Newsletter 68, March 2003

Newsletter of the IAPR Technical Committee on Graphics Recognition (TC10)

TC10 News #68


* Coming events: GREC'2003, ICDAR'2003
* ICDAR Awards
* Scientific news from the IAPR Secretary


Dear TC10 members and friends,

Welcome to issue #68 of TC10 News.


Do not miss GREC2003 and ICDAR2003 next summer. Some information about these events:

** Fifth IAPR Workshop on Graphics Recognition (GREC'2003)
Computer Vision Center, Barcelona (Spain), July 30-31, 2003

-> Camera-ready deadline: June 9, 2003
-> Registration fees:

No IAPR Member IAPR Member Student
Early registration
(before June 30, 2003) 370 euros 350 euros 180 euros
Late registration
(after June 30, 2003) 410 euros 390 euros 200 euros

-> More information: http://www.cvc.uab.es/Grec2003/

** Seventh International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition (ICDAR'2003)
Edinburgh (Scotland), 3-6 August 2003.

-> Registration fees:

Early bird registration (before 6 June 2003):
IAPR member £325; non-member £350; student £250
Late registration (after 6 June 2003):
IAPR member £350; non-member £375; student £250
On-site registration:
IAPR member £375; non-member £400, student £275

-> Draft Conference Programme: Please, find it enclosed at the end of this e-mail.
-> More information: http://www.essex.ac.uk/ese/icdar2003/


An ICDAR Award Program has been established to recognize individuals who

have made outstanding contributions to the field of Document Analysis
and Recognition in one or more of the following areas:

o Research
o Training of students
o Research/Industry interaction
o Service to the profession

Every two years, up to 3 awards will be given, one of these being
specifically dedicated to a young investigator (less than 40 years old
at the time the award is made). Each award will consist of a token gift
and a suitably inscribed certificate.

Nominations are invited for the 2003 ICDAR Awards.

The nomination packet should include the following:

1. A nominating letter (1 page) including a brief citation to be
included in the certificate.
2. A brief vitae (2 pages) of the nominee highlighting the
accomplishments being recognized.
3. Supporting letters (1 page each) from 3 active researchers from at
least 3 different countries.

Please send these, preferably as a single pdf file, to the chair of the
Awards Committee, Josep Llados. Deadline for receipt of
nominations is June 27, 2003 but early submissions are strongly
encouraged. For further information, please contact

Dr. Josep Lladós
Computer Vision Center
Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
Edifici O
08193 Bellaterra (Barcelona)
Tel: +34 935 812 403
Fax: +34 935 811 670
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The final decision will be made by the Awards Committee.

SCIENTIFIC NEWS (thanks to Prof. Karl Tombre for collecting this information)

First of all, we are pleased to welcome two new members of the Governing

- Prof. Aurélio Campilho was recently elected as the new President of the
Portuguese Association for Pattern Recognition (APRP), and replaces
Prof. Jorge Marques as member of the IAPR GB.
- Prof. dr. ir. Lucas J. van Vliet was elected as the new president of the
Dutch branch of the IAPR, and replaces prof. Smeulders as one of the two
Dutch GB members.

Then to some announcements of scientific events, for dissemination in your
respective scientific communities

- IWFHR-9 - IAPR Ninth International Workshop on Frontiers in
Handwriting Recognition
Tokyo, Japan, October 26-29, 2004

Paper submission: March 15, 2004

Website: http://koigakubo.hitachi.co.jp/~IWFHR9/

- SSPR 2004 & SPR 2004 - Joint IAPR International Workshops on Syntactical
and Structural Pattern Recognition (SSPR 2004) and Statistical Pattern
Recognition (SPR 2004)
Lisbon, Portugal, August 18-20, 2004
Organized by IAPR TC1 and TC2
A satellite event of ICPR'04

Submission deadline: January 15, 2004

More information: http://www.ph.tn.tudelft.nl/Organisation/ssspr2004/

- ECCV 2004 - European Conference on Computer Vision,
Prague, Czech Republic - May 11-14, 2004

Submission deadline: October 6, 2003

More information: http://cmp.felk.cvut.cz/eccv2004

- WAMMFR'03 - IEEE Workshop on Advanced Models and Methods for Face
Beijing, China, October 12, 2003
In Conjunction with the 9th IEEE ICCV

Final Paper Submission June 1, 2003

More information: http://brigade.umiacs.umd.edu/iccv2003

- DocEng 2003 - ACM Symposium on Document Engineering 2003
Grenoble, France, November 20-22, 2003
Sponsored by ACM SIGWEB and INRIA, in cooperation with ACM SIGCHI and ACM

Submission deadline: May 27, 2003

More information: http://www.documentengineering.org

- Multimedia Information Retrieval Workshop 2003
in conjunction with the 26th annual ACM SIGIR conference on Information
Retrieval, 1 Aug 2003, Toronto.

Submission deadline: 30 May 2003

More information: http://km.doc.ic.ac.uk/mmir2003/

- Neural Information Processing Systems, Natural and Synthetic
Monday, December 8 - Saturday December 13, 2003
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Submission deadline: June 6, 2003

More information: http://www.nips.cc

- Special Issue of *Medical Image Analysis* on Segmentation and
Registration using ITK, January 2004
Published by Elsevier

Submission Deadline: June 1, 2003

Guest Editors:
Dimitris Metaxas, Rutgers University
Terry S. Yoo, National Library of Medicine, NIH

More information: http://www.elsevier.com/locate/medima/

Video and Signal Processing for Surveillance Networks and Services

White paper due: June 1, 2003
Invitation notification: June 15, 2003
Manuscript due: October 1, 2003

More information: http://www.cspl.umd.edu/spm/


Best Regards,

Josep Llados
TC10 chairman