Deadline for Paper Submission: July 15, 2011
Notification for Acceptance: August 15, 2011

Camera ready submission and author registration : August 31, 2011

After the success of the Second International Conference of Soft Computing and Pattern Recognition (SoCPaR 2010), SoCPaR 2011 is organized to bring together worldwide leading researchers and practitioners interested in advancing the state of the art in Soft Computing and Pattern Recognition, for exchanging knowledge that encompasses a broad range of disciplines among various distinct communities. It is hoped that researchers and practitioners will bring new prospects for collaboration across disciplines and gain inspiration to facilitate novel breakthroughs. The themes for this conference are thus focused on "Innovating and Inspiring Soft Computing and Intelligent Pattern Recognition".

The conference is expected to provide an opportunity for the researchers to meet and discuss the latest solutions, scientific results and methods in solving intriguing problems in the fields of soft Computing and Pattern Recognition. The conference programme will include workshops, special sessions and tutorials, along with prominent keynote speakers and regular paper presentations in parallel tracks. All accepted papers will be compiled in conference proceedings published by the IEEE Computer Society's Conference Publishing Services. The General Chairs, along with the entire team cordially invite you to submit your latest research results in the fields of Soft Computing and Intelligent Pattern Recognition, and to take part in the upcoming conference, to be held on October, 14-16 in Dalian, China. The conference is supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC).

All submitted papers will be refereed by experts in the field based on the criteria of originality, significance, quality, and clarity. All papers accepted will be included in IEEE Xplore and indexed by Ei Compendex and ISTP. Accepted papers presented at SoCPaR2011 will be selected and recommended for possible publication in Journal Special Issues and Edited Volumes (indexed by SCI, EI Compendex, etc.)

                                                  Ajith Abraham, Hongbo Liu and Fuchun Sun
                                                           General Chairs – SoCPaR 2011


Dalian, China

Dalian is a city of sub-provincial administrative status in Northeast China's Liaoning Province, facing Shandong to the south and the Yellow Sea to the east and the Bohai Sea to the west and south. Dalian is the southernmost city of Northeast China and China's northernmost (still warm water) seaport. After the capital, Shenyang, Dalian is the second largest city of Liaoning Province, and has a long history of being used by foreign powers as a port.