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  • the premier event for identifying encouraging and exchanging ideas in handwriting recognition research as well as for 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 Formerly known as IWFHR past meetings have been held around the world in Montreal Chateau de Bonas Taipei Colchester Taejon Amsterdam Niagara on the Lake Tokyo La Baule and Kolkata The 14th International Conference on Frontiers in Handwriting Recognition ICFHR 2014 is scheduled to be held in Crete Greece Individuals and groups who are interested in handwriting recognition research are invited to submit proposals for organizing and hosting ICFHR 2016 Because the next two conferences will be held at locations in Europe proposals from Asia and the Americas are strongly encouraged Proposals should be sent to Dan Lopresti TC 11 Chair lopresti cse lehigh edu Koichi Kise TC 11 Vice Chair kise cs osakafu u ac jp The deadline for submitting written proposals is Monday September 10 Feedback will be provided and selected proposers will be invited to make brief presentations to the community during a special session at ICFHR 2012 in Bari A vote by the members of the community in attendance will then be taken to determine the winning bid The special session is scheduled in the main lecture room Apulia from 15 00 to 16 00 on September 19 The winning bid will be announced at the conference banquet later that same evening Questions concerning the proposal process can be addressed to Dan Lopresti and Koichi Kise Call for Participation Historical Documents in the Digital Age 25th 26th october 2012 University of Rouen http hdda2012 sciencesconf org Purpose The aim of the Workshop is to bring together those whose professional work involves the study of historical documents or who have a responsibility for increasing their accessibility with technologists developing techniques to support the analysis and management of digital documents The Workshop will encourage a greater understanding of how these two communities can work productively together and how crossing the traditional disciplinary boundaries can create opportunities for supporting better historical research while also increasing the general public s awareness of their rich cultural heritage This workshop should be interesting for Historians and others interested in sharing their experiences of document analysis with scientists developing computer based tools to support such activities Those who have a responsibility for preserving and managing historical documents and making them available both to specialists using them for research and detailed study and the general public seeking to benefit from the rich cultural legacy embodied by such documents Scientists and engineers developing advanced technologies in areas such as image processing pattern recognition and digital media engineering relevant to document analysis The workshop will provide an opportunity for a diverse range of researchers and other professionals including end users to share experiences and explore ideas at the crossroads of traditional disciplinary boundaries otherwise barriers to rapid progress in improving the

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  • colleagues in Crete Greece Best regards Gernot A Fink IAPR TC11 Newsletter Editor Gernot Fink udo edu Dates n Deadlines Event Location Web Event Date Deadline paper submission ICDAR 2013 Washington USA August 25 28 2013 February 1 2013 http www icdar2013 org Workshop proposals November 1 2012 Tutorial proposals November 1 2012 Competition proposals November 1 2012 ACPR 2013 Okinawa Japan November 5 8 2013 June 10 2013 http www am sanken osaka u ac jp ACPR2013 ICFHR 2016 First Announcement The 15th International Conference on Frontiers of Handwriting Recognition ICFHR 2016 will be held in Shenzhen China on October 24 16 2016 Dr Cheng Lin Liu Institute of Automation of Chinese Academy of Sciences and Dr Youbin Chen Graduate School at Shenzhen Tsinghua University will serve the general chairs Cheng Lin Liu ICFHR 2016 Co Chair Update on ICFHR 2014 ICFHR will be organized in Crete island Greece in September 2014 The 14th International Conference on Frontiers in Handwriting Recognition ICFHR 2014 will be held in Crete island Greece in September 2014 It will be organized by Basilis Gatos National Center for Scientific Research Demokritos Institute of Informatics and Telecommunications Greece Vassilis Katsouros Athena Research and Innovation Center

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  • n t i t h e M i n i s t e r o f P u b l i c A d m i n i s t r a t i o n a n d I n n o v a t i o n D r F i l i p p o P a t r o n i G r i f f i t h e M i n i s t e r f o r E c o n o m i c D e v e l o p m e n t D r C o r r a d o P a s s e r a a s w e l l a s o f l o c a l i n s t i t u t i o n s l i k e t h e R e g i o n a l G o v e r n o r D r N i c h i V e n d o l a t h e P r e s i d e n t o f t h e P r o v i n c e o f B a r i D r F r a n c e s c o S c h i t t u l l i a n d o t h e r s L o c a l A d m i n i s t r a t i o n s M a n y r e s e a r c h a n d a c a d e m i c a s s o c i a t i o n s a l s o s p o n s o r e d t h e c o n f e r e n c e a s w e l l a s s e v e r a l n a t i o n a l a n d m u l t i n a t i o n a l c o m p a n i e s s u c h a s G o o g l e a n d H i t a c h i F o r I C F H R 2 0 1 2 a t w o t r a c k p r o g r a m w a s d e f i n e d w h i c h i n c l u d e d 4 8 o r a l p r e s e n t a t i o n s a n d 8 3 p o s t e r p r e s e n t a t i o n s T h e I C F H R 2 0 1 2 p r o c e e d i n g s w e r e p u b l i s h e d b y t h e I E E E C o m p u t e r S o c i e t y M o r e t h a n 1 5 0 p a r t i c i p a n t s f r o m 3 5 d i f f e r e n t c o u n t r i e s o f t h e f i v e c o n t i n e n t s a t t e n d e d t h e c o n f e r e n c e m a k i n g i t a g r e a t s u c c e s s A d d i t i o n a l l y t w o e x c e l l e n t I A P R i n v i t e d t a l k s d e l i g h t e d t h e I C F H R 2 0 1 2 p a r t i c i p a n t s T h e i n v i t e d t a l k S t r o k e s A g a i n s t S t r o k e S t r o k e F o r S t r i d e s w a s g i v e n b y P r o f R e j e a n P l a m o n d o n É c o l e P o l y t e c h n i q u e d e M o n t r é a l C a n a d a T h e i n v i t e d t a l k E v a l u a t i n g t h e P r o b a b i l i t y o f I d e n t i f i c a t i o n i n t h e F o r e n s i c S c i e n c e s w a s g i v e n b y P r o f S a r g u r N S r i h a r i U n i v e r s i t y a t B u f f a l o T h e S t a t e U n i v e r s i t y o f N e w Y o r k U S A F o 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a n a n t h e m w a s p e r f o r m e d w h i l e t h e p a r t i c i p a n t s w e r e i n s t a n d i n g o v a t i o n A n o t h e r p l e a s a n t s u r p r i s e w a s t h e e x t r a t o u r t o A l b e r o b e l l o b y n i g h t o n t h e e v e n i n g o f S e p t 1 8 t h a f t e r a n e x c e p t i o n a l l y t a s t y d i n n e r o f t y p i c a l f o o d f r o m t h e A p u l i a r e g i o n A l l p a r t i c i p a n t s w e r e e n c h a n t e d b y t h e v i s i t t o A l b e r o b e l l o w i t h i t s p i c t u r e s q u e t r u l l i s m a l l d r y s t o n e h o u s e s b u i l t w i t h o u t m o r t a r a n d w i t h a t y p i c a l c o n i c a l s h a p e d r o o f T h e p a r t i c i p a n t s e n j o y e d w a l k i n g t h r o u g h t h e n a r r o w s t r e e t s o f A l b e r o b e l l o t a k i n g p h o t o s a n d b u y i n g s o u v e n i r s C a s t e l l a n a C a v e s w a s t h e d e s t i n a t i o n o f t h e s e c o n d t o u r t h a t t o o k p l 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s i m i l a r i t y N o r m a l i s a t i o n f o r I m p r o v e d W r i t e r i n d e p e n d e n t O f f l i n e S i g n a t u r e V e r i f i c a t i o n a u t h o r s J a q u e s S w a n e p o e l a n d J o h a n n e s C o e t z e r a n d t o G e o r g e E s k a n d e r f o r t h e p a p e r A d a p t i o n o f W r i t e r I n d e p e n d e n t S y s t e m s f o r O f f l i n e S i g n a t u r e V e r i f i c a t i o n a u t h o r s G e o r g e E s k a n d e r R o b e r t S a b o u r i n a n d E r i c G r a n g e r P r o f M a s a k i N a k a g a w a a n d P r o f B i d y u t B a r a n C h a u d h u r i a s s i g n e d t h e I A P R B e s t P a p e r A w a r d t o t h e p a p e r S e p a r a b i l i t y v e r s u s P r o t o t y p i c a l i t y i n H a n d w r i t t e n W o r d R e t r i e v a l a u t h o r s J e a n P a u l V a n O o s t e n a n d L a m b e r t S c h o m a k e r a n d t h e I A P R B e s t P o s t e r A w a r d t o t h e p a p e r K H A T T A r a b i c O f f l i 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  • View Text Dataset Text detection 10 2012 Word spotting http www iapr tc11 org mediawiki index php The Street View Text Dataset ICFHR 2010 and 2012 Signature Signature Verification 6 2012 Verification Datasets 4NSigComp2010 and 4NSigComp2012 For a list of all datasets available visit http www iapr tc11 org mediawiki index php Datasets List TC 10 TC 11 Joint Meeting at ICPR 2012 We would like to welcome you to the TC10 11 joint meeting at ICPR2012 in Tsukuba Anyone who is interested in graphics recognition TC10 and reading systems TC11 is invited to attend the meeting Date November 14 2012 Time 13 45 14 30 Room Meeting room 402 Topics Past Activities web datasets newsletter etc Future Plans and Requests Koichi Kise TC 11 Vice Chair kise cs osakafu u ac jp Announcement CROHME Dataset Available We are pleased to announce that the CROHME Competition on Recognition of Online Handwritten Mathematical Expressions is now available through the TC11 Web site The dataset provides 2170 mathematical expressions handwritten by 347 writers from 3 different countries and it also includes evaluation software http www iapr tc11 org mediawiki index php CROHME Competition on Recognition of Online Handwritten Mathematical Expressions Dimosthenis Karatzas TC 11 Dataset Curator dimos cvc uab es Announcement MSRA Text Detection 500 Dataset Available We are pleased to announce that the MSRA Text Detection 500 Dataset is now available through the TC11 Web site The MSRA Text Detection 500 Database MSRA TD500 contains 500 natural images which are taken from indoor office and mall and outdoor street scenes using a pocket camera It provides text location ground truth at the text line level In contrast to most related datasets rotated bounding boxes are defined making the dataset a good choice for text detection in arbitrary orientations http www iapr

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  • images Collecting linking analysis and search technologies Parallel tagging of images transcripts and other document layers Paper Submission Authors are invited to submit original and unpublished papers in all areas relating to Imaging Collection and Processing of Historical Documents Manuscripts of maximum eight pages are encourage to be submitted Instructions for paper submission will be available on the Workshop web site The deadline for paper submissions is June 10 2011 Accepted papers will be published electronically and in the conference proceedings Important Dates June 10 2011 Manuscripts due July 10 2011 Acceptance notification August 10 2011 Camera ready manuscript due August 10 2011 Advance registration due Workshop Fees Full Registration USD 100 Student Registration USD 50 Registration will be handled through ICDAR Workshop Organizers General Chairs William A Barrett Computer Science Brigham Young University Michael S Brown School of Computing National University of Singapore Program Chair R Manmatha University of Massachusetts Amherst USA Organizing Chair Jake Gehring Manager FamilySearch Data Operations USA Program Committee Apostolos Antonacopoulos School of Computing University of Salford UK Mohamed Cheriet École deTechnologie Supérieure Montréal Canada Xiaoqing Ding Tsinghua University China David Doermann Inst of Advanced Computer Studies U of Maryland USA Scott Eldredge Digital Reformating Manager Brigham Young University USA Basilis Gatos National Center for Scientific Research Greece Jake Gehring FamilySearch Digital Acquistion processing distribution USA Venu Govindaraju State University of New York at Buffalo USA C J Jawahar Int Institute of Information Technology Hyderabad India LianWen Jin South China University of Technology China George Landon Eastern Kentucky University USA Cheng Lin Liu NLPR Chinese Academy of Sciences China Josep Lladós CVC UAB Barcelona Spain Shijian Lu Institute for Infocomm Research Singapore R Manmatha University of Massachusetts Amherst USA Simone Marinai University of Florence Italy Heath Nielson FamilySearch USA Liangrui Peng Tsinghua University China Alexandra Psarrou University of Westminster UK Eric Ringger Brigham Young University USA Zhixin Shi State University of New York at Buffalo USA Chew Lim Tan National University of Singapore Singapore Eugene Walach IBM Corporation Haifa Research Lab Israel Contact For further information please contact William Barrett Department of Computer Science Brigham Young University Provo Utah USA Phone 801 422 7430 Fax 801 422 0169 E mail barrett cs byu edu Call for Papers AND 2011 CALL FOR PAPERS Fifth Workshop on Analytics for Noisy Unstructured Text Data AND 2011 In conjunction with 11th International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition ICDAR September 17th 2011 Beijing China Noisy unstructured text data is ubiquitous and abundant in real world situations Handling noisy text poses new challenges for Information Extraction IE Natural Language Processing NLP Information Retrieval IR and Knowledge Management KM Special handling of noise as well as noise robust IR and KM techniques are essential to overcome these challenges As in the case of AND 07 08 09 and 10 we intend that AND 2011 will provide researchers an opportunity to present their latest results toward addressing these challenges We seek papers dealing with all aspects of noisy unstructured text data its

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  • International Workshop on Camera Based Document Analysis and Recognition September 22 2011 Beijing China http imlab jp cbdar2011 The pervasive use of camera phones and hand held digital cameras has led the community to acknowledge that document analysis and recognition DAR on digital camera images is a promising and growing sub field Constraints imposed by the memory processing speed and image quality of these devices are leading to new interesting problems to be addressed Following the success of the first three CBDAR workshops in 2005 Seoul Korea 2007 Curitiba Brazil and 2009 Barcelona Spain CBDAR2011 will be held in Beijing China as a satellite workshop of ICDAR2011 The aim is to bring together researchers to present cutting edge issues and techniques and contribute to discussions on future research directions CBDAR will be a 100 participation one day single track workshop featuring keynote talks oral poster presentations a demo session and a discussion group Topics of Interest include but are not limited to camera based acquisition 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 video of text 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 Important Dates Tentative Paper submission due June 15 2011 Author Notification July 15 2011 Camera ready paper due August 01 2011 Co Chairs Masakazu Iwamura Osaka Prefecture Univ Japan Faisal Shafait DFKI Germany Call for Papers AFHA 2011 CALL FOR PAPERS 1st Int Workshop and Tutorial on Automated Forensic Handwriting Analysis In conjunction with 11th International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition ICDAR September 17 18 2011 Beijing China We are pleased to announce the 1st Int Workshop and Tutorial on Automated Forensic Handwriting Analysis to be held as a satellite workshop of the ICDAR 2011 in Beijing China during September 17 18 2011 The AFHA 2011 is a novel approach and brings together researchers in the field of automated handwriting analysis and signature verification and experts from the forensic handwriting examination community It is organized as a two day combined workshop and tutorial On the first day an introductory tutorial on forensic handwriting examination will be given This includes a description of the forensics point of view and examples of real casework as well as a summary of important approaches in the area of automated handwriting examination On the second day a workshop about recent research activities will be held First Participants with accepted report papers will get the opportunity to talk about their research Subsequently in a panel discussion session all participants will be able to state their points of view and discuss together about selected topics of the community Every registration is for the combined workshop tutorial We encourage the participants to submit reports up to 5 pages IEEE format on ongoing

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  • file to jean marc ogier univ lr fr Deadline for receipt of nominations is June 15th 2011 but early submissions are strongly encouraged For further information please contact Pr Jean Marc Ogier email jean marc ogier univ lr fr Université de La Rochelle Pôle Sciences et Technologie Laboratoire L3i Avenue Michel Crépeau 17042 La Rochelle cédex 1 FRANCE The final decision will be made by the Awards Committee which is composed of the following members Jean Marc Ogier France Chair Fujisawa san Japan Horst Bunke Switzerland Dave Doermann USA Katrin Franke Norway Koichi Kise Japan Josep Llados Spain Dan Lopresti USA Umapada Pal India Liu Wenyin China For the ICDAR 2011 Awards Committee Jean Marc Ogier TC 10 Chair Dan Lopresti TC 11 Chair Call for Proposals to Host ICDAR 2015 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON DOCUMENT ANALYSIS AND RECOGNITION ICDAR CALL FOR PROPOSALS TO HOST ICDAR2015 Deadline June 1 2011 Submission Method email to lopresti cse lehigh edu The ICDAR Advisory Board is seeking proposals to host the 13th International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition to be held in 2015 ICDAR2015 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 www iapr tc10 org and www iapr tc11 org respectively A link to the most current version of the guidelines appears below http www iapr tc11 org mediawiki images ICDAR Guidelines 2011 04 04 pdf 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 ICDAR2011 will be held in Beijing China Asia and ICDAR2013 will be held in Washington DC the Americas Hence for ICDAR2015 proposals from Europe are strongly encouraged however high quality bids from other locations will also be considered Proposals will be examined by the ICDAR Advisory Board Valid bids will then be presented at the TC10 TC11 joint meeting held during ICDAR2011 where a ballot will be conducted to determine the winning bid Proposals should be emailed to Dr Daniel Lopresti at lopresti cse lehigh edu by June 1 2011 ICDAR Advisory Board Prof Jean Marc Ogier Chair TC10 Prof Daniel Lopresti Chair TC11 Dr Simone Marinai Chair IAPR C M Committee Prof Andreas Dengel Past Organiser Dr Apostolos Antonacopoulos Past Organiser and Editor of ICDAR Guidelines Call for Papers DAS 2012 DAS 2012 PRELIMINARY CALL FOR PAPERS 10th IAPR International Workshop on Document Analysis Systems March 27 29th 2012 Gold

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