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A satellite event of the 14th Internation Conference of Computer Analysis of Images and Patterns (CAIP2011)


Call for Papers

Pattern Recognition Letters

Special Issue on

Scene Understandings and Behaviours Analysis (SUBA)

 Scene Understanding has become a popular topic in Computer Science which combines issues such as attention in cognitive systems, object detection and recognition, global scene recognition and human sensing. Hence, it involves joining efforts and sharing knowledge from different research areas such as Computer Vision, Pattern Recognition, Machine Intelligence, Software Engineering and Cognitive Sciences. Besides, it is closely related to several emerging application areas (e.g., smart environments, video surveillance, visual-based mobile robot navigation, wearable sensors, and the detection and understanding of events and activities in video data).

This Special Issue is meant to bring together researchers which address the problem of Scene Understanding and Behaviour Analysis from the perspective of the different involved research communities. The topics of the conference include, but are not limited to:

·         perceptual search and attention guidance in scenes,

·         multimodal perception,

·         spatio-temporal reasoning,

·         active spatial exploration,

·         object recognition from local features,

·         structure for object recognition,

·         3D object recognition,

·         object categorization,

·         conceptualization and scene classification,

·         grammars for objects and scenes,

·         objects in context: scenes and objects,

·         scene recognition without objects,

·         visual localization,

·         human behaviour understanding,

·         mobile robot navigation: mapping and visual SLAM,

·         surveillance,

·         smart environments: computational perception of human activities,

·         wearable sensors for visually impaired people,

·         events and activities detection and understanding in video data.

Authors are encouraged to submit their papers electronically by using online manuscript submission at: http://ees.elsevier.com/patrec/

To ensure that all manuscripts are correctly identified for inclusion into the special issue, it is important that authors select the acronym "SUBA" of this special issue when they reach the "Article Type" step in the submission process.

All papers will be rigorously refereed and will undergo a competitive selection process. The length of your manuscript should not exceed 7500 words, plus the necessary figures and tables. Papers already submitted or presented in a Conference may be submitted for this Special Issue provided the authors have obtained significant new results or developed significant new methods over and above what was already submitted or presented at a Conference.

Submission period

The Elsevier Editorial System (http://ees.elsevier.com/patrec/) will be set in due time to allow authors to upload their contributions to the special issue in the period November 10, 2011 – December 20, 2011.

Important Dates

Submission deadline: December 20, 2011

Notification to authors: April 20, 2012

Publication data (tentative): January, 2013


Guest Editors

Antonio Bandera

University of Málaga

Málaga, Spain 


Jorge Dias

Universidade Coimbra

Coimbra, Portugal


Francisco Escolano

University of Alicante

Alicante, Spain