Second International Workshop
Interactive Multimodal
Pattern Recognition
in Embedded Systems

Call for Papers
DEXA 2011

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in conjunction with DEXA 2011      

1 September 2011          

Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France        


The field of pattern recognition (PR) provides many successful examples of systems that have converted from theoretical studies to practical solutions in real-life applications. Since implementations of PR tend to be special-purpose, PR is often realized as some kind of embedded system. The spectrum of PR is vast. Recognized objects or events can be artificial or natural. Deployed methods can be deductive or inductive, analytical or statistical, programmed or hardwired, digital or analogue, supervised or unsupervised, etc. User interaction with such systems can be optical, phonetic, tactile, or based on other kinds of sensors. PR systems often provide multiple modes of interaction and input data processing. IMPRESS 2011 focuses on aspects of embedding, interaction and multimodality of PR systems. The workshop provides a forum for presenting and discussing the state of the art, ongoing research and development, innovative system features and forward-looking ideas in the field. In parallel with the presentation and discussion of written contributions, IMPRESS 2011 also features selected implementations of PR systems and prototypes in a demo showroom.


We are calling for papers presenting original research results, innovative ideas, work in progress, industrial experience, case studies or position statements. In particular, we welcome submissions that highlight aspects of interaction, multimodality or embedding. In general, submitted work should deal with PR systems in areas including, but not limited to the following topics:

  • Analysis of imagess, signals, sounds, tracks, videos
  • Applications:
    automotive, biometric, data mining, domotic, forensic, gaming, genomic, medical, etc
  • Classification and indexing of items
  • Coding and processing
  • Computer vision
  • Databases and digital libraries for PR
  • Descriptors and Representation
  • Device- and application-embedded PR
  • Distributed, clustered, networked PR
  • Enhancement of audio, pics, video
  • Feature detection
  • Filtering, separation and segmentation
  • Formal, mathematical, statistical methods
  • Fuzzy and hybrid techniques
  • Hardware acceleration of PR algorithms
  • Implementations of PR algorithms (DSP, FPGA, SoC, VLSI)
  • Machine learning, relevance feedback
  • Morphology
  • Motion tracking
  • Multimedia
  • Navigation (aural, tactile, visual)
  • On-line and off-line PR
  • Performance evaluation
  • Recognition of faces, graphics, objects, shapes, sounds, text, voices, writings, etc
  • Retrieval of images, patterns, sounds, videos; semantic retrieval
  • Robotics
  • Sensor systems
  • Similarity Metrics
  • System design
  • Understanding of audio, images, scenes, video
  • User interfaces


Please login here and submit an electronic copy (preferably .pdf) of your work. For dates and deadlines, click here. Submissions must be neither published nor under revision elsewhere, be written in English, contain an abstract of about 200 words and should not exceed five double-column pages in IEEE format. In case of any problems, please contact the organizers.


All papers submitted to IMPRESS 2011 will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers that are presented at the workshop will be published in an IEEE CSP proceedings volume of the DEXA 2011 workshops. (For example, see bibliographic details of our previous DEXA workshop IMPRESS 2010.)

Workshop Chairs
Juan Carlos Pérez-Cortes
Instituto Tecnológico
de Informática, Spain
Costantino Grana
Università degli Studi di
Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy
Demo Chair

Marc Albero
Instituto Tecnológico
de Informática, Spain
Organizing Chair

Hendrik Decker
Instituto Tecnológico
de Informática, Spain

Program Committee

Mohamed Abdel Hady Univ. Ulm, Germany
Alexandre Alapetite Tech. Univ. Denmark
Marc Albero Inst. Tecnológ. Informática, Valencia, Spain
Francisco Casacuberta Univ. Politéc. Valencia, Spain
Vincent Charvillat Univ. Toulouse, France
Qiang Chen National Univ. Singapore
Bertrand Coüasnon IRISA, Rennes, France
Andrzej Czyżewski Univ. Technology, Gdansk, Poland
Hendrik Decker Inst. Tecnológ. Informática, Valencia, Spain
Luis Entrena Univ. Politéc. Madrid, Spain
Alexandre Falcão Univ. Campinas, Brazil
Francesc Ferri Univ. Valencia, Spain
Antonio Gentile Univ. Palermo, Italy
Costantino Grana Univ. Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy
Qingming Huang Grad. Univ., Acad. Sciences, Beijing, China
Branislav Kisacanin Texas Instruments, USA
Bozena Kostek Univ. Technology, Gdansk, Poland
Marco Loog Tech. Univ. Delft, The Netherlands
Abelardo López Lagunas Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico
Luisa Micó Univ. Alicante, Spain
Ramon Mollineda Univ. Jaume I de Castellón, Spain
Zhichun Mu Univ. Science and Technology, Beijing, China
Jean-Marc Ogier Univ. La Rochelle, France
Javier Ortega-García Univ. Autonoma Madrid, Spain
Juan Carlos Pérez-Cortes Inst. Tecnológ. Informática, Valencia, Spain
Cuong Pham-Quoc Univ. Technology, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Filiberto Pla Univ. Jaume I, Castellon, Spain
Milan Redžić CLARITY Centre, Dublin, Ireland
Sankalita Saha MCT/NASA Ames Research Center, USA
Alan Sexton Univ. Birmingham, UK
Ken Sharman Inst. Tecnológ. Informática, Valencia, Spain
Jean-Philippe Thiran École Politech. Fed. Lausanne, Switzerland
Ricardo da Silva Torres Univ. Campinas, Brazil
Alejandro Toselli Inst. Tecnológ. Informática, Valencia, Spain
Eric Trupin Univ. Rouen, France
Roberto Vezzani Univ. Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy

IMPRESS Workshop at DEXA 2011, Aug. 29 - Sept. 2, Toulouse, France