ICDAR 2017 : Call for papers, Workshops, Tutorials, Competitions and Doctoral consortium
ICFHR 2018: Moved to Niagara Falls, USA
Job offers : Rouen (France) and Uppsala Univ. (Sweden)
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 February edition of the TC10 newsletter. You will find detailed information concerning ICDAR 2017: the call for papers, the accepted competitions, workshops and tutorials, as well as the call for participation to the Doctoral Consortium. You will also find the announcement that ICFHR 2018 will be moved to Niagara falls, and information on the open positions at Uppsala University (Sweden) and Rouen (France).
Concerning our traditional GREC workshops, we are glad to include the first call for participation. As usual, GREC will be held in conjuntion with ICDAR. This time, GREC 2017 will take place in Kyoto, together with other ICDAR workshops.
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 subfield of document image analysis that deals with graphical entities in engineering drawings, comics, maps, architectural plans, musical scores, mathematical notation, tables, diagrams, etc.
The aim of this workshop is to maintain a very high level of interaction and creative discussions between participants, maintaining a "workshop" spirit, and not being tempted by a "mini-conference" model.
GREC 2017 will continue the tradition of past workshops held at the Penn State University (USA), Nancy (France), Jaipur (India), Kingston (Canada), Barcelona (Spain),, Hong Kong (China), Curitiba (Brazil), La Rochelle (France), Seoul (Corea), Lehigh (USA) and Nancy (France).
The workshop will comprise several sessions dedicated to specific topics related to graphics in document analysis and graphic recognition. For each session, there will be an invited presentation describing the state of the art and stating the open questions for the session's topic, followed by a number of short presentations that will contribute by proposing solutions to some of the questions or presenting results of the speaker's work. Each session will be concluded by a panel discussion.
Topics - Analysis and interpretation of graphical documents, such as: Engineering drawings, floorplans, mathematical expressions, comics, maps, music scores, patents, diagrams, charts, tables, etc. - Recognition of graphic elements, such as symbols, logos, stamps, dropcaps, drawings, etc. - Identification and localization of graphical mark-ups and annotations in written documents. - Raster-to-vector techniques. - Graphics-based information retrieval. - Historical graphics recognition and indexing. - Forensics (Writer identification/verification) in graphic documents. - Description of complete systems for interpretation of graphic documents. - Datasets and 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). - Digital ink processing. - Sketch recognition and understanding. - Camera-based graphics recognition. - Graphics recognition in born digital documents. - Analysis of graphics on new digital interfaces. - Graphics detection and recognition in real scenes.
ICDAR 2017 - The 14th IAPR International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition Kyoto, Japan November 10-15, 2017 http://www.iapr.org/icdar2017/
The 14th IAPR International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition (ICDAR 2017) is the premier international forum for researchers and practitioners in the document analysis community. The accepted papers will be published by IEEE Computer Society's Conference Publishing Services (CPS) and included in IEEE Xplore Digital Library.
Topics of Interest include, but not limited to: - Character Recognition - Handwriting Recognition - Graphics Recognition - Document Image Analysis - Document Understanding - Document Analysis Systems - Document Processing - Camera-based Document Processing - Document Databases and Digital Libraries - Mining Document Image Collections - Multimedia Documents and Internet Documents - Document Forensics - Historical Documents - Segmentation and Restoration - Sketching Interfaces - Performance Evaluation - Camera and Scene Text Understanding - Machine Learning for Document Analysis - Human-Document Interaction - Language and Script in Document Understanding - Novel Applications
Submission and Review ICDAR 2017 will follow a double blind review process. Authors should not include their names and affiliations anywhere in the manuscript. Authors should also ensure that their identity is not revealed indirectly by citing their previous work in the third person, and omitting including acknowledgements until the camera-ready version.
Paper format and length Papers accepted for the conference will be allocated 6 pages in the proceedings, with the option of purchasing up to 2 extra pages for JPY 10,000 per page. This will have to be paid after paper acceptance and at the time of registration. The length of the submitted manuscript should match that intended for final publication. Therefore, if you are unwilling or unable to pay the extra charge you should limit yourself to 6 pages. Otherwise the page limit is 8 pages.
Organization - Honorary Chairs Prof. Kazuhiko Yamamoto (Gifu University, Japan) Prof. Masaki Nakagawa (Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan) - General Chair Koichi Kise (Osaka Prefecture University, Japan) - Executive Co-Chairs Shinichiro Omachi (Tohoku University, Japan) Seiichi Uchida (Kyushu University, Japan Masakazu Iwamura (Osaka Prefecture University, Japan) - Program Committee Chairs C.V. Jawahar (IIIT Hyderabad, India) Daniel Lopresti (Lehigh University, USA) Dimothenis Karatzas (CVC, Spain) - Workshop Chairs Michael Blumenstein (Griffith University, Australia) Umapada Pal (Indian Statistical Institute, India) - Competition Chairs Jean-Marc Ogier (University of La Rochelle, France) Marcus Liwicki (DFKI, Germany & University of Fribourg, Switzerland) - Tutorial Chairs Simone Marinai (University of Florence, Italy) Josep Llados (CVC, Spain) - Publication Chairs Wataru Ohyama (Mie University, Japan) Kengo Terasawa (Future University Hakodate, Japan) - Publicity Chairs David Doermann (DARPA, USA) Cheng-Lin Liu (Chinese Academy of Sciences, China) Gernot Fink (TU Dortmund University , Germany) Tomo Miyazaki (Tohoku University, Japan) - Sponsorship Chairs Andreas Dengel (DFKI, Germany) Hisashi Ikeda (Hitachi, Japan) - Finance Chair Masakazu Iwamura (Osaka Prefecture University, Japan)
Important Dates - Submission Deadline: March 15, 2017 - Acceptance Notification: July 1, 2017 - Camera Ready Papers Due: August 15, 2017
Nine workshops and three tutorials will be offered at ICDAR 2017. You can find the names and organizers for each below. Please direct any questions to the workshop and/or tutorial chairs (contact information is provided below).
Workshops - HDI 2017: First International Workshop on Human-Document Interaction Jean-Christophe Burie, Mickaël Coustaty, Dimosthenis Karatzas and Koichi Kise - CBDAR 2017: 7th International Workshop on Camera-Based Document Analysis and Recognition Lluis Gomez-Bigorda, Muhammad Muzzamil Luqman and Dimosthenis Karatzas - MANPU 2017: 2nd International Workshop on coMics Analysis, Processing and Understanding Jean-Christophe Burie, Toshihiko Yamasaki and Motoi Iwata - WML ICDAR: Workshop on Machine Learning Umapada Pal and Eric Granger - HIP 2017: 4th International Workshop on Historical Document Imaging and Processing Andreas Fischer, Angelika Garz, Kengo Terasawa and Bill Barrett - IWCDF 2017: 1st International Workshop on Computational Document Forensics Jean-Marc Ogier, Utpal Garain and Apostolos Antonacopoulos - ICDAR-OST: 1st International Workshop on Open Services and Tools for Document Analysis Marcel Würsch and Joseph Chazalon - GREC: 12th International Workshop on Graphics Recognition Alicia Fornés and Bart Lamiroy - MOCR: 6th International Workshop on Multilingual OCR Venu Govindaraju, Prem Natarajan, Santanu Chaudhury and Srirangaraj Setlur
Tutorials Each of tutorial will last half a day.
- RTRS: Building a Robust Text Reading System for Unconstrained Scene Images Zhizhong Su and Chengquan Zhang - GMPRDIA: Graph-based Methods in Pattern Recognition and Document Image Analysis Anjan Dutta, Muhammad Muzzamil Luqman, Josep Lladós Canet, Jean-Marc OGIER - WS: Word Spotting: From Bag-of-Features to Deep Learning Gernot A. Fink
We are pleased to announce that the ICDAR'17 that will be held in Kyoto(November, 10th-15th) will organize a set of competitions dedicated to a large set of document analysis problems. You are cordially invited to participate in this scientific event that will be a very good opportunity to objectively compare the quality of algorithms in different categories of challenges.
PLEASE CONSIDER SUBMITTING YOUR ALGORITHM(S) TO ALL COMPETITIONS IN THE SAME CATEGORY, as we asked the individual competition organizers to synchronize their evaluation metrics, if possible. You will find below the different categories of competitions, and the URL of their respective website, that will allow you to get all the required information for participating.
In 2011, the first Doctoral Consortium in the Document Analysis community was organized in conjunction with the International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition (ICDAR). This has led to successful successor events at ICDAR 2013 and ICDAR 2015. The tradition of having a Doctoral Consortium as a satelite event to the ICDAR main conference will further be continued at ICDAR 2017 in Kyoto, Japan.
The goal of the ICDAR 2017 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 2017 Doctoral Consortium will be limited to 25 students. Prospective participants are encouraged to submit their application by July 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).
Participation to the Doctoral Consortium will be free for all accepted students, i.e., there will be no extra registration fees!
The ICDAR 2017 Doctoral Consortium will take place the day before the main conference, i.e., on Sunday, November 12.
IMPORTANT DATES - Submission deadline: July 15 - Doctoral Consortium: November 12
We are looking forward to your participation!
Alicia Fornés & Gernot A. Fink TC-10/11 Educational Officers
ICFHR 2018: Moved to Niagara Falls, USA
After much discussion by the ICFHR 2018 conference chairs and with the approval of TC-11, the site for ICFHR 2018 has been moved from Rochester, NY (USA) to Niagara Fall, NY (USA). There are multiple reasons for this change; they include higher value for participants (e.g., better food, meeting rooms and surrounding environs) and Niagara being a more attractive meeting place for existing and potential members of the TC-11 community. The total cost to run the conference, as well as for individual participants should remain the same.
Open positions in Handwritten Text Recognition at Uppsala University
We are seeking persons who would like to work in the area of handwritten text recognition. The positions would allow you to work with machine learning algorithms on high performance computers. We are seeking one postdoc and one PhD student that would like to work in an interesting and expanding research environment.
Postdoctoral Position in Machine learning (LITIS, Université de Rouen, France)
The Machine Learning team at LITIS (France) is opening a postdoctoral position for a candidate with a strong experience in Machine Learning, with application to one of the following topics: Speech Processing, Handwriting Processing, Computer Vision, or Document Image Processing.
The candidate will be involved in pursuing the development of Handwriting recognition and document image processing technologies to extend the PlaIR platform that was originally developed for digitizing old Newspapers (http://www.plair.univ-rouen.fr). New contributions of the candidate are expected regarding Handwriting Recognition (HWR), by combining deep optical models with deep language models. He will contribute with other members of the team to various research projects in this domain.
SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL SKILLS Experimented engineer or postdoctoral candidates having a strong background in one of the following topics : Neural Networks, Deep Neural Networks, Hidden Markov Models, Recurrent Neural Networks, statistical language models, computer vision.
The successful candidate should have advanced programming skills (Python, C/C++, Matlab). Experience of developing models within one of the popular frameworks such as Torch 7, TensorFLow, will be particularly appreciated.
APPLICATION Application should include a curriculum vita, a brief statement of research interests, and the names of at least three references.
NIPS 2017, Long beach, USA International Conference on Computer Vision http://iccv2017.thecvf.com/
December 4-9, 2017
May 19, 2017
Call for datasets
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.