This proceedings book includes all papers accepted for presentation at the 6th International Conference on Pattern Recognition Applications and Methods (ICPRAM 2017). ICPRAM series of conferences is sponsored by the Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication (INSTICC) and is endorsed by the International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR). The conference has also the “in cooperation” status with: ACM Special Interest Group on Applied Computing (ACM SIGAPP), ACM Special Interest Group on Artificial Intelligence (ACM SIGAI), Italian Association for Artificial Intelligence (AI*IA), International Neural Network Society (INNS), Associação Portuguesa de Reconhecimento de Padrões (APRP) and Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI).
Since its first edition, the main goal of ICPRAM has been to represent a common meeting forum for researchers active either in theory or in practice of the manifold branches of this
fascinating research field. Conference attendees can meet and mutually benefit of the respective scientific achievements, while establishing novel and original threads of collaboration. In fact, the number of possible applications of pattern recognition theories and methods is tremendously increasing. This possibly requires the investigation of new approaches, or the combination and modification of multiple existing ones, originally designed to solve a different specific problem. The goal is to make them able to solve complex problems in different research contexts. We do believe that theory can find a significant test-bed in practical applications, and that, at the same time, any technological design must rely on solid theoretical foundations. Thus, ICPRAM aims at gathering in a single venue researchers working on applications of pattern recognition techniques for the solution of real-world problems, as well as researchers whose theoretical studies provide new insights advancing pattern recognition methods, and scientists active in interdisciplinary research. By stimulating a fruitful exchange of expertise and opinions, ICPRAM will provide an excellent opportunity for researchers, engineers, and practitioners in all areas of pattern recognition to investigate new theoretical and applicative research lines and to start novel scientific cooperation.
ICPRAM received 139 submissions from 33 countries, 68% of which were accepted. Out of the accepted papers, 29 were selected for oral presentation as full papers, 31 for oral presentation as short papers, and 34 as posters. The acceptance rate shows the intention of preserving a high quality forum for the next editions of this conference.
Besides the above accepted contributions, the conference program also includes a discussion panel and four invited talks by internationally distinguished speakers, namely: Isabel Trancoso (L2f INESC-ID/IST, Portugal), Vittorio Murino (Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy), Lale Akarun (Bogazici University, Turkey) and Antonio Torralba (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States).
We like to point out that for each of the two ICPRAM areas, “Theory & Methods” and “Applications”, a "Best Paper Award" and a "Best Student Paper Award" will be given to the author(s) of selected ICPRAM 2017 full papers. The winning papers will be chosen by the Program/Conference Chairs based on the best combined review marks, assessed by the Program Committee, and the paper presentation quality, assessed by Session Chairs at the conference venue.
We here take the opportunity to gratefully thank the authors, whose quality work is the essence of this conference, and all members of the Program Committee and additional reviewers, who helped us with their expertise and valuable time. We would also like to warmly thank the invited speakers for their excellent contribution in sharing their knowledge and vision. Finally, special thanks go to all members of the INSTICC team whose collaboration has been fundamental for the success of this conference.
We wish you all an inspiring conference and an unforgettable stay in Porto, Portugal. We hope to meet you again next year for the 7th edition of ICPRAM, details of which will soon be available at http://www.icpram.org.
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