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December, 2021

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  • Message from the Editor
  • Dates and Deadlines
    • Deadlines
    • Upcoming Conferences and Events
  • ICPR 2022
    • Call for Papers: 26th International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR 2022) *(repost)*
    • ICPR 2022 Call for Challenges *(repost)*
    • ICPR 2022 Call For Workshops *(repost)*
    • ICPR 2022 Call for Tutorial Proposals *(repost)*
  • Conferences
    • Call for Hosting Proposals: ICDAR 2025 *(repost)*
    • Call for Papers: 15th International Workshop on Document Analysis Systems (DAS 2022) *(repost)*
    • Call for Papers: 20th Conference of the International Graphonomics Society (IGS 2021) *(repost)*
  • Datasets
    • TC11 Datasets Repository *(repost)*

Dear TC11 members,

There are several submission deadlines coming up in January that are relevant for the Document Analysis and Recognition (DAR) community, including paper submission deadlines for ICPR 2022, DAS 2022, and IGS 2021. The respective calls are reposted in this newsletter.

Happy holidays!

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

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  • December 20 Challenge proposal submission ICPR 2022


Upcoming Conferences and Events


  • DAS 2022. La Rochelle, France (May 22-25, 2022)
  • IGS 2021. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain (June 7-9, 2022)
  • ICPR 2022. Montreal, Canada (August 21-25, 2022)
  • ICFHR 2022. Hyderabad, India (December, 2022)

2023 and Later

  • ICDAR 2023. San José, USA (2023)
  • ICDAR 2024. Athens, Greece (2024).

Call for Papers: 26th International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR 2022) (repost)

August 21-25, 2022
Montreal, Canada
PDF version of this call

Important Dates

Jan 10   Paper registration deadline
Jan 17   Paper submission deadline
Mar 14   Acceptance/Rejection/Revision decision
Apr 11   Revision/rebuttal deadline
May 09   Final decision on submissions
Jun 06   Camera ready manuscript deadline
Jun 06   Early bird registration deadline

ICPR 2022 is the premier world conference in Pattern Recognition. It covers both theoretical issues and applications of the discipline. We solicit original research for publication in the main conference. Topics of interest include all aspects of Pattern Recognition, not limited to the following detailed list:

Track 1: Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning for Pattern Analysis:

  • Classification and clustering
  • Statistical learning theory
  • Syntactic and structural pattern recognition
  • Neural network architectures and models
  • Graph models
  • Deep learning
  • Representation learning
  • Online learning and continual learning
  • Supervised, unsupervised, self-supervised and semi-supervised learning
  • Transfer learning and meta learning
  • Multi-modal and multi-view learning
  • Active and ensemble learning
  • Reinforcement learning
  • Compressed sensing and sparse representation
  • Large scale learning and big data
  • Recurrent networks, temporal models and non-feed-forward methods
  • Low-shot and long-tailed learning
  • Generative models

Track 2: Computer Vision and Robotic Perception:

  • Early and low-level vision
  • Stereo and 3D vision
  • Multiple view geometry
  • Object detection and recognition
  • Motion, tracking and video analysis
  • Deformable models and registration
  • Learning for vision
  • Scene analysis and understanding
  • Action and behavior recognition
  • Vision and language
  • Perception for autonomous navigation and/or driving
  • Vision for robotics, robot navigation and SLAM
  • Perceptually driven reinforcement learning

Track 3: Image, Video, Speech, and Signal Analysis:

  • Sensor array and multichannel signal processing
  • Image and video processing
  • Enhancement, restoration and filtering
  • Segmentation, features and descriptors
  • Coding, compression and super-resolution
  • Speech and speaker recognition
  • Audio and acoustic processing
  • Computational photography
  • Models, representations, and techniques for image mining
  • Image analysis with ill-structured and spatial information

Track 4: Biometrics and Human-Machine Interaction:

  • Hard biometrics: face, iris, fingerprint, palmprint
  • Soft biometrics: skin, hair, ear, vein, facial expression
  • Gait and behavior
  • Multi-biometrics
  • Person identification and re-identification
  • Human-robot interaction
  • Brain-computer interfaces
  • Social robotics
  • Human body motion and gesture-based interaction
  • Speech and natural language-based interaction
  • Affective computing
  • Surveillance and security
  • Ethics and fairness issues in the use of biometrics

Track 5: Document and Media Analysis:

  • Text and symbol recognition
  • Handwritten text recognition
  • Document image analysis
  • Document understanding
  • Natural language processing
  • Scene text detection and recognition
  • Graphics recognition
  • Content based image retrieval and data mining
  • Visual question and answering
  • Multimedia document analysis
  • Media analysis for augmented and virtual reality
  • Multimodal fusion
  • Table detection, recognition, and structure extraction
  • Video text detection and recognition
  • Human-document interaction

Track 6: Biomedical Image Analysis and Informatics:

  • Data-driven modeling of clinical care
  • Clinical predictive modeling
  • Biostatistics
  • Biomedical imaging techniques
  • Quantitative microscopy
  • Medical image analysis
  • Interactive segmentation
  • Visualization and 3D printing
  • Medical applications
  • Submission guidelines

Submission Guidelines

ICPR 2022 will employ a two-round review process. Papers must be registered prior to submission and all submissions take place through the PaperCept Conference Management Submission.

Papers submitted by the paper deadline will be reviewed using single-blind peer review. Authors are required to include their names and affiliations in their paper as illustrated in the sample paper templates. Submissions must identify the preferred track among the six conference tracks.

The result of the first review round will either be accept (possibly with recommended changes), reject, or revise to resubmit for a second review round. Accepted papers will be published by IEEE and be available in IEEE Xplore. Submissions must be limited to six pages plus additional pages for references.

IAPR Ethical Requirements for Authors

IAPR requires that all authors wishing to present a paper declare that:

  • The paper is substantially original and that no paper substantially similar in content has been submitted or will be submitted to any other conference or journal during the review period.
  • The paper does not contain any plagiarism.
  • The paper will be presented by the author or a co-author in person or online.
  • IAPR retains the right to eliminate any papers in violation of these requirements and to exclude the authors of such papers from future IAPR community activities.

For the full statement of IAPR ethical requirements for authors, see the webpage https://iapr.org/constitution/soe.php.

In case of no-show, where neither an author nor a proxy presents the paper at the conference, ICPR 2022 reserves the right to exclude the paper from distribution and publication after the conference by removal from IEEE Xplore.

ICPR 2022 Call for Challenges (repost)

Important Dates

Dec 20   Submission of proposals for challenges
Jan 10   Notification of acceptance.
May 20   Challenge report due
Jun 06   Camera ready report submission
Jun 06   Early bird conference registration deadline
Aug 21   Challenge presentation date

The ICPR 2022 Challenges Co-Chairs invites proposals for challenges to be held within the framework of the 26th International Conference on Pattern Recognition, which is to be held at Montréal, Québec (QC), Canada during August 21-25, 2022. The aim of the challenges is to advance algorithm and method development in Pattern Recognition by objective evaluation on common datasets. The challenge organizers are responsible for providing good quality data and defining objective evaluation criteria that are applied to the results of submitted algorithms.

Proposals should contain the following information:

  • Challenge title and abstract.
  • General description of the problem.
  • Description of the dataset to be used.
  • Description of the specific challenge tasks.
  • Evaluation metrics or tool to be used for evaluation.
  • Plans for the challenge Web site.
  • Indication whether you plan to apply for an associated ICPR workshop.
  • Contact information for the organizer(s).
  • Brief CVs of the organizer(s).

The following rules will apply to the accepted challenges:

  • All challenges must run well in advance of the conference.
  • Datasets used in challenges should be made available after the end of the challenges.
  • Evaluation methodologies and metrics must be clearly described and easy to apply.
  • Challenges should have a sufficient number of participants to be able to draw meaningful conclusions.
  • Challenge organizers should present the challenge organization and results at a special session of ICPR 2022 on the day before the main conference.
  • Reports (full papers) on each challenge will be reviewed and, if accepted (the challenge run according to plan and is appropriately described), will be published in the ICPR2022 conference proceedings.

Submission Proposals should be submitted by electronic mail to the ICPR Challenges Chairs: Dimosthenis Karatzas (dimos@cvc.uab.es) Marco Bertini (marco.bertini@unifi.it)

If you have any questions, please contact the ICPR2022 Challenges Chairs.

ICPR 2022 Call For Workshops (repost)

Important Dates

Jan 17   Workshop proposals due
Feb 14   Workshop proposal decisions
Jun 06   Recommended workshop paper deadline
Jun 06   Early bird registration deadline
Aug 21   Workshops

The ICPR 2022 Workshop Chairs invite proposals for the 26th International Conference on Pattern Recognition which is to be held in Montréal, Québec (QC), Canada during August 21-25, 2022. Workshops can be half- or full-day, and it is also possible to hold workshops that will be operated in a virtual format but it is expected that most workshops will take place at the same venue as the main conference.

We seek Workshops on timely topics and applications of Computer Vision, Image and Sound Analysis, Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence. Workshops are expected to provide a forum for the active exchange of ideas and experiences. Members from all segments of the ICPR community are invited to submit workshop proposals for review. 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 leading discussion sessions.

Guideline for submitting proposals

The workshop proposal should be submitted via email to the ICPR 2022 Workshop Chairs at workshops@icpr2022.com by January 17th, 2022 (11:59PM Pacific Time). You will receive an acknowledgement of receipt by email within a few working days.

The proposals should include the following information in the following format:


1. The title of the Workshop.

  1. The topics covered by the workshop, with a description which specify the goals and the technical issues that the workshop aims to address.
  2. A brief discussion of why and the workshop is relevant and of interest for the community.
  3. A description of how the proposal relates to previous workshops at main conferences in the field.


  1. The names, affiliations and email addresses of the workshop organizers.
  2. Why the proposers are well suited for organizing the workshop (including past experiences).
  3. Invited Speakers Names and Tentative Talks Title. For each speaker, please indicate if attendance is tentative or confirmed.


  1. Preference for half-day or full-day workshop.
  2. Preference for on-site or virtual workshop.
  3. Estimated numbers of orals and posters.
  4. Tentative program outline.
  5. Expected number of paper submissions.
  6. Program committee list. For each committee member, please indicate if the inclusion in the list is tentative or confirmed.
  7. Expected number of attendees.
  8. Advertisement planned
  9. Special space or equipment requests, if any.
  10. In case the workshop plans to run a competition, please include details.


  1. Workshop paper submission deadline.
  2. Notification to authors.
  3. Camera ready deadline.
  4. Proposal assessment.
  5. Each proposal will be assessed based on its scientific merit, proposed structure, overall relevance, and how it complements the main conference.

The amount of registration fee will be set by ICPR 2022 and will be the same for all workshops.

ICPR 2022 reserves the right to cancel any workshop if there are too few registrations for the workshop by the early registration deadline to cover the costs of hosting the workshop.

Workshop sponsorship

If necessary, workshop organizers should obtain a sponsorship for the workshop from IAPR Conferences and Meetings Committee (http://www.iapr.org/conferences/applications.php). Otherwise, the workshop will not be sponsored by IAPR, and therefore the name and logo of IAPR cannot be used for the workshop.


ICPR 2022 Workshop Co-Chairs,

ICPR 2022 Call for Tutorial Proposals (repost)

Important Dates

Mar 14   Submission of proposals [11:59 p.m. Central European Time]
Apr 11   Notification of acceptance
Jun 06   Early bird registration deadline
Aug 21   Tutorials

The ICPR 2022 Organizing Committee invites proposals for tutorials in conjunction with the 26th International Conference on Pattern Recognition, which is to be held at Montréal, Québec (QC), Canada during August 21-25, 2022. We seek tutorials on core techniques, application areas and emerging research topics that are of interest within the ICPR community. An effective and informative tutorial should provide a broad introduction to the chosen research area as well as in-depth coverage on selected advanced topics. Proposals that focus exclusively on the presenters’ own work or commercial presentations are not acceptable.

Guideline for submitting proposals

To propose a tutorial, a PDF file containing the information outlined below must be submitted by email to tutorials@icpr2022.com.

The proposal should contain the following information:

  • proposed title;
  • names, titles, affiliations, emails, and brief bio sketches of the people delivering the tutorial;
  • name and email of the lead person for communication and responsibility;
  • preference for half- or full-day event (the latter requires a brief justification);
  • preference for on-site or on-line tutorial (the latter requires a brief justification);
  • tutorial description with list of topics to be covered, along with a brief outline and important details; any innovative pedagogy employed; any hands-on participation, etc.;
  • expected target audience, in terms of both composition and estimated number of attendees;
  • list of citations and/or URLs to relevant publications and/or products of the tutorial presenters and other relevant related work;
  • a description of how this proposal relates to tutorials/short courses appearing at ICPR (and also other major related conferences) within the last two editions; and
  • description of and/or links to any planned materials or resources to be distributed to attendees.

Proposal assessment

Each proposal will be assessed based on its scientific merit, proposed structure, overall relevance, and how it complements the main conference.

ICPR 2022 will be responsible for:

  • providing a meeting venue with necessary technical equipment and catering services during the coffee breaks;
  • providing staff to help with the on-site/on-line organization;
  • advertising the event on the ICPR web site;
  • scheduling the event together with the organizers and including it in the conference program.

Tutorial organizers are responsible for:

  • compiling and distributing notes to the participants;
  • leading the event at ICPR2022.

Costs and terms

Tutorials are free for all participants with full ICPR2022 registration. Participation in tutorials is limited to the room capacity. ICPR2022 participants who want to attend a tutorial should register to it and will be admitted on a first come first served basis.

ICPR 2022 reserves the right to cancel a tutorial if the responsibilities are not fulfilled by the proponent, or if too few attendees register for the event, or for any unforeseen reason.

ICPR 2022 Tutorial Co-Chairs:

David A. Clausi, University of Waterloo, Canada, Email: dclausi@uwaterloo.ca
Umapada Pal, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India, Email: umapada@isical.ac.in
Markus Enzweiler, Esslingen University of Applied Sciences, Germany, Email: markus.enzweiler@hs-esslingen.de

If you have any questions, please contact the Tutorial Co-Chairs.

Call for Hosting Proposals: ICDAR 2025 (repost)

Deadline: February 28, 2022
Submission Method: Email to faisal.shafait@seecs.edu.pk and jean-christophe.burie@univ-lr.fr

The International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition (ICDAR) is the flagship event of TC10/11 which has been held bi-annually since its inception in 1991. The aim of ICDAR is to bring together international experts to share their experiences and to promote research and development in all areas of Document Analysis and Recognition. Since ICDAR will be organized as an annual event starting from 2024, the ICDAR Advisory Board is seeking proposals to host the 19th International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition, to be held in 2025 (ICDAR 2025).

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 (https://iapr-tc10.univ-lr.fr and http://www.iapr-tc11.org, respectively).

A link to the most current version of the guidelines appears below. Please check on the website of TC11 for the latest version.


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. Hence, proposals from Asia are strongly encouraged. However, high quality bids from other locations, for example, from countries where we have had no ICDAR before, will also be considered. Proposals will be examined by the ICDAR Advisory Board.

Proposals should be emailed to Dr Faisal Shafait at faisal.shafait@seecs.edu.pk and Dr Jean-Christophe Burie at jean-christophe.burie@univ-lr.fr by February 28, 2022.

ICDAR Advisory Board,
Faisal Shafait (Chair, TC11), Jean-Christophe Burie (Chair, TC10), Elisa Barney Smith (Chair, IAPR C&M), Koichi Kise, C V Jawahar, Dimosthenis Karatzas

Call for Papers: 15th International Workshop on Document Analysis Systems (DAS 2022) (repost)

22-25 May, 2022 - La Rochelle, France

Important Dates

Jan 4, 2022: Paper submission deadline
Feb 21-28, 2022: Authors’ response period (including rebuttal)
Mar 8, 2022: Notification of acceptance
Apr 1, 2022: Camera ready papers due


DAS 2022 is the 15th international IAPR-sponsored workshop dedicated towards system-level approaches and related challenges in document analysis and recognition. This includes models, methods, and relevant applications satisfying real-world engineering requirements. The workshop provides an exciting platform for interactions and high-level technical exchanges between industrial and academic communities. The DAS 2022 program will include invited talks, oral and poster paper presentations, tutorials, demonstrations, and working group discussions.

DAS 2022 will be held in the historical city of La Rochelle located on the French Atlantic coast. La Rochelle is famous for its old port, stunning seaside views, urban beaches, and for the second largest private aquarium in Europe. Online/virtual participation will also be available for DAS 2022 authors and participants.

DAS 2022 will accept both full papers (up to 15 pages, presented orally or by poster) and short papers (up to 4 pages, presented as posters or demonstrations). All paper submissions will undergo a rigorous review process that will consider the originality, quality of work, and presentation of ideas, and relevance to document analysis system research. Springer will publish accepted full papers as part of the workshop’s LNCS proceedings, while short papers will be published separately in a companion booklet.

Topics and Technologies

  • Document analysis systems
  • Document understanding
  • Layout analysis
  • Camera-based document analysis
  • Document analysis for digital humanities
  • Document analysis for libraries and archives
  • Document analysis for the internet
  • Document analysis for mobile devices
  • Document authentication
  • Document datasets
  • Document image watermarking
  • Document retrieval
  • Deep learning for document analysis systems
  • Information extraction from document images
  • Graphics recognition
  • Table and form processing
  • Mathematical expression recognition
  • Forensic document analysis
  • Historical document analysis
  • Multilingual document analysis
  • Multimedia document analysis
  • Pen-based input and its analysis
  • NLP for document analysis
  • Human document interaction
  • Authoring, annotation, and presentation systems
  • Performance evaluation
  • Applications

Submission Types

DAS 2022 submissions should be in Springer LNCS format, full and short paper submissions will be accepted, as described below.

Full papers
Full papers should describe complete works of original research. Authors are invited to submit original unpublished research papers, up to 15 pages length, that are not being considered in another forum. This restriction does not apply to unpublished technical reports or papers included in self-archive repositories (departmental, arXiv.org, etc.) that are not peer-reviewed.

Short papers
Short papers provide an opportunity to report on research in progress, to present demos and novel positions on document analysis systems. Authors may submit short papers (up to 4 pages in length). Short papers will also undergo review and will appear in an extra booklet, not in the official DAS2022 proceedings.

Jean-Marc Ogier (General Chair)
Jean-Christophe Burie, Mickaël Coustaty, Antoine Doucet (Conference Chairs)

Call for Papers: 20th Conference of the International Graphonomics Society (IGS 2021) (repost)

Conference Title: Intertwining Graphonomics with Human Movements Conference Venue: Museo Elder, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
Conference Dates: June 7-9, 2022 (On-site)
Deadline for Submissions: January 8, 2022
Website: https://www.graphonomics.net/igs2021

First Call for Papers

We are pleased to announce the twentieth edition of the biennial conference of the International Graphonomics Society that will take place from 7 to 9 June 2022 in the “Elder museum of science and technology” in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain. The overall objective of this conference is to provide a single track space of discussion about the graphonomic impact trends in other skilled human movements and vice versa. To this aim, IGS2021 is intended to be a stimulating conference to encourage research and discussion from an interdisciplinary point of view.

Topics of interest (but not limited to) are:

  • Neuroscience
  • Handwriting generation, analysis and recognition
  • Biometrics: writer identification and signature verification
  • Symbol, Equation, Sketch and Drawing
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Sports movements assessment
  • Medical applications
  • Forensic applications
  • Cultural Heritage applications
  • Large digital archives
  • 2D/3D Kinematics analysis
  • Creativity, cognitive and brain-inspired art

Authors are invited to submit original contributions. Guidelines for submission and camera ready format are available on the website: https://www.graphonomics.net/igs2021

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 )

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