iapr

Newsletter 09

Hello everybody,

Well, finally I got the formal approval from IAPR for using the IAPR
logo for our TC10 event, and we pinned down the last details of the
call for papers, so here comes the first call for papers
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IAPR Workshop on Graphics Recognition
(sponsored by the International Association for Pattern Recognition)

The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, Pennsylvania, 16802 USA

August 10-11, 1995


You are invited to participate in a single-track 2-day workshop on
methods and systems for graphics recognition organized by IAPR TC-10
(Technical Committee on Graphics Recognition). The workshop will
comprise several sessions dedicated to specific topics. For each
session, there will be 1 or 2 main paper presentations giving the
state of the art and stating the open questions for the session's
topic, followed by a number of short presentations where each
participant is invited to contribute by proposing solutions to some of
the questions or presenting results of his/her work. Each session
will be concluded by a panel discussion. There will also be time for
working groups where participants can discuss in detail specific
problems.

The workshop will be held just before the 3rd International Conference
on Document Analysis and Recognition (Montreal, Canada, August 1995).
Attendance will be limited to 75 persons. All participants are
expected to contribute actively to the workshop, either by presenting
a full state-of-the-art paper, or by an abstract of remarks on a
specific topic. You are invited to submit to the program committee an
abstract (maximum 2 pages) of your proposed contribution to the
workshop. Please indicate also if you would be willing to present a
state-of-the-art paper on this topic, if invited to do so by the
program committee.

Pre-proceedings of all contributed papers will be available at the
workshop for the participants. After the workshop, the program
committee plans to publish as a book revised versions of selected key
papers, possibly including reports from the panel discussion groups.

Relevant topics include but are not limited to:
- raster-to-vector techniques
- recognition of graphical primitives
- recognition of graphic symbols in charts and diagrams
- interpretation of engineering drawings, logic diagrams, maps,
charts, etc.
- analysis of line drawings, tables, forms etc.
- 3-D models from multiple 2-D views
- description of complete systems for interpretation of graphics in
scanned documents

Workshop Organization

Chairs:

Rangachar Kasturi
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Penn State University
University Park, PA 16802, USA
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Phone: +1 (814) 863-4254, Fax: +1 (814) 865-3176

Karl Tombre
INRIA Lorraine & CRIN/CNRS
Batiment LORIA,
615 rue du jardin botanique, B.P. 101
54602 Villers-les-Nancy Cedex, France
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Phone: +33 83 59 20 71, Fax: +33 83 27 83 19


Program Committee:

Sergey Ablameyko Institute of Engineering Cybernetics, Minsk, Belarus
Atul Chhabra NYNEX Science & Technology, USA
Vincenzo Consorti IBM SEMEA, Italy
Luigi Cordella Naples University, Italy
Dov Dori Technion Haifa, Israel
Osamu Hori Toshiba R&D Center, Japan
Stephen Joseph Sheffield University, UK
Gerd Maderlechner Siemens AG, Germany
Babu Mehtre ISS, National University, Singapore
Lawrence O'Gorman AT&T Bell Labs, USA
Theo Pavlidis SUNY at Stony Brook, USA
Ken Tomiyama Aoyama Gakuin University, Japan

Abstracts (max. 2 pages, 3 copies): December 31, 1994
Acceptance notification: March 15, 1995
Camera Ready Manuscripts: May 15, 1995

Please send your abstract to one of the co-chairs. Contact either one
of the co-chairs for further information.
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I also got an updated version of the CFP for SPPR94
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Call for Papers

SSPR'94
International Workshop on
Syntactic and Structural Pattern Recognition

October 4-6 1994
Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
HAIFA, ISRAEL

General Information:

Syntactic and structural pattern recognition encompasses all aspects
of pattern recognition that are related to the structure and/or syntax
of the patterns under consideration as a basis for their recognition.

SSPR'94 is the fifth workshop in a series of workshops organized by
the Technical Committee on SSPR of the International Association for
Pattern Recognition (IAPR), and held traditionally in conjunction with
the large IAPR International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR),
held in October 1994 in Jerusalem.

The goal of this workshop is to provide a forum for discussing
issues related to syntactic and structural pattern recognition.
These issues include, but are not limited to, the following issues:

- General methodology.
- Machine learning and grammatical inference.
- Structured document image analysis: handwriting, maps, technical drawings.
- Speech and one-dimensional signal analysis.
- Structural methods in image processing.
- Shape analysis.
- Structural methods in computer vision.

We solicit contributions of two types:
- Research papers (extended abstracts limited to 10 double-spaced pages)
- Position papers (about any of the relevant issues).

The workshop will feature paper presentations, discussions and
panels based on position papers submitted, and invited speakers.

The abstracts of the papers will appear in a conference proceedings.
The papers presented at the Workshop will be published in a book format.

Important Dates in 1994:

March 1: Paper Submission.
June 1: Notification of Acceptance.
July 1: Final Abstract Submission.
Camera Ready Paper at the Workshop.

Program Committee

Co-Chairmen: Dov Dori and Alfred Bruckstein
H. Baird - AT\&T Bell Labs, Murray Hill, NJ, USA
R. Basri - Weizmann Inst., Rehovot, Israel
H. Bunke - University of Bern, Switzerland
D. Doermann - University of Maryland, College Park, USA
R.M. Haralick - University of Washington, Seattle, USA
H. Freeman - Rutgers University, NJ, USA
R. Kasturi - Penn. State, University Park, PA, USA
N. Kiryati - Technion, Haifa, Israel
M. Lindenbaum - Technion, Haifa, Israel
R. Mohr - Institut Polytechnique, Grenoble, France
H. Noltemeier, University of Wuerzburg, Germany
T. Pavlidis, SUNY at Stony Brook, NY, USA
A. Rosenfeld - U. of Maryland, College Park, USA
A. Sanfeliu - Polytechnic of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain
G. Sanniti di Baja - NRC, Napoli, Italy
C.Y. Suen - Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
K. Tombre, INRIA & CRIN/CNRS, Nancy, France
K. Yamamoto - Electroterchnical Laboratory, Japan
P.S.P. Wang - Northeastern, Boston, MA, USA
H. Wolfson - TAU, Tel Aviv, Israel

Workshop Secretariat:
Ms. Nilly Schnap
Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management
Technion, Israel Institute of Technology
Technion City, Haifa 32000, ISRAEL

Registration email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Correspondence e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Then and finally, a new announcement from the DIMUND Document
Understanding Information Server, which was sent to all ICDAR
participants:
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Dear ICDAR93 Participant:

The Document Processing Group at the University of Maryland has recently
established a "gopher server" as a repository for Document Understanding
information and resources and a "mail server" for the timely distribution of
document understanding information.

We are soliciting information from ICDAR participants about the availability
of technical reports, source code, datasets, bibliographies, calls for
papers, and similar material of interest to the general community.

We would appreciate it if you would post an electronic copy of
timely information (announcements/questions, ...) to the mailing list:

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

or archival type information (descriptions, tech reports, ...)
to the gopher server:

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Periodic postings of information which you deem valuable are always
encouraged. (NOTE: Some institutions have anonymous ftp access to technical
reports. Let us know where they are and we can establish pointers to them.)

Thank you, and please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
Additional information on how you and your colleagues can access the server and
subscribe to the mailing list is attached.

Sincerely,

David Doermann
Document Processing Group
University of Maryland, College Park

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The DIMUND Document Image Understanding
Information Server

Gopher+ Server and Mailing List

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This system is under development as a repository for Document Understanding
information and resources. The site is housed with the Document Processing
Group at the University of Maryland and available via Gopher at the node
dimund.umd.edu, port 70.

Please take a moment to subscribe to the mailing list and explore the core
resources on the server.

Some of the information available on this server includes:

- Research Announcements, Calls for Papers and Conference Programs
- Document-List Digest Archive
- On-line access to a document understanding bibliography including
feature extraction, OCR, on-line recognition, text/graphics
discrimination, signature verification and related document
problems.
- A contribution directory for Document Understanding Resources
- source code
- technical reports
- database information
- Archives of document understanding internet utilities


****** Submissions of all relevant information are strongly encouraged. ******


SYSTEM ACCESS
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Access to this information is available via

Gopher:
An interactive information server available at dimund.umd.edu, port 70
To add DIMUND Gopher to and existing system, use the following link:

Name=DIMUND Document Image Understanding Information Server
Type=1
Port=70
Path=1/
Host=dimund.umd.edu

If you do not have gopher, information about how to obtain it is
available by sending a mail message to dimund.umd.edu with body
HELP GOPHER

Telnet:
Access is available on a temporary basis via telnet to dimund.umd.edu.
Use "gopher" as a login.

Anonymous FTP:
Access to the selected files on the server by connecting to
dimund.umd.edu. Upload capabilities are also available.

EMail:
Email Access to selected files stored on the server is available
through the document server (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).
The DOCUMENTS mailing list is also processed by the server


Gopher access is the most complete and easiest to use. Please take time to
browse through the system. Although the core resources will be compiled by
the University of Maryland, the success of such a system depends on user
support, contributions and advertising.


For additional help getting started, send a mail message containing the
following body

HELP

to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


CONTRIBUTIONS
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Contributions can be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in the format specified
in the Gopher file

USING_THE_SYSTEM/SUBMISSION_INSTRUCTIONS

or uploaded via anonymous FTP.

The format can also be obtained via email by sending a mail request to
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. containing the single line

HELP SUBMISSIONS


MAILING LIST
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A Document Understanding Mailing List (DOCUMENTS) is also available as part
of the document server.

Send a mail message to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
containing the following body

SUBSCRIBE DOCUMENTS <first name> <last name>

For additional help with the mailing list or online bibliography searchs,
send a mail message containing the following body

HELP MAIL-LIST
HELP BIBSEARCH

to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


QUESTIONS and COMMENTS
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Summary of email Help commands:

HELP (Server Help)
HELP DOCUMENTS (This file)
HELP MAIL-LIST
HELP BIBSEARCH
HELP KEYWORDS
HELP SUBMISSIONS

Direct all questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Moderated by: Dr. David Doermann

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| Document Processing Group
Phone: (301) 405-4526 | Center For Automation Research
Fax: (301) 314-9115 | University of Maryland
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Well, that was some fresh information from IAPR TC10. Remember the
submission deadlines for ICPR'94 (Feb. 1), SSPR'94 (Mar. 1) and DAS
(Apr. 1), so that we are sure to meet at these events.

Your TC10 chairman,

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Karl Tombre - INRIA Lorraine / CRIN-CNRS --- Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Post: Batiment LORIA, BP 239, 54506 Vandoeuvre CEDEX, France --or--
615 rue du jardin botanique, BP 101, 54602 Villers CEDEX, France
Phone: +33 83.59.20.71 --- Fax: +33 83.41.30.79 --or-- +33 83.27.83.19