ANNPR 2020

September 2nd-4th, 2020
ZHAW, Winterthur, Switzerland
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2020-06-04: Confirmed Keynote Speakers: Jürgen Schmidhuber (Swiss AI Lab IDSIA) and Pascal Paysan (Varian Medical Systems)

2020-06-04: Schedule Update: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have updated the conference schedule. The new deadline for paper submission is now June 19, 2020. This will give researchers intending to contribute to ANNPR 2020 more time to cope with the difficult situation induced by the pandemic. See also Dates

2020-06-04: We confirm that the conference will happen as planned, September 2nd-4th, 2020. Should it turn out to be prohibitive to hold it as a physical event in Winterthur, we will move to an online-only format. We do not intend to postpone or cancel the conference. We will send out another update about the format of the conference, including information about registration, in the next weeks.

2020-02-20: Best workshop papers will be invited to publish extended versions in a special issue of the Open Access Journal MDPI “Computers”, free of charge!

2020-01-01: Confirmed keynote speakers: Naftali Tishby (Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel) and Bernd Feisleben (University of Marburg, Germany)


The 9th IAPR TC3 Workshop on Artificial Neural Networks in Pattern Recognition, ANNPR 2020, will be held from September 2nd-4th, 2020, at Zurich University of Applied Sciences ZHAW in Winterthur, Switzerland.

The workshop will act as a major forum for international researchers and practitioners working in all areas of neural network- and machine learning-based pattern recognition to present and discuss the latest research, results, and ideas in these areas. ANNPR is the biannual workshop organized by the Technical Committee 3 (IAPR TC3) on Neural Networks & Computational Intelligence of the International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR).

The Zurich region is the hub of the digital economy in Switzerland, hosting companies like Google, NVIDIA, IBM and Facebook with a high natural affinity to neural networks and pattern recognition. It is also host to world famous universities such as ETH Zurich and University of Zurich UZH, as well as to several universities of applied sciences including ZHAW. The Swiss AI Institute IDSIA in Lugano, as well as the Swiss Data Science Center SDSC by ETH Zurich and EPFL Lausanne complete the Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning landscape in the region.

Among the previous editions of the workshop were ANNPR 2018 (Siena, Italy), ANNPR 2016 (Ulm, Germany), ANNPR 2014 (Montreal, Canada), ANNPR 2012 (Trento, Italy), ANNPR 2010 (Cairo, Egypt), ANNPR 2008 (Paris, France) and ANNPR 2006 (Ulm, Germany).

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