Sergey Ablameyko from Belarus was reelected vice-president of the International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR). The Belarusian scientist is a corresponding member of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus and the general director of Associate Institute of Information Technologies. Sergey Ablameyko will supervise the work of all IAPR technical committees being the chief research manager.
According to a representative with the Associate Institute of Information Technologies, the vice-president’s term of office is two years. The Belarusian scientist was elected IAPR vice-president for the first time in 2004 at an international conference in Cambridge, the UK. Over the 30-year history of the organization no other scientist from Central and Eastern Europe had ever been elected to this high post. The tendency was to elect specialists from the U.S., Japan and Western Europe.
The recent election was held at the 19th international conference on pattern recognition in Hong Kong in late August.
The International Association for Pattern Recognition was founded in 1976. It is the basic scientific organization that coordinates the research in the field of pattern recognition and processing and unites scientists and specialists in information technologies from 42 countries. Belarus was one of the first countries of the former Soviet Union that joined IAPR in 1993. Belarus actively cooperates with scientists from many member-states.