The 25th Annual Symposium of the Pattern Recognition Association of South Africa

27-28 November 2014, Cape Town


This website will provide you with all the information you need for this year's PRASA conference, which will take place on 27 and 28 November 2014 at Lagoon Beach Hotel in Cape Town. 

This symposium is the 25th organised annual event of the Pattern Recognition Association of South Africa (PRASA).  PRASA is affiliated with the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and with the International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR).  

PRASA will be held in conjunction with the 6th Workshop on African Language Technology (AfLaT) and the 7th conference of Robotics and Mechatronics (RobMech). See http://robmech.co.za and http://www.aflat.org for more information on these events. 

In addition to PRASA, AfLaT and RobMech, the 11th FASTAR workshop will take place from 1-5 December in Stellenbosch to make provision for interested parties to attend all four events. See  http://www.fastar.org/wiki/index.php?title=FASTAR_2014 for more information on the workshop. 


Students are encouraged to submit papers, posters and demonstrations. Detailed submission requirements are available on the relevant websites and in the Call for papers section.

The conference is organised by the Centre for Text Technology (CTexT®), at the North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus.  

This is a great opportunity to meet other like-minded scientists in the interdisciplinary fields of pattern recognition, robotics and human language technology.

Information Update:

Thank you to all that submitted to the joint RobMech/PRASA/AfLaT conference. We had over 100 submissions for the two days, an overwhelming response. The review process took a little longer to complete than anticipated and thus closing registration will be delayed until the 5th November 2014.

Please note:
1.    Registration closes midnight 5th November 2014. Follow the link to register for the conference:   
2.    Space at the conference is limited to 160 delegates due to the venue size.
3.    Presenting authors get preference. But unregistered presenters will be removed from the
4.    All Authors that submitted are eligible for the registration discount. Not only those that were
5.    Print ready papers are due 12 November 2014.

An AGM is planned for the end of day 2. A full agenda will be available closer to the conference. All delegates are invited to attend. A major item up for discussion is the formalisation of the merging of RobMech, PRASA and AfLaT in the future as a single conference covering all the relevant topics. Please give it some thought. Questions and comments can be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .