ICPR Proposals

Guidelines for Organising and Bidding to Host the International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR)

Call for bids to host ICPR 2026

Deadline: May 1, 2022

The International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR) is the major scientific event organised under the auspices of the International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR). The aim of this conference is to bring together international experts to share their work and experiences and to promote research and development in Pattern Recognition.

The conference is hosted by an institution under the auspices of an endorsing IAPR member organisation (national pattern recognition society). Any such institutions interested in making a proposal to host an ICPR must proceed according to the rules outlined in the latest version of the guidelines.

It has been the tradition that the location of ICPR conferences follows a rotating schedule among different continents. Hence, proposals from Europe are strongly encouraged. However, high quality bids from other locations will also be reviewed for consideration.

NOTE: the Bidding and Hosting Guidelines have recently been revised as two separate documents. The content has also changed from previous versions. It is important for prospective hosts to carefully read both documents.

The submission of a bid implies full agreement with the guidelines and procedures for hosting the conference as well as with the IAPR constitution.

Deadlines and Decisions:

Bids to host ICPR 2026 must be submitted to the Chair of the IAPR Conferences and Meetings Committee (C&M) by May 1, 2022.

The selection of the conference venue will be made by the IAPR Governing Board (GB) during its meeting at ICPR 2022 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Institutions interested in organising ICPR 2026 should submit the bid to C&M Chair Elisa Barney Smith (EBarneySmith@boisestate.edu) by May 1, 2022.

Elisa Barney Smith
IAPR C&M Chair

Guidelines for Bidding to Host the International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR) (pdf)
Guidelines for Hosting the International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR) (pdf)

A Note to Professional Conference Organizers

Proposals to host the International Conference on Pattern Recognition (IAPR's main conference) come from the leaders of one or more of our member societies, which are located all around the world.

The leaders of the proposal make their own decision whether to engage with a Professional Conference Organizer. If they wish, PCO's can reach out to the leaders of the relevant members societies to ask whether they are planning an ICPR hosting bid.

ICPR normally uses a geographic rotation scheme, although this is never guaranteed. The final decision about the location of an ICPR is made by vote of the IAPR Governing Board.

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