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January, 2022

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  • Message from the Editor
  • Dates and Deadlines
    • Deadlines
    • Upcoming Conferences and Events
  • Conferences
    • Call for Papers: 20th Conference of the International Graphonomics Society (IGS 2021) *(extended deadline)*
    • Call for Papers: ICFHR - IJDAR Special Edition
    • Call for Hosting Proposals: ICDAR 2025 *(repost)*
  • Careers
    • PostDoc Position in the DIVA Group (12 months, Switzerland)
    • PostDoc Position at ULPGC (6-8 months, Canary Islands)
  • Datasets
    • TC11 Datasets Repository *(repost)*

Dear TC11 members,

As a retrospective of ICDAR 2021, the latest IAPR newsletter (Vol. 44, No 1) features a special issue dedicated to the conference, including an article from Masaki Nakagawa, recipient of the ICDAR Outstanding Achievements Award.

Upcoming deadlines include the extended paper submission deadline for IGS 2021 on February 15, as well as the proposal submission deadline for hosting ICDAR 2025 on February 28.

Further in this newsletter a call for journal track papers for ICFHR 2022 and two PostDoc positions, one in the DIVA group (Switzerland) and another one at ULPGC (Canary Islands).

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

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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 (August, 2023)
  • ICDAR 2024. Athens, Greece (September, 2024)

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

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: February 15, 2022 (extended)
Website: https://www.graphonomics.net/igs2021

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

Call for Papers: ICFHR - IJDAR Special Edition

As part of ICFHR 2022, we introduce the ICFHR-IJDAR journal track similar to ICDAR-IJDAR journal tracks in ICDAR 2019 and 2021. This journal track would provide the benefit of rapid and timely turnaround of the scientific developments to the community offered by conferences while maintaining the rigor and discipline of the journal review. We would like to invite exceptional works from the field of handwriting recognition that extend significantly from a typical conference paper.

Author Guidelines

  • Survey papers and papers introducing new datasets are welcome
  • Papers proposing tools will not be accepted. They should be submitted in conference
  • Papers should be well written, concise and clearly motivate the problem and communicate the proposed solution
  • Papers should be comprehensive, complete and self contained. They should not be understood only in association with other paper(s)
  • Submissions accepted for this special edition will receive an oral presentation in the conference

Areas of Interest

The topics of interest are identical to the ICFHR conference, which are the following:

  • Handwriting Recognition
  • Cursive Script Recognition
  • Symbol, Equation, Sketch and Drawing Recognition
  • Handwritten Document Processing and Understanding
  • Language Models in Handwriting Recognition
  • Web-Based Applications
  • Handwritten Databases and Digital Libraries
  • Information Extraction & Retrieval
  • Signature Recognition and Verification
  • Recognition of Handwritten Graphical Documents
  • Document Characterization
  • Layout Analysis
  • Form Processing
  • Word Spotting
  • Bank-Check Processing
  • Historical Document Processing
  • Forensic Studies and Security Issues
  • Writer Verification and Identification
  • Metrics and Evaluation
  • Electronic Ink and Pen-Based Systems
  • Other Offline and Online Applications
  • Writing in the Air

Important Dates

The timeline for the activities is given below.

Mar  1, 2022  Initial submission deadline 
May 15, 2022  Initial decisions     
Jun 15, 2022  Submission of revised journal papers
Aug 31, 2022  Final decisions   

Guest Editors

Alicia Fornés
Utkarsh Porwal
Faisal Shafait

ICFHR Conference Page - http://icfhr2022.org/

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

PostDoc Position in the DIVA Group (12 months, Switzerland)

The DIVA research group at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, offers a PostDoc position in the field of machine learning applied to historical document analysis.

Deadline for submitting an application is February 18.

The job consists of:

  • Performing cutting-edge research in the field of machine learning related to applications on image and document analysis
  • Participating to group activities and sharing good practices
  • Contributing to teaching activities for Bachelor and Master programs in computer science
  • Supervising students in Bachelor/Master projects

The candidate must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Have a PhD in computer science or related domain recognized by Swiss universities
  • Be a skilled programmer
  • Be familiar with machine learning
  • Be familiar with French or German (oral and written), and have excellent scientific writing skills in English
  • Be able to perform research in an autonomous manner
  • Be able to share experience with other group members

Applications can be sent by email to rolf.ingold@unifr.ch

PostDoc Position at ULPGC (6-8 months, Canary Islands)

Project 2019SP19

The 2019SP19 project aims to evaluate the mobility of quadruped livestock and production animals in order to prevent serious injuries a posteriori through the detection of movement anomalies. For this, it is intended to acquire and collect inertial data on animal mobility together with livestock companies in the Canary Islands that allow researchers to develop and evaluate effective strategies that promote the detection of motor deficiencies.

To achieve this objective, the project proposes to exploit the kinematic theory of rapid movements and its 3D sigma-lognormal model in livestock animals. Together with veterinarians specializing in the production of animals and livestock, the most relevant characteristics of this theoretical model will be studied from physical and biological perspectives. These qualities endow the project with innovation and novelty, with which it is expected to fruitfully produce scientific knowledge through articles and promote the technological transfer of the system to companies in the primary sector.

The 2019SP19 project is funded by the CajaCanarias Foundation and the “la Caixa” Foundation within the aspects of interest of the Economy of the primary sector: comprehensive and sustainable management of the agroforestry, livestock and fishing systems and resources of the Canary Islands.

The first phase of the project has focused on the software and hardware design of an inertial motion capture sensor. After this phase, there are the phases of field-testing, data modeling based on kinematic theory and analysis of data with a biological sense for the detection of deficiencies in animal movement.

Position to cover in the research stay

  • Cargo: Doctor Engineer
  • Time commitment: full time
  • Contract duration: 6-8 months (starting the first quarter 2022)
  • Supervisors: Miguel A. Ferrer and Moises Diaz
  • Indicative salary: € 1,500 gross monthly salary (according to experience)
  • Location: ULPGC Telecommunications School
  • Main skills: 1) Signal processing. 2) Experience in statistical analysis or deep learning. 3) Mathematical skills in inertial three-dimensional systems.

Candidates should contact by email: moises.diaz@ulpgc.es, miguelangel.ferrer@ulpgc.es

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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