Newsletter 92, December 2011

IAPR TC10 Newsletter

No. 92  Dec 2011



  • Message from the Editors
  • CFPs & Contests Dues
  • Brief Summary on GREC2011

Message from the Editors

Welcome to the December edition of the TC-10 newsletter.
This newsletter is the first to be prepared by Jaehwa Park together with Alicia Fornés.
With this new incorporation, the idea is to make the newsletter more dynamic, bringing the
relevant news to the TC-10 community more frequently.

In this newsletter, in addition to the summary of the next coming events, you will find
a brief report of GREC 2011, which was completed successfully. Currently, the post proceeding
process for LNCS journal is taking place, which has been extended until December 10th.
The place of the next GREC is not decided yet, but it might be held in the East side of USA.

Enjoy the beginning of the Winter season and we wish you a Merry Christmas in advance!

Jaehwa Park and Alicia Fornés, IAPR-TC10 Newsletter Editors.
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Call for Papers

Event/Location/Web Event Date Deadline
(paper submission)
GREC2011 Post LNCS CFP . December 10 (EXTENDED!)
DAS 2012, Short papers and demos March 27-29, 2012 January 10, 2012
ICFHR 2012, Bari, Italy
Sep 18-20, 2012 February 28, 2012
ICFHR 2012 Calls for Tutorials Sep 18-20, 2012 March 15, 2012
ICPR 2012, Tsukuba, Japan
Nov 11-15, 2012 March 31, 2012


After GREC2011, the authors are invited to submit an updated version of manuscript for review.

 Submission Due: Nov 30, 2011  --> December 10th (EXTENDED!!)

After many requests, the chairs have decided to extend 10 days for final manuscript submission.
Please remind that this is the last extension for the manuscripts because the editors have
very tight time to publish the LNCS volume.

The review process of submitted papers will start at Dec 11, 2011.
The review result will be reported at the end of Jan, 2012.

For further details, please visit: http://grec2011.cau.ac.kr

Brief Summary of GREC2011

  • Held Sep 14-15 in Chung-Ang University, Seoul Korea.
  • Total Number of Papers: 43 submissions, 36 accepted.
  • Number of registrants: 30
  • Number of nationalities: 20

 Workshop photos, and paper PDFs are available on the web

GREC 2009 video recordings

All the GREC2009 video recordings (presentations and discussions) are now on iTues U:

DAS 2012 Call for Short Papers and Demos

  • Short Papers

For late-breaking results, DAS 2012 invites potential authors to submit short papers.

Short papers should be at most 2 pages in two-column IEEE format.
(The format can be found in DAS 2012 website : http://www.ict.griffith.edu.au/das2012/cfp.html)

For submission, please send a PDF file (up to two pages) until January 10, 2012, via e-mail to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

After the submission, DAS2012 organizers will quickly review the submitted paper and make a decision of acceptance. If your submission is accepted, you can make a poster presentation.

Please note that short papers will appear in an extra booklet, not in the official DAS2012 proceedings.

Participants must register for the workshop.

  • Demos

As usual, DAS 2012 will host a Demonstration Session where attendees and vendors can demonstrate their technologies and scientific contributions in a hands on environment. The demos will be aligned with the poster sessions of the workshop, providing adequate time for interaction.

In order to participate, interested persons should submit a 1-2 page abstract overviewing the technology and proposed demo using the same submission procedure as the short papers (given above) by January 10, 2012.

Participation is not limited to individuals or organizations that have previously submitted a paper or poster, but demo participants must register for the workshop. In case that there are more applications than available space, the time of submission and the overall abstract will be taken into consideration. The conference also reserves the right to select demonstrations based on the degree of appropriateness for DAS.

The organizers will provide a table, chairs and power connection. Requests for additional equipment should be made through the local organizers, and will be at the participants cost.

ICFHR 2012 Call for Tutorials

13th International Conference on Frontiers in Handwriting Recognition (ICFHR 2012),

The ICFHR2012 Organizing Committee invites proposals for the Tutorial to be held on September 17, 2012 at Bari, Italy.  Tutorials should serve one or more of the following objectives:

  • Introduce students and newcomers to major topics of ICFHR research.
  • Provide instruction on established practices and methodologies.
  • Survey a mature area of ICFHR research and/or practice.
  • Motivate and explain an ICFHR topic of emerging importance.
  • Introduce expert non-specialists to an ICFHR subarea.

Proposals should be of around three pages in length, and should contain the following information:

  • A brief description of the tutorial.
  • A detailed outline of the tutorial, including preferred length of tutorial (1/2 or 1 day).
  • Characterization of the potential target audience for the tutorial including prerequisite knowledge.
  • A description of why the tutorial topic would be of interest to a substantial part of the ICFHR audience.
  • A brief resume of the presenter(s), which should include name, postal address, e-mail address, background in the tutorial area, any available example of work in the area (ideally, a published tutorial-level article on the subject), evidence of teaching experience (including references that address the proposer's presentation skills), etc.
  • The name and e-mail address of the corresponding presenter.

Proposal should be submitted to the ICFHR-2012 Tutorial Chairs:

  1. Umapada Pal, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
  2. Michael Blumenstein, Griffith University, Australia (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

The evaluation of the proposal will take into account its general interest for ICFHR attendees (e.g., a tutorial on object-oriented inheritance will be hardly accepted), the quality of the proposal (e.g., a tutorial that simply lists a set of concepts without any apparent rationale behind them will not be approved) as well as the expertise and skills of the presenters. We emphasize that the primary criteria for evaluation will be whether a proposal is interesting, well-structured, and motivated, rather than the perceived experience/standing of the proposer.

Last but not the least, the tutorial should attract a meaningful audience. Those submitting a
proposal should keep in mind that tutorials are intended to provide an overview of the field;
they should present reasonably well established information in a balanced way. Tutorials should
not be used to advocate a single avenue of research, nor should they promote a product.

All proposals should be submitted by electronic mail to the ICFHR-2012 Tutorial Chairs no later
than 15 March 2012. Feedback, comments and/or suggestions would be provided within four weeks of receiving the proposal. Final acceptance (or rejection) would be decided by 15th April, 2012.

Proposals for tutorials with objectives different from those reported in above could be also taken into account by the tutorial chairs.

Call for Contributions

Please contribute relevant news to TC10 groups.

Please send any relevant event, notice or link to the newsletter editors:
Jaehwa Park <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. > and Alicia Fornes <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. >.

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