ICIAP 2021 is the 21st edition of a series of conferences organized biennially by the Italian Member Society (CVPL, ex GIRPR) of the International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR). The focus of the conference is on both classic and recent trends in computer vision, pattern recognition and image processing, and covers both theoretical and applicative aspects, with particular emphasis on the following topics:

Video Analysis & Understanding

Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning

Deep Learning
Multiview Geometry and 3D Computer Vision

Image Analysis, Detection and Recognition

Multimedia; Biomedical and Assistive Technology

Digital Forensics and Biometrics

Image Processing for Cultural Heritage

Robot Vision;

Brave new Ideas;

Invited Speaker (Confirmed)

Prof. Larry S. Davis

University of Maryland & Amazon, USA

    Larry S. Davis received his bachelor of arts degree from Colgate University in 1970. He received his MS and PhD from the University of Maryland in 1974 and 1976 respectively.
    From 1977 to 1981, he was an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Texas, Austin. He then took a position as a professor at the University of Maryland in 1981. From 1985 to 1994, he was the director of the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies.
    Currently Davis is a Professor in the Institute for Advanced Computer Studies and the Department of Computer Science. He served as chair of the Department of Computer Science from 1999 to 2012. He is the director of the Center for Automation Research (CfAR).
    Davis is a fellow of the International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR), the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). His research has been cited nearly 40,000 times.

    Prof. Roberto Cipolla

    University of Cambridge UK

      Roberto Cipolla obtained a B.A. (Engineering) from the University of Cambridge in 1984 and an M.S.E. (Electrical Engineering) from the University of Pennsylvania in 1985. From 1985 to 1988 he studied and worked in Japan at the Osaka University of Foreign Studies (Japanese Language) and Electrotechnical Laboratory.
      In 1991 he was awarded a D.Phil. (Computer Vision) from the University of Oxford and from 1991-92 was a Toshiba Fellow and engineer at the Toshiba Corporation Research and Development Centre in Kawasaki, Japan. He joined the Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge in 1992 as a Lecturer and a Fellow of Jesus College. He became a Reader in Information Engineering in 1997 and a Professor in 2000.
      His research interests are in computer vision and robotics and include the recovery of motion and 3D shape of visible surfaces from image sequences; object detection and recognition; novel man-machine interfaces using hand, face and body gestures; real-time visual tracking for localisation and robot guidance; aplications of computer vision in mobile phones, visual inspection and image-retrieval and video search. He has authored 2 books, edited 12 volumes and co-authored more than 400 papers.

      Prof. Dima Aldamen

      University of Bristol UK

        Reader (Associate Professor) in Computer Vision at the University of Bristol, United Kingdom. Received her PhD from the University of Leeds, UK (2009). Dima’s research interests are in the automatic understanding of object interactions, actions and activities using static and wearable visual (and depth) sensors. Dima co-chaired BMVC 2013, is area chair for BMVC (2014-2018), associate editor of Pattern Recognition (2017-). She was selected as a Nokia Research collaborator in 2016, and as an Outstanding Reviewer in ICCV17, CVPR13 and CVPR12. She currently supervises 8 PhD students, and 3 postdoctoral researchers.

        Prof. Dr. Laura Leal-Taixe

        Technische Universität München GE

          Prof. Dr. Laura Leal-Taixé was born in Barcelona where she pursued B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Telecommunications Engineering at the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC). She went to Boston, USA to do her Masters Thesis at Northeastern University with a fellowship from the Vodafone foundation. She obtained her PhD from the Institute for Information Processing (TNT) of the Leibniz University of Hannover in Germany, spending a year as a visiting scholar at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA. She then spent two years as a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute for Geodesy and Photogrammetry at ETH Zürich, Switzerland, and a year as senior postdoctoral researcher in the Computer Vision Group at the Technical University in Munich. She is a recipient of the Sofja Kovalevskaja Award of 1.65 million euros for her project socialMaps.

          COMING SOON

          Accepted papers will be included in the ICIAP 2019 Conference Proceedings, which will be published by Springer in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series (LNCS).

          Submission Process: The Microsoft CMT platform will be used for submission and managing all the review process. Organizers will provide Springer direction to build manuscript in Word and Latex based on Springer LNCS Information for Authors of Computer Science Publications.

          Reviewing Process: Double blind reviews Reviews Start: April 6, 2021 Reviews Deadline: June 5, 2021 Program Chairs Preliminary Decisions: June 10, 2021

          The first two days will be allocated for Tutorials and Workshops. The last three days are for the main ICIAP conference. For each conference day, we will have highly recognized keynote speakers in the scientific field, as listed above. There will be oral and poster presentations as usual, but for accepted paper for oral presentations we will provide authors the possibility (as an option) to present a poster for further discussions of their works.

          There will be a printing poster service in order to allow presenters to find their printed poster at the reception desk (as already done for other conferences organized in Lecce)

          Call for challenge proposals: December 1st 2020
          Workshop proposals: March 1st, 2021
          Paper Submission : May 5th, 2021
          Notifications to Authors : June 15th 2021
          Camera Ready Papers Due : July 12th, 2021
          Challenge deadline: June 12th, 2021
          Early Registration Deadline : June 26, 2021
          Tutorial Date: September 13th 2021
          Workshop Dates: September 14th, 2021

          DAYS

          PEOPLE

          Topics

          Workshop

          TESTIMOMNIALS

          The hosting Institution will be the Institute of Applied Sciences and Intelligent Systems – ISASI (former Institute of Cybernetics) that is part of the National Research Council of Italy - CNR.
          Institutional website www.isasi.cnr.it

          GENERAL CHAIR

          Stan Sclaroff

          General Chair

          Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering Boston University USA

            Cosimo Distante

            General Chair

            Institute of Applied Sciences and Intelligent Systems, CNR, Italy
              TECHNICAL PROGRAM CHAIR

              Federico Tombari

              Technical Program Chair

              Google & TUM Germany

                Marco Leo

                Technical Program Chair

                Institute of Applied Sciences and Intelligent Systems, CNR, Italy

                  Giovanni Maria Farinella

                  Technical Program Chair

                  University of Catania, Italy
                    AREA CHAIR

                    Marco Cristani

                    Area Chair (Brave New Ideas)

                    University of Verona Italy

                      Andrea Prati

                      Area Chair (Brave New Ideas)

                      University of Parma, Italy

                        Alessia Saggese

                        Area Chair (Brave New Ideas)

                        University of Salerno, Italy

                          Luiz Marcos Garcia Goncalves

                          Area Chair (Robot Vision) / Latin America Liaison

                          UFRN Brazil

                            Justus Piater

                            Area Chair (Robot Vision)

                            University of Innsbruck, Austria

                              Elisa Ricci

                              area Chair (Robot Vision)

                              University of Trento, Italy

                                Roberto Scopigno

                                Area Chair (Image processing for Cultural Heritage)

                                Institute of Information Science and Technology CNR, Italy

                                  Filippo Stanco

                                  Area Chair (Image processing for Cultural Heritage)

                                  University of Catania, Italy

                                    Javier Ortega Garcia

                                    Area Chair (Digital Forensics and Biometrics)

                                    Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain

                                      Gian Luca Marcialis

                                      Area Chair (Digital Forensics and Biometrics)

                                      University of Cagliari, Italy

                                        Costantino Grana

                                        area Chair (Biomedical and Assistive Technology)

                                        Univ. of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy

                                          Fausto Milletarì

                                          Area Chair (Biomedical and Assistive Technology)

                                          NVIDIA USA

                                            Modesto Castrillon Santana

                                            Area Chair (Multimedia)

                                            University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain)

                                              Christian Micheloni

                                              Area Chair (Multimedia)

                                              University of Udine, Italy

                                                Sergio Escalera

                                                Area Chair (Deep Learning)rea Chair (Image Analysis, Detection and Recognition)

                                                University of Barcelona Spain

                                                  Tal Hassner,

                                                  Area Chair (Multiview Geometry and 3D Computer Vision)

                                                  Facebook AML & Open University of Israel

                                                    Lamberto Ballan

                                                    Area Chair (Deep Learning)rea Chair (Image Analysis, Detection and Recognition)

                                                    University of Padova, Italy

                                                      Luigi Di Stefano

                                                      Area Chair (Multiview Geometry and 3D Computer Vision)

                                                      University of Bologna Italy

                                                        Vishal Patel

                                                        Area Chair (Deep Learning)

                                                        John Hopkins University USA

                                                          Simone Calderara

                                                          Area Chair (Deep Learning)

                                                          University of Modena & Reggio Emilia, Italy

                                                            Marcello Pelillo

                                                            Area Chair (Pattern Recognition & Machine Learning)

                                                            Università Ca’ Foscari Venice, Italy

                                                              Mario Vento

                                                              Area Chair (Pattern Recognition & Machine Learning)

                                                              University of Salerno, Italy

                                                                Francois Bremond

                                                                Area Chair (Video Analysis and Understanding)

                                                                INRIA, France

                                                                  Federico Pernici

                                                                  Area Chair (Video Analysis and Understanding)

                                                                  University of Florence, Italy

                                                                    Vittorio Murino

                                                                    Area Chair (Video Analysis and Understanding)

                                                                    Italian Institute of Technology, Italy
                                                                    WORKSHOP CHAIR

                                                                    Pier Luigi Mazzeo

                                                                    Workshop Chair

                                                                    Institute of Applied Sciences and Intelligent Systems, CNR, Italy

                                                                      Emanuele Frontoni

                                                                      Workshop Chair

                                                                      Università Politecnica delle Marche Italy
                                                                        TUTORIAL CHAIR

                                                                        Lorenzo Seidenari

                                                                        Tutorial Chair

                                                                        University of Florence, Italy

                                                                          Alessio Del Bue

                                                                          Tutorial Chair

                                                                          Italian Institute of Technology, Italy
                                                                            SPECIAL SESSION CHAIR

                                                                            Marco La Cascia

                                                                            Special Session Chair

                                                                            University of Palermo, Italy

                                                                              Dario Cazzato

                                                                              Special Session Chair

                                                                              University of Luxembourg

                                                                                Nichi Martinel

                                                                                Special Session Chair

                                                                                University of Udine, Italy
                                                                                  INDUSTRIAL CHAIR

                                                                                  Ettore Stella

                                                                                  Industrial Chair

                                                                                  Institute of industrial technologies and automation CNR, Italy

                                                                                    Giuseppe Celeste

                                                                                    Industrial Chair

                                                                                    Institute of Applied Sciences and Intelligent Systems, CNR, Italy

                                                                                      Fabio Galasso

                                                                                      Industrial Chair

                                                                                      Sapienza University, Italy
                                                                                        ORGANIZING COMMITTEE MEMBERS

                                                                                        Maria Grazia Distante

                                                                                        Finance, Registration and local arrangement Chair

                                                                                        Institute of Applied Sciences and Intelligent Systems, CNR, Italy

                                                                                          Arturo Argentieri

                                                                                          Web Chair

                                                                                          Institute of Applied Sciences and Intelligent Systems, CNR, Italy

                                                                                            Pierluigi Carcagnì

                                                                                            Publication Chair

                                                                                            Institute of Applied Sciences and Intelligent Systems, CNR, Italy

                                                                                              Antonino Furnari

                                                                                              Publicity Chair

                                                                                              University of Catania, Italy

                                                                                                Paolo Spagnolo

                                                                                                Finance, Registration and local arrangement Chair

                                                                                                Institute of Applied Sciences and Intelligent Systems, CNR, Italy
                                                                                                  LAISON

                                                                                                  Dorra Sellami

                                                                                                  North Africa Liaison

                                                                                                  University of Sfax, TN

                                                                                                    Wei Qi Yan

                                                                                                    Oceania Liaison

                                                                                                    AUT University New Zealand

                                                                                                      Larry S. Davis

                                                                                                      North America Liaison

                                                                                                      Larry S. Davis received his bachelor of arts degree from Colgate University in 1970. He received his MS and PhD from the Univ

                                                                                                        Wei Shi Zheng

                                                                                                        Asia Liaison

                                                                                                        Sun Yat-sen University, China

                                                                                                          Luiz Marcos Garcia Goncalves

                                                                                                          Area Chair (Robot Vision) / Latin America Liaison

                                                                                                          UFRN Brazil
                                                                                                            VENUE

                                                                                                            ICIAP will take place in the old city center of Lecce at walking distance of hotels, workshops and main conference venues. The locations of the places will be shown in the following map( accommodations: tens of cheap B&B, hotels 4 and 5-stars with a large number of rooms) . Moreover, other accommodations will be available in a short range from the conference venue. The Salento region and Lecce are the furthermost strip of land leaning out, toward the Orient, “kissed” by two seas, the Ionian and the Adriatic. A rich land steeped in history and tradition stands testimony to its natural beauty and architecture. Lecce emerges from this enchanting scenario, with its Baroque, that seduce you with its stunning churches and antiques palaces.

                                                                                                            Accessibility (airports, local transports)

                                                                                                            Lecce is located 35Km far away from Brindisi Airport (the nearest one) and 160 Km from Bari airport. Many daily flights connect both airports with intercontinental hubs of Rome, Milan, London, Brussels, Munich, Zurich. In this way, they can be easily reached with two connections from every important airport in the world.


                                                                                                            By plane

                                                                                                            Brindisi Airport

                                                                                                            Daily flights connect Brindisi to the international airports of Rome (by Alitalia- www.alitalia.it) and Milan (by Alitalia- www.alitalia.it, for low cost company EasyJet- www.easyjet.com). Brindisi is also connected to the international airports of Rome, London Stansted, Manchester, Brussels and other important city (by Ryanair www.ryanair.com, low cost company), Cologne, Munich, Stuttgart (by http://www.airberlin.com), Geneva (by Easy Jet www.easyjet.com), Zurich (by Helvetic– http://www.helvetic.com/). For a complete list of locations please visit the Apulia airports web site: https://www.aeroportidipuglia.it/brindisi/le-destinazioni. The airport closest to the conference venue is Brindisi Casale, at 30 minutes driving distance from Lecce; taxis and shuttles are available just outside the airport.

                                                                                                            ● Taxi service from airport costs EURO 60-80.
                                                                                                            ● Air Shuttle: a direct transportation service (by 8 seats vehicles) from Brindisi airport to

                                                                                                            Lecce (and vice versa). A one way ticket costs € 20. It is possible to book in advance by calling “Crusi Viaggi” (Tel: +39 0832/305522) or through the on-line booking service at:http://www.airshuttle.it/index_eng.asp . The Air Shuttle brings attendees directly to the hotel or to the conference/workshop venue. SITA Airport shuttle-bus services connects the airport of Brindisi to Lecce, at the cost of EURO 7. Timetable available at: https://www.aeroportidipuglia.it/brindisi/bus. It arrives at piazza Carmelo Bene from where any destination can be reached by public buses Public bus NFB line (timetable) or taxi which rides within Lecce at a fare of about EURO 10. For booking cabs, call: Salento Radio taxi (+39) 0832/2240.

                                                                                                            Bari Airport

                                                                                                            Alternatively, attendees may land in Bari Palese airport (150 Km far away from Lecce) and then they can reach Lecce by train in approximately 1.5 hours. Details about transfers to and from Lecce are available at the Apulia airports web site: https://www.aeroportidipuglia.it/bari/le-destinazioni


                                                                                                            By train

                                                                                                            Train trip options from any Italian city to Lecce central station are available at: http://www.trenitalia.com/. The Conference venue is at a walking distance from the railway station Train Time schedule may change, please check http://www.trenitalia.com.


                                                                                                            By car

                                                                                                            To reach Lecce by car from Rome is necessary to follow A1 highway, direction Naples, and then follow A 16 or A 14, direction Bari. Meanwhile, to reach Lecce by car from Milano is necessary to follow A 14 highway, direction Bari. Then to reach Lecce from Bari, for both routes, is necessary to follow main road 379, direction Lecce.