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Major conference on pattern recognition

Pattern recognition is a rapidly growing research field, with many important applications. Next week some 1100 researchers will come to Stockholm for ICPR (International Conference on Pattern Recognition), held for the first time in Sweden. Magnus Borga, professor from Linköping University, is general chair of the organizing committee.

Since it was first held in 1973, ICPR has been the foremost conference for researchers in the huge field that concerns extracting information from images with large data amounts.

Professor Magnus Borga”Five years ago, I joined colleagues from Lund and Uppsala, initiating our campaign to host the conference in Sweden”, says Magnus Borga, Professor in Medical Informatics at Linköping University and general chair of the conference organising committee.

The campaign was successful, and on 24 August the 2014 ICPR opens at the Stockholm Waterfront conference centre. The programme consists of five main tracks:

  • Computer Vision
  • Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning
  • Image, Speech, Signal and Video Processing
  • Document Analysis, Biometrics and Pattern Recognition Applications
  • Biomedical Image Analysis

”Linköping University is particularly strong in computer vision and biomedical image analysis,” says Prof Borga, who has jointly published groundbreaking processes for differentiating between different types of body fats using CT and MRI.

Over its 40-year lifetime, the conference has circulated between North America, Asia and Europe. The previous conference was held in Tsukuba Science City, Japan, in 2012.

Prof Borga has attended ICPR five times. He believes arranging the conference is valuable for Sweden:

”It puts the country, and especially our three universities, on the international map.”


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