Call for TC10 Communication Officer and Educational Officer
Survey on the evolution of TC10
IAPR Summer School on Document Analysis
PhD studentship at Rochester Institute of Technology (USA)
Call for papers
Call for Datasets
Call for Contributions
Please contribute relevant news to TC10 groups.
Please send any relevant event, notice or link to the newsletter editor : Alicia Fornes.
Message from the editor
Welcome to the December edition of the TC10 newsletter. You will find the call for papers, the call for participation to the IAPR summer school on document analysis, and the open PhD studentship at Rochester Institute of Technology (USA). In this edition, we would like to announce the new TC10 leathership, and the call for TC10 Communication Officer and Educational Officer. We would also appretiate your feedback through answering the survey on the evolution of the IAPR TC-10 community.
During last ICPR 2016 in Mexico, the new TC10 leadership has been announced. As you may know, Bart Lamiroy has been appointed as the successor to Rafael Dueire Lins. First of all, the TC10 Executive Committee would like to thank Rafael on behalf of the whole TC10 community, for the invaluable work done during his chairmanship the last two years.
The new Executive Committee will be composed of: - Chair: Bart Lamiroy, Loria INPL, University of Nancy, FRANCE. - Vice chair: Alicia Fornés, Computer Vision Center, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, SPAIN. - Webmaster and Secretary: Jean-Christophe Burie, L3i, University of la Rochelle, FRANCE. - Dataset curator: Syed Saqib Bukhari, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence - DFKI, GERMANY. - Educational officer: TBC. - Communication officer (Newsletter editor): TBC.
The new committe is currently working in the proposal of a workplan for the next term. We will soon inform you.
Please feel free to contact us for any comments and suggestions.
The TC10 Executive Committee
Call for Communication Officer and Educational Officer
The new committee is welcoming (and strongly encouraging) new researchers who whant to contribute to the Graphics Recognition community in a broad sense. If you want to get involved, please contact us (we have open positions for the Educational officer and Communication officer) - cf. full details below.
- Educational officer: He/She will be in charge of the coordination of the educational activities, providing guidance and support to the organizers of the summer schools, the doctoral consortium, etc.
- Communication officer (Newsletter editor): He/She will be in charge of the communications, including the newsletters and the social networks (e.g.Twitter), with the aim to provide information of interest to the community.
Survey on the Evolution of the IAPR TC-10 Community
This survey is addressed to the scientific community related to the IAPR TC-10 "G , and aims to consult all concerned on the pertinence, scope and future directions of the Technical Committee.
The TC-10's main research focus is on Graphics Recognition, and the GREC workshop has been its recurring scientific event for discussing ongoing research. Given its focus on the specifics of Graphical representations in documents, our community has always had strong ties with the TC-11 (ICDAR being the flagship conference of both our communities, but TC-10 topics are often covered at DAS or even ICFHR).
Over the last couple of years, there seems to be a decrease of interest in the activities of the TC-10, and we would like to take the time to ponder this with you, since the strength, interest and creative dynamics of a research domain ne fixed, but definitely depends on the level of involvement and traction by its supporting community.
Please take some time to answer the questions of this survey, to voice your opinion, and contact the TC-10 leadership board with suggestions or questions. You may find all required information on the TC-10 website http://iapr-tc10.univ-lr.fr/
CALL FOR PARTICIPATION IAPR Summer School on Document Analysis: Document Informatics
(Endorsed by TC10 and TC11) Dates: January 23-28, 2017 Location: Jaipur, India Organised by: IIT Delhi & IUPRAI http://cvit.iiit.ac.in/SSDA/
The school will provide an in-depth and objective exposure to researchers of the emerging area of Understanding large scale document collections and highlight open problems in this area. With deluge of documents (in a variety of forms - images, web-pages, etc.) on the web, individual and/or collaborative information foraging from document collections have become a challenging task. Researchers are developing tools not only to understand structure of the documents but also to facilitate comprehensive interpretation of the content, may be embedded in more than one document in the form of text, table and/or graphics. In this summer school we shall address different aspects of this problem of discovering actionable insight in large document collections through tutorial level talks and research overview presentations.
The school will focus on following core areas: - features, representation and indexing for large document collections - content representation and manipulation - Information and document retrieval - machine learning and analytics for large document repositories
Open PhD student position in Math IR/Math Recognition
Open PhD student position in Math IR/Math Recognition - Department of Computer Science - Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY
The Document and Pattern Recognition Lab (DPRL) at RIT is looking to recruit a PhD student for a project in the area of Mathematical Information Retrieval.
The goal of the project is to improve search results for technical document databases (e.g., Google Scholar, CiteSeerX) using models that incorporate math, along with techniques for recognizing math written by hand (for creating search queries) and typeset/laid out in .pdf (for indexing document collections).
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.