W4PR: Women at ICPR Workshop

A celebration of the ICPR's female researchers to be held in conjunction with the

25th International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR 2020)
Milan, Italy
January 10, 2021

The first Women at ICPR workshop (W4PR) will celebrate women's contributions to the IAPR. It aims to foster a culture embracing inclusiveness and diversity values within IAPR, by creating an opportunity for young and senior women scientists to interact and connect with each other. This workshop builds upon past social events (coffee break and lunch) for women organized at ICPR 2016 (Cancun) and ICPR 2018 (Beijing).

Because of the shift to an online format, all papers by ICPR's women authors will now already be available to everyone in the main program. The workshop will consist of live online activities: invited talks, a panel discussion, and small group breakout sessions.

Delegates of any gender are welcome to attend.


This online event will occur on Sunday January 10, 16:00-18:15 (in timezone UTC+1).

About the Speakers

Ingela NyströmIngela Nyström is Professor in Visualization with focus on image analysis for medical applications. While her base is within the Faculty of Science and Technology, one of her drives has been to build bridges between Uppsala University's three disciplinary domains. She is currently involved in WoMHeR (a centre for women's mental health), Digital Humanities Uppsala, Medtech Science & Innovation and is subject coordinator in Computer Science. Professor Nyström is a former President of the Int. Assoc. for Pattern Recognition.
Linda O'Gorman Linda O'Gorman has managed the Office of the Secretariat for the International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR) since 2004 and has been Layout Editor for the IAPR Newsletter since 2003. In 2008, Linda assisted Professor Herb Freeman with his update of the "History of the International Association for Pattern Recognition". The combination of these roles has provided a unique vantage from which to observe the evolution of the IAPR. At ICPR2016 in Cancun, Linda received a Certificate of Appreciation from the IAPR Executive Committee. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Psychology from Duke University. Linda is an avid craftsperson and gardener; for her, the garden is an ever-changing, 3D painting.

Important Dates

WorkshopJanuary 10, 2021

Workshop Organizers

A. Branzan AlbuUniversity of Victoria
M. De MarsicoUniv. Roma La Sapienza

Other Committee Members

L. AkarunBogazici University
I. AmeriniUniv. Roma La Sapienza
M. CorniaUniv. Modena
R. FisherUniversity of Edinburgh
I. NyströmUppsala University


Email: Prof. Alexandra Branzan Albu at aalbu@ece.uvic.ca

Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
University of Victoria
Engineering Office Wing, Room 448
Victoria BC, Canada

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