The 8th International Workshop on

Machine Learning, Pattern Recognition & Applications

(MLPRA 2018)


As part of

The 16th International Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation (HPCS 2018) or

July 16 – 20, 2018

Orléans, France

Paper Submission Deadline: April 12, 2018 - Extended

Submissions could be for full papers, short papers, poster papers, or posters


The International Workshop on Machine Learning, Pattern Recognition and Applications aims to bring together researchers in the fields of Machine Learning and Pattern Recognition. The workshop will address recent advances in theory, methodologies and various related applications. It is meant to promote the advancement, discussion and presentation of new research and development in the areas of machine learning, artificial intelligence, pattern recognition and applications. Of special interest are those using high performance computing approaches and systems.

The MLPRA Workshop topics of interest include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Statistical Learning

  • Knowledge Acquisition and Learning

  • Knowledge Discovery

  • Cooperative Learning

  • Support Vector Machines

  • Instance Based Learning

  • Grammatical Inference

  • Graph Theoretic Methods for Machine Learning

  • Computational Learning Theory

  • Neural Network Learning

  • Object, Character, Graphical & Text Recognition

  • Multi-classifiers

  • Neural Networks for Pattern Recognition

  • Deep Learning, Cognitive Computing, Intelligent Agent, Chatbot and HPC Environments

  • Cognitive Science Applications

  • Object Detection, Recognition & Categorization

  • Recognition, Analytics, and Visualization

  • Fuzzy Methods for Image and Pattern Recognition

  • Syntactical Methods

  • Statistical Methods

  • Structural Methods

  • Logical and Combinatorial Methods

  • Classification

  • Feature Selection and Extraction

  • Clustering, Descriptors, Segmentation, and Filtering

  • Matching & Verification

  • Computer Vision and Applications

  • Image Processing, Understanding, Description and Recognition

  • Imaging Technologies & Acquisition

  • Swarm Intelligence and Machine Learning

  • Evolutionary Multi-objective Optimization

  • Threats to Machine Learning Applications

  • Intelligent Systems & Machine Learning Applications

  • Machine Learning & Pattern Recognition Applications


You are invited to submit original and unpublished research works on above and other topics related to machine learning, pattern recognition, intelligence and applications. Submitted papers must not have been published or simultaneously submitted elsewhere until it appears in HPCS proceedings, in the case of acceptance, or notified otherwise. For Regular papers, please submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript, not to exceed 8 double-column formatted pages per template, and include up to 6 keywords and an abstract of no more than 400 words. Additional pages will be charged additional fee. Submission should include a cover page with authors' names, affiliation addresses, fax numbers, phone numbers, and all authors email addresses. Please, indicate clearly the corresponding author(s) although all authors are equally responsible for the manuscript. Short papers (up to 4 pages), poster papers and posters (please refer to for posters submission details) will also be considered. Please specify the type of submission you have. Please include page numbers on all preliminary submissions to make it easier for reviewers to provide helpful comments.

Submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript to the workshop paper submission site at . Acknowledgement will be sent within 48 hours of submission.

Conference Policies

Only PDF files will be accepted, uploaded to the submission link above. Each paper will receive a minimum of three reviews. Papers will be selected based on their originality, relevance, significance, technical clarity and presentation, language, and references. Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper, if accepted. At least one of the authors of each accepted paper will have to register and attend the HPCS 2018 conference to present the paper at the workshop as scheduled. By submitting the paper to the HPCS conference, all authors agree to abide by all HPCS conference paper submission, publication and presentation policies as well as following ethical and professional codes of conduct, including those of the professional co-sponsoring organizations. For more information, please refer to the Authors Info and Registration Info pages.


Accepted papers will be published in the Conference proceedings. Instructions for final manuscript format and requirements will be posted on the HPCS 2018 Conference web site. It is our intent to have the proceedings formally published in hard and soft copies and be available at the time of the conference. The proceedings is projected to be included in the IEEE or ACM Digital Library and indexed in all major indexing services accordingly.


Plans are underway to have the best papers, in extended version, selected for possible publication in a reputable journal as special issue. Detailed information will soon be announced and will be made available on the conference website.

If you have any questions about paper submission or the workshop, please contact the workshop organizers.


Paper Submissions: ------------------------------------------- 12 April 2018 - Extended

Acceptance Notification: -------------------------------------- 01 May 2018

Camera Ready Papers and Registration Due by: ----------- 15 May 2018

Conference Dates: -------------------------------------------- July 16 – 20, 2018


Christian Morbidoni

Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Informazione

Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy

Phone: +39 071 220 4830

Fax: +39 071


Teng Moh

Department of Computer Science

San Jose State University, California, USA

Phone: +1 408 924-5147

Fax: +1 408 924-5062


International Program Committee*:

All submitted papers will be rigorously reviewed by the workshop technical program committee members following similar criteria used in HPCS 2018 and will be published as part of the HPCS 2018 Proceedings.

  • Ludovico Boratto, Eurecat, Barcelona, Spain

  • Alessandro Cucchiarelli, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy

  • Artyom Grigoryan, University of Texas - San Antonio, Texas, USA

  • Tin Kam Ho, IBM T.J. Watson, New York, USA

  • Adrian Horzyk, AGH University of Science and Technology, Cracow, Poland

  • Stefanos Kollias, Technical University of Athens, Greece

  • Mineichi Kudo, Hokkaido University, Japan

  • Vadim Mottl, Computing Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia

  • Emanuele Principi, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy

  • Julián Ramos-Cózar, University of Málaga, Spain

  • Roberto Saia, University of Cagliari, Italy

  • Giovanni Stilo, University of Rome - La Sapienza, Italy

  • TBA, TBA

(* Committee formation is pending and will be finalized shortly.)

For information or questions about Conference's paper submission, tutorials, posters, workshops, special sessions, exhibits, demos, panels and forums organization, doctoral colloquium, and any other information about the conference location, registration, paper formatting, etc., please consult the Conference’s web site at URL: or or contact one of the Conference's organizers.