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SPPRA 2013 : The 10th IASTED International Conference on Signal Processing, Pattern Recognition and Applications (SPPRA 2013) [Deadline Extension]


When Feb 12, 2012 - Feb 14, 2012
Where Innsbruck, Austria
Submission Deadline Oct 29, 2012
Notification Due Nov 15, 2012
Final Version Due Dec 3, 2012
Categories    signal processing   pattern recognition

Call For Papers


The 10th IASTED International Conference on
Signal Processing, Pattern Recognition and Applications (SPPRA 2013)

February 12-14, 2013
Innsbruck, Austria


The International Association of Science and Technology for Development (IASTED)


Assc. Prof. Martin Kampel
Vienna University of Technology, Austria


Assc. Prof. M. Emre Celebi
Louisiana State University in Shreveport, USA


"Human-centered Computing: Challenges and Perspectives"
Dr. Nicu Sebe
University of Trento, Italy

Dr. Georg Langs
Medical University of Vienna, Austria


Prof. Robert Sablatnig
Vienna University of Technology, Austria


Innsbruck has always been valued as a European treasure by monarchs and
civilians alike, and today remains a tourist favourite for its charm, history,
and natural beauty. Scenically positioned between impressive mountain ranges
and the Inn River, and several lakes nearby as well, the town is ideal for
winter sports: skiing and snowboarding hills are right outside the door. If you
prefer hiking, the area offers beautiful views for those seeking adventure or
leisurely recreation. You can also experience the breathtaking views via
nostalgic tram rides and carriage rides through the streets, or simply enjoy the
scenery from the cozy village itself. The town itself has much to offer,
including the Alpine Zoo, which is the largest in Europe, several museums,
including a gallery of intricately designed crystal-art, and an exciting
nightlife to suit any tastes. Traditional, cultured, and modern restaurants
offer culinary delights, trendy cafes; classic pubs line the streets; and
Casino Innsbruck offers a fun evening entertainment option. The old part of
Innsbruck is a great place to explore interesting historic monuments and stores,
including Archduke Ferdinand II's 10th-century Schloss Ambras, and Maximilian
I's famous Golden Roof, while the newer areas boast convenient shopping centres
and fashionable boutiques. Come and visit Innsbruck, where you can explore or
just relax in a charming mountain village.


This conference will act as a major forum for international researchers and
practitioners working in all areas of signal processing, pattern recognition
and applications to present and observe the latest research, results, and ideas
in these areas. All papers submitted to this conference will be double blind
reviewed by at least two reviewers. Acceptance will be based primarily on
originality and contribution.


The topics of interest to be covered by SPPRA 2013 include, but are not limited

A. Applications

Ocean Engineering
Remote Sensing

B. Pattern Recognition

B.1 Computer Vision

3D and Range Data Analysis
Computational Geometry
Content-based Retrieval
Geometric and Morphologic Analysis
Neural Network Applications
Stereo Vision

B.2 Image Analysis

Image Database Indexing
Image Processing
Image Sequence Processing
Image Synthesis
Medical Image Analysis
Pattern Recognition
Segmentation and Representation

B.3 Image Recognition, Coding, and Compression

Color and Texture
Handwriting, Shape, and Document Analysis
Illumination Models
Image Coding
Image Enhancement
Object Recognition and Motion
Rendering Algorithms and Systems
Restoration and Retrieval
Text Recognition
Volume Rendering

B.4 Watermarking Techniques

Applications in Copyright Control
Data Security
Digital Watermarking
Identification and Certification

C. Signal Processing

C.1 Algorithms and Techniques

Architecture and Implementation
Discrete Cosine Transform
Fourier Transform
Fuzzy Logic
Hilbert Transform
Neural Networks for Signal Processing

C.2 Audio and Video

Audio and Electro Acoustics
Speech Processing
Video Technology

C.3 Detection and Estimation

Estimation of Signal Parameters
Motion Detection
Segmentation and Representation

C.4 Filters

Adaptive Filtering
Filter Designs and Structures
FIR and IIR Filters
Signal Reconstruction Using Filters

C.5 Signal Analysis and Processing

Digital Signal Processing
Mobile Signal Processing
Multidimensional Signal Processing
Nonlinear DSP
Statistical Signal Processing
Time-Frequency Signal Analysis


Submit your paper via our website at:
All submissions should be in Adobe Acrobat (.PDF) format.

The IASTED Secretariat must receive your paper by September 17, 2012. Receipt of
paper submission will be confirmed by email.

A. Initial Paper Requirements

All papers submitted to IASTED conferences must be previously unpublished and
may not be considered for publication elsewhere at any time during IASTED's
review period. Authors are limited to a maximum of three paper submissions.

Initial paper submissions should be full papers. Papers of up to 8 pages in
length are included in the conference registration fee. An extra charge will
apply for every additional page for papers longer than 8 pages. Authors are
responsible for having their papers checked for style and grammar before
submitting to IASTED. Papers may be rejected if the language is not

When submitting a paper, complete the online initial paper submission form,
designating an author who will attend the conference, and provide four key words
to indicate the subject area of your paper. At least one of the key words must
be taken from the list of topics provided under Scope, above.

Formatting instructions for initial papers are available at

B. Reviewing

All papers submitted to this conference will be double-blind peer reviewed by at
least two members of the International Program Committee and related technical
committees. Acceptance will be based primarily on originality, significance,
technical soundness, presentation, and references. The conference chair makes
the final decision on the acceptance or rejection of the paper.

C. Acceptance and Registration

Notification of acceptance will be sent via email by November 1, 2012. Final
manuscripts are due by November 15, 2012. Registration and final payment are due
by December 3, 2012. Late registration fees or paper submissions will result in
the papers being excluded from the conference proceedings.

Only one paper of up to eight pages is included in the regular registration fee.
There will be an added charge for extra pages and additional papers.

D. Final Paper Requirements

The final paper must be correctly formatted and submitted online at

The formatting instructions can be found at: and must be strictly followed. The
page limit for final papers is eight single-spaced pages in 10 point Times New
Roman font.


Awards for Best Paper and Best Student Paper will be presented to the
corresponding author(s) at the conference banquet. The Conference Chair will
select the winners, based on the reviews by the International Program Committee.
The papers will be judged primarily on originality, significance, technical
soundness, presentation, and references. To qualify for the Best Student Paper,
the author must be a registered student.

The author and co-authors of an awarded paper will be entitled to:

- A signed office award certificate;
- The announcement of their achievement at the conference banquet as well as on
the conference webpage;
- A free IASTED Membership;
- A 50% discount on a future IASTED conference registration. This discount must
be taken within 2 years.


A. Submission

Proposals for three-hour tutorials must be submitted online by September 17,
2012. Submit tutorial proposals via the following web site address:

B. Proposal Format

A tutorial proposal should clearly indicate:

- The topic.
- Background knowledge expected of the participants.
- Objectives.
- Time allocations for the major course topics.
- The qualifications of the instructor(s).


Special session proposals must be emailed to by September 17,
2012. Proposals should include a session title, a list of the topics covered,
and the qualifications and brief biography of the session organizer(s).

Papers submitted to the special session must be received by September 17, 2012,
unless otherwise stipulated by the Special Session Organizer. A minimum of five
papers must be registered and fully paid in order for this session to be
included in the conference program.

More information on special sessions is available at


Papers submitted to this conference that have been revised to include new
results and offer a unique contribution may be considered for possible
publication in ACTA Press' international journals (
For additional information about the submission of papers to journals, please


The proceedings will be sent for indexing in the following:

- EI Compendex
- Inspec
- Google Scholar
- Scopus


- Submissions Due October 29, 2012
- Notification of Acceptance November 15, 2012
- Final Manuscripts Due December 3, 2012
- Registration Deadline December 7, 2012


SPPRA 2013 will be held in conjunction with the IASTED International Conferences

- Biomedical Engineering (BioMed 2013)
- Web-based Education (WBE 2013)
- Artificial Intelligence and Applications (AIA 2013)
- Modelling, Identification and Control (MIC 2013)
- Parallel and Distributed Computing and Networks (PDCN 2013)
- Software Engineering (SE 2013)
- Computer Graphics and Imaging (CGIM 2013)


For more information, or to be placed on our mailing list, please contact:

IASTED Secretariat - SPPRA 2013
B6, Suite 101, Dieppe Avenue SW
Calgary, AB, Canada T3E 7J9
Tel: +1 403-288-1195
Fax: +1 403-247-6851
Web site:

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