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  • ac uk GCPR 2014 Mu nster Germany September 2 5 passed http cvpr uni muenster de GCPR2014 ACCV 2014 Singapore November 1 5 passed http www accv2014 org DRR 2015 San Francisco USA February 11 12 2015 passed http nlp cs byu edu drr2015 New and Recently Published TC 11 Datasets Dataset Main Purpose Published CROHME Recognition of Online HW Math Expressions 2 2014 more than 10k expressions from 100s of writers http www iapr tc11 org mediawiki index php CROHME Competition on Recogntion of Online Handwritten Mathematical Expressions For a list of all datasets available visit http www iapr tc11 org mediawiki index php Datasets List Call for Hosting Proposals ICFHR 2018 Call for Hosting Proposals for ICFHR 2018 Continuing a long tradition the international research community plans to gather in Crete Island Greece for the 14th International Conference on Frontiers in Handwriting Recognition on September 1 4 2014 http www icfhr2014 org In keeping with the practice of the community proposals are now being solicited for hosting ICFHR 2018 the 16th International Conference on Frontiers in Handwriting Recognition ICFHR is 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 The series of the ICFHR conferences is a continuation of the ten IWFHRs Montreal 1990 Chateau de Bonas 1991 Buffalo 1993 Taipei 1994 Colchester 1996 Taejon 1998 Amsterdam 2000 Niagara on the Lake 2002 Tokyo 2004 La Baule 2006 Previous ICFHR conferences were held in Montreal 2008 Kolkata 2010 and Bari 2012 The 15th International Conference on Frontiers in Handwriting Recognition ICFHR 2016 is scheduled to be held in Shenzhen China on October 24 16 2016 Individuals and groups who are interested in handwriting recognition research are invited to submit proposals for organizing and hosting ICFHR 2018 According to the normal rotation the year 2018 would see the conference located somewhere in the Americas but proposals from other locales are encouraged as well Proposals should be sent to Koichi Kise TC 11 Chair kise cs osakafu u ac jp Dimosthenis Karatzas TC 11 Vice Chair dimos cvc uab es The deadline for submitting written proposals is Monday August 18 In addition proposers should be prepared to make a brief presentation to the community during a special session at ICFHR 2014 after which time a vote will be taken to determine the winning bid The special session is scheduled just before the social event Wednesday afternoon 3 September 2014 Questions concerning the proposal process can be addressed to Koichi Kise and Dimosthenis Karatzas Announcement TC10 11 Joint Meeting at ICPR2014 TC10 11 Joint Meeting at ICPR2014 We are planning to have a joint TC10 11 meeting at ICPR 2014 on 28th Thursday 9 00 10 30 Please joint us to disucss TC activities and future directions The room will be announced at the conference

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  • index php Datasets List ICFHR 2018 First Announcement The 16th International Conference on Frontiers of Handwriting Recognition ICFHR 2018 will be held in Rochester New York USA on August 6 10 2018 Venu Govindaraju University at Buffalo R Manmatha University of Massachussets at Amherst and Richard Zanibbi Rochester Institute of Technology will serve as Converence Co Chairs Call for Hosting Proposals DAS 2016 Dear all We have still in our memory the wonderful and productive days in Tour during DAS 2014 organized by our colleagues Jean Yves Ramel and Marcus Liwicki Once again many thanks to them as well as to the program chairs Jean Marc Orgier Koichi Kise and Ray Smith More than 100 members of the international research community met in the Loire Valley for the 11th IAPR International Workshop on Document Analysis Systems in April this year The DAS workshop has become one of the signature events for TC 11 and DAS 2014 builds on the tradition established by past DAS workshops held in Kaiserslautern Germany 1994 Malvern PA 1996 Nagano Japan 1998 Rio de Janeiro Brazil 2000 Princeton NJ 2002 Florence Italy 2004 Nelson New Zealand 2006 Nara Japan 2008 Boston MA 2010 and Gold Coast Australia 2012 Individuals and groups who are interested in Document Analysis Systems are now invited to submit proposals for organizing and hosting DAS 2016 The event should preferably take place in late summer fall but is not limited to this period The call is now open The submission deadline is November 30th 2014 If you already know whether you are interested in preparing a proposal please send me your expression of interest Note that an expression of interest is not a commitment to make a formal proposal nor an official bid If you need further information concerning DAS please feel

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  • Loire Valley for the 11th IAPR International Workshop on Document Analysis Systems in April this year The DAS workshop has become one of the signature events for TC 11 and DAS 2014 builds on the tradition established by past DAS workshops held in Kaiserslautern Germany 1994 Malvern PA 1996 Nagano Japan 1998 Rio de Janeiro Brazil 2000 Princeton NJ 2002 Florence Italy 2004 Nelson New Zealand 2006 Nara Japan 2008 Boston MA 2010 and Gold Coast Australia 2012 Individuals and groups who are interested in Document Analysis Systems are now invited to submit proposals for organizing and hosting DAS 2016 The event should preferably take place in late summer fall but is not limited to this period The call is now open The submission deadline is November 30th 2014 If you already know whether you are interested in preparing a proposal please send me your expression of interest Note that an expression of interest is not a commitment to make a formal proposal nor an official bid If you need further information concerning DAS please feel free to contact me The final selection among competing proposals will be made short after the deadline by the DAS Steering Committee which is composed of all those who have themselves organized or contributed substantially to past DAS workshops I look forward to many bids Best regards Andreas Dengel Job Advertisement PostDoc in Athens Post doctoral position in the field of Document Image Analysis and Handwriting Recognition The Institute of Language and Speech Processing ILSP http www ilsp gr en of the Athena Research and Innovation Center http www athena innovation gr en html announces a position for experience researchers in the area of Document Image Analysis and Handwriting Recognition The position is opened in the context of the LangTERRA project www langterra eu

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  • contributions arriving from outside the strict DIAR area In response to the situation above we decided to organize this workshop in conjunction with a major Computer Vision conference to realize the first purpose of the workshop to foster and develop further this interaction between the DIAR and the wider Computer Vision community The second purpose was to turn the spotlight on the challenge and attract more people to the research topic The workshop consisting of two keynote talks 8 oral talks and a panel discussion attracted more than 30 participants Two keynote talks were presented as follows Text Reading in the Wild How to make it useful Lukas Neumann Prof Jiri Matas Czech Technical University in Prague PhotoOCR Reading Text in Uncontrolled Conditions Dr Alessandro Bissacco Google Inc The accepted papers were published in the volume titled ACCV 2014 Workshops in the Springer Lecture Notes on Computer Science LNCS series We had 13 submissions in total and 8 papers were accepted as oral presentations The acceptance rate was 61 5 The Best Paper Award received an award of 250 Singapore dollars sponsored by Xerox Research India and was presented to the paper titled Perspective Scene Text Recognition with Feature Compression and Ranking by Yu Zhou Shuang Liu Yongzheng Zhang Yipeng Wang Chinese Academy of Sciences and Weiyao Lin Shanghai Jiao Tong University Finally we would like to sincerely thank those who helped to ensure this workshop is a success Prof CV Jawahar and Prof Shiguang Shan ACCV Workshop Co Chairs and Prof Michael S Brown ACCV General Co Chair for their support The members of the program committee for reviewing the submitted papers despite the very tight schedule Xerox Research India for the generous sponsorship IWRR 2014 Co Chairs Masakazu Iwamura Osaka Prefecture Univ Japan Dimosthenis Karatzas CVC Spain Faisal Shafait Univ of Western Australia Australia Pramod Sankar Kompalli Xerox Research India India Job Advertisement PostDocs at the CVC Barcelona OPEN CALLS FOR POST DOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOWS Between now and February the Spanish government will open a number of calls for post doctoral researchers The Document Analysis group at the Computer Vision Centre can act as a host institution for these researchers and would be very interested in finding right candidates who might want to apply for these positions If you are interested please contact Dr Dimosthenis Karatzas dimos cvc uab es or Dr Josep Llados josep cvc uab es for further information A short summary of the forthcoming calls follows below 1 Ramon y Cajal Senior Research Fellowships Application deadline January 20 Duration 5 years Salary 31 6k EUR minimum gross Additional funding 40k EUR to be used during the first 4 years of the contract Requirements Candidates must have obtained the PhD between 01 01 2004 and 31 12 2011 They must have carried out research stays in research centers different than the one they will join for a period of 24 months Note that researchers who have been awarded their bachelor s degree and their PhD outside

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  • s i s a n d r e c o g n i t i o n w o r k f l o w n o t a l l p a r t i c i p a t i n g s y s t e m s h a v e t o b e e n d t o e n d a p p l i c a t i o n s R e g i s t e r n o w h t t p w w w p r i m a r e s e a r c h o r g H B R 2 0 1 3 I C D A R 2 0 1 3 C o m p e t i t i o n o n H i s t o r i c a l N e w s p a p e r L a y o u t A n a l y s i s H N L A 2 0 1 3 H i s t o r i c a l n e w s p a p e r s p o s e a s e r i e s o f c h a l l e n g e s d u e t o t h e m e t h o d o f t h e i r p r o d u c t i o n i n e x p e n s i v e p a p e r i n c o n s i s t e n t i n k i n g v a r y i n g l a y o u t e t c a s w e l l a s t h e p r e s e n c e o f a g e i n g a n d u s e a r t e f a c t s N e w s p a p e r s a r e i n c r e a s i n g l y t h e m a j o r f o c u s o f l a r g e s c a l e d i g i t i s a t i o n p r o j e c t s e g E u r o p e a n a N e w s p a p e r s a s t h e y c o n t a i n i n f o r m a t i o n t h a t i s w i d e l y i n t e r e s t i n g t o t h e g e n e r a l p u b l i c a n d a t t h e s a m e t i m e a r e r a p i d l y d e t e r i o r a t i n g i n s t o r a g e T h e m o t i v a t i o n o f t h e c o m p e t i t i o n i s t o e v a l u a t e e x i s t i n g a p p r o a c h e s u s i n g a r e a l i s t i c d a t a s e t r e f l e c t i n g a s u b s e t o f c u r r e n t d i g i t i s a t i o n p r o j e c t s a n d a n o b j e c t i v e p e r f o r m a n c e a n a l y s i s s y s t e m R e g i s t e r n o w w w w p r i m a r e s e a r c h o r g H N L A 2 0 1 3 C a l l f o r N o m i n a t i o n s I C D A R 2 0 1 3 A w a r d s I N T E R N A T I O N A L C O N F E R E N C E O N D O C U M E N T A N A L Y S I S A N D R E C O G N I T I O N I C D A R C A L L F O R N O M I N A T I O N S F O R I C D A R 2 0 1 3 A W A R D S N o m i n a t i o n s D u e M a y 1 5 2 0 1 3 T h e I C D A R A w a r d P r o g r a m i s a n e s t a b l i s h e d p r o g r a m d e s i g n e d t o r e c o g n i z e i n d i v i d u a l s w h o h a v e m a d e o u t s t a 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o n a n d i n t e r a c t i o n b e t w e e n h u m a n a n d a u t o m a t e d p r o c e s s e s A p p l i c a t i o n s D i g i t a l h u m a n i t i e s d i g i t a l p r e s e r v a t i o n a n d a r c h i v i n g e B o o k s a n d d i g i t a l p u b l i s h i n g a n d a l l o t h e r a p p l i c a t i o n a r e a s F o r m o r e i n f o r m a t i o n p l e a s e v i s i t t h e c o n f e r e n c e w e b s i t e a t h t t p w w w d o c e n g 2 0 1 3 o r g C a l l f o r P a p e r s H I P 2 0 1 3 C A L L F O R P A P E R S 2 n d I n t e r n a t i o n a l W o r k s h o p o n H i s t o r i c a l D o c u m e n t I m a g i n g a n d R e c o g n i t i o n H I P 1 3 w h i c h w i l l b e h e l d A u g u s t 2 4 2 0 1 3 i n c o n j u n c t i o n w i t h I C D A R 2 0 1 3 a t t h e W a s h i n g t o n D C O m n i S h o r e h a m h o t e l i n W a s h i n g t o n D C U S A h t t p w w w c v c u a b e s v f r i n k e n H I P 2 0 1 3 R e c e n t y e a r s h a v e s e e n a n i n c r e a s e d e f f o r t t o s c a n i n d e x a n d p r o v i d e a c c e s s t o h i s t o r i c a l d o c u m e n t s h e l d i n a r c h i v e s a n d s p e c i a l c o l l e c t i o n s t h a t a r e o f t e n i n a c c e s s i b l e t o t h e w o r l d i n g e n e r a l I C D A R 2 0 0 9 f e a t u r e d b o t h a h a l f d a y t u t o r i a l a n d s i n g l e t e c h n i c a l p a p e r s e s s i o n d e d i c a t e d t o h i s t o r i c a l d o c u m e n t p r o c e s s i n g T w o y e a r s l a t e r a t I C D A R 2 0 1 1 t h e f i r s t w o r k s h o p d e d i c a t e d e n t i r e l y o n t h i s t o p i c w a s a g r e a t s u c c e s s w i t h o v e r w h e l m i n g p a r t i c i p a t i o n T h i s y e a r a o n e d a y w o r k s h o p c o n t i n u e s t h e e f f o r t t o b r i n g t o g e t h e r r e s e a r c h e r s w o r k i n g w i t h h i s t o r i c a l d o c u m e n t s a n d i s i n t e n d e d t o b e c o m p l e m e n t a r y a n d s y n e r g i s t i c t o t h e w o r 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  • ACPR 2013 Okinawa Japan November 5 8 June 10 http www am sanken osaka u ac jp ACPR2013 DAS 2014 Tours France April 7 10 2014 September 30 October 14 New and Recently Published TC 11 Datasets Name Source of Dataset Main Purpose Published MSRA 500 Database Text Detection 11 2012 http www iapr tc11 org mediawiki index php MSRA Text Detection 500 Database MSRA TD500 CROHME Recognition of Online 11 2012 HW Math Expressions http www iapr tc11 org mediawiki index php CROHME Competition on Recognition of Online Handwritten Mathematical Expressions For a list of all datasets available visit http www iapr tc11 org mediawiki index php Datasets List Call for Participation IDIPS 2013 The first Summer School on Document Image Processing that takes place on the Greek island of Fourni aims to provide both an objective overview and an in depth analysis of the state of the art of this research field and its current open issues The courses will be delivered by known researchers of the field like Antonacopoulos LLados Lopresti etc covering both theoretical and practical aspects of real problems of Document Image Processing as well as examples of successful applications The Summer School registration 400 Euro will cover attendance proceedings accommodation dinners coffee breaks social events and transfer from Samos airport and back while all the paper will be published in the proceedings and made free avaiable on line Extended versions of the accepted papers will be considered for publication in ELCVIA Journal Electronic Letters in Computer Vision and Image Analysis taking into account the reviewers comments and feedback from the summer school Thanks to our Sponsors 10 students of the field that will submit paper by the deadline and their papers will be accepted will be chosen by the review score to pay reduced registration 300 euros Four participants will receive scholarships that will cover the registration fee The fellows will be selected according to their performance in the School Moreover awards will be given to the best oral and poster presentations Abstract due 15 March 2013 LAST Application 31 March 2013 LAST Paper Submission 20 March 2013 http samosweb aegean gr idips2013 Call for Participation MRRC 2013 Multiscript Robust Reading Competition as part of ICDAR 2013 Competitions This is competition on text localization segmentation and recognition from camera captured images of multi script hoardings street names building names license number plates and house numbers from Indian roads A camera captured scene image undergoes different kinds of degradations such as motion blur strong illumination shading glossy sheer or slant Variations like emboss depth engraved multi colored multi font curvy artistic or hand written might be inherent The purpose of Multi script Robust Reading Competition MRRC is to understand the performance of systems designed to handle multiple scripts in a scene image Participating systems will be separately evaluated based on the sub tasks i e Text localization task Text segmentation task and Word recognition task Register now http mile ee iisc ernet in mrrc A

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