IbPRIA 2003 (Iberian Conference on Pattern Recognition and Image Analysis) was the first of a series of similar events organized every two years,by AERFAI (Asociacion Espanola de Reconocimento de Formas y Analisis de Imagenes) and APRP (Associação Portuguesa de Reconhecimento de Padrões). In 2003 it was hosted by the Universitat de les Illes Balears,Departament de Ciencies Matematiques i Informatica.
It provides an international forum for presentation of ongoing research in computer vision, image analysis, pattern recognition and speech recognition. Taking into account the new frontiers of information society programs where images and audio are fundamental in the communication process, new applications are also being addressed, namely videoconferencing, motion detection, human tracking and speech applications.
The response to the call for papers for this conference was very good. From 185 full papers submitted, 130 were accepted, 72 being presented as oral presentations and 58 as posters. The review process was carried out by the Program Committee, each being paper assessed by at least two reviewers.