IAPR TC11 Newsletter 2019 08

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August, 2019

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  • Message from the Editor
  • Dates and Deadlines
    • Deadlines
    • Upcoming Conferences and Events
  • Awards
    • IAPR/ICDAR 2019 Awards
  • Journals
    • IJDAR: Latest Issue (Vol. 22, Issue 2) *(repost)*
  • Books
    • Free Books/eBooks for Review in IAPR Newsletter *(repost)*
  • Datasets
    • TC11 Datasets Repository *(repost)*
  • Careers
    • Student Industrial Internship Opportunities (IAPR) *(repost)*

In this newsletter, we are pleased to announce the recipients of this year’s IAPR/ICDAR Awards, which include the Outstanding Achievement Award and two Young Investigator Awards. The awards ceremony will be held during ICDAR 2019 in Sydney, Australia.

A preliminary program of the ICDAR conference is now available online. The keynote speakers will be Prof. Andreas Dengel (recipient of the Outstanding Achievements Award), Dr. Qiang Huo, and Prof. Enrique Vidal.

Andreas Fischer, TC11 Communications Officer
( andreas.fischer@hefr.ch )

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Upcoming Conferences and Events


  • SSDA 2019, Islamabad, Pakistan (August 19-23, 2019)
  • ICDAR 2019, Sydney, Australia (September 22-25, 2019)

2020 and Later

  • ICFHR 2020. Dortmund, Germany (September 8-10, 2020)
  • DAS 2020. Wuhan, China (May 17-20, 2020)
  • ICPRAI 2020. Zhongshan, China (May 12-15, 2020)
  • ICDAR 2021. Lausanne, Switzerland (September 7-10, 2021)
  • ICFHR 2022. Hyderabad, India (December, 2022)

IAPR/ICDAR 2019 Awards

The IAPR/ICDAR awards committee has decided to confer the following awards during ICDAR 2019:

IAPR / ICDAR Outstanding Achievement Award 2019
To Prof. Andreas Dengel
for contributions in semantic technologies applied to reading systems, the impact of his innovative solutions in the socio-economic sectors, and his leadership and strategic vision of the document analysis community

Prof. Dengel will deliver the Opening Keynote Speech at ICDAR 2019.

IAPR / ICDAR Young Investigator Award 2019
To Dr. Faisal Shafait
for his outstanding contributions to document image analysis and computational forensics

IAPR / ICDAR Young Investigator Award 2019
To Dr. Xiang Bai
for his outstanding contributions to scene text understanding

Congratulations to all the recipients!

IJDAR: Latest Issue (Vol. 22, Issue 2) (repost)

The June 2019 issue of IJDAR has been released. Click on the links below to go directly to the Springer Link page for each article.

Table of Contents

  1. Plug-and-play approach to class-adapted blind image deblurring. Marina Ljubenović & Mário A. T. Figueiredo
  2. Metro maps for efficient knowledge learning by summarizing massive electronic textbooks. Weiming Lu, Pengkun Ma, Jiale Yu, Yangfan Zhou & Baogang Wei
  3. Real-time Kinect-based air-writing system with a novel analytical classifier. Shahram Mohammadi & Reza Maleki
  4. The achievement of higher flexibility in multiple-choice-based tests using image classification techniques. Mahmoud Afifi & Khaled F. Hussain
  5. Scene text detection and recognition with advances in deep learning: a survey. Xiyan Liu, Gaofeng Meng & Chunhong Pan
  6. Bleed-through cancellation in non-rigidly misaligned recto–verso archival manuscripts based on local registration. Pasquale Savino, Anna Tonazzini & Luigi Bedini
  7. A novel CNN structure for fine-grained classification of Chinese calligraphy styles. Jiulong Zhang, Mingtao Guo & Jianping Fan

Free Books/eBooks for Review in IAPR Newsletter (repost)

Various publishers have partnered with the IAPR Newsletter to offer free books/ebooks to reviewers. If you have interest in and some knowledge of the topic, email us. Depending upon the publisher’s availability, you will get an ebook or a hardcopy book or both. In some cases, the publisher may send the ebook first and the hardcopy after review.

Owais Mehmood, Associate Editor for Book Reviews
( owais.mehmood@york.ac.uk )

We are offering the following Springer titles for review:* “Denoising of Photographic Images and Video” by Marcelo Bertalmío (Ed.): https://www.springer.com/book/9783319960289 * “Composing Fisher Kernels from Deep Neural Models” by Tayyaba Azim and Sarah Ahmed: https://www.springer.com/book/9783319985237 * “Nonlinear Eigenproblems in Image Processing and Computer Vision” by Guy Gilboa: http://www.springer.com/book/9783319758466 * “Domain Adaptation in Computer Vision Applications” by Gabriela Csurka (Ed.): http://www.springer.com/book/9783319583464 * “Deep Learning for Biometrics” by Bir Bhanu et al. (Eds.): http://www.springer.com/book/9783319616568 * “Decision Forests for Computer Vision and Medical Image Analysis” by Antonio Criminisi and J. Shotton (Eds.): http://www.springer.com/gb/book/9781447149286 * “Handbook of Biometric Anti-Spoofing, Second Edition” by Sébastien Marcel et al. (Eds.): http://www.springer.com/book/9783319926261 * “Hierarchical Perceptual Grouping for Object Recognition” by Eckart Michaelsen and Jochen Meidow: http://www.springer.com/book/9783030040390 * “Contactless 3D Fingerprint Identification” by Ajay Kumar: http://www.springer.com/book/9783319676807

We are offering the following from CRC Press:

We are offering the following from Sebtel Press, Sheffield, UK:

TC11 Datasets Repository (repost)

TC11 maintains a collection of datasets that can be found online in the TC11 Datasets Repository.

If you have new datasets (e.g., from competitions) that you wish to share with the research community, please use the online upload form. For questions and support, please contact the TC11 Dataset Curator (contact information is below).

Joseph Chazalon (TC11 Dataset Curator)
( joseph.chazalon@lrde.epita.fr )

Student Industrial Internship Opportunities (IAPR) (repost)

IAPR’s Industrial Liaison Committee is pleased to announce the opening of its Company Internship Brokerage List.

The web page lists internship opportunities for students at different levels of education and specialism. We expect many additional internship opportunities to be listed here as the community becomes more aware of the site.

IAPR Company Internship Brokerage List:


Bob Fisher, Chair, IAPR Industrial Liason Committee
( rbf@inf.ed.ac.uk )

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