I. Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning
·  Statistical, syntactic and structural pattern recognition
·  Machine learning and data mining
·  Artificial neural networks
·  Dimensionality reduction and manifold learning
·  Classification and clustering
·  Graphical Models for Pattern Recognition
·  Representation and analysis in pixel/voxel images
·  Support vector machines and kernel methods
·  Symbolic learning
·  Active and ensemble learning
·  Deep learning
·  Pattern recognition for big data
·  Transfer learning
·  Semi-supervised learning and spectral methods
·  Model selection
·  Reinforcement learning and temporal models
·  Performance Evaluation

II. Computer Vision and Robot Vision
·  Vision sensors
·  Early/low-level vision
·  Biologically motivated vision
·  Illumination and reflectance modeling
·  Image based modeling
·  Physics-based vision
·  Perceptual organization
·  Shape modeling and encoding
·  Computational photography
·  3D shape recovery
·  Motion, tracking and video analysis
·  3D sensors: depth sensors, ToF, Kinect
·  2D/3D object detection and recognition
·  Activity and event analysis
·  Scene understanding
·  Occlusion and shadow detection
·  Stereo and multiple view geometry
·  Reconstruction and camera motion estimation
·  Vision for graphics
·  Deep learning
·  Vision for robotics
·  Cognitive and embodied visión
·  Humanoid vision

III. Image, Speech, Signal and Video Processing
·  Image, Speech, Signal and Video Processing
·  Image and video analysis and understanding
·  Sensor array & multichannel signal processing
·  Segmentation, features and descriptors
·  Texture and color analysis
·  Enhancement, restoration and filtering
·  Coding, compression and super-resolution
·  Facial expression recognition
·  Affective computing
·  Human computer interaction
·  Human body motion and gesture based interaction
·  Audio and acoustic processing and analysis
·  Automatic speech and speaker recognition
·  Spoken language processing
·  Speech and natural language based interaction
·  Group interaction: analysis of verbal and non-verbal communication
·  Multimedia analysis, indexing and retrieval
·  Depth & range sensor data processing and analysis

IV. Document Analysis, Biometrics and Pattern Recognition Applications
·  Character and Text Recognition
·  Handwriting Recognition
·  Graphics Recognition
·  Document Understanding
·  Gesture and Behavior Analysis
·  Mixed and Augmented Reality
·  Face, fingerprint and iris recognition
·  Other biometrics (gait, soft, speaker, periocular, etc.)
·  Novel biometrics
·  Biometric systems and applications
·  Multi-biometrics
·  Forensic biometrics and applications
·  Bioinformatics
·  Surveillance and Security
·  Search, Retrieval and Visualization
·  Art, Cultural Heritage and Entertainment
·  Industrial image analysis
·  Human computer interaction
·  Analysis of humans
·  Pattern and digital evidence
·  Performance analysis and enhancement
·  Applications of pattern recognition to big data

V. Biomedical Image Analysis and Applications
·  Medical image and signal analysis
·  Biological image and signal analysis
·  Modeling, simulation and visualization
·  Computer-aided detection and diagnosis
·  Image guidance and robot guidance of interventions
·  Content based image retrieval and data mining
·  Medical and biological imaging
·  Segmentation of biomedical images
·  Molecular and cellular image analysis
·  Volumetric image analysis
·  Deformable object tracking and registration
·  Computational anatomy and digital human
·  VR/AR in medical education, diagnosis and surgery
·  Medical robotics
·  Imaging and hardware for health care
·  Brain-computer interfaces
·  Data mining for biological databases
·  Algorithms for molecular biology
·  Deep learning for biomedical image analysis