Text Recognition Algorithm Independent Evaluation (TRAIT)
Job Offer: Postdoc at the Computer Vision Center (Barcelona)
CFP: 2nd Int. Conf. on Natural Sciences and Technology in Manuscript Analysis
CFP: DocEng 2016
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Welcome to the November edition of TC10 newsletter.
In this newsletter you will find, in addition to the next call for papers, information concerning the GREC- LNCS post-proceedings and the Text Recognition Algorithm Independent Evaluation (TRAIT) that will be organized by NIST in 2016.
We also include information on the three postdoctoral positions available at the Computer Vision Center (Barcelona).
Eleventh IAPR International Workshop on Graphics Recognition - GREC 2015 August 23-26, 2015, Nancy, France http://grec2015.loria.fr/
Post-proceedings As discussed during GREC, this summer, and as traditionally done, we are inviting you to submit a new, reworked and possibly extended version of your contribution, for possible publication in the LNCS post-proceedings.
Please, take into account the following information: - paper length is expected to be 12-16 pages in LNCS format (Note this is not the IEEE/ICDAR format that was used for the workshop) - submission deadline is Nov. 20 2015 - there will be a 2,5 month review period.
Dates - Post-proceedings submission: November 20, 2015. - Acceptance notifications: February 2016. - Post-proceedings publication: June 2016.
More information will be soon available at the GREC website: http://grec2015.loria.fr/
Please let us know if you need any further assistance or information.
The GREC 2015 Program Committee Chairs
Text Recognition Algorithm Independent Evaluation (TRAIT 2016)
NIST is organizing the Text Recognition Algorithm Independent Evaluation (TRAIT) with goals to assess the capability of text detection and recognition algorithms to correctly detect and recognize text appearing in unconstrained imagery.
The project P-SPHERE, coordinated by the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) and with participation of UAB-CIE member centers, has received funding from the latest COFUND-2014 call. The COFUND program is part of the European Commission’s Marie Sklodowska-Curie actions.
The Computer Vision Center (CVC), as part of the UAB-CIE sphere, offers 3 post-doc positions in the following research lines : - Holistic interpretation of urban scene imagery - Ultimate color descriptor including multiple light effects - Human pose recovery and behavior analysis
For the position on "Holistic interpretation of urban scene imagery", of particular interest is the interplay between visual and textual content in a scene image, and to what extent such modalities can work synergistically towards urban scene imagery interpretation.
Deadline The call will be open from November 2nd 2015 to February 2nd 2016.
Outline of Conference Our time witnesses increasing demand in application of modern technologies and material analysis in the manuscript studies. The second conference dedicated to natural sciences and technology in manuscript analysis continues the tradition of bringing together scholars and scientists from the fields of humanities, informatics, chemistry, physics and biology. Also this time the conference will provide a forum for discussions on various aspects of manuscripts and presentations of new results, technologies and approaches. Contributions are solicited for original research work stressing the role of natural sciences and technology in the following areas:
- Image analysis of visual manuscript features (contours, key points, strokes, word spotting, layout analysis, deep networks for learning and classification) - Recovering lost writing (multi-/hyper-spectral imaging, reflectance transformation imaging, X-ray fluorescence imaging, phase contrast tomography) - Material analysis of writing material (ink fingerprinting by X-Ray fluorescence, provenance studies of papyrus, parchment, leather, paper, palm leaves, etc.) - Cutting edge techniques
The conference will be hosted by the Centre for the Study of Manuscript Cultures (CSMC) at the University of Hamburg, participation is free.
Call for Papers The conference will consist of invited talks, contributed talks and poster sessions. Abstracts will be reviewed by the International Advisory Board members who will make recommendations for oral or poster presentations.
Deadline for abstract submission is 27 November, 2015. Please note the instructions for authors of abstracts.
For submitting your abstracts, please use the email address manuscript-cultures[at]uni-hamburg.de
Important Dates - 27.11.15: Submission of Extended Abstract (2 pages) - 11.12.15: Notification of Acceptance - 29.01.16: Deadline for conference registration - 29.02-02.03.16: Conference
The 16th ACM Symposium on Document Engineering (DocEng 2016) seeks original research papers that focus on the design, implementation, development, management, use and evaluation of advanced systems where documents and document collections play a key role.
Authors are invited to submit original work in one of the following forms: - Full papers describing complete works of research (up to 10 pages) - Short papers describing smaller complete works of research or novel challenges or visions (up to 4 pages) - Application notes/demos describing systems or tools of interest to the DocEng community (up to 4 pages)
Accepted full papers will be given an oral presentation. Short papers will be assigned to oral or poster presentation. Application notes will have a poster presentation and/or system demonstration.
- Workshop/tutorial proposals: tutorials are by a domain expert and introduce a current topic of interest to symposium attendees while workshops provide an informal setting in which to develop vision and exchange ideas in a specialized field of interest.
All submissions will undergo a rigorous review process considering the originality of work, the quality of research or analysis of experience, the relevance to document engineering, and quality of presentation of ideas. All full papers are eligible to win the ACM SIGWEB Best Paper Award for DocEng 2016. All student first-author papers are eligible to win the DocEng Best Student Paper Award for 2016.
All accepted papers in all above categories will be included in the DocEng proceedings and be published in the ACM Digital Library. Submissions will be through EasyChair and should adhere to the ACM SIG Proceedings format.
Symposium format DocEng is a single track conference attended by a community of academic and industrial researchers. It will be preceded by one day of workshops and tutorials.
Call for papers
Deadline (paper submission)
ICPRAM, Rome, Italy International Conference on Pattern Recognition Applications and Methods http://www.icpram.org/
February 24-26, 2016
November 11, 2015 (Position paper) December 3, 2015 (Doctoral consortium)
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.