20th International Conference on 


 Trento, 9-13 September, 2019 

ICIAP 2019 is the 20th edition of a series of conferences organized biennially by the Italian Member Society (CVPL, ex GIRPR) of the International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR).
The focus of the conference is on both classic and recent trends in computer vision, pattern recognition and image processing, and covers both theoretical and applicative aspects, with particular emphasis on the following topics:

  • Video Analysis & Understanding

  • Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning

  • Deep Learning

  • Multiview Geometry and 3D Computer Vision

  • Image Analysis, Detection and Recognition

  • Multimedia

  • Biomedical and Assistive Technology

  • Digital Forensics

  • Image Processing for Cultural Heritage

Important Dates

Workshop and Tutorial
September 9th-10th, 2019

Main Conference
September  11th-13th, 2019

Full paper submission
The deadline has been postponed to May 6th, 2019

Full paper evaluation notification
June 24th, 2019

Camera ready submission
July 12th, 2019


ICIAP2019 will host the presentation of the results of the Challange DAFNE (Digital Anastylosis of Frescoes challeNgE). This is an international competition in the artistic heritage sector designed to provide virtual solutions that ultimately add to the fresco restorer’s toolkit. The deadline for on-line registration is 31st May 2019.

Brave new Ideas

ICIAP 2019 will also solicit submissions of “brave new ideas” papers. These papers explore highly innovative ideas, visionary applications and theoretical paradigm shifts in the area of computer vision, pattern recognition, machine learning, multimedia analysis and image processing. These papers can arise, for instance, from highly interdisciplinary works (e.g. involving socio-technical studies), from research that exploits innovative data sources as well as from studies that adopt radically new strategies for addressing a well established task. Due to their visionary nature, the underlying studies can be at an embryonic stage and experimental results can be at preliminary level. However, we expect these papers to provide evidence of the validity of the proposed contribution.

Call 4 Papers

ICIAP 2019 is the 20th edition of a series of conferences organized biennially by the Italian Member Society (CVPL, ex GIRPR) of the International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR).

The conference covers both classic and most recent trends in computer vision, pattern recognition, image processing and deep learning and promises to be a very exciting forum where to meet scholars and students. Specific topic areas have been selected, each one overseen by scientists, among the main experts in the respective areas. The conference is structured in oral, spotlights and poster sessions and foresees the invited lectures of distinguished speakers. Satellite workshops, special sessions and tutorials are also organized.

Accepted papers will be included in the ICIAP 2019 Conference Proceedings, which will be published by Springer in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series (LNCS). Every accepted paper requires that at least one author is registered with regular registration fee and attending the conference.

How to apply

The maximum number of pages is 10 + 1 page containing only references. Papers will be selected by a review process.
Authors of ICIAP 2019 papers can find complete instructions of how to format their papers in the documents listed below.

Instructions (PDF | 76KB )

Template Word (ZIP | 0.6 MB )

Template Latex (ZIP | 0.3 MB )

Springer’s proceedings LaTeX templates are available in Overleaf. Springer encourages authors to include their ORCIDs in their papers. Additional information can be found in “Springer LNCS – Information for Authors of Computer Science Publications“. Papers can be submitted using the CMT 

When submitting the camera ready, the corresponding author of each paper, acting on behalf of all of the authors of that paper, must complete and sign the Consent-to-Publish form, through which the copyright for their paper is transferred to Springer.

Consent-to-Publish form (PDF | 0.2 KB )


Industrial Session

In this Industrial Session we will bring together researchers and practitioners in industrial engineering and computer science interested in industrial machine vision to overview the state of the art and identify the most interesting research lines. We welcome contributions involving traditional and non-conventional vision (e.g. IR and X-ray), visual inspection, real-time computer vision, 3D reconstruction and vision for robotics, etc... Position papers presenting new industrial systems and case studies, possibly reporting preliminary validation studies, are also encouraged, therefore we expect a positive response from both academic and industrial communities.



Invited Speakers

Davide Scaramuzza, University of Zurich and ETH Zurich
Tal Ayellet, Technion Israel of Technology
Emanuele Rodolà, Sapienza University of Rome
Alessandra Sciutti, Italian Institute of Technology


- Vision, Language and Action: from Captioning to Embodied AI, Lorenzo Baraldi (Univ. Modena Reggio Emilia)
- Transferring Knowledge Across Domains: an Introduction to Deep Domain Adaptation, Massimiliano Mancini (IIT FBK), Pietro Morerio (IIT)
- High-Dynamic-Range imaging: improvements and limits, Alessandro Rizzi (Univ. Milano)
- Anomaly Detection in Images, Giacomo Boracchi (Politecnico Milano), Diego Carrera (ST Microelectronics)
- Fingerprint Presentation Attacks Detection: lessons learned and a ROADMAP to the Future, Gian Luca Marcialis (Univ. Cagliari)


Organizers: Daniel Riccio, Francesco Marra, Diego Gragnaniello - University of Naples Federico II, Italy; Chang-Tsun Li - University of Warwick, UK and Charles Sturt University, Australia


Organizers: Tanmoy Chakarboty - Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology Delhi, India; Stefano Marrone - University of Naples Federico II, Italy; Giancarlo Sperlì - CINI-ITEM National Lab, Italy


Organizers: Paola Barra, Carmen Bisogni - University of Salerno, Italy; David Freire Obregon - University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain; Fabio Narducci - University of Naples Parthenope, Italy


Organizers: Sebastiano Battiato, Giovanni Marina Farinella - Università di Catania, Italy; Cosimo Distante - ISASI CNR, Italy; Luigi Di Stefano - Università di Bologna, Italy; Anette Wolfrath - GFK, Germany; Massimo De Benedictis - IPSOS, France; Marina Paolanti, Emanuele Frontoni, Primo Zingaretti - Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy


Organizers: Francesco Fontanella, Mario Molinara - Università di Cassino e del Lazio meridionale, Italy; Filippo Stanco - Università di Catania, Italy

 Registration & Fees

To participate in the conference, register by using the form available below.

Please note that the maximum number of participants is limited to 220.

Onsite registration may be offered on a space available basis. Please contact the organizing committee ahead of the conference to make sure that you can register onsite, and note that onsite registration desks will close once the full capacity is reached.


Accompanying persons or IAPR members not attending the conference may attend the social dinner, if there are still places available, and pay directly at the restaurant.

Full Conference

The registration fee for the full conference participants covers:

  • admission to all congress sessions for 5 days
  • abstract book
  • congress kit
  • lunches and coffee breaks for 5 days
  • welcome reception
  • social dinner
Profile Early bird up to July 19Late fee July 20 - August 20Onsite * 


€ 700

€ 750

€ 800

IAPR member

€ 600

€ 650

€ 700


€ 400€ 450€ 500
IAPR Student member

€ 350

€ 400€ 450

* only POS payment are accepted

Workshops/Tutorial only 

The registration fee for the WS/tutorial participants covers:

  • admission to all congress sessions for 2 days
  • abstract book
  • congress kit
  • lunches and coffee breaks for 2 days
  • welcome reception
Profile Early bird up to July 19Late fee July 20 - August 20Onsite * 


€ 350

€ 400

€ 450

IAPR member

€ 300€ 350€ 400


€ 250€ 300€ 350

* only POS payment are accepted


If you need an invitation letter for a visa, you must register for ICIAP 2019 and pay the fee before we can issue any invitation letter.
International registrants should be particularly aware and careful about visa requirements, and should plan travel well in advance. 



The event will be hosted at the Palazzo di Giurisprudenza

Kindly notice, ICIAP participants will be welcommed at the Foyer, via Rosmini 27. 


Getting in

By Plane

The nearest airports to Trento are:
1. Verona Valerio Catullo, Italy (90 km);
2. Treviso A. Canova (135 km)
3. Venice Marco Polo, Italy (163 km);
4. Innsbruck, Austria (172 km)
5. Bergamo Orio al Serio, Italy (180 km)
6. Milano Linate and Malpensa, Italy (250 km)
7. Munich, Germany (312 km)

Verona Valerio Catullo Airport Verona-Trento by train takes about 1 hour. The closest airport to Trento is the International Airport of Verona Valerio Catullo.
The airport offers connections to the major European destinations, including the international hubs of Frankfurt, Paris, London Gatwick, and Rome, and some low-cost flights (RyanAir from Frankfurt and Bremen; Transavia from Amsterdam; Germanwings from Berlin, Bonn and London Stansted). For more information visit the airport website. From the Verona Catullo airport to Verona Porta Nuova Railway Station, an Aerobus service is available every day, every 20 minutes.
You can find the shuttle to the railway station just outside the arrivals terminal of the Verona airport. You can buy the ticket online, directly on the bus or inside the airport in a ticket booth. The cost of a one-way ticket is 6 EUR.
The bus is available from 6:35 AM to 9:10 PM, every 20 minutes; from 20:10 to 11:30 every 40 minutes. The trip from the airport to the train station is around 15 minutes. For prices and timetables for the Verona-Trento train, please visit the site Trenitalia.

Treviso A. Canova The international airport A. Canova can be considered to reach Trento. Treviso-Trento by train takes about 3 hours. Treviso international A. Canova Airport is connected by a bus and taxi service to the nearby Treviso and Venezia Mestre railway stations: Locations served by bus from Treviso Antonio Canova Airport • Treviso: ACTT Line 6 • Venice railway station and Piazzale Roma: ATVO line.
The bus can be caught from the airport: in Via Noalese, to the right of the airport exit. Tickets can be bought at the ticket office in the Arrivals hall on the ground floor of Treviso Airport terminal building or on the bus. Connections between Treviso Canova international Airport and the Treviso and Venezia Mestre railway stations • Treviso station • ACTT Line 6 Journey time: 15-20 minutes
A bus can be caught from the airport: in Via Noalese, to the right of the airport exit. For more info please visit. http://www.trevisoairport.it/en/transport/train.html

Venice Marco Polo Airport. Venice-Trento by train takes about 2.5 hours
The International Airport of Venice Marco Polo can be considered to reach Trento. The Venice airport is well connected to the railway station of Venice-Mestre and Venice-Santa Lucia by ATVO and ATCV buses. Venice-Mestre railway station is reachable by bus no 15, Venice-Santa Lucia railway station is reachable by bus no 5.
Please, note that if you consider Venice-Santa Lucia railway station you have to get off the bus in Piazzale Roma and from there walk 10 minutes over the bridge Ponte della Costituzione. You can buy the ticket from a ticket booth or online before your arrival. The cost of a one-way ticket is 8 EUR.
The bus line is available from 6 AM to 12:00 PM. The trip from the airport to the train stations is around 35 minutes. For prices and timetables for the Venice-Trento train, please visit the site of Trenitalia.

Innsbruck Airport. Innsbruck-Trento by train takes about 2.5 hours The International Airport of Innsbruck (Austria) can be considered to reach Trento. The Innsbruck main train station is easily accessed by train or bus from the Innsbruck Airport. Bus route F connects the Innsbruck main station with the airport main building. The journey takes about 20 minutes.
For prices and timetables for the Innsbruck-Trento train, please visit the site of Austrian railways.

Bergamo Orio al Serio Airport. Bergamo-Trento by train takes about 3.5 hours.
The International Airport of Bergamo Orio al Serio is a basis for many low-cost flights (e.g., RyanAir from London Stansted, Paris Beauvais, Barcelona Girona, Valencia). The Bergamo railway station is easily reachable by ATB shuttle bus from the airport in only 15 minutes You can buy the ticket either from a newspaper kiosk or from a ticket booth. The cost of a one-way ticket is 2 EUR.
The bus line is available from 6:15 AM to 12:00 PM, every 20 minutes. The trip from the airport to the train station is around 15 minutes. For prices and timetables for the Bergamo-Trento train, please visit the site of Trenitalia.

Milano Linate Airport. Milano-Trento by train takes about 3 hours.
The airport of Milano Linate can be considered to reach Trento. Milano Linate is just 7 km from the Milano city centre and can be easily reached with various airport shuttles and with ATM lines 73 Urban line 73 Milan Piazza San Babila M1 - Linate First departure: 5:35 a.m. Last departure: 12:35 a.m. Departures every 10 minutes, every day Fare: 1,5 euro Company: ATM www.atm.it
Further info on: http://www.milanolinate-airport.com/en/directions-and-parking/by-bus
Also, a taxi can be considered.
For prices and timetables for the Milano-Trento train please, visit the site of Trenitalia.

Milano Malpensa Airport Milano-Trento by train takes about 3 hours.
The International Airport of Milano Malpensa can be considered to reach Trento. From Malpensa airport take the Malpensa Express train to Milano, Stazione Nord. Once there, take subway line 2 (green line) to reach the Central Train Station. For prices and timetables for the Milano-Trento train, please visit the site of Trenitalia.

Munich Airport. Munich-Trento by train takes about 4.5 hours.
The International Airport of Munich (Germany) can be considered to reach Trento. Trento can be directly reached by train from Munich: for the train schedule, please visit the site of the German State railways. By train Train tickets can be purchased at the railway station. Italian train tickets must be stamped with the yellow machines available at the platform (binario) entrance before getting on the train. In buying your ticket you should specify the arrival station (Trento), the train you are planning to take (some InterCity trains require a supplement that is more expensive if purchased on the train) and the class: 1st (prima) or 2nd (seconda). First class is more comfortable and about 60% more expensive.
Find trains and purchase tickets online • Trenitalia (Italian State Railways) • Deutsche Bahn (German State Railways) • Obb (Austrian State Railways) • Sbb (Swiss State Railways)

By Car

If you are reaching Trento from the north, exit the A22 motorway at TRENTO NORD and follow the signs to go to the Trento city center. If you are reaching Trento from the south, exit the A22 motorway at TRENTO SUD and follow the signs to go to the Trento city center. ViaMichelin is a good link for getting detailed driving directions. Please note that trip advisors may still suggest: TRENTO CENTRO as A22 motorway, but this is closed.

By Train

You can reach Trento by train from almost everywhere in Europe. The main companies which travel to Trento are:

OBB http://www.oebb.at/en/

BAHN https://www.bahn.com/

TRENITALIA http://www.trenitalia.com/

About the City

The city of Trento: the unique charm of a renaissance alpine city, where history is art.

Trento is a city rooted in art and history, where the Italian and Mitteleuropean cultures meet. Unique amongst the alpine cities, the City of the Council (1545 - 1563) still keeps its precious monuments as tokens of its rich artistic and historic heritage. Built in the elegant renaissance style, they have been enhanced by recent refurbishing works.

Special mention goes to the Castello del Buonconsiglio, the Castle for several centuries residence of the Prince-Bishops of Trento; the Duomo, the Cathedral of Trento dedicated to San Vigilio, its gorgeous piazza and fountain dedicated to Neptune, the frescoed houses and Council churches as well as the museums and exhibitions which make the city of Trento a true landmark of alpine arts, culture and traditions.

Concilio di Trento (Concilium Tridentinum)

The Council of Trento, held between 1545 and 1563 in Trento and Bologna, was one of the Roman Catholic Church’s most important ecumenical councils. Prompted by the Protestant Reformation, it has been described as the embodiment of the Counter-Reformation.

Castello del Buonconsiglio (Buonconsiglio Castle)

The Castello del Buonconsiglio is the largest and most important monumental complex of the Trentino Alto Adige region.

It was the residence of the Principi Vescovi (Prince-Bishops) of Trentofrom the 13th century to the end of the 18th century, and is composed of a series of buildings of different eras, enclosed by walls and positioned slightly higher than the city:

  • the Castelvecchio is the oldest part, dominated by an imposing cylindrical tower
  • the Magno Palazzo is the 16th century expansion in the Italian Renaissance-style as commissioned by the Prince-Bishop and Cardinal Bernardo Clesio (1485-1539)
  • the Baroque-style Giunta Albertiana dates from the end of the 17thcentury
  • at the extreme south of the complex is the Torre Aquila, within which is conserved the famous Cycle of the Months, one of the most fascinating secular pictorial cycles of the late Middle Ages.

Also of exceptional interest are the extensive cycle of frescoes commissioned by the bishops to decorate the interior walls of the Castle, mainly in the late Middle Ages to the Renaissance period. After the end of the Episcopal principality (1803) the castle was used as a barracks; following its restoration in 1924, it became the National Museum, and since 1973 it belongs to the Autonomous Province of Trento.

Duomo di Trento (Cathedral of Trento)

Trento’s Cathedral is dedicated to Saint Vigil and has ancient origins.

There are in fact records that indicate the first church was built on the burial ground of this saint, martyred in the fifth century. It was then enlarged, whilst its present appearance is owed to Bishop Federico Vanga, who entrusted the redesigning of the cathedral to Adam d’Argogno in 1212. The position of the church is the result of his plan.

The construction, continued over the centuries by d’Arogno’s descendants, underwent various changes with respect to the original project due both to the churches needs and the changes in construction techniques. The contrast between the Romanesque style and the height of the vaults recalling gothic cathedrals is extraordinary. Two climbing staircases built into the lateral walls lead up to the two bell towers, in the opposite direction to the altar. Amongst the numerous works of art it is worth noting the worshipped wooden statue of Our Lady of Sorrow, some of the altars, a series of canvasses, the Romanesque sculpture (credited to Adam d’Arogno) called the Madonna of the Drowned, at whose feet the bodies of people who drowned in the Adige or the irrigation channels that flowed through the city and funeral monuments of numerous famous political and religious characters were placed.

In the southern aisle the Alberti Chapel can be found. This contains a large crucifix, in front of which, on 4 December 1563 at the end of the Council, the decrees of the counterreformation were promulgated.

The high Altar with a baroque canopy above, erected in the middle of the eighteenth century with the annulment of the citizens vote during the French siege of 1703, holds the urn with the relics of Saint Vigil.

The frescoes, created between the 13th and 15th century, can be attributed to painters from Venetian, Lombardian and late gothic schools and depict classic Christian themes.

The palaeochristian basilica can be entered from the northern transept, which an excavation campaign lasted several years made accessible.

Trento offers visitors its richly historical and artistic heritage all year around. Visitors can admire its beauties while strolling around the city centre’s alleys, enjoying shopping or visiting the city’s museums.

Museo del Castello del Buonconsiglio

The castle has numerous art and archaeological collections that were first assembled in the mid-19th century within the Civic Museum of Trento and include objects that date from prehistory up to the first half of the 19thcentury documenting the historical and artistic events of Trento and its surrounding territory.

For more information, please see the dedicated website.

MUSE, Museo delle Scienze (MUSE, Science Museum)

MUSE is a place of constant change, from the main exhibitions, up to date with the latest developments, to special projects, with prestigious national and international collaborations, and finally to MUSE Lab, where the most advanced experiments in the field of new technologies take place.

The exhibition of Muse uses the metaphor of the mountain to describe life on Earth.

You start from the top: the terrace and the 4th floor allow us to encounter the sun and ice, and from there you descend to investigate the issues of biodiversity, sustainability, and evolution, until you reach the basement and the wonder of the tropical greenhouse.


Trento has special agreements with local Hotels and B&B to grant keen rates to the Congress' participants. Please find in the enclosed lists 2018 fees. Please notice that the mentioned rates can be granted according to the availability and only with personally contacting the hotel for booking.

Hotel rates offered to the University of Trento

General Chairs

Oswald Lanz, Stefano Messelodi, Fondazione Bruno Kessler

Nicu Sebe, University of Trento

Program Chairs

Elisa Ricci, University of Trento & Fondazione Bruno Kessler

Samuel Rota-Bulò, Mapillary Research

Cees Snoek, University of Amsterdam


Workshop Chairs

Marco Cristani, University of Verona

Andrea Prati, University of Parma

Tutorial Chairs

Costantino Grana, University of Modena e Reggio Emilia

Lamberto Ballan, University of Padova

Special Session Chairs

Marco Bertini, University of Florence

Tatiana Tommasi, Italian Institute of Technology

Industrial Chairs

Paul Chippendale, Fondazione Bruno Kessler

Fabio Galasso, OSRAM

Publicity/Web Chair

Davide Boscaini, Fondazione Bruno Kessler

Publication Chair

Michela Lecca, Fondazione Bruno Kessler


Local Chair

Fabio Poiesi, Fondazione Bruno Kessler

Gloria Zen, University of Trento

Stéphane Lathuillère, University of Trento

Asia Liaison Chair

Ramanathan Subramanian, University of Glasgow, Singapore

USA Liaison Chair

Yan Yan, Texas State University, USA

Steering Committee

Virginio Cantoni, University of Pavia

Luigi Pietro Cordella, University of Napoli Federico II

Rita Cucchiara, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia

Alberto Del Bimbo, University of Firenze

Marco Ferretti, University of Pavia

Gian Luca Foresti, University of Udine

Fabio Roli, University of Cagliari

Gabriella Sanniti di Baja, ICAR-CNR

Area Chairs

Video Analysis and Understanding

Andrea Cavallaro, Queen Mary University of London

Efstratios Gavves, University of Amsterdam

Pattern Recognition & Machine Learning

Battista Biggio, University of Cagliari

Marcello Pelillo, University of Venice

Deep Learning

Marco Gori, University of Siena

Francesco Orabona, Boston University

Multiview Geometry and 3D Computer Vision

Andrea Fusiello, University of Udine

Alessio Del Bue, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT), Genova

Federico Tombari, Technische Universität München

Image Analysis, Detection and Recognition

Barbara Caputo, University of Rome, La Sapienza

Jasper Uijlings, Google AI


Xavier Alameda-Pineda, INRIA

Francesco De Natale, University of Trento

Biomedical and Assistive Technology

Giovanni Maria Farinella, University of Catania

Roberto Manduchi, UCSC

Digital Forensics

Giulia Boato, University of Trento

Fernando Pérez-González, University of Vigo

Image processing for Cultural Heritage

Andreas Rauber, TU Wien

Lorenzo Seidenari, University of Florence

Brave New Ideas

Michele Merler, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center

Concetto Spampinato, University of Catania



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