Pattern Recognition Letters

Special Issue on

Frontiers in Handwriting Processing

Pattern Recognition Letters is seeking original and unpublished manuscripts for a Special Issue on Frontiers in Handwriting Processing, scheduled for publication in 2012.

Pattern Recognition Letters ( is an official publication of the International Association for Pattern Recognition. The goal of this Special Issue is to bring the cutting edge research work being conducted in the area of computer processing of human handwriting.

We invite original contributions that provide novel solutions to challenging problems. Submitted papers can address theoretical or practical aspects of progress and directions in handwriting processing research. During the past years there have been significant progress in a number of areas of handwriting processing. Contributions of survey articles by leading researchers are also welcome.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Handwriting Recognition Techniques

Preprocessing and Segmentation Techniques

Multiple Sources and Multiple Experts

Innovative Approaches in Handwriting Recognition

Soft Computing for Handwriting Processing and Understanding

Systems and Architectures

Metrics, Protocols and Performance Evaluation

Error Reduction and Performance Enhancement

Writer Verification and Identification

Motor Models for Writing and Drawing

Human Reading Models and Psychological Aspects

Document and Image Retrieval Techniques

Handwritten Annotations in Documents

Forensic Studies and Security Issues

Multimedia Systems

Color Information Utilization

WWW Applications

PDA, Smart Pen, Smart Whiteboard and Remote Applications

Cognitive Studies of Handwriting

Handwritten CAPTCHA and other handwriting based security systems

Submission of manuscripts:

Authors are encouraged to submit their papers electronically by using online manuscript submission at:


To ensure that all manuscripts are correctly identified for inclusion into the special issue, it is important that authors select the acronym "Special Issue: FHP" of this special issue when they reach the "Article Type" step in the submission process.

All papers will be rigorously refereed and will undergo a very competitive selection process. The length of your manuscript should not exceed 7000 words, plus the necessary figures and tables. Papers already submitted or presented in a Conference may be submitted for this Special Issue provided the authors have obtained significant new results or developed significant new methods over and above what was already submitted or presented at a Conference.

Submission period:

The Elsevier Editorial System ( will be set in due time to allow authors to upload their contributions to the special issue in the period October 1, 2011 October 30, 2011.

Important dates:

Manuscript submission deadline:
First notification:
Revised manuscript submission:
Notification of final decision:
Publication of special issue:

October 30, 2011
January 31, 2012 *
March 31, 2012 *
November 30, 2012 *
2013 *


* tentative dates

Guest Editors:

B. B. Chaudhuri

Indian Statistical Institute
Kolkata, India

M. Shridhar

University of Michigan
Dearborn, Michigan, USA

F. Kimura

Mie University

J. H. Kim

South Korea

E. Anquetil


U. Bhattacharya

Indian Statistical Institute
Kolkata, India



Please download FHP Special Issue Call for Papers: