The Third IASTED International Conference on Signal Processing, Pattern Recognition and Applications (SPPRA)

Venue: Innsbruck

Location: Innsbruck, Austria

Event Date/Time: Feb 15, 2006 End Date/Time: Feb 17, 2006
Registration Date: Dec 12, 2005
Early Registration Date: Dec 12, 2005
Abstract Submission Date: Oct 08, 2005
Paper Submission Date: Dec 05, 2005
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The Third IASTED International Conference on
~SPPRA 2006~

February 15– 17, 2006
Innsbruck, Austria

The International Association of Science and Technology for Development (IASTED)
Technical Committee on Signal Processing
Technical Committee on Pattern Recognition

This conference is an international forum for researchers and practitioners interested in the advances in, and applications of, signal processing and pattern recognition. It is an opportunity to present and observe the latest research, results, and ideas in these areas. All papers submitted to this conference will be peer reviewed by at least two members of the International Program Committee. Acceptance will be based primarily on originality and contribution.

SPPRA 2006 will be held in conjunction with the IASTED International Conference on:
Biomedical Engineering (BioMED 2006)

Innsbruck is nestled in the valley of the Inn River and tucked between the Austrian Alps and the Tuxer mountain range. It has twice hosted the Winter Olympics and is surrounded by the eight ski regions of the Olympic Ski World, including the Stubai Glacier, which offers skiing year round. Climbing the 14th century Stadtturm on Herzog Friedrich Strasse provides a stunning view of the town and the breathtaking scenery that surrounds it. Concerts at Ambras Castle provide listening pleasure in a beautiful renaissance setting. The sturdy medieval houses and sidewalk cafés of Old Town Innsbruck beckon you to sit for a while and watch people stroll by.

Innsbruck, with its unique blend of historical, intellectual, and recreational pursuits, offers something for every visitor. SPPRA 2006 will be held at the world-famous Congress Innsbruck, located in the heart of the city, near the historical quarter. This facility won the prestigious 'Best Conference Center in Europe Award’ in 2000.

Topics will include, but are not limited to:

Signal Analysis and Processing
• Digital Signal Processing
• Multidimensional Signal Processing
• Statistical Signal Processing
• Nonlinear DSP
• Time-Frequency Signal Analysis
• Mobile Signal Processing

Detection and Estimation
• Motion Detection
• Estimation of Signal Parameters
• Segmentation and Representation
• Computation
• Prediction

Audio and Video
• Speech Processing
• Audio and Electro Acoustics
• Video Technology
• Multimedia

• Filter Designs and Structures
• Adaptive Filtering
• FIR and IIR Filters
• Signal Reconstruction Using Filters

Algorithms and Techniques
• Discrete Cosine Transform
• Hilbert Transform
• Fourier Transform
• Architecture and Implementation
• Neural Networks for Signal Processing
• Fuzzy Logic
• Wavelets
• Chaos

Image Analysis
• Image Processing
• Image Sequence Processing
• Segmentation and Representation
• Pattern Recognition
• Image Synthesis
• Image Database Indexing
• Medical Image Analysis

Image Recognition, Coding, and Compression
• Fingerprinting
• Image Coding
• Compression
• Restoration and Retrieval
• Image Enhancement
• Object Recognition and Motion
• Color and Texture
• Text Recognition
• Handwriting, Shape, and Document Analysis
• Rendering
• Illumination Models
• Volume Rendering
• Rendering Algorithms and Systems

Watermarking Techniques
• Digital Watermarking
• Data Security
• Identification and Certification
• Applications in Copyright Control

Computer Vision
• Stereo Vision
3D and Range Data Analysis
• Geometric and Morphologic Analysis
• Computational Geometry
• Neural Network Applications
• Content-based Retrieval
• Visualization

This will include all applications of Signal Processing and Pattern Recognition including the following fields:
Remote Sensing
Ocean Engineering

Click here for a list of the program committee for SPPRA 2006.

Initial Paper
Submit your paper via our website at: All submissions should be in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf), Postscript (.ps), or MS Word (.doc) format. The IASTED Secretariat must receive your paper by October 8, 2005. Receipt of paper submission will be confirmed by email.

Complete the online initial paper submission form designating an author who will attend the conference and providing four key words to indicate the subject area of your paper. One of the key words must be taken from the list of topics provided under Scope. Initial paper submissions should be approximately six pages. Formatting instructions are available at:

All papers submitted to IASTED International Conferences must be written in English, using appropriate grammar and syntax.

Notification of acceptance will be sent via email by November 8, 2005. Final manuscripts are due by December 5, 2005. Registration and final payment are due by December 12, 2005. Late registration fees or paper submissions will result in the papers being excluded from the conference proceedings.

Final Papers
Send your final manuscripts via email to: The subject line for the final manuscript submission must include your six-digit paper number. The formatting instructions can be found at: and must be strictly followed. The page limit for final papers is six single-spaced pages in 10 point Times New Roman font. Only one paper of up to six pages is included in the regular registration fee. There will be an added charge for extra pages and additional papers.

Proposals for three-hour tutorials should be submitted online by October 8, 2005. Tutorials are to be submitted via the following website address: A tutorial proposal should clearly indicate the topic, background knowledge expected of the participants, objectives, time allocations for the major course topics, and the qualifications of the instructor(s).

Persons wishing to organize a special session should submit a proposal via email to: Proposals should include a session title, a list of the topics covered, and the qualifications and brief biography of the session organizer(s). Papers submitted to the special session must be received by October 8, 2005, unless otherwise stipulated by the Special Session Organizer. A minimum of five papers must be registered and fully paid in order for this session to be included in the conference program. More information on special sessions is available at:

Extended versions of papers published in the conference proceedings can also be considered for review for inclusion in one of the IASTED journals. Authors must submit the expanded version of their conference paper for peer review consideration to: following the standard procedure as described on the website: All papers considered for journal review must be of the highest quality and demonstrate a novel contribution to the literature. For further information, please email

Submissions due October 8, 2005
Notification of acceptance November 8, 2005
Camera-ready manuscripts due December 5, 2005
Registration Deadline December 12, 2005

For more information, or to be placed on our mailing list, please contact:
IASTED Secretariat – SPPRA 2006
#80, 4500 - 16th Avenue N.W.
Calgary, Alberta
Canada T3B 0M6
Tel: 403-288-1195
Fax: 403-247-6851