Welcome to SoCPaR 2013 and Hanoi!

After the success of the Fourth International Conference of Soft Computing and Pattern Recognition (SoCPaR 2012), SoCPaR 2013 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. Like previous years, we expect the SoCPaR 2013 proceedings to be published by IEEE subject to fulfilling of all quality requirements of IEEE. 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 December 14-17 in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Like previous editions, all accepted papers presented at SoCPaR2013 will be selected and recommended for possible publication in Journal Special Issues and Edited Volumes (indexed by SCI, EI Compendex, etc.)

Long Thanh Ngo, Ajith Abraham and Andre Carvalho
General Chairs – SoCPaR 2013



Le Quy Don Technical University