Call for Papers


SPRA 2021:2nd Symposium on Pattern Recognition and Applications

as workshop of ESSE 2021 will be held together

Organized by Department of Digital Systems, University of Thessaly, Larissa, Greece
Nov. 19 - 21, 2021 (Virtual Event)

Aims and Scope

Pattern Recognition has become a hot research branch thanks to the recent advances of machine learning driven by big data. In light of the fast-paced advancements in pattern recognition taking place all over the world, it is of great interest to keep an eye on the state-of-the-art research and development and to facilitate collaboration in multidisciplinary research areas

The 2nd Symposium on Pattern Recognition and Applications covers a broad spectrum of Pattern recognition topics. It aims to provide an international forum for presentation of original research results, as well as exchange and dissemination of innovative and practical development experiences. Papers describing original work are invited in any of the pattern recognition areas that the call for papers considers.

News Update:

SPRA 2020 proceedings has been included in ACM Digital Library, indexed by Scopus and Ei Compendex.

Topics of Interest

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Computer Vision
  • Biomedical Image Analysis
  • Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning
  • Image, Speech, Signal and Video Processing
  • Document Analysis, Biometrics and Pattern Recognition Applications

Submission Guidelines

SPRA 2021 solicits papers in the following three categories:

  • Long papers: technical papers reporting original research or survey papers
  • Short papers: papers reporting promising work-in-progress, system descriptions, position papers on controversial issues, or survey papers providing a synthesis of some current research trends
  • Extended abstracts of recently published work in a relevant journal or top-tier conference

Regular research papers should be at most 14 pages (including references, figures, and tables). Short papers should be between 8 and 10 pages. Extended abstracts should be at most 2 pages and should reference the originally published work.

Submissions will be blind reviewed by the program committee on the basis of technical quality, relevance to scope of the conference, originality, significance, and clarity.

Manuscripts must be submitted electronically in online submission system. For any questions, please contact with


Accepted full papers will be published in the conference proceedings, which will be indexed by Scopus, Ei Compendex, etc.

Key Dates

  • Manuscripts submission deadline: August 30th, 2021 final call: September 25th, 2021
  • Acceptance/Rejection Notification: October 10th, 2021
  • Registration Deadline: October 18th, 2021
  • Conference dates: November 19-21, 2021

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