iapr

Newsletter 01

Dear colleagues,

As you may know (or you may not know ;-), I was appointed as the new
chairman of IAPR Technical Committee number 10 (Graphics Recognition)
at TC10's meeting during ICPR in the Hague. Prof. Kasturi, TC10's past
chairman, kindly provided me with an extensive list of researchers
active in document analysis and more precisely having an interest in
graphics recognition. I also had a number of contacts of my own...

Now I have tried to extract from these lists all the E-mail addresses
I could find in order to favour quick and efficient interaction
between us. I probably miss a lot of E-mail addresses so if you know
of somebody interested in TC10's activities and who is not in the list
I would appreciate getting his/her name, affiliation and E-mail
address.

Maybe one of you out there who gets this mail is not interested any
more in graphics recognition (or has never been and has been included
by accident ;-) and doesn't want to be in the list; please tell me.
Tell me also if your affiliation has changed etc.

This mail is the first I send out. It has several purposes:
- to help me build up a list as complete as possible. I am also
interested in addresses of colleagues you may know of active in
this field, even if they are not reachable yet by electronic
mail.
- to inform you of ongoing activities in our field. In particular,
as already discussed at TC10's meeting in the Hague, we aim at
having a 1 or 2-day specialized workshop on graphics recognition
in connection with ICDAR95. All comments on this action (and the
others!) are welcome.
- to ask you for feeback about other activities which may be of
interest for our TC and which you may be aware of.
- to expect from you all other kinds of feedback: comments or
proposals about other actions TC10 might participate in,
information of any kind relevant to our TC...

You will find enclosed in this mail the content of two files:
1. the list of names, E-mail addresses and affiliations of all
people to whom this mail is sent;

2. a brief report of TC10-related activities which I sent to prof.
J.K. Aggarwal on his request for information to the IAPR Governing
Board. As previously said, all comments are welcome.

As I am not 100% sure that all E-mail addresses of this mailing are
still valid (some people may have moved or changed their system...), I
think a good advice would be, to begin with, not to reply
systematically to the whole mailing list but only to me, if you don't
like receiving lots of MAILER-DAEMON responses about invalid
addresses. Of course, I will probablly get a couple of them, and when
things seem to get stable, you will get an updated and more reliable
version of the list.

Thanks for listening until now,

Karl Tombre - INRIA Lorraine / CRIN-CNRS

----- LIST OF E-MAIL ADDRESSES OF PEOPLE POTENTIALLY INTERESTED ------
----- TC10 ACTIVITIES ------

Keiichi Abe Shizuoka University This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
J.K. Aggarwal Univ. Texas at Austin This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Dominique Antoine CRIN & INRIA Lorraine This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Henry S. Baird AT&T Bell Labs This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Abdel Belaid CRIN & INRIA Lorraine This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Dorothea Blostein Queen's University This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Elizabeth Botha Univ. of Pretoria This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Horst Bunke Univ. Bern This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Jean Camillerapp IRISA Rennes This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Nicholas P. Carter Univ. Surrey This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Alain Chehikian IMAG Grenoble This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
S.C. Chennubhotla Univ. Pennsylvania This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Philip A. Chou AT&T Bell Labs This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
David Cockburn EA Technology This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Suzanne Collin CRIN & INRIA Lorraine This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Vincenzo Consorti IBM SEMEA Italy This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Giovanni Coray EPFL Lausanne This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Andreas Dengel Univ. Kaiserslautern This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Philip Devlin CITRI, Melbourne This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Dov Dori Technion Haifa IERDORI@technion.bitnet
Masakazu Ejiri Hitachi Research Labs This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Joel Faedi CRIN & INRIA Lorraine This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Patrick J. Flynn Washington State Univ. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Hiromichi Fujisawa Hitachi Research Labs This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Robert P. Futrelle Northeastern Univ. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Jochen Gloger AEG Ulm This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Anja Habacha-Hamada CRIN & INRIA Lorraine This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Robert E. Haralick Univ. Washington This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Masahiko Hase NTT This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Tin Kam Ho SUNY at Buffalo This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Rainer Hoch DFKI Kaiserslautern This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Osamu Hori Toshiba R&D Center This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Jonathan J. Hull SUNY at Buffalo This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Markus Ilg ETH Zurich This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Rolf Ingold Univ. Fribourg ingold@cfruni52.bitnet
Takebumi Itakagi Waseda University This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Stephen H. Joseph Sheffield. Univ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Erland Jungert FOA 3 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Junichi Kanai Univ. Nevada This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Rangachar Kasturi Univ. Pennsylvania This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Hirokazu Kato Osaka Univ. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Josef Kittler Univ. Surrey This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Klauck DFKI Kaiserslautern This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Stephen Lam SUNY at Buffalo This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Ole Vilhelm Larsen Aalborg Univ. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Yann LeCun AT&T Bell Labs This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Dar-Shyang Lee SUNY at Buffalo This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Yvan Leplumey IRISA Rennes This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Suzanne Liebowitz Taylor Paramax Systems Corp. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Guy Lorette IRISA Rennes This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Dariusz Madej Bilkent Univ. Ankara madej@trbilun.bitnet
Gerd Maderlechner Siemens AG gm%This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Ofer Matan AT&T Bell Labs This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Peter Mowforth The Turing Institute This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
George Nagy RPI userewyt@rpitsmts.bitnet
Hirobumi Nishida Ricoh R&D Center This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Larry O'Gorman AT&T Bell Labs This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Masayuki Okamoto Shinshu Univ. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Joaquin Ordieres Mere ETSIMO, Univ. Oviedo This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Francisco Ortega ETSIMO, Univ. Oviedo This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Theo Pavlidis SUNY at Stony Brook This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Rejean Plamondon Polytechnique de Montreal ha03@polytec1.bitnet
Raman (?) Univ. Pennsylvania This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Nageswara S. V. Rao Old Dominion Univ. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Martin Roth ETH Zurich This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Alberto Sanfeliu Univ. of Barcelona This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Eric Saund XEROX PARC This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
David B. Searls Unisys Corp. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Eleanor Selfridge Stanford XB.L36@stanford.bitnet
Shigeyoshi Shimotsuji Toshiba & MIT Media Lab This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
A. Lawrence Spitz XEROX PARC This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Sargur Srihari SUNY at Buffalo This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Ton Ten Kate TNO Delft This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Karl Tombre INRIA Lorraine & CRIN This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Ken Tomiyama Aoyama Gakuin Univ. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Shuichi Tsujimoto Toshiba R&D Center This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Jun Tsukumo NEC Corp. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Mahesh Viswanathan RPI This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Patrick S. P. Wang Northeastern Univ. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Mitsuru Yamada KDD R&D Labs This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Kazuhiko Yamamoto ETL Tsukuba This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

----- REPORT OF ACTIVITIES FOR IAPR TC-10, ------
----- AS SENT TO PROF. AGGARWAL. ------

Technical Committee 10 on Graphics Recognition promotes interaction
among researchers working in document image analysis in general, and
graphics recognition in particular. Topics of primary interest to
members of this Technical Committee are:
- recognition of graphical shapes
- segmentation of graphics from text
- conversion of line drawings and maps
- interpretation of engineering drawings of various kinds
- recognition of printed music, fingerprint, etc.

At the TC-10 meeting during ICPR in the Hague, Dr. Karl Tombre was
proposed as the new chaimran of TC-10, in replacement of prof.
Rangachar Kasturi, who had just completed his four-year term as
chairman. Subsequently, Dr. Tombre was formally appointed by the IAPR
as chairman of TC-10.

Most of the events and activities reported here had already been
planned during prof. Kasturi's term; I therefore take the opportunity
to thank him for his dedication to the TC's activities and for the
fine work he did during his term.

Past, present and future activities which can be reported are:

Publications

- The journal ``Machine Vision and Applications'' published a
special issue on Document Image Analysis Techniques (editors: R.
Kasturi and L. O'Gorman) in Summer 1992. This topic concerns
mainly IAPR Technical Committees 10 and 11. Due to the large
number of excellent submissions received, a second special issue
on the same subject will be published in mid-1993.

- IEEE COMPUTER Magazine had a special issue on Document Image
Analysis Systems in July 1992 (editors: R. Kasturi and L.
O'Gorman). Several papers from teams which are actively involved
in TC-10 were presented in this issue.

- R. Kasturi and L. O'Gorman are also planning to publish an IEEE
Tutorial Text on Document Analysis and Recognition in 1993.

Conferences and workshops

- In December 1992 was held in Tokyo the third IAPR workshop on Machine
Vision Applications, co-sponsored by Technical Committees 6, 8 and
10. A number of papers, including an invited talk by K. Tombre,
were related to Document Analysis and more specifically graphics
recognition and engineering drawings analysis.

- The 2nd IAPR Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition,
co-sponsored by TC-10, TC-11 and IGS, will be held in Tsukuba
Science City, Japan, on October 20-22, 1993. The deadline for
paper submission has just passed (February 15) so I haven't yet
information about the number of paper submitted.

- Just before or just after the next ICPR in Jerusalem, Henry Baird
and others are planning to organize a workshop on document
analysis systems, in Israel or in Europe. TC-10 will obviously be
involved in this activity.

- We have started discussions about organizing a specialized
workshop on graphics recognition, i.e. a workshop dedicated to
TC-10 activities. This workshop is foreseen to take place in
connection with the third ICDAR, to be held in Montreal in 1995. It
would be located somewhere in North America and would give the
opportunity to researchers in this field to have focused
scientific and technical discussions on their research topics.
Therefore, we plan the workshop to give enough time for working
groups based on presentation of short presentations of position
papers and discussions.

Address of TC-10's new chairman:

Karl Tombre
INRIA Lorraine & CRIN-CNRS
Batiment LORIA
615 rue du jardin botanique, BP 101,
54602 Villers-les-Nancy CEDEX
France

Phone: +33 83.59.20.71
Fax: +33 83.27.83.19

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