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ICPRA 2019 is the 3rd edition of a workshop focusing on Pattern Analysis and Recognition. The workshop comprises invited speaker presentations, oral, poster, tutorial sessions, as well as working group discussions.

ICPRA 2019 will be organized at NUST (National University of Sciences and Technology) in Islamabad.

ICPRA 2019 will include both long and short papers, posters and demonstrations of working or prototype systems. All submissions will undergo a rigorous single blind review process with a minimum of 3 reviews considering the originality of work, the quality of research or analysis of experience, the relevance to document analysis systems, and quality of presentation.

Dates To Remember

  • To Be Announced - Abstract Submission Deadline
  • To Be Announced - Paper Submission Deadline
  • To Be Announced - Review Notification
  • To Be Announced - Final Paper Submission (Camera ready version)
  • To Be Announced - Regular Registration
  • To Be Announced - Late Registration
  • To Be Announced - Conference Date

August, 21-22





  • Pro Rector (RIC)

General Chair

  • Dr. S. M. Hassan Zaidi (Principal & Dean SEECS)

Conference Chairs

  • Prof. Dr. Faisal Shafait (NUST-SEECS, Pakistan)
  • Prof. Dr. Imran Siddiqui (Bahria University, Pakistan)

Program Chairs

  • Prof. Dr. Marcus Liwicki (LTU, Sweden)
  • Dr. Muhammad Shahzad (NUST-SEECS, Pakistan)
  • Dr. Hassan Aqeel Khan (NUST-SEECS, Pakistan)
  • Dr. Muhammad Imran Malik (NUST-SEECS, Pakistan)

Publication Chairs

  • Dr. Muzammil Luqman (La Rochelle, France)
  • Dr. Sheikh Faisal Rashid (UET Lahore)
  • Dr. Pakeeza Akram (NUST-SEECS, Pakistan)
  • Dr. Rafia Mumtaz (NUST-SEECS, Pakistan)

Finance Chairs

  • Dr. Sharifullah Khan (Associate Professor, SEECS, NUST)
  • Dr. Khurram Khurshid (Associate Professor, IST)
  • Dr. Muhammad Ali Tahir (Assistant Professor, SEECS, NUST)

Local Organizing Chairs

  • Dr. Shahid Baqar ( NUST-SEECS, Pakistan)
  • Col. Zulfiqar Ul Haq (NUST-SEECS, Pakistan)
  • Mr. Taufeeq Ur Rehman (NUST-SEECS, Pakistan)
  • Dr. Farhan Khan (NUST-SEECS, Pakistan)

Publicity Chairs

  • Dr. Foteini Simistra Liwicki (LTU, Sweden)
  • Dr. Vassilis Katsouros (IRSLP, Greece)
  • Dr. Asif Ali (NUST-SEECS, Pakistan)
  • Ms. Nosheen Abid (NUST-SEECS, Pakistan)

Session Chairs

  • Dr. Sheraz Ahmed (DFKI, Germany)
  • Dr. Seemab Latif (NUST-SEECS, Pakistan)
  • Dr. Omar Arif (NUST-SEECS, Pakistan)


Jean Marc Ogier

L3I, France

Didier Stricker

DFKI, Germany

Marc-Peter Shambach

Siemens, Germany

Vassilis Katsouros

ILSP, Greece

Foteini Simistira Liwicki

Luleå, Sweden

Cheng-Lin Liu

CASIA, China

Marcus Liwicki

Luleå, Sweden

Seiichi Uchida

Professor, Kyushu University Japan

Ulrich Schwanecke

Hochschule, RheinMain, Germany

Sheraz Ahmed

DFKI, Germany

Rafia Mumtaz

NUST, Pakistan

Muhammad Shahzad

NUST, Pakistan


Full papers describing complete works of research (up to 6 pages). They will undergo a rigorous single blind review process with a minimum of 3 reviews considering the originality of work.

Short papers provide an opportunity to report on research in progress and to present novel positions on document analysis systems (up to 2 pages). Short papers will also undergo review and will appear in an extra booklet, not in the official ICPRA2019 proceedings.

Demonstrations of novel systems, to be presented to the workshop as a whole during breaks between paper sessions (up to 2 pages). Demonstration proposals will undergo review and abstracts of accepted demonstrations will appear in the extra ICPRA2019 booklet, as in the case of short papers.

Submission of a paper involves a commitment that, if accepted, one or more authors will attend the workshop. Templates and detailed formatting instructions will be made available here.


Time Slot 21st Aug 2019 22nd Aug 2019
08:00 am - 09:00 am Registration Registration
09:00 am – 10:00 am Inauguration + Welcome Keynote - II
Cheng-Lin Liu
10:00 am – 10:30 am Keynote - I
Jean Marc Origer
Invited Talk - VI
Marcus Liwicki
10:30 am – 11:00 am Invited Talk - VII
Seiichi Uchida
11:00 am – 11:30 am Coffee Break Coffee Break
11:30 am – 11:50 am Invited Talk - I
Didier Stricker
Oral Talk - I
11:50 am – 12:15 pm Oral Talk - II
12:15 pm – 12:40 pm Invited Talk - II
Marc-Peter Schambach
Oral Talk - III
12:40 pm – 01:00 pm Oral Talk - IV
01:00 pm – 02:00 pm Group Photo + Lunch Lunch
02:00 pm – 02:25 pm Invited Talk - III
Vassilis Katsouros
Invited Talk - VIII
Ulrich Schwanecke
02:25 pm – 02:45 pm Invited Talk - IX
Sheraz Ahmed
02:45 pm – 03:10 pm Invited Talk - IV
Foteini Simistria Liwicki
Invited Talk - X
Rafia Mumtaz
03:10 pm – 03:30 pm Invited Talk - XI
Muhammad Shahzad
03:30 pm – 04:00 pm Coffee Break Coffee Break
04:00 pm – 06:00 pm Poster Session Panel Discussion
06:00 pm – 09:00 pm Cultural Show &
Dinner at NUST CiPS Hall (7 pm)
Award for Best Paper +
Sovenginers for Speakers Closing

Event Partner

Event FAQs

By Air -- From Islamabad International Airport

Islamabad International Airport is at a drive of 1 hour from the event venue. Shuttle service from the airport to the event venue/major hotels will be provided to the participants. Please provide your arrival details to the organizing committee at least 48 hours before your arrival.

By Road -- From M1/M2 Motorways

The main entrance of NUST is on Kashmir Highway, which is connected to M1/M2 Motorway on a signal-free corridor.

By Train -- Islamabad Railway Station

You can take a cab or call Uber/Careem to reach NUST. It is 15 min (11 Km) from the Margalla Railway Station, Islamabad.

There are several hotels in Islamabad where participants can get accommodation on discounted rates such as Islamabad Serena Hotel (from $275), Ramada Hotel (from $150), Islamabad Club, and Best Western Hotel (from $70). Furthermore, on-campus accommodation will also be available at NUST (from $30). NUST has numerous boarding facilities for students as well as academicians visiting from abroad.

Please check if you need Visa to travel to Pakistan. In such case, if you need a letter please contact the organizing committee.

Registration Fee

The structure of the proposed registration fee is as follows. The registration fees include the talks, lunches, coffee breaks, social activities and the banquet.

Author Registration (June 15, 2019):
  • Student Author: PKR 1, 500
  • Professional Author: PKR 4,000
  • International Participant (author/non-author): USD 120
  • Participant (National/International): PKR 500
Full Registration (July 31, 2019):
  • Student Author: PKR 2,000
  • Professional Author: PKR 5,000
  • International Participant (author/non-author): USD 150
  • Participant (National/International): PKR 1000
The ICPRA will offer the following incentives and discounts:
  • Registration fee will be waived off for Pakistani students coming from rular areas and universities.
  • Discounted accommodation will be provided to international students.

Event Location

School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
National University of Sciences and Technology
Sector: H-12, Islamabad

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