Call for Papers: Special Issue on Selected Papers from 25th ICPR - Computer Vision, Robotics and Intelligent Systems

Special Issue on Selected Papers from 25th ICPR - Computer Vision, Robotics and Intelligent Systems

The special issue will showcase the best submissions from Track 2 (Biometrics, Human Analysis and Behavior Understanding) and Track 3 (Computer Vision, Robotics and Intelligent Systems) of the 25th International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR) for the proposed special issue.  The issue welcomes submissions independent from ICPR also alongside articles invited from ICPR.

Guest Editors:
Michele Nappi, University of Salerno, Italy (

Stefano Ricciardi, University of Molise, Italy (

Richard Guest, University of Kent, UK (

Sambit Bakshi, National Institute of Technology Rourkela, India ( (Managing / Lead GE)

Topics of ICPR 2021 under two tracks for consideration under this SI:

Track 2: Biometric systems and forensics applications:

  • hard biometrics: face, iris, gait, fingerprint, speech-based recognition
  • soft biometrics: skin, hair, facial and body measurements, behavior, facial expression-based recognition
  • multi-biometrics
  • closed set, open set, open world identity recognition
  • gesture, action and event recognition and tracking
  • human computer interaction: human body motion and gesture-based interaction, speech and natural language-based interaction
  • affective computing
  • pattern recognition for surveillance and security

Track 3: Computer Vision, Robotics and Intelligent Systems

  • early and low-level vision
  • physics-based vision and perceptual organization
  • stereo and multiple view geometry, 3D shape recovery
  • 2D/3D object detection and recognition
  • motion, tracking and video analysis
  • deformable object tracking and registration
  • object recognition and manipulation
  • image and video analysis and understanding
  • vision for autonomous driving
  • vision for robotics, robot navigation and SLAM


  • Submission window opens: February 1st 2021
  • Submission Deadline: March 15th 2021
  • First Round decision: May 31st 2021
  • Revision Due: June 30th 2021
  • Final decision: August 15th 2021
  • Publication: papers are immediately published in the Volume and Issue

Submission Guidelines

Authors should prepare their manuscript according to the Instructions for Authors available from the Machine Vision and Applications website. Authors should submit through the online submission site at and select “SI: 25th ICPR” when they reach the “Article Type” step in the submission process.

Submitted papers should present original, unpublished work, relevant to one of the topics of the special issue. All submitted papers will be evaluated on the basis of relevance, significance of contribution, technical quality, scholarship, and quality of presentation, by at least three independent reviewers. It is the policy of the journal that no submission, or substantially overlapping submission, be published or be under review at another journal or conference at any time during the review process.

Papers extending previously published conference papers are acceptable, as long as the journal submission provides a significant contribution beyond the conference paper, and the overlap is described clearly at the beginning of the journal submission. If you have any question about whether the overlap with another paper is "substantial," please include in the paper a discussion of the similarities and differences with other papers, including the unique contribution(s) of the journal submission.