The workshop on Features and Structures (FEAST 2014) was held on August 24th, 2014 in Stockholm, Sweden. The workshop was part of the workshop series at the International Conference on Pattern Recognition. We would like to thank all participants for their contributions to the workshop. Click to see a summary of the workshop in the IAPR newsletter

Update: In 2015, a second edition of FEAST will be held at ICML!

Data consisting of an underlying structure (sets, graphs, trees, sequences...) associated with descriptive attributes is important in many fields such as as natural language processing, medical imaging, computer vision, bioinformatics, chemoinformatics, neuroscience, and social network analysis. Open problems include choice of representation, combining discrete structure with continuous features, and dealing with low sample size situations. The purpose of this workshop is to provide an open, low-threshold forum for discussing such and related problems. We welcome both original contributions, preliminary ideas and overviews of work that has already been published elsewhere. To encourage high-quality submissions, oral presentations and posters will be selected based on an extended abstract.

Click here for the call for abstracts! 

We welcome contributions including but not limited to:

  • multiple instance learning
  • structural kernels (graphs, trees, sequences, sets, etc)
  • distance-based methods
  • embedding and metricity
  • topological descriptors
  • structured output
  • combining structural and feature-based classifiers
  • large-scale graph analysis
  • structures in computational topology and bioinformatics
  • benchmark datasets
  • applications

Important dates:
  • February 1, 2014 - Submission opens
  • April 30, 2014 - Deadline for abstract submission round 1
  • May 15, 2014 - Notification of acceptance round 1
  • May 15, 2014 - Deadline for abstract submission round 2
  • May 30, 2014 - Notification of acceptance round 2
  • August 24, 2014 - Workshop in Stockholm, Sweden