Contrary to initial communication and announcements, GREC 2015 will not be held in Sousse, but in Tunis, at the same conference hotel as ICDAR 2015. Please update your travel plans accordingly.
Important Dates - Paper submission: 1 June 2015 (no extensions!) - Acceptance notified: 11 June 2015. - Workshop: 20-21 August 2015. - Post-proceedings submission: November 2015.
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. The workshops enjoy strong participation from researchers in both industry and academia.
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.
Special Track on Document Element Recognition Document elements such as tables, figures, algorithms, equations, flowcharts, CAD/CAM diagrams, etc. need specialized recognition techniques. A special track will be devoted to papers on a wide range of topics related to document element recognition including, but, not limited to, models, recognition techniques including segmenters, parsers, and inference of document elements, document element understanding, and retrieval.
Track chair: Prasenjit Mitra
Engineering Drawing Challenge We present the Engineering Drawing Challenge in the framework of the GREC'15. This is a totally open challenge, in which the participants are encouraged to present innovative ideas and methods related to automatic engineering drawing interpretation. The ultimate goal is to foster creativity and give more visibility to the presented proposals while collaborating on enriching the state-of-the-art in the field. More details at: http://iapr-tc10.univ-lr.fr/index.php/conferences/contest?id=297 Organizers: Lluís-Pere de las Heras, Christophe Rigaud.
Post-proceedings Please be aware that the GREC Workshop has a unique acceptance and publishing policy. In order to foster highly interactive and creative interactions, papers are selected and accepted after a summary review, ensuring that presented papers are within the topics of the event.
After the workshop, authors have the opportunity to submit an extended and revised paper for full single-blind review and subsequent publication. Acceptance for presentation at the workshop does not guarantee acceptance and publication in the post-proceedings.
GREC 2015 Engineering Drawing Challenge: Call for participation
Engineering Drawing Challenge Eleventh International Workshop on Graphics Recognition (GREC 2015) August 20-21, 2015
We present the Engineering Drawing Challenge in the framework of the GREC'15, to be held at the El Hana Hannibal Palace Hotel, Sousse, Tunisia - August 20-21, 2015. This is a totally open challenge, in which the participants are encouraged to present innovative ideas and methods related to automatic engineering drawing interpretation. The ultimate goal is to foster creativity and give more visibility to the presented proposals while collaborating on enriching the state-of-the-art in the field. In the following we present the details of the challenge.
Dataset During last GREC, hundreds of engineering drawings have been made available to our community thanks to Daniel Lopresti and the Bethlehem Steel Corporation. They are both hand-made and computer-made drawings from the 60's to 90's. Tedious work has started at L3i lab to digitize such material and the 23 first images will be soon available for research purposes at the TC10 website.
Description We propose a first exploratory challenge in which only the image dataset is facilitated to the community. Thus, the participants are requested to present open ideas and methods describing how they can collaborate to enhance, understand, preserve and reuse such unique heritage. Each participant is invited to express his interest by submitting an extended abstract to present its method and contribution. The experiments are accepted to be conducted on partial or full dataset. Examples of contributions are (but not limited to): image enhancement, vectorization, text/graphic separation, symbol detection, groundtruthing assistant tool.
Evaluation During GREC'15, all the participants of the Engineering Drawing Challenge will have the opportunity to present their results and the audience will be invited to vote for the best contribution (Student Response System). Among the presented contributions, the authors of the one that will be considered as the most innovative, creative and interesting by the audience will be awarded.
Submission of results Participants are invited to email an extended abstract of two A4 pages maximum following the Author Instructions and Paper Format of GREC'15 to the organizers. Additional material (e.g. results images) can be included as download link.
Important dates 1st July - Deadline for extended abstract submission (2 pages maximum)
The 6th International Workshop on Camera Based Document Analysis and Recognition (CBDAR 2015) will be held in Gammarth, Tunisia, on August 22nd 2015 in conjunction with ICDAR 2015.
The pervasiveness and widespread availability of camera phones, hand-held digital still/video cameras and more recently wearable cameras have led the community to recognize camera captured images as a promising and growing field of research for document analysis and recognition. Document digitization techniques are gradually getting closer to camera based solutions, offering certain advantages (e.g. for scanning large scale or fragile documents), and presenting interesting new challenges and open problems which cannot be directly resolved by traditional techniques.
Building on the success of the previous five CBDAR workshops in 2005 (Seoul, Korea), 2007 (Curitiba, Brazil), 2009 (Barcelona, Spain), 2011 (Beijing, China), and Washington DC (USA), CBDAR 2015 will be held in Gammarth, Tunisia in conjunction with ICDAR 2015. The aim of the workshop is to provide a natural link between document image analysis and the wider computer vision community by attracting cutting edge research on the topic.
Topics of Interest - camera based acquisition of written information - restoration of camera captured documents (dewarping, deblurring, etc.) - image degradation models for camera captured characters/documents - document image quality analysis - character segmentation / recognition from scene images - layout analysis for camera captured documents - text in video - document image retrieval - devices and algorithms for camera-based document analysis and recognition - device constrained techniques and algorithms - performance evaluation and metrics - applications such as translation, reading text for the blind, etc - human-document interaction
Workshop Chairs - Dr Dimosthenis Karatzas (Computer Vision Centre - Spain) - Dr Faisal Shafait (University of Western Australia -Australia)
Workshop Format CBDAR is a 100% participation, one-day, single-track workshop featuring keynote talks, oral/poster presentations, a demo session, and a panel discussion.
Publications Electronic copies of the workshop proceedings containing all contributed papers will be distributed at the workshop. After the workshop, revised versions of selected papers will be published in Springer LNCS series as post-proceedings.
Submission Information CBDAR 2015 invites the submission of original, previously unpublished work and welcomes, with some restrictions, submissions which are closely related to work submitted to ICDAR 2015. This workshop employs single-blind review, in which referees remain anonymous for the authors throughout the process. Papers should not exceed 6 printed pages in IEEE CS format. Full details of the formatting instructions, a sample document and templates for LaTeX and MS-Word users will be available at the CBDAR 2015 homepage soon.
Important Dates - Paper submission due: May 31, 2015 - Author Notification: June 25, 2015 - Camera-ready paper due: July 8, 2015
HIP 2015: Call for Papers
3rd International Workshop on Historical Document Imaging and Processing (HIP 2015) 22 August 2015, Gammarth, Tunisia http://hip2015.irisa.fr/
It is our pleasure to announce that the 3rd International Workshop on Historical Document Imaging and Processing (HIP’15) will be held in conjunction with ICDAR’15, on August 22, 2015 at the Ramada Plaza Tunis Hotel in Gammarth, Tunisia. The workshop brings together researchers working with historical documents and is intended to be complementary and synergistic to the work in analysis and recognition featured in the main sessions of ICDAR, the premier international forum for researchers and practitioners in the document analysis community.
Workshop topics include (but are not limited too)
- Imaging and Image Acquisition * Imaging for fragile materials * Multispectral imaging * Camera-based/non-invasive acquisition * Case studies/applications - Digital Archiving Considerations * Compression issues * Measuring essential resolution (color, spatial) and metadata * Modeling of document image degradation Historical Collections * Military records, personal journals, church records, medieval manuscripts, etc. * Scientific, technical and educational documents * Government archives, documents from the world cultural heritage, multi-language - Document Restoration/Improving readability * Removing or minimizing damages, defects, ink-bleed * Completing and filling in missing pieces based on context, prior knowledge, supporting documents, i.e. inpainting, etc. * Machine-learning algorithms for enhancement based on example images * Interactive tools from a user viewpoint * Learning from user-directed image enhancement - Content Extraction (within the context of historical documents) * Content-based retrieval * Automated or semi-automated transcription * Content recognition based on surrounding and supporting context * Ontologies for modeling historical document content - Family History Documents and Genealogies * Personal, Family, National and Historical Collections of Family Genealogy and Histories * Extracting and linking names, dates, places, etc. * Extracting, linking and piecing together personal and family histories and narratives * Discovering historical social networks - Automated Classification, Grouping and Hyperlinking of Historical Documents * Style identification (typography of printed text, handwriting style recognition for manuscript authentication or author identification…) * Searching for Documents over the Internet * On-line & web-based navigation within/among document images * Searching/querying, retrieval, summarizing/condensing of document images * Collecting, linking, analysis and search technologies * Parallel tagging of images, transcripts, and other document layers
Important Dates - June 1, 2015: Paper submission - July 1, 2015: Notification of Acceptance - July 20, 2015: Camera-ready paper
ICDAR 2015 Doctoral Consortium: Call for participation
In 2011 the Leadership Teams of TC-10 and TC-11 agreed to jointly organize the first Doctoral Consortium in conjunction with ICDAR 2011 which lead to a successor event that took place in conjunction with ICDAR 2013. Given the great success of these initial events the tradition of Doctoral Consortiums as satelite events to ICDAR conferences will be continued.
The goal of the ICDAR 2015 Doctoral Consortium is to create an opportunity for Ph.D. students to test their research ideas, present their current progress and future plans, and receive constructive criticism and insights related to their future work and career perspectives. A mentor (a senior researcher who is active in the field) will be assigned to each student to provide individual feedback. In addition, students will have the opportunity to present an overview of their research plan during a special poster session.
Participation in the ICDAR 2015 Doctoral Consortium will be be limited to 25 students. Prospective participants are encouraged to submit their application by May 15 (submission procedure to be announced). The Doctoral Consortium Chairs will then review all applications received. Preference will be given to students who are at a stage in their studies most likely to benefit (i.e., they have identified a research direction and published some initial results, but the thesis is not yet set in stone). As in previous years, the event will be organized such that the registration fees for participating students will be minimal. The ICDAR 2015 Doctoral Consortium will take place the day before the main conference, i.e., on August 23.
INSTRUCTIONS Students willing to participate in the ICDAR 2015 Doctoral Consortium are kindly requested to submit the following items via the submission page: - Name and Affiliation - Title - Abstract, i.e., short description of their PhD research - Submission package (as a single PDF file; for more details see below)
and should contain the following information: - Student's name - Supervisor of the thesis - University - Starting date of the PhD - Expected finalization date of the PhD - Short research plan (1-2 pages) - Short CV (1-2 pages)
The research plan should contain an overview of the PhD topic, the steps made so far (including a list of publications), and the actions planned before finishing the PhD, especially novel research ideas to be pursued.
Important dates - Submission deadline: May 31 (extended) - Acceptance notification and Mentor assignment: June 10 (extended) - Final material due: July 15 (extended) - Doctoral Consortium: August 23
The ICDAR Advisory Board is seeking proposals to host the 15th International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition, to be held in 2019 (ICDAR2019).
ICDAR is the premier IAPR event in the field of Document Analysis and Recognition with 300 to 500 participants. The aim of this conference is to bring together international experts to share their experiences and to promote research and development in all areas of Document Analysis and Recognition.
Any consortium interested in making a proposal to host an ICDAR should first familiarise themselves with the "Guidelines for Organizing and Bidding to Host ICDAR" document which is available on the TC10 and TC11 websites ( http://iapr-tc10.univ-lr.fr and http://www.iapr-tc11.org, respectively).
The submission of a bid implies full agreement with the rules and procedures outlined in that document. The submitted proposal must define clearly the items specified in the guidelines (Section 5.2).
It has been the tradition that the location of ICDAR conferences follows a rotating schedule among different continents. Hence, proposals from America are encouraged. However, high quality bids from other locations, for example, from countries where we have had no ICDAR before, will also be considered.
Proposals will be examined by the ICDAR Advisory Board.
ICDAR Advisory Board - Prof. Koichi Kise (Chair, TC11) - Prof. Rafael Dueire Lins (Chair, TC10) - Prof. Dan Lopresti (Chair, C&M) - Prof. Jean-Marc Ogier - Prof. Josep Llados - Prof. Simone Marinai - Prof. Cheng-Lin Liu
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.