CVPR Lab “Alfredo Petrosino”

Computer Vision & Pattern Recognition Laboratory

Head of Laboratory: prof. Francesco Camastra

May 31st 2021: In memory of our beloved Alfredo Petrosino

To honor the memory of our beloved Professor Alfredo Petrosino who sadly passed away on May 31st, 2019, the University of Naples "Parthenope", the Department of Science and Technologies, the Colleagues, the Friends, the Students, and the Family are proud to celebrate his remarkable legacy and his outstanding behavior as a Scientist, as a Person, as a Husband, as a Father.

Share our feelings and be inspired by the gargantuan footprint he left on our path joining us on May 31st, 2021 at 16:00 CEST for the online Event "In Memory of Prof. Alfredo Petrosino": [Event]

Institutional speeches from the University of Naples "Parthenope"

  • 16:00 The Head of the bachelor degree course in Computer Science, University of Naples "Parthenope" - Prof. Angelo Ciaramella
  • 16:05 The Rector of the University of Naples "Parthenope" - Prof. Alberto Carotenuto
  • 16:10 The Dean of the interdepartmental School of Science, Engineering, and Health of the University of Naples "Parthenope" - Prof. Giulio Giunta

Scientific Lectures

  • 16:15 Large scale Computational Systems Biology in the Genomic Era - Prof. Michele Ceccarelli, University of Naples Federico II
  • 16:45 RPCA applied to Background/Foreground Separation - Dr. Sajid Javed, Khalifa University, United Arab Emirates

iOS Apple Foundation Program @ the University of Naples "Parthenope"

  • 17:15 - iOS Apple Foundation Program "Parthenope" - Dr. Michele Di Capua
  • 17:20 - Apple International - Daryl Hawas
  • 17:25 - Best App Award "Alfredo Petrosino" - Natalia Salvi

To our Professor Alfredo Petrosino

The Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition group is part of the Department of Science and Technology at University of Naples “Parthenope”. The research envisaged covers a broad spectrum of issues related to Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, Image Processing, and participates in a variety of applied projects, where results and know-how from those programs are exploited.
Our research is focused on several mainstreams :

Computer vision cv-image The research is naturally focused on image analysis and understanding aspects in the large, which are at the basis of all advanced processing. Specific on multiresolution, object recognition, soft computing in image analysis, attentive vision mechanisms with applications to video surveillance, medical imaging, multimedia data treatment.

Pattern Recognition pr-image Research in this field is mainly focused on the probabilistic models for pattern recognition, because of their interesting theoretical properties and their wide applicability in (not only) computer vision tasks. Our interest is mainly in investigating Neural Networks, Markov Random Fields and Kernel Methods. We are interested both in methodological, e.g. learning and model selection, and applicative issues, as shape classification, event detection and classification and clustering, tracking, and video surveillance. Our research is also oriented on very promising non probabilistic techniques, as Support Vector Machines.

To our friend Vito Di Gesù….



The group of Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition is active in the Department of Science and Technology of the University of Naples since 2005, but it derives from a research group formerly established at IASS and later at ICAR-CNR. The main efforts have been devoted to more advanced image processing functions, involving scene segmentation and shape characterization; a broad background has been acquired on low level and intermediate level vision tasks involving grey level statistics and structural descriptions. The group has meanwhile developed skills in high level image processing domains, such as the management of knowledge description and of learning capabilities for vision tasks. Research areas are now activated on Soft Computing in Image Analysis, Multimedia and E-learning.


All cvprlab's Publications:


PON “Research and Innovation” 2014-2020 - Project ARS01_01137, Project title “SE4I - Smart Energy Efficiency & Environment for Industry

Project H2020- Ministry of Economic Development (MISE), Project Title “Integrated Logistics Platform 4.0 (PLI 4.0)

Project Innovation Lab, Project title “Cultural Lab of the Campania Region entitled IONEWS

FAR Project - Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (MIUR), Project title “Advanced logistics platform for the control, handling and distribution of goods coming from China and destined to the markets for the consumption of Southern Italy

PON 01_01430/9 PT2LOG, Project title: “Piattaforma Tecnologica Integrata Multiruolo per la logistica Intermodale del Fresco e del Freddo” - Home page

Project FIRB “Project Ideas” Protocol: RBIP06MMBW, Project title: “Study and Development of Intelligent Techniques and Methodologies for the Realization of a Platform Capable of Advanced Logistics Control, Handling and Distribution of Goods".Home page

Project UniParthenope POR Campania 2000-2006 Grant 3.17, Project title “*SOAF: Service-Oriented Analytical Factory” with IN.TEL.TEC. spa. Home page

Project UniParthenope POR Campania 2000-2006 Grant 3.17, Project title: “AMIAV: Multi-Platform Architecture for Ambient Intelligence Applications and Video Surveillance” with CanaleOtto srl. Home page

National Project of Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Project title: “IntelliVite: Study and Implementation of a Smart Sensor Network based on Multivariate Models for the Containment of Adversity in Viticulture".

Major Projects Strategic Project (GPS), Project title: “Advanced Logistics Platform for Control, Handling and Distribution of Goods from China to Consumer Markets in Southern Italy".

Project UniParthenope POR Campania 2000-2006 Grant 3.17, Project title: “On-Demand Information Services Extended Architecture (Odyssey)” with CrossZ Solutions Spa.

European Project Parthenope Leonardo da Vinci Plan I/05/B/F/PP-154132 “Human Resource Tutor Profile".

Research Project UniParthenope funded by National Research Council, Project title: “Attentive Vision Systems for Image Analysis”.

Research Program funded by the PNR 2001-2003 GRID.IT “Enabling Platforms for High-Performance Computational Grids Oriented Scalable Virtual Organizations".

Events & Announcements

18-19 March, 2019 - Primo Convegno Nazionale CINI sull'Intelligenza Artificiale (Ital-IA), Roma, Italy

27-31 August, 2018 - IAPR Summer School on Machine and Vision Intelligence (VISMAC2018) , Vico Equense, Naples, Italy

30-31 August, 2018 - 1° Convegno dell’Associazione Italiana per la ricerca in Computer Vision, Pattern recognition e machine Learning, Vico Equense, Naples, Italy

27-28 June, 2018 - Tutorial on Fuzzy Systems and Networks: Theory and Applications , Centro Direzionale Isola C4, Naples, Italy

05-08 December, 2017 - Special Session on ‘Deep Learning’ at 7th International Conference on Pattern Recognition and Machine Intelligence (PReMI 2017), Kolkata, India

18-26 May, 2015 - Embedded Vision Systems School, Centro Direzionale Isola C4, Naples, Italy

11-13 September, 2013 - 17th International Conference on Image Analysis and Processing, Naples, Italy

22-23 June, 2012 - Best Paper Award: A. Petrosino, A. Maratea, M. Manzo. Automatic Generation of SCORM Compliant Metadata for Portable Document Format Files Section 3B, “Application Aspects of Computer Systems and Technologies”. International Conference on Computer Systems and Technologies, Ruse, Bulgaria.

06 July, 2011 - Visual recognition in the three-dimensional world, Dr. Silvio Savarese, Electrical and Computer Engineering EECS, University of Michigan, USA.

24 June, 2011 - The Symmetry Detection algorithm authored by Shripad Kondra*, Alfredo Petrosino from University of Naples Parthenope has been selected as one of the top winners of “Symmetry Detection from Real World Images” competition. Authors have been awarded by US-NSF for one-thousand-five-hundred US dollars. The algorithm will be presented at the CVPR 2011 workshop (
****Currently Shripad is working as a Research Associate at National Brain Research Centre, NCR, Delhi, India***

21 June 2011 - Learning from constraints, Prof. Marco Gori, University of Siena.

8 February, 2011 - (A few) Applications of pattern recognition techniques to proteomics, Prof. Virginio Cantoni, University of Pavia and Academy of Lincei.

1 February - 31 March, 2011 - Prof. Virginio Cantoni is visiting professor at the CVPRLab.

28 December, 2010 - Visual recognition in the three-dimensional world, Dr. Silvio Savarese, Electrical and Computer Engineering EECS, University of Michigan, USA.

8-9 October, 2010 - Seventh annual conference ITAIS - Information Technology and Innovation Trends in Organizations. Track on “Information and Knowledge Management”, Chair: V. De Antonellis (U. Brescia), A. Petrosino (Parthenope U.), K. Passerini (NJIT).

25-27 May, 2010 - Second Internation Workshop on Computer Vision 2010. The leading workshop consists of high-quality invited talks by distinguished speakers, and poster presentations about Computer Vision. For more information.

20 April - 20 May, 2010, Prof. Sankar Kumar Pal is visiting professor at the CVPRLab within the project FIRB IntelliLogic.

1 November, 2009 - Text book “Operating Systems”, by D. Dhamdhere, whose Italian edition was edited by Alfredo Petrosino has been released. The book aims to explain clearly and at the same time simple concepts and basic techniques of operating systems, starting the reader to the basics and then advanced operational systems and not only knowledge of Linux systems, Windows Vista and Solaris. Interactions with the computer operating system on the one hand and users are outlined through a series of practical details, illustrations, examples and exercises performed. Numerous case studies also show students the analysis of some operational experience they may face during their careers. Each chapter is complemented by a rich array of exercises, advanced problems, lab exercises and questions that allow students to consolidate and check their level of learning. To establish a strong bond with the requirements of the courses of Computer Science and Computer Engineering of the Italian universities, were investigated in the Italian concepts and techniques. For more information:

9-12 June, 2009 - Eighth edition of “International Workshop on Fuzzy Logic and Applications” (WILF). The proceedings of the workshop are published in the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science vol. 5571. Site Volume:

27 May - 4 June, 2009, Learning from data as an inverse problem, Prof.ssa Vera Kurkova, Head of the Department of Theoretical Computer Science Institute of Computer Science Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.

3 February, 2009 - Biologically Motivated Computer Vision, Shripad Kondra, Postdoc at the CVPR lab at - DSA - Department of Applied Science, University of Naples Parthenope , ITALY.



Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Laboratory
Department of Science and Technology
University of Naples “Parthenope”
Centro Direzionale Isola C4
80133 Naples, Italy

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