Novel Data-Representation and Classification Techniques

in Special Issue   Posted on March 31, 2020 

Information for the Special Issue

Submission Deadline: Tue 31 Mar 2020
Journal Impact Factor : 3.255
Journal Name : Pattern Recognition Letters
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Motivations and Topics

In Pattern Recognition, data representation is very important since this stage is crucial in the success of data classification (supervised or unsupervised). Data-representation also determines the tools that can be used for classification and sometimes new classification tools are specially designed for special data-representations. How to represent the intrinsic structure of data and the development of classification tools for these novel representations becomes urgent, important and challenging.

This special issue aims at capturing the latest advances in novel data-representation and classification techniques from the research community working on Pattern Recognition. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Visual data representation
  • Textual data representation
  • Structural data representation
  • Sparse representation
  • Novel techniques for supervised and unsupervised classification
  • Applications in image classification, video processing, bioinformatics, medicine, and data mining

Important dates

Manuscript submission period: October 1-31, 2019

First notification: January 31, 2020

Revised manuscript submission: March 31, 2020

Notification of final decision: May 31, 2020

Online publication: June 2020

Reviewing process

All papers will be rigorously refereed and will undergo a standard review process of PRL. Each paper will be reviewed by at least two referees and that, in general, only two reviewing rounds will be possible, out of which major revision is possible for the first reviewing round. Submissions will probably being rejected if major revision is still required after the second reviewing round.

Submission guidelines

All submissions have to be prepared according to the Guide for Authors as published in the Journal Web Site at Authors are encouraged to submit their papers electronically by using online manuscript submission at:

To ensure that all manuscripts are correctly included into the special issue, it is important that authors select the acronym “VSI:DR&CT” of this special issue when they reach the “Article Type” step in the submission process.

The submitted papers should not have been previously published or be under consideration for publication elsewhere. If one submission is the extended work of one conference paper, the original work should be included and a description of the changes should be provided. The PRLetters submission should include at least 30% new contribution of high relevance (more experiments, proofs of theorems not included in the conference paper, more comparisons with other methods in the literature and so on); and the title of the PRLetters paper should be different, the same figures cannot be used and the common part of the conference paper and of the extended version cannot be verbatim the same.

The maximal length of a paper is 7 pages in the PRLetters layout and may become 8 in the revised version if referees explicitly request significant additions.

Guest Editors:

Jose Francisco Martinez-Trinidad (Managing Guest Editor)

Computer Science Department of the National Institute of Astrophysics, Optics and Electronics, Mexico

Jesus Ariel Carrasco-Ochoa

Computer Science Department of the National Institute of Astrophysics, Optics and Electronics, Mexico

Jose Arturo Olvera-Lopez

Autonomous University of Puebla (BUAP), Mexico

Sudeep Sarkar

Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of South Florida, Tampa

Joaquin Salas

CICATA Queretaro-IPN, Mexico

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