Document Recognition and Retrieval (DRR) is one of the leading international conferences devoted to current research in document analysis, recognition and retrieval. The 22nd Document Recognition and Retrieval Conference is being held as part of the IS&T/SPIE Electronic Imaging Symposium taking place in San Francisco, California, USA.
The conference venue and hotel will be the Hilton San Francisco Union Square. DRR specifically will take place February 11-12, 2015.
The Conference Chairs and Program Committee invite all researchers working on document recognition and retrieval to submit original research papers. Papers are presented in oral and poster sessions at the conference, along with invited talks by leading researchers. Accepted papers will be published by the SPIE in the conference proceedings. Papers will also be indexed by DBLP. At the conference a Best Student Paper Award will be presented. Papers are solicited in, but not limited to, the areas below. (Conference web page: http://nlp.cs.byu.edu/drr2015)
* Text recognition: machine-printed documents, handwritten documents; paper, tablet, camera, and video sources * Writer/style identification, verification, and adaptation * Graphics recognition: vectorization (e.g. for line-art, maps and technical drawings), signature, logo and graphical symbol recognition, figure, chart and graph recognition, and diagrammatic notations (e.g. music, mathematical notation) * Document layout analysis and understanding: document and page region segmentation, form and table recognition, and document understanding through combined modalities (e.g. speech and images) * Evaluation: performance metrics, document degradation models, data collection, benchmarking, ground-truthing * Additional topics: document image filtering, enhancement and compression, document clustering and classification, machine learning (e.g. integration and optimization of recognition modules), historical and degraded document images (e.g. fax), multilingual document recognition, and web page analysis (including wikis and blogs).
* Indexing and summarization: text documents (messages, blogs, etc.), imaged documents, entity tagging from OCR output, and text categorization * Query languages and modalities: content-based image retrieval (CBIR) for documents, keyword spotting, non-textual query-by-example (e.g. tables, figures, math), querying by document geometry and/or logical structure, approximate string matching algorithms for OCR output, retrieval of noisy text documents (messages, blogs, etc.), cross and multi-lingual retrieval * Discovery and browsing: pattern discovery, trend mining, topic modeling and analysis, clustering * Evaluation: relevance and performance metrics, evaluation protocols, and benchmarking * Additional topics: relevance feedback, impact of recognition accuracy on retrieval performance, and digital libraries including systems engineering and quality assurance.
- 14 July 2014, 11:59pm PST: Submission deadline: Full Paper for Review - 7 October 2014: Author notifications - 1 December 2014: Submission deadline: Manuscript for On-site Proceedings - 11-12 February 2015: Conference
Standard minimum paper length for all SPIE events is 6 pages. However, for DRR, we strongly encourage the authors to submit longer papers (ideally 8-12 pages). The review process will take into account both the quality and the depth of development of the scientific and experimental content of a paper. Papers should clearly identify the problem addressed in the work, identify the original contribution(s) of the paper, relate the paper to previous work, justify and document the methods of the paper, and provide substantive experimental and/or theoretical evaluation. The program committee will favor papers that take advantage of the opportunity to develop, argue, and provide compelling experimental evidence.
- Eric K. Ringger, Brigham Young Univ. (United States) - Bart Lamiroy, Université de Lorraine & LORIA (France)
- Gady Agam, Illinois Institute of Technology (United States) - Sameer K. Antani, National Library of Medicine (United States) - Elisa H. Barney Smith, Boise State Univ. (United States) - William A. Barrett, Brigham Young Univ. (United States) - Kathrin Berkner, Ricoh Innovations, Inc. (United States) - Bertrand Coüasnon, Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Rennes (France) - Hervé Déjean, Xerox Research Ctr. Europe Grenoble (France) - Xiaoqing Ding, Tsinghua Univ. (China) - David S. Doermann, Univ. of Maryland, College Park (United States) - Jianying Hu, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Ctr. (United States) - Ergina Kavallieratou, Univ. of the Aegean (Greece) - Christopher Kermorvant, A2iA SA (France) - Laurence Likforman-Sulem, Telecom ParisTech (France) - Xiaofan Lin, A9.com, Inc. (United States) - Marcus Liwicki, Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz GmbH (Germany) - Daniel P. Lopresti, Lehigh Univ. (United States) - Umapada Pal, Indian Statistical Institute (India) - Sargur N. Srihari, Univ. at Buffalo (United States) - Venkata Subramaniam, IBM India Research Lab. (India) - Kazem Taghva, Univ. of Nevada, Las Vegas (United States) - George R. Thoma, National Library of Medicine (United States) - Christian Viard-Gaudin, Univ. de Nantes (France) - Berrin Yanikoglu, Sabanci Univ. (Turkey) - Pingping Xiu, Microsoft (United States) - Richard Zanibbi, Rochester Institute of Technology (United States) - Jie Zou, National Library of Medicine (United States)
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Eleventh IAPR International Workshop on Graphics Recognition - GREC 2015
SAGE Research Unit, University of Sousse,
Sousse, Tunisia - August 20-21 2015
We are pleased to announce that the Eleventh IAPR International Workshop on Graphics Recognition (GREC'2015), organized by IAPR TC-10 (Technical Committee on Graphics Recognition) and SAGE Research Unit, will be held at University of Sousse (Sousse, Tunisia) on August 20-21, 2015, just before the 13th International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition (ICDAR). Transportation shuttle buses will be arranged between GREC and ICDAR. The GREC workshops provide an excellent opportunity for researchers and practitioners at all levels of experience to meet colleagues and to share new ideas and knowledge about graphics recognition methods. Graphics recognition is a problem domain of increasing interest. It is a branch of document image analysis that focuses on the recognition of two-dimensional notations such as engineering drawings, maps, mathematical notation, music notation, tables, diagrams, etc. The workshops enjoy strong participation from researchers in both industry and academia. GREC 2015 is the eleventh workshop in the GREC series. The previous workshops were held at Penn State University (USA), Nancy (France), Jaipur (India), Kingston (Canada), Barcelona (Spain), Hong Kong (China), Curitiba (Brazil), La Rochelle (France), Seoul (South Korea) and Bethlehem (USA).
About the workshop city GREC’2015 will take place in Sousse (Tunisia), the capital of the Sousse Governorate. Located 140 km south of the capital Tunis. Sousse is in the central-east of the country, on the Gulf of Hammamet, which is a part of the Mediterranean Sea. It is an important tourist resort. It has a Mediterranean climate, with hot, dry summers and warm, mild wet winters. The seaside location moderates the climate, making it an all-season resort. Sousse is also a scientific city. The University of Sousse includes several institutions and more than 30 000 students.
Workshop Format You are invited to participate in a single-track 2-day workshop on methods and systems for graphics recognition. The workshop will be organized into several sessions; each of them will begin with an invited talk assessing the state of the art, followed by short research presentations and concluding with a panel discussion, to identify important open research problems and suggestions for future research directions. These panel discussions proved to be very interesting, with much interaction between the authors and all the other participants.
Topics Relevant topics of interest include, but are not limited to: - Raster-to-vector techniques. - Recognition of graphical primitives. - Recognition of graphic symbols in charts, diagrams, and drawings. - Interpretation of engineering drawings, maps, charts, tables, and other graphical documents. - Graphics-based information retrieval. - Historical graphic indexing. - Description of complete systems for interpretation of graphic documents. - Performance evaluation in graphics recognition. - Authoring, editing, storing and presentation systems for graphics multimedia documents. - 3-D models from multiple 2-D views (line drawings). - Identification and localization of graphical mark-ups and annotations in written documents. - Digital ink processing. - Sketch recognition and understanding.
Paper Submission and Post-Proceedings Publishing Papers have to be sent through the workshop web site. Afterwards, authors will be notified as soon as the review is available. The full text of all contributed papers will be available in proceedings distributed at the workshop. After the workshop, the program committee plans to publish revised versions of selected papers as an LNCS Volume, by Springer Verlag.
Important Dates and Timeline Information about dates and timeline will be given in the next newsletter.
Handbook of Document Image Processing and Recognition
Handbook of Document Image Processing and Recognition D. Doermann, K. Tombre (Eds.)
- A comprehensive reference on the methods and techniques used in document image processing and recognition, for both experienced and novice researchers - Integrates and summarizes work on closely related tasks that are treated separately in the field - Includes unified comparison and contrast analyses of algorithms in standard table formats
The Handbook of Document Image Processing and Recognition provides a consistent, comprehensive resource on the available methods and techniques in document image processing and recognition. It includes unified comparison and contrast analysis of algorithms in standard table formats. Thus, it educates the reader in order to help them to make informed decisions on their particular problems.
The handbook is divided into several parts. Each part starts with an introduction written by the two editors. These introductions set the general framework for the main topic of each part and introduces the contribution of each chapter within the framework. The introductions are followed by several chapters written by established experts of the field.
Each chapter provides the reader with a clear overview of the topic and of the state of the art in techniques used (including elements of comparison between them). Each chapter is structured in the same way: It starts with an introductory text, concludes with a summary of the main points addressed in the chapter and ends with a comprehensive list of references. Whenever appropriate, the authors include specific sections describing and pointing to consolidated software and/or reference datasets. Numerous cross-references between the chapters ensure this is a truly integrated work, without unnecessary duplications and overlaps between chapters.
This reference work is intended for the use by a wide audience of readers from around the world such as graduate students, researchers, librarians, lecturers, professionals, and many other people.
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Continuing a long tradition, the international research community plans to gather in Crete Island, Greece for the 14th International Conference on Frontiers in Handwriting Recognition on September 1-4, 2014 (http://www.icfhr2014.org/). In keeping with the practice of the community, proposals are now being solicited for hosting ICFHR 2018, the 16th International Conference on Frontiers in Handwriting Recognition.
ICFHR is the premier event for identifying, encouraging, and exchanging ideas in handwriting recognition promoting novel applications at the frontiers of this important field. The single-track conference brings together leading researchers and practitioners in on-line and off-line handwriting recognition.
The series of the ICFHR conferences is a continuation of the ten IWFHRs (Montreal 1990, Chateau de Bonas 1991, Buffalo 1993, Taipei 1994, Colchester 1996, Taejon 1998, Amsterdam 2000, Niagara on the Lake 2002, Tokyo 2004, La Baule 2006). Previous ICFHR conferences were held in Montreal 2008, Kolkata 2010 and Bari 2012.
The 15th International Conference on Frontiers in Handwriting Recognition, ICFHR 2016, is scheduled to be held in Shenzhen, China, on October 24-16, 2016.
The deadline for submitting written proposals is Monday, August 18.
In addition pared to make a brief presentation to the community during a special session at ICFHR 2014 after which time a vote will be taken to determine the winning bid. The special session is scheduled just before the social event (Wednesday afternoon, 3 September 2014).
The first AERFAI Autumn School will be hosted by the Technical University of Valencia (Spain), 22-24 October 2014.
The topic of this first edition will be Deep Learning. The School will cover both, theoretical and practical issues of Deep Learning methods with lectures along these three days.
IWRR 2014: Call for Papers
IWRR2014 – International Workshop on Robust Reading
In conjunction with ACCV 2014 it is organized the First International Workshop on Robust Reading (IWRR 2014) November 1 or 2, 2014 National University of Singapore, Singapore
Interpreting written communication (textual or symbolic) is one of the most important human activities. It is, however, one of the most difficult ones for computers to realize and has been recognized as an unsolved challenge. In the community of Document Analysis and Recognition (DAR), research on unconstrained reading systems has been of central interest. The series of ICDAR Robust Reading Competition (RRC), which is held in conjunction with biannual International Conference of Document Analysis and Recognition (ICDAR), has played an important role, especially, by providing standardized datasets that have become the de-facto evaluation benchmarks in the area and providing an opportunity to compare methods.
Recently, this kind of research, especially research on reading scene text, has attracted the interest and is increasingly accepted by the wider computer vision (CV) community. Papers on related topics have been consistently presented in major CV conferences such as CVPR, ICCV, ECCV and ACCV. In these papers, ICDAR RRC datasets are used as standard measures of methods.
Responding to this trend, we organize the First International Workshop on Robust Reading (IWRR 2014) in conjunction with ACCV 2014. The workshop aims at turning the spotlight on the challenge of unconstrained reading systems. The goal of the workshop is to attract the wider CV community to put research efforts on this challenging research topic, as well as to motivate many researchers from the DAR community to attend ACCV 2014.
Topics of Interest include, but are not limited to: - Scene text localisation, segmentation, and recognition - Reading scene and/or overlaid text in video sequences - Text localisation, segmentation, and recognition in born-digital images - Restoration of camera captured documents (dewarping, deblurring, etc.) - Quality estimation and degradation modelling of camera-captured text - Performance evaluation and metrics - Applications such as translation, reading text for the blind, etc - Graphical content interpretation in complex settings
IMPORTANT DATES Paper Submission Due: September 12, 2014, 23:59 Pacific Time Author Notification: October 3, 2014 Camera-Ready Paper Due: October 17, 2014
International Conference on Pattern Recognition Applications and Methods (ICPRAM 2015 - http://www.icpram.org/)
We would like to draw your attention to ICPRAM 2015, whose submission deadline is scheduled for July 29, 2014. We hope you can participate in this conference by submitting a paper reflecting your current research in any of the following areas: - Theory and Methods - Applications
The International Conference on Pattern Recognition Applications and Methods would like to become a major point of contact between researchers, engineers and practitioners on the areas of Pattern Recognition, both from theoretical and application perspectives. Contributions describing applications of Pattern Recognition techniques to real-world problems, interdisciplinary research, experimental and/or theoretical studies yielding new insights that advance. Pattern Recognition methods are especially encouraged.
We would like to remind you that the TC10 and TC11 Web sites always welcome contributions of new datasets or other resources related to the community. We would like to encourage all the TC10 and TC11 members to submit such material to the TC10 and TC11 for archiving. The availability of datasets, ground truth and performance evaluation tools online is not only good practice, but also a requirement for a field to progress.
We would like make a special request to the organizers of recent and future competitions. Independently of whether you have the competition datasets and evaluation tools available through other Web sites, please consider archiving them with TC10 / TC11 as well. Web sites often go off-line and useful resources are frequently lost forever.