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The 4th International Conference on Advances in
Pattern Recognition and Digital Techniques
December 27-29, 1999

Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta

Second Call For Papers

Advisory Committee:

S. B. Rao (India), Chairman, M. G. K. Menon (India),
L. A. Zadeh (USA), A. Rosenfeld (USA), S. Amari (Japan),
J. C. Bezdek (USA),R. M. Haralick (USA), C. R. Rao (USA),
V. Ramanathan (USA), A. P. Mitra (India), J. K. Ghosh (India),
D. Dutta Majumder (India), V. Di Gesu (Italy), T. Yamakawa (Japan),
A. K. Jain (USA), S. Acton (USA), M. Grabisch (France),
K. V. Mardia (UK), J. M. Brady (UK), B. L. Deekshatulu (India),
B. M. Reddy (India), S. C. Dutta Roy (India), R. A. Mashelkar (India),
B. N. Chatterjee (India), N. Ahuja (USA), V. S. Ramamurthy (India),
A. Kakodkar (India).

International Program Committee (Tentative)

S. Abe (Japan), S. Chaudhury (In), N. Chatterjee (In), Y. Y. Chen (Taiwan),
S.B. Cho (Kr), R. Dave (USA), T. Furuhashi (Japan),
T. Gedeon (AU), S. Ghosh Ray (USA), M. M. Gupta (Canada),
L. Hall (USA), Y. Hayashi (Japan), J. Kacprzyk (Poland), N. Kasabov (NZ),
J. Keller (USA), A. Koenig (Germany), M. Koeppen (Germany),
R. Krishnapuram (USA), S. Kumar (In), C. T. Lin (Taiwan),
A. K. Mandal (In), S. Mitra (USA),
R. K. Mudi (In), M. Mukaidono (Japan), W. Pedrycz (Canada), B. Raj (In),
S. Ray (AU), P. K. Saxena (In), S. Suganthan (AU), C. T. Sun (Taiwan),
H. Szu (USA), H. Tanaka (Japan), Y. V. Venkatesh (In), B. Yegnarayana (In),
J. Zurada (USA), N. R. Pal, Chairman (In).

Organizing Committee:

J. Das, Chairman, N. R. Ganguli, A. K. De, K. S. Ray, B. Chanda,
D. P. Mukherjee, N. C. Deb, S. K. Dutta, S. K. Seal, B. P. Sinha,
M. K. Chakraborty, B. K. Sinha, P. K. Nandi, BEC (DU),
S. K. Sarkar, NPL, Delhi, D. K. Rakshit, JU, M. K. Chakraborty, CU,
A. Maitra, CU, N. R. Pal, Convener.

The Objective : To bring the researchers working in pattern
recognition, digital techniques and related
areas under one umbrella to enable exchange
of ideas and interaction between them for
the advancement of science and technology.

The Theme : Applications of Pattern Recognition and Digital
Techniques to Intelligent Systems.

The Topics of
Interest : These include but not limited to the following:
pattern recognition, image processing & computer
vision, artificial intelligence, signal processing
including speech, radar/satellite remote sensing
with applications, atmospheric modeling & forecasting,
neuro-computing, fuzzy systems, hybrid soft computing
systems, approximate reasoning & related tools like
fractals, chaos, mathematical morphology, genetic
algorithms, & rough sets.

The Venue : The Conference will be held in the Indian Statistical
Institute, Calcutta. The conference site is very close
to the Calcutta International Airport and is well
connected by India's two important railway terminus.

Accommodation : For details about hotels/guest houses/ hostels in the city,
please see the "Registration-Accommodation form". For
further details please contact the Conference Secretariat

The Extras : The city of Calcutta is proud of several interesting
site seeing spots including a wonderful museum, a big
zoo, the Victoria memorial and a newly built nice
science city. A local sight seeing program and also a
social / cultural program will be arranged for the
participants. Details will be intimated later.

The Submission
Procedure : Three copies of the full paper not exceeding 4 A-4 size pages
with complete affiliation of each author including e-mail
address, if any, should be sent to the Chairman, Organizing
Committee by July 15, 1999. Each paper will be reviewed
by prominent researchers in the relevant areas. All
accepted papers will be published in the Conference
Proceedings which will be made available during the

Tutorials and
Invited Sessions : There will be a one-day tutorial preceding the
conference on Dec. 26, 1999. First part of the tutorial
will be on the basics of pattern recognition and various
tools for the same while the second part will focus on
the``state-of-the art''in pattern recognition technology.
A limited number of applicants will be allowed on first
come first served basis. Some special invited sessions
will also be organized by renowned scientists.

Special Issues: We plan to bring out a few special issues of some
international journals based on enhanced versions of
some selected papers.

The Key Dates :

Papers submission July 15, 1999
Acceptance notification September 15, 1999
Camera-ready copy due October 15, 1999

The Registration:
Advance Registration (by Oct.15, '99) Rs. 1000.00 or US $ 100.00
Late Registration (after Oct.15, '99) Rs. 1500.00 or US $ 150.00
Tutorial Registration (by Oct.15, '99) Rs. 1000.00 or US $ 100.00
Late Tutorial Registration (after Oct.15,'99)Rs. 1500.00 or US $ 150.00
Student Registration for Conference Rs. 500.00 or US $ 50.00
Student Registration for Tutorial Rs. 500.00 or US $ 50.00

Further Details:
Visit our website at or
E-mail at or write to
Organizing Committee Chairman / Convener, ICAPRDT '99
Electronics and Communication Sciences Unit
Indian Statistical Institute
203 B. T. Road.
Calcutta 700 035

===================== REGISTRATION - ACCOMMODATION FORM ======================

ICAPRDT'99 Registration & Accommodation Form
Important notes on Registration:
* Early-registration is effective only when this form with the appropriate
payment is received by the Convener/Chairman of ICAPRDT'99 by October 15,
* Students must include a letter from department head verifying their
full-time student status.
* Non-Indian participants should provide passport No. and Citizenship for
their Visa.

(First Name) (Middle Initial ) (Last Name)
Address :__________________________________________________________________
City :___________________ Country:_________________Zip:_________________
Tel :______________________ Fax:_______________________________________
e-mail :______________ Citizenship:_________ Passport No:________________

Conference Registration Fee: (please tick on appropriate boxes)
| Classification | Until October 15,1999 | After October 15,1999 |
| Conference [ ] | Rs.1000.00 or US $100 | Rs.1500.00 or US $150 |
| Regular -------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Tutorials [ ] | Rs.1000.00 or US $100 | Rs.1500.00 or US $150 |
| Conference [ ] | Rs. 500.00 or US $ 50 | Rs. 500.00 or US $ 50 |
| Student -------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Tutorials [ ] | Rs. 500.00 or US $ 50 | Rs. 500.00 or US $ 50 |
| Banquet [ ] | Rs. 200.00 or US $ 10 |
* Registration INCLUDES one banquet ticket and proceeding, Lunch & Tea for the
conference days.
* Accompanying persons who wish to attend the banquet should purchase tickets

Important notes on Reservation:
* Please return this form to the Convener/ Chairman of ICAPRDT '99 By October
15, 1999.
* No reservation will be confirmed without a deposit for at least one night.
In hotels, an extra amount of about 30% of room rate will be required as
taxes etc. At other places service charges may be applicable.
* All reservations are on a first-come first-serve basis.The listed rates
cannot be guaranteed after October 15, 1999.
* If your first choice is not available, you will be placed in your second
choice, if available. If your second choice is not available, you will be
placed in your third choice.
* The exchange rate for US dollar is variable and is approximately Rs.43.00
per dollar as of May 1999.

Accommodation choice: Please indicate your choice below (see room rates table).
1. ............................. Room Type ......... No. of Rooms..............
2. ............................. Room Type ......... No. of Rooms .............
3. ............................. Room Type ......... No. of Rooms .............
Check in Date......... Check out Date.......... Sharing with ..................
Mode of Payment: By bank draft payable to Indian Statistical Institute,

For ICAPRDT'99 Secretariat use only:
Received Date............ Registration No. ................Amount .............

Mail this form by October 15, 1999 with payment to:
Secretariat of ICAPRDT'99,
Electronics & Communication Science Unit,
203, B. T. Road, Calcutta 700 035
Tel : (091) -33-577 3244 / -33-577 8085 Fax: (091)-33-5776680

Accommodation and room rates:
No. Grade Type Room rates
1 ***** Hotel AC Single room Rs. 6,000.00 (US$ 150.00)
2 ***** Hotel AC Double room Rs. 6,500.00 (US$ 170.00)
3 *** Hotel AC Single room Rs. 3,000.00 (US$ 90.00)
4 *** Hotel AC Double room Rs. 3,500.00 (US$ 100.00)
5 *** Hotel Suit (AC) Rs. 4,000.00 (US$ 120.00)
6 Guest House AC Single room Rs. 800.00 (US$ 25.00)
7 Guest House AC Double room Rs. 1,000.00 (US$ 30.00)
8 Guest House Non Ac Double room Rs. 500.00 (US$ 15.00)
9 Guest House Non Ac Single room Rs. 250.00 (US$ 10.00)
10 Hostel Non Ac Single room Rs. 100.00
11 Hostel Non Ac Double room Rs. 150.00
12 Exclusively Non Ac Shared room Rs. 50.00
for Students


Dr. Nikhil R. Pal
Electronics and Communication Sciences Unit
Indian Statistical Institute
203 B. T. Road
Calcutta - 700 035

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Fax : 91-33-577-6680

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