Conference venue
Area della Ricerca del CNR di Pisa
Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie dell’Informazione “A. Faedo” (ISTI)

Important dates
Conference: Jan 31 – Feb 1, 2019
Submission: Oct 5, 2018
Notification: Nov 6, 2018
Camera ready: Nov 19, 2018
Visual Pattern Extraction and Recognition for Cultural Heritage Understanding Workshop (VIPERC2019)

Visual Pattern Extraction and Recognition for Cultural Heritage Understanding Workshop (VIPERC2019)

30th of January, 2019 – Area del CNR di Pisa

Event co-located with the IRCDL2019 conference

Background and goals

Nowadays, the cultural heritage represents an invaluable source of knowledge for a depth understanding of history and tradition. It can include archaeological sites and finds, historical monuments, manuscripts and documents, photographs, films, artistic works (paintings, decorative objects, sculptures, etc.), and other different elements of artistic, archaeological or historical value. In order to preserve historical treasures, different sensors have been used for producing large amount of visual data, which can be effectively processed for the extraction of useful information. In the last years, machine learning, intelligent systems and statistical analysis have become popular for the extraction, analysis and identification of patterns from visual data in different real-life scenarios.

In this context, the main goal of this workshop is presenting the advancement of the state-of-the-art in statistical and data mining tools, as well as the introduction of innovative and intelligent systems for visual pattern extraction, analysis and recognition aiming to preserve the cultural heritage. Hence, it combines multiple aspects deriving from different research areas such as Computer Vision, Pattern Recognition, Artificial Intelligence, Software Engineering, Archaeometry and History.

The workshop will take place in the same venue of the IRCDL2019 conference, in the afternoon of the 30th of January, 2019.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Pattern extraction and recognition in historical documents
  • Statistical methods for historical language recognition
  • Intelligent systems for art restoration
  • Archiving and searching methods for cultural heritage multimedia data
  • Information retrieval in cultural heritage images
  • Content-based image retrieval for cultural heritage
  • Feature extraction from cultural heritage multimedia data
  • Classification, similarity and segmentation of cultural heritage images
  • Augmented and virtual reality systems
  • 3D reconstruction and model processing
  • Machine learning for document classification of cultural heritage
  • Graph-based methods for cultural heritage multimedia data
  • Nature-inspired algorithms for historical multimedia data
  • Deep learning applied to cultural heritage images, videos and documents
  • Hardware-based solutions for image analysis in cultural heritage

Important Dates

  • Workshop: Jan 30, 2019 (afternoon)
  • Submission deadline: Dec 20, 2018
  • Notification of acceptance: Jan 4, 2019
  • Camera-ready and registration: Jan 11, 2019

Organising committee

  • Alessia Amelio, University of Calabria, Italy
  • Marijana Ćosović, University of East Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Ivo R. Draganov, Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Radmila Janković, Mathematical Institute of Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Serbia
  • Katerina Kabassi, Ionian University, Greece
  • Dejan Tanikić, University of Belgrade, Serbia

Scientific committee

  • Efthimios Alepis, University of Piraeus, Greece
  • Svetlin Antonov, Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Gazi Erkan Bostanci, Ankara University, Turkey
  • Ivo Dochev, Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Žarko Ćojbašić, University of Niš, Serbia
  • Vladimir Despotović, University of Belgrade, Serbia
  • Lilyana Docheva, Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Branislav Gerazov, Ss Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, Macedonia
  • Dustin van der Haar, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Emina Junuz, Dzemal Bijedic University, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Tomislav Kartalov, Ss Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, Macedonia
  • Vassilis Komianos, Ionian University, Greece
  • Lyubomir Laskov, Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Miodrag Manić, University of Niš, Serbia
  • Emmanouel Maravelakis, TEI of Crete, Greece
  • Zoran Miljković, University of Belgrade, Serbia
  • Zoran Milivojević, College of Applied Technical Sciences, Serbia
  • Phivos Mylonas, Ionian University, Greece
  • Nikolay Neshov, Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Slobodan Obradović, Information Technology School, Serbia.
  • Konstantinos Oikonomou, Dean of the Ionian university, Greece
  • Iyiola Emmanuel Olatunji, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
  • Zulfiqar Ali Ranjha, National University of Computer & Emerging Science, Pakistan
  • Rebeca Díaz Redondo, Universidade de Vigo, Spain
  • Umar Shoaib, University of Gujrat, Pakistan
  • Miroslav Trajanović, University of Niš, Serbia
  • George Tsihrintzis, University of Piraeus, Greece
  • Pierangelo Veltri, University of Calabria, Italy
  • Ana Fernández Vilas, Universidade de Vigo, Spain
  • Maria Virvou, University of Piraeus, Greece
  • Eugenio Vocaturo, University of Calabria, Italy
  • Spyros Vosinakis, Aegean University, Greece
  • Ester Zumpano, University of Calabria, Italy


All submissions must be written in English following Springer LNCS author guidelines and should be submitted as PDF files to EasyChair, with maximum paper length of 12 pages. All submissions will be reviewed by at least two independent reviewers. All the accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings after being presented in the workshop. These papers will be accessible online and submitted for indexation to renowned open access indexation services.

Please note that at least one author per paper needs to register for the workshop in order to include the paper in the workshop proceedings.


Registration to the workshop is included in the registration to the conference. The registration fee is EUR 50 (regular), EUR 25 (bachelor, master, PhD, and post-doc – assegno di ricerca). For registration forms and rules, please visit the conference registration page.


Alessia Amelio
phone: +39 0984 494783

VIPERC 2019 is co-sponsored by OpenAIRE-Advance (EC-H2020 grant 777541)


For any information or feedback please contact the organizers

Important dates

Submission: September 14, 2018
Notification: October 7, 2018

IRCDL Proceedings Series