Welcome to RecPad 2016, the 22nd edition of the Portuguese Conference on Pattern Recognition, sponsored by the APRP (Associação Portuguesa de Reconhecimento de Padrões - Portuguese Association for Pattern Recognition).

This year RecPad is held at the University of Aveiro, on October 28, 2016.

Authors are invited to submit two (2) pages of extended abstracts on topics such as artificial intelligence, image processing and machine vision, covering theoretical and/or applied work. All papers will be reviewed "double blind", normally by two members of our Technical Program Committee. The reviewers will judge the submissions on originality, theoretical and/or experimental results, and presentation. The accepted papers will be compiled and distributed only in electronic format.

RecPad 2016 is a single track meeting with only poster presentations and one keynote speaker.


Conference: October 28, 2016

Submission of Papers: September 7 14, 2016

Notification of Paper Acceptance:September 28 October 3, 2016

Submission of Camera-ready Papers: October 10, 2016

Author Registration: October 10, 2016

Call for papers

RecPad 2016 is the Portuguese Conference on Pattern Recognition, sponsored by the APRP (Portuguese Association for Pattern Recognition). RecPad 2016 will take place at University of Aveiro, on October 28th, 2016. It is a one-day conference, with an invited talk and poster sessions.

RecPad 2016 promotes the collaboration between the Portuguese scientific community in the fields of Pattern Recognition, Image Analysis and Processing, Soft Computing, and related areas with example topics such as:

  • Biometrics
  • Character recognition
  • Classification clustering ensembles and multi-classifiers
  • Data mining and big data
  • Feature extraction, discretization and selection
  • Fuzzy logic and fuzzy image processing
  • Gesture recognition
  • Hybrid methods
  • Image description and registration
  • Image enhancement, restoration and segmentation
  • Image understanding
  • Information theory
  • Intelligent systems
  • Machine vision
  • Neural network architectures
  • Object recognition
  • Pattern recognition applications
  • Sensors and sensor fusion
  • Soft computing techniques
  • Statistical methods
  • Syntactical methods

The works should be submitted as extended abstracts for consideration by the Technical Program Committee. The accepted papers will be compiled and distributed only in electronic format. The program of the conference is designed to allow travelling to Aveiro in the same day of the conference.

It is an ideal time for socializing and sharing experiences between young and senior researchers, showcasing their work and looking ahead to the future.

PDF version of the Call for Papers available here

We all look forward to seeing you in Aveiro.

The Organizing Committee of RecPad 2016.


Technical Committee (provisional):
  • Alexandre Bernardino (IST)
  • Ana Maria Mendonça (FEUP)
  • Ana Maria Tomé (UA)
  • António J. R. Neves (UA)
  • António Pinheiro (UBI)
  • Aurélio Campilho (FEUP)
  • Beatriz Sousa Santos (UA)
  • Bernardete Ribeiro (UC)
  • Catarina Silva (IPL)
  • Fernando Monteiro (IPB)
  • Hans du Buf (UAlg)
  • Helder Araújo (UC)
  • Hugo Proença (UBI)
  • Jaime Cardoso (FEUP)
  • João Barroso (UTAD)
  • João Rodrigues (UAlg)
  • João Sanches (IST)
  • João Tavares (FEUP)
  • Joaquim Pinto da Costa (FCUP)
  • Jorge Barbosa (FEUP)
  • Jorge S. Marques (IST)
  • Jorge Santos (ISEP)
  • José Silva (Academia Militar)
  • Luís A. Alexandre (UBI)
  • Luís F. Teixeira (FEUP)
  • Mário Figueiredo (IST)
  • Noel Lopes (IPG)
  • Paulo Oliveira (IST)
  • Paulo Salgado (UTAD)
  • Pedro Pina (IST)
  • Susana Vinga (IST)
  • Verónica Vasconcelos (ISEC)


Organizing Committee:
  • Armando J. Pinho (UA)
  • Diogo Pratas (UA)
  • Raquel Sebastião (UA)
  • Samuel Silva (UA)
  • Sónia Gouveia (UA)
  • Susana Brás (UA)

Invited Speaker

Joan Serra Sagristà
Joan Serra Sagristà
Remote sensing data compression

This talk describes recent developments in several areas of remote sensing data compression. The first part of the talk will introduce the current status of Earth Observation missions and the need for efficient data transmission, where data compression plays a significant role. The second part of the talk will be dedicated to onboard compression of remote sensing data, in particular to recent and ongoing work developed by the main space agencies. The third part of the talk will introduce some of our own recent developments in this field.


Short biography

Joan Serra-Sagristà (IEEE Senior Member 2011) received the Ph.D. degree in computer science from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), Spain, in 1999. He is currently an Associate Professor at Department of Information and Communications Engineering, UAB. He holds the Accreditation as Full Professor from both Spanish ANECA and Catalan AQU Catalunya. From September 1997 to December 1998, he was at University of Bonn, Germany, funded by DAAD. His current research interests focus on data compression, with special attention to image coding for remote sensing and telemedicine applications. He serves as Associate Editor of IEEE Trans. on Image Processing and as Program Committee co-chair for IEEE Data Compression Conference. He has co-authored over one hundred publications. He was the recipient of the Spanish Intensification Young Investigator Award in 2006.


The papers should be submitted via EasyChair. The submission is done in four steps: set up an account with EasyChair, enter a paper title and abstract, and finally upload your paper. Please be sure to read the formatting instructions. Some common questions about submission can be send via the contact form. Submitted papers should be prepared according to the published specification for formatting and style.

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Formatting your paper

The authors are invited to submit papers with not more than two (2) pages including results, figures and references, according to the formatting style. Papers which are overlength will not be reviewed.

Typesetting for review

Typesetting should preferably be done using the PDFLaTeX system (part of all modern LaTeX distributions). However, submissions prepared in Microsoft Word or OpenOffice and converted to pdf will be accepted. Papers must be formatted for blind review and according to the following templates:

All accepted papers will be presented as posters.

Camera Ready

The final version of the paper should add any information removed to anonymise the paper and remove any line numbering added for the review process. Please do take into account the comments from the reviewers when preparing your paper. Papers should be prepared according to the published specification for formatting and style. The length should not exceed three (3) pages.

Poster presentations

You will have a space for A0 portrait poster (85 x 120 cm maximum).

Velcro pads or pins will be provided for affixing posters to the display boards.


To complete your registration, please download this form (doc, pdf) and send it with your registration details together with a copy of the bank transfer receipt to recpad2016@ua.pt.

Invoice information:

Universidade de Aveiro, Campus Universitário de Santiago, 3810-193 Aveiro, NIF PT 501461108.


The conference program is available here.

The conference proceedings is available here.


TRAVEL SUPPORT: APRP sponsors travelling by train or bus to RecPad from a distance of more than 100Km from Aveiro. Please send an email to aprp@fe.up.pt with your paper number, the tickets, your full name and address and your bank account number.

It is possible to get the bus in front of Avenue Lourenço Peixinho at Aveiro raillway station. The exit of the bus is Reitoria da Universidade de Aveiro (BUS)· The conference will be held at Auditório da livraria (Q). Near there are the Reitoria, CGD (ATM) and CTT (post office).


Contact us

IEETA, Campus Universitário de Santiago 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal

+351 234 370 500