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  • at http cubs buffalo edu DAS2010 IMPORTANT DATES tentative Full Paper Submission December 1 2009 Short Paper Submission January 1 2010 Notification of Acceptance February 1 2010 Camera Ready Papers Due April 1 2010 CALL FOR PAPERS 12th International Conference on Frontiers in Handwriting Recognition ICFHR November 16 18 2010 Kolkata India We are pleased to announce the 12th International Conference on Frontiers in Handwriting Recognition ICFHR to be held at Kolkata the cultural capital of India There had been ten successful International Workshops on Frontiers in Handwriting Recognition IWFHR since 1990 held around the world ICFHR was first organized at Montreal Canada in 2008 with its natural promotion from IWFHR This conference provides a forum for researchers in on line and off line handwriting recognition pen based interface systems historical manuscript analysis writer identification and authentication etc The program committee invites the submission of papers for consideration of presentation in the Conference The authors of accepted papers will be invited to present their work in the form of oral presentations or posters The language of all papers and presentations will be only English All accepted papers will be published in the Conference proceedings and extended version of selected papers may be published in an International journal The topics of interest include but not limited to Handwriting Recognition Techniques Preprocessing and Segmentation Techniques Classifiers and their Combinations Multiple Sources and Multiple Experts Innovative Approaches in Handwriting Recognition Soft Computing for Handwriting Processing and Understanding Systems and Architectures Error Reduction and Performance Enhancement Writer Verification and Identification Motor Models for Writing and Drawing Human Reading Models and Psychological Aspects Document and Image Retrieval Techniques Handwritten Annotations in Documents Forensic Studies and Security Issues Multimedia Systems Color Information Utilization WWW Applications PDA and Remote Applications Additional details can be found at http www isical ac in icfhr2010 index1 html IMPORTANT DATES Paper submission February 15 2010 Acceptance notification May 31 2010 Camera Ready paper due June 23 2010 CALL FOR PAPERS 25th ACM Symposium on Applied Computing Document Engineering Track 22 26 March 2010 Sierre Switzerland For the past twenty four years the ACM Symposium on Applied Computing has been a primary gathering forum for applied computer scientists computer engineers software engineers and application developers from around the world SAC 2010 is sponsored by the ACM Special Interest Group on Applied Computing SIGAPP and is hosted by University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland HES SO and Ecole Polytechnique fe de rale de Lausanne EPFL Switzerland Document Engineering is the branch of computer science that investigates systems for documents in any form and in all media Document engineering is concerned with principles tools and processes that improve our ability to create manage store compact access and maintain documents The fields of document recognition and retrieval have grown rapidly in recent years This development has been fueled by the emergence of new application areas such as the World Wide Web WWW digital libraries and video and camera based OCR The use of OCR is

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  • 23 26 January 15 2010 http www icpr2010 org ICFHR 2010 Kolkata November 16 18 February 15 2010 http www isical ac in icfhr2010 ICDAR 2011 Bejing September 18 21 March 1 2011 Call for contributions This newsletter needs your support in order to provide useful information to the TC11 community Therefore please contribute relevant news by sending a short notice to the newsletter editor Gernot A Fink Such news could be the obvious announcements of confereces and workshops job opportunities reports on past conferences book reviews or anything that might be of interest to a wider audience involved in the construction of reading systems Conference Reports Impressions from ICDAR 2009 Barcelona by Gernot A Fink Quick Facts Venue Campus Hotel of Universitat Auto noma de Barcelona UAB approx 30 Min north east of the city of Barcelona Organization Great job by the CVC team of UAB General Chair Josep Llado s Statistics 430 submitted papers 64 acceptance rate approx 370 participants 30 35 degrees Celsius during the day Format 5 invited lectures inkl award lecture by Horst Bunke 3 parallel oral sessions 3 poster sessions 1 panel session 1 competitions session reporting on results of 9 competitions Social Community building program nice welcome reception at the Campus Hotel incl folk performances great evening programm in the area of Barcelona s old port including harbour boat cruise cumulating in the conference dinner Observations Scientifically the field demonstrated progress in various directions However no radically changed paradigms or surprisingly new methods were presented Participants including panelists unanimously agreed on the importance of building large standardized data sets and associated benchmarks As posters attracted substantial attention and a large audience future ICDAR conferences should reserve more presentation space for posters Next ICDAR conferences ICDAR 2011 Bejing September 18 21 ICDAR 2013 Washington bid by Dave Doermann and colleagues approved by the attendants of ICDAR 2009 in Barcelona congratulations Calls for Papers 11th International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition China National Convention Center Beiing China September 18 21 2011 http www icdar2011 org Call for papers We are pleased to announce that the Eleventh International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition ICDAR 2011 sponsored by the International Association for Pattern Recognition IAPR TC 10 Graphics Recognition and TC 11 Reading Systems will be held at CHINA NATIONAL CONVENTION CENTER Beijing China during September 18 21 2011 ICDAR is an outstanding international forum for researchers and practitioners at all levels of experience for identifying encouraging and exchanging ideas on the state of the art in document analysis understanding retrieval and performance evaluation including various forms of multimedia documents The topics of interest include but are not limited to Character Recognition Handwriting Recognition Graphics Recognition Document Image Analysis Document Understanding Document Analysis Systems Basic Research and Methodologies for Document Processing Camera based Document Processing Document Databases and Digital Libraries Multimedia Documents Sketching Interfaces Performance Evaluation Forensic Documents Historical Documents Applications Paper Submission Manuscripts of maximum five pages are encouraged to be submitted Papers must

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  • indicated time frame The creator of the winning proposal will be receiving an award consisting of a certificate and a small cash prize NOTE By making a design proposal the proposer certifies that the proposed logo is his her own work and does not violate intellectual property rights or copyrights of some third party Furthermore she he explicitly accepts that the logo design thereafter becomes the sole property of TC11 and that the only compensation to the creator of the design will be the award presented by TC11 and the recognition of his her achievement by the wider community New Calls for Papers ICFHR 2010 FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS The 12th International Conference On Frontiers in Handwriting Recognition Kolkata INDIA November 16 18 2010 http www isical ac in icfhr2010 The 12th International Conference On Frontiers in Handwriting Recognition ICFHR 2010 sponsored by the IAPR will be organized in Kolkata the cultural capital of India during 16 18 Nov 2010 ICFHR established from IWFHR as a natural promotion after ten intensive and productive editions held around the world The ICFHR IWFHR series of conferences workshops provide a forum to researchers in the areas of on line and off line handwriting recognition We invite original significant and technically sound research papers for ICFHR 2010 All papers will be peer reviewed and the accepted papers will be considered for inclusion in the Conference Proceedings to be published by the IEEE Computer Society Press or other famous publishing house The authors of accepted papers will be invited to present their work in the form of oral poster presentation The papers should be written and presented in English only The topics of interest include but are not limited to Handwritten Text Recognition Preprocessing and Segmentation Classifier and their Combinations Multiple Sources Multiple Experts Language Models in Handwriting Recognition Machine Learning Approaches for Handwriting Analysis Classifier Fusions Information Integration Systems and Architectures Error Reduction Performance Enhancement Theoretical Issues Data Generation and Annotation Handwritten Gesture Recognition Motor Models for Writing Drawing Handwritten Drawing and Diagram Processing Forensic Studies Security Issues Writer Verification and Identification Human Reading Models Psychological Aspects Document Image Retrieval Techniques Handwritten Annotations in Documents Multimedia Systems WWW PDA Remote Applications Historical Document Processing Biometric Applications Handwritten Document Information Retrieval Writer Adaptation System IMPORTANT DEADLINES Paper submission 15 February 2010 Acceptance notification 31 May 2010 Camera Ready paper due 23 June 2010 CONTACT ICFHR 2010 Secretariat Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Unit Indian Statistical Institute Kolkata INDIA Email icfhr2010 isical ac in SUBMISSION FORMAT Details about paper format and submission procedure will soon be posted in the Conference website http www isical ac in icfhr2010 General Chairs B B Chaudhuri ISI India S N Shrihari SUNY Buffalo USA L Schomaker Rijksuniversiteit The Netherland Programe Chairs J H Kim KAIST South Korea M Sridhar Univ of Michigan Dearborn USA E Anquetil IRISA France F Kimura Mie Univ Japan Organizing Chairs Umapada Pal ISI India Ujjwal Bhattacharya ISI India Sponsorship and Exhibition Chairs L Heutte Univ

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  • Feb 08 2010 Minor Major revision due first round Mar 22 2010 Completion of second round of reviews Apr 19 2010 Minor revision due second round May 17 2010 Final decision notification Jun 07 2010 Publication materials due Jun 21 2010 Publication date Sep Dec 2010 Guest Editors Liu Wenyin Ernest Valveny Department of Computer Science Centre de Visio per Computador City University of Hong Kong Universitat Auto noma de Barcelona Hong Kong 08193 Bellaterra Cerdanyola Barcelona Spain Tel 852 27844730 Tel 34 935811828 Fax 852 2788614 Fax 34 935811670 Email csliuwy cityu edu hk mail ernest valveny cvc uab cat ICPR 2010 Call for Workshops ICPR 2010 Call for Workshops http www icpr2010 org The ICPR 2010 Workshop Chairs invite workshop proposals for the 20th IAPR International Conference on Pattern Recognition ICPR 2010 that will be held in Istanbul Turkey during August 23 26 2010 The workshops will be held immediately before the start of the main conference The workshops must be full day The ICPR 2010 workshops will provide an informal setting where workshop participants will have the opportunity to discuss technical topics in an atmosphere that fosters an active exchange of ideas Members from all segments of the pattern recognition community are invited to submit workshop proposals for review The topics of the workshops should be such that the workshops do not divert papers from the main conference Each proposal will be assessed for its scientific content proposed structure and overall relevance Workshop organizers will be responsible for inviting speakers and ensuring their participation submission and review of papers and structuring and leading the discussion sessions Each workshop organizing committee will be responsible for producing a Call for Papers by January 15 2010 Submission Requirements The proposal should provide the following information 1 A brief description of the workshop specifying the goals and the technical issues that will be addressed 2 A brief discussion of why and to whom the workshop is of interest 3 The names postal addresses phone and fax numbers email addresses and short biographies of the proposed workshop organizing committee This committee should consist of at least three people who are experts in the technical area 4 The name of the primary contact person for the organizing committee 5 A list of the program committee members 6 If available a list of tentatively confirmed attendees Important Dates November 16 2009 Deadline for submission of proposals December 15 2009 Acceptance notification January 15 2010 Deadline for receipt of call for papers May 14 2010 Deadline for early registration August 22 2010 ICPR 2010 workshops full day ICPR 2010 will be responsible for the following 1 Providing a meeting place and logistical support for the workshop 2 Duplicating workshop notes and distributing them to the participants Note that workshop papers will not be included in the ICPR 2010 proceedings Workshop organizers are encouraged to find additional means of publishing the workshop proceedings ICPR 2010 reserves the right to cancel any workshop if deadlines are missed

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  • 2009 Workshop proposal acceptance notification Dec 15 2009 Deadline for paper submission Jan 15 2010 Deadline for receipt of workshop call for papers Jan 15 2010 Deadline for tutorial proposals Feb 15 2010 Notification of acceptance Mar 30 2010 Notification of acceptance of tutorials Mar 30 2010 Deadline for the overview paper of the contest Apr 30 2010 End of early bird registration period May 14 2010 Camera ready papers May 15 2010 Deadline for advance registration Aug 16 2010 Workshop on S SSPR 2010 Aug 18 2010 ICPR 2010 workshops full day Aug 22 2010 ICPR 2010 Aug 23 26 2010 TRACKS Track I Computer Vision Track II Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning Track III Signal Speech Image and Video Processing Track IV Biometrics and Human Computer Interaction Track V Multimedia Analysis Processing and Retrieval Track VI Medical Imaging and Visualization CONTACT INFORMATION TeamCon Congress Services Worldwide Halaskargazi Cad Alp Palas No 25 1 34371 Harbiye Istanbul TURKEY Phone 90 212 343 80 03 Fax 90 212 343 80 23 www teamcon com tr E mail secretariat icpr2010 org Aytul Ercil Conference Chair British Machine Vision Conference BMVC 2010 Aberystwyth Wales UK 30 August 2 September 2010 First call for papers The British Machine Vision Conference BMVC is one of the major international conferences on machine vision and related areas Organized by the British Machine Vision Association the 21st BMVC will be held in Aberystwyth Authors are invited to submit full length high quality papers in image processing and machine vision Papers covering theory and or application areas of computer vision are invited for submission Submitted papers will be refereed on their originality presentation empirical results and quality of evaluation All papers will be reviewed doubly blind normally by three members of our international programme committee Please note that BMVC is a single track meeting with oral and poster presentations and will include two keynote presentations and and a tutorial to be announced soon Topics include but are not limited to Statistics and machine learning for vision Stereo calibration geometric modelling and processing Person face and gesture tracking Motion flow and tracking Segmentation and feature extraction Model based vision Image processing techniques and methods Texture shape and colour Video analysis Document processing and recognition Vision for quality assurance medical diagnosis etc Vision for visualization and graphics Also proposals for a workshop to be held on the 2nd September are invited please contact the organizers Important dates Paper registration deadline 17 30 GMT 23rd April 2010 Submission deadline 17 30 GMT 30th April 2010 Notification of acceptance 14th June 2010 Camera ready papers 13th July 2010 Conference 30th August 2nd September 2010 General chair Fred Labrosse Aberystwyth University Publicity chair Yonghuai Liu Aberystwyth University Technical programme chair Reyer Zwiggelar Aberystwyth University Tutorial and workshop chair Peter Bunting Aberystwyth University Local organizing committee Meinir Davis Alan Woodland Ran Song Further information BMVC 2010 Website http bmvc10 dcs aber ac uk Contact email bmvc2010 aber ac uk Conference venue Penglais Campus Aberystwyth

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  • recognition Submission Guideline Prospective authors should prepare full papers with a maximum length of six pages double column IEEE style PDF Manuscripts will be reviewed by at least two members of the program committee Printed proceedings will be distributed to the participants together with electronic copies on CDROM All accepted papers will be published electronically as Open Access by the library service of TU Dortmund University https www ub tu dortmund de Eldorado index html Important Dates Manuscript submission 19 3 2010 Authors notification 30 4 2010 Submission of camera ready papers 14 5 2010 End of early bird registration 14 5 2010 Workshop 22 8 2010 Contact further information Thomas Ploetz t ploetz ncl ac uk http fahr2010 cs tu dortmund de Call for Participation ICFHR 2010 CALL FOR COMPETITION ICFHR2010 Arabic Handwriting Recognition Competition Kolkata INDIA November 16 18 2010 http www isical ac in icfhr2010 competitions html This Arabic Handwriting Recognition Competition aims to bring together researchers working on Arabic handwriting recognition Since 2002 the freely available If N ENIT Database is used by many groups all over the world to develop Arabic handwriting recognition systems This database was the basis for the last years competitions for systems recognizing Arabic handwritten words Whereas these competitions were used on a fixed lexicon with 973 Tunisian town names this ICFHR competition uses as a next step the same background of the If N ENIT Database but now with new collected data of freely written text of about five lines The fourth competition takes place at the 12th International Conference on Frontiers in Handwriting Recognition ICFHR2010 November 16 18 2010 Kolkata India Evaluation Process The objective is to run each Arabic handwritten word recognizer trained on the If N ENIT Database version 2 0 and on a set of the new collected data A recognizer may return up to 10 candidates for each classification that not only the first ranked result can be used for comparison but also the correct result between the 5 or 10 candidates will be used for comparison The following tasks are part of evaluation The recognition results on word level of each system are compared on the basis of correct recognized words respective there dedicated ZIP Post Codes A dictionary can be used and should include all 937 different Tunisian town village names The systems are tested on the new data which includes segmentation and recognition of words from IfN ENIT lexicon and words out of this lexicon Running a Recognizer We run your recognizer called myrec by invoking it from the command line as follows myrecdataset txt output txt dataset txt The dataset is just a list of relative paths to each binary tif or bmp image to be recognized output txt The output file should have one line for each input image Each line should show the name of the image file that was recognized followed by the responses corresponding reference codes for that image Each response is given as a pair of

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  • S http www u pat org das08 NEWS 1 New publisher of the proc is IEEE 2 New deadline for the submission of regular papers is March 31 2008 updated due to the change of publisher 3 New length of a regular paper is 8 pages in the IEEE CS format IMPORTANT DATES 1 Regular papers Submission March 31 2008 Acceptance May 30 2008 Camera ready June 25 2008 2 Extended abstracts Demo abstracts Submission July 1 2008 Acceptance July 15 2008 KEYNOTE SPEAKERS Prof Rangachar Kasturi Douglas W Hood Professor and Chair Computer Science Engineering University of South Florida The 2008 President of the IEEE Computer Society Tentative title Detection of text objects in video documents Recent progress Prof Toshiro Kamiuchi Visiting Professor University of Florence Director Strategic Products Development Center HITACHI Ltd Tentative title DIS Digital Image System and The Mind of Leonardo exhibition Challenge on CAUSATION AND PREDICTION Deadline April 30 2008 http www causality inf ethz ch challenge php This challenge bridges the gap between data mining machine learning and causal discovery Several datasets drawn from real data or emulating real data are provided with the goal of making predictions under manipulations The setting is very similar to a usual machine learning setting We have a training set and a test set a target variable whose values are concealed in test data must be predicted But the test data are not distributed like the training data some variables in test data are manipulated by an external agent i e set to given values instead of being drawn from the natural distribution Such problems are encountered in many application domains In medicine to predict the effect of a new treatment in economy or ecology to predict the consequences of new issued policies in marketing to predict customer

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  • Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition September 23 26 2007 Curitiba Brazil Paper submission deadline new January 31 2007 http www icdar2007 org Call for Papers DocEng2007 ACM Symposium on Document Engineering 2007 August 28 31 2007 University of Manitoba Winnipeg Canada Paper submission deadlines March 2007 http www cs umanitoba ca doceng07 HP Labs India Positions Available http www hpl hp com india careers careers html Among other opportunities

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