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Newsletter 02

Hello everybody,

This is my second mail to the TC-10 mailing list. Thank you to all
those who responded to my first mail and provided additional addresses,
corrected erroneous addresses and so on...

This second mail will be quite similar to the first. The first reason
is that there are many newcomers to this list who haven't seen the
first mail. The second reason is that there is not so much new ;-) But
for those who already got the first mail, look forward to the third
one!!! I hope that by then we will have some fresh information about

- ICDAR'93. Currently, the papers submitted are being reviewed but I
hope that our Japanese friends from the organizing committee will
provide us with some information about how this conference will
look like as soon as the reviewing process is completed. I think
we all look forward to a very exciting conference in Tsukuba!

- The planned workshop on Document Analysis Systems after ICPR.
Several colleagues are working hard on it these days and I think
we should get some precise information very soon now.

If you have other information you would like to circulate among
researchers active in our domain, don't hesitate to send it to me and
I will forward it to this mailing list.

Well, that was for the introduction. I was recently asked by Prof.
Kittler to report about TC10 activities; this report is included below
and is, as you will note if you got the first mail, just an update of
the report to prof. Aggarwal.

Included is also the list of researchers taking part in this mailing
list. There are many other people for whom I have a postal address but
not E-mail address; therefore, if you know of colleagues who don't
appear in this list, I wold appreciate if you could send me their
name, affiliation and E-mail address.

--
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

------------------ TC10 Report --------------------------
Report of activities for IAPR TC-10.

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 was on February 15 and expected acceptance
notifications will be on June 1st.

- The week after the next ICPR in Jerusalem, a workshop is planned
on Document Analysis Systems, in Kaiserslautern (Germany). This
would be an intensive, single-track, 100%-participation workshop
on research and development of systems for the analysis of
document images. This workshop will be proposed very soon for
official sponsorship by IAPR, with the support among others of
TC-10.

- 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
connexion 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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