ICWAPR'08 will be held on 30 - 31 August 2008 in Hong Kong. This is the sixth conference of its kind on the subject of wavelet theory and its applications. The conference aims to bring together researchers in wavelet analysis and pattern recognition to explore the synergy in combining these closely related areas of study. This conference will build on our past experiences and network to provide a valuable forum for exchanges of significant ideas and publication of research results in these areas. The conference offers opportunity for selected works to be published first in the conference proceedings and later in special issue of journals.