses. Please, indicate clearly the corresponding author and include up to 6 keywords from the above list of topics and an abstract of no more than 400 words. The full manuscript should be at most 7 pages using the two-column IEEE format. Additional pages will be charged additional fee. Short papers (up to 4 pages), poster papers and posters (please refer to for the submission details) will also be accepted for submission. Please include page numbers on all preliminary submissions to make it easier for reviewers to provide helpful comments.

Submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript via email to the Workshop organizers at and Submissions will be acknowledged within 48 hours.

Only PDF files will be accepted, sent by email to the workshop organizers. Each paper will receive a minimum of three reviews. Papers will be selected based on their originality, relevance, technical clarity and presentation. Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper, if accepted. Authors of accepted papers must guarantee that their papers will be registered and presented at the workshop.

Accepted papers will be published in the Conference proceedings. Instructions for final manuscript format and requirements will be posted on the HPCS 2012 Conference web site. It is our intent to have the proceedings formally published in hard and soft copies and be available at the time of the conference. The proceedings is projected to be included in the IEEE Digital Library and indexed accordingly.


Full Paper Extended Submission Deadline: -------------- March 27, 2012

Notification of Acceptance: --------------------------- April 09, 2012

Camera-Ready Papers & Registration Due: -------------- April 25, 2012

Conference Dates: --------------------------------- July 2 – 6, 2012


Prof. Ventzeslav Valev, IAPR Fellow

Institute of Mathematics and Informatics

Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

1113 Sofia, Bulgaria

Phone: + 359 2 979-2830

Fax: + 359 2 971-3649

Mobile phone: +359 977-770946


Prof. Vesna Zeljkovic

New York Institute of Technology

Nanjing campus

New York, USA

Phone: +

Fax: +

Mobile phone: +86 187 5200 5729



All submitted papers will be rigorously reviewed by the workshop International Program Committee members following similar criteria used in HPCS 2012.

    • Sergey Ablameyko, IAPR Fellow, Belarus State University, Belarus

    • Arnaldo Abrantes, High Institute of Engineering of Lisbon, Portugal

    • Mayer Aladjem, Ben Gurion University, Israel

    • Asai Asaithambi, University of South Dakota, South Dakota, USA

    • Luc Brun, Caen's National School of Engineering (ENSICAEN), France

    • Gabriella Sanniti Di Baja, IAPR Fellow, Istituto di Cibernetica, Italy

    • Suash Deb, C.V. Raman College of Engineering, India

  • Pi-Sheng Deng, California State University, California, USA

    • Jan-Olof Eklundh, IAPR Fellow, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

    • Georgi Gluhchev, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria

    • Muhittin Gokmen, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey

    • H. Altay Guvenir, Bilkent University, Turkey

    • Tin Kam Ho, IAPR Fellow, Bell Laboratories, New Jersey, USA

    • Joachim Hornegger, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany

    • Xiaoyi Jiang, IAPR Fellow, University of Munster, Germany

    • Andrzej Kasprzak, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland

    • Adam Krzyzak, Concordia University, Canada

    • Mineichi Kudo, IAPR Fellow, Hokkaido University, Japan

    • Roumen Kountchev, Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria

    • Marek Kurzynski, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland

    • Jose Francisco Martinez-Trinidad, National Institute for Astrophysics, Optics and Electronics, Mexico

    • Mariofanna Milanova, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Arkansas, USA

    • Ioannis Pitas, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

  • Xiaojun Qi, Utah State University. Utah, USA

    • Petia Radeva, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain

    • Branimir Reljin, University of Belgrade, Serbia

  • Alberto Sanfeliu, IAPR Fellow, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain

    • Bulent Sankur, Bogazici University, Turkey

  • Asadollah Shahbahrami, University of Guilan, Iran

    • Jose Ruiz Shulcloper, Advanced Technologies Applications Center, Cuba

    • Patrick S.P. Wang, IAPR Fellow, Northeastern University, Illinois, USA

    • Liu Wenyin, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

(*Pending confirmation of TPC members)

If you have any questions about paper submission or the workshop, please contact the workshop organizers.

For information or questions about Conference's paper submission, tutorials, posters, workshops, special sessions, exhibits, demos, panels and forums organization, doctoral colloquium, and any other information about the conference location, registration, paper formatting, etc., please consult the Conference’s web site at or contact one of the Conference's organizers.

If you have any questions about the HPCS 2012 conference paper submission, please contact Conference Program Chair: Waleed W. Smari, Voice: +1 (937) 681-0098, Email: