International Conference on Pattern Recognition 2006
will be held in Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center during August 20-24, 2006

This is the 18th conference

The conference consists of 5 tracks:
Computer Vision and Image Analysis
Pattern Recognition and Basic Technologies
Signal, Speech and Image Processing
Systems, Robotics and Applications (with Associated Theme : Biometrics) 
Cognitive Approaches & Soft Computing  

Computer Vision and Image Analysis

 Track Chairs:
   Brian Lovell, University of Queensland, Australia
   Long Quan, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong

  • Active Vision
  • Early Vision
  • Feature Extraction
  • Motion Analysis
  • Representation
  • Recognition (2D and 3D)
  • Texture and Colour
  • Scene Understanding
  • Segmentation
  • Shape from X
  • Visual Navigation
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Pattern Recognition and Basic Technologies

 Track Chairs:
   Bob Haralick, City University of New York, USA
   Tin Kam Ho, Bell Laboratories, USA

  • Statistical Pattern Recognition
  • Structural and Syntactic Pattern Recognition
  • Neural Networks
  • Machine Learning and Data Mining
  • Artificial Intelligence and Symbolic Learning
  • Classification and Clustering
  • Feature Selection, Dimensionality Reduction, Manifold Learning
  • Kernel Methods and Support Vector Machines
  • Invariance in Recognition
  • Multiresolution Techniques
  • OCR, Document Analysis and Understanding
  • Information Retrieval
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Signal, Speech and Image Processing

 Track Chairs:
   Andreas Dengel, Kaiserslautern University, Germany
   Kazuhiko Yamamoto, Gifu University, Japan

  • Enhancement and Restoration
  • Filtering
  • Image and Data Representation
  • Image Registration
  • Mathematical Morphology
  • Signal Coding and Compression
  • Signal Segmentation
  • Speech Processing and Understanding
  • Visualisation
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Systems, Robotics and Applications (with Associated Theme: Biometrics)

 Track Chairs:
   Gabriella Sanniti di Baja, Istituto di Cibernetica, Italy
   Seong-Whan Lee, Korea University, Korea

  • Automation and Robotics
  • Biomedical Imaging
  • Biometrics
  • Human-Robot Interaction
  • Image Database Systems
  • Mobile Robots
  • Multimedia
  • Multiprocessor Systems
  • Parallel Algorithms and Languages
  • Range Imaging
  • Real Time Systems
  • Remote Sensing Applications
  • Smart Sensors
  • Surveillance
  • Visual Inspection
  • VLSI Architectures
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Cognitive Approaches & Soft Computing

 Track Chairs:
   Pong C Yuen, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
   Horace Ip, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

  • Affective Computing
  • Cognitive Architecture for Recognition
  • Context learning for HCI and content retrieval
  • Data Mining in Pattern Recognition
  • Fuzzy Logic & Evolutionary Algorithms
  • Fusion and Ensemble Learning
  • Human Computer Interaction and Communication
  • Human Behavior Understanding Technology
  • Intelligent Agent Technology and Systems
  • Multimodal Interface
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