The 8th International Workshop on

Machine Learning, Pattern Recognition & Applications

(MLPRA 2017)


As part of The International Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation (HPCS 2017) or

Genoa, Italy

Submission Deadline: April 15, 2017 - Extended

Submissions could be for full papers, short papers, poster papers, or posters

July 17 – July 21, 2017


The International Workshop on Machine Learning, Pattern Recognition and Applications aims to bring together researchers in the fields of Machine Learning and Pattern Recognition. The workshop will address recent advances in theory, methodologies and various related applications. It is meant to promote the advancement, discussion and presentation of new research and development in the areas of machine learning, pattern recognition and applications. Of special interest are those using high performance computing approaches and systems.

The Workshop topics of interest include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Statistical Learning

  • Knowledge Acquisition and Learning

  • Knowledge Discovery

  • Cooperative Learning

  • Support Vector Machines

  • Instance Based Learning

  • Grammatical Inference

  • Computational Learning Theory

  • Neural Network Learning

  • Object, Character, Graphical and Text Recognition

  • Multi-classifiers

  • Neural Networks for Pattern Recognition

  • Fuzzy Methods for Pattern Recognition

  • Syntactical Methods

  • Statistical Methods

  • Structural Methods

  • Logical and Combinatorial Methods

  • Classification

  • Feature Selection and Extraction

  • Clustering, Descriptors, Segmentation, and Filtering

  • Matching & Verification

  • Computer Vision

  • Image Understanding, Description and Recognition

  • Machine Learning & Pattern Recognition Applications


You are invited to submit original and unpublished research works on above and other topics related to machine learning, pattern recognition and applications. Submitted papers must not have been published or simultaneously submitted elsewhere. For Regular papers, please submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript, not to exceed 8 double-column formatted pages per template, and include up to 6 keywords and an abstract of no more than 400 words. Additional pages will be charged additional fee. Submission should include a cover page with authors' names, affiliation addresses, fax numbers, phone numbers, and all authors email addresses. Please, indicate clearly the corresponding author(s) although all authors are equally responsible for the manuscript. Short papers (up to 4 pages), poster papers and posters (please refer to for posters submission details) will also be considered. Please specify the type of submission you have. Please include page numbers on all preliminary submissions to make it easier for reviewers to provide helpful comments.

Submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript to the workshop paper submission site at Acknowledgement will be sent within 48 hours of submission.

Only PDF files will be accepted, uploaded to the submission link above. Each paper will receive a minimum of three reviews. Papers will be selected based on their originality, relevance, significance, technical clarity and presentation, language, and references. Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper, if accepted. At least one of the authors of each accepted paper will have to register and attend the HPCS 2017 conference to present the paper at the workshop.


Accepted papers will be published in the Conference proceedings. Instructions for final manuscript format and requirements will be posted on the HPCS 2017 Conference web site. It is our intent to have the proceedings formally published in hard and soft copies and be available at the time of the conference. The proceedings is projected to be included in the IEEE or ACM Digital Library and indexed in all major indexing services accordingly.


Plans are underway to have the best papers, in extended version, selected for possible publication in a journal as special issue. Detailed information will soon be announced and will be made available on the conference website.

If you have any questions about paper submission or the workshop, please contact the workshop organizers.


Paper Submissions: ------------------------------------------- April 15, 2017 - Extended

Acceptance Notification: -------------------------------------- April 28, 2017

Camera Ready Papers and Registration Due by: ----------- May 11, 2017

Conference Dates: -------------------------------------------- July 17 – 21, 2017


Miroslav Zivkovic

University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Phone: +31 20 525 75 29


Vesna Zeljkovic

College of Science and Technology

Lincoln University, Pennsylvania, USA

Mobile phone: +1 302 399 8962


International Program Committee*:

All submitted papers will be rigorously reviewed by the workshop technical program committee members following similar criteria used in HPCS 2017 and will be published as part of the HPCS 2017 Proceedings.

  • Majid Ahmadi, University of Windsor, Canada

  • Christopher Druzgalski, California State University, Long Beach, California, USA

  • Mineichi Kudo, Hokkaido University, Japan

  • Lazo Manojlovic, Zrenjanin Technical College and University of Novi Sad, Serbia

  • Jose Francisco Martinez-Trinidad, National Institute for Astrophysics, Optics and Electronics, Mexico

  • Vadim Mottl, Computing Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia

  • Julián Ramos Cózar, University of Malaga, Spain

  • Branimir Reljin, University of Belgrade, Serbia

  • Jose Ruiz-Shulcloper, Advanced Technologies Applications Center (CENATAV/ DATYS), Cuba

  • Bulent Sankur, Bogazici University, Turkey

  • Asadollah Shahbahrami, University of Guilan, Iran

  • Claude Tameze, Lincoln University, Pennsylvania, USA

  • Zeljen Trpovski, University of Novi Sad, Serbia

(* Committee formation is pending and will be finalized shortly.)

For information or questions about Conference's paper submission, tutorials, posters, workshops, special sessions, exhibits, demos, panels and forums organization, doctoral colloquium, and any other information about the conference location, registration, paper formatting, etc., please consult the Conference’s web site at URL: or or contact one of the Conference's organizers.

  • Pedro Mayorga Ortiz, Instituto Tecnológico de Mexicali, Mexico