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May, 2022

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  • Message from the Editor
  • Dates and Deadlines
    • Deadlines
    • Upcoming Conferences and Events
  • Conferences
    • DAS 2022: Last Call for Participation
    • ICFHR 2022: Call for Workshops and Tutorials
    • RRPR at ICPR 2022: Call For Papers
    • SSPR 2022: Call for Papers
    • TiE at ECCV 2022: Call for Papers
  • Datasets
    • TC11 Datasets Repository *(repost)*

Dear TC11 members,

We learned with deep sadness of the passing of Professor Sargur Srihari, who made truly groundbreaking contributions to our community. An obituary was published earlier this month in the IAPR NEWSLETTER - VOL. 44. No. 2, containing farewell messages from colleagues and friends. Our thoughts are with his family.

The main upcoming events this year for the Document Analysis and Recognition (DAR) community include DAS 2022, which is about to start on May 22 in La Rochelle, France, and ICFHR 2022, which will take place from December 4-7 in Hyderabad, India. Furthermore, we would like to highlight DAR-related topics in the ICPR satellite workshop on Reproducible Research in Pattern Recognition RRPR, the workshop on Structural and Syntactic Pattern Recognition SSPR, and the EECV satellite workshop on Text in Everything TiE. The respective calls, dates, and deadlines can be found below.

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 4-7, 2022)

2023 and Later

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

DAS 2022: Last Call for Participation

15th IAPR International Workshop on Document Analysis Systems (DAS 2022)

May 22-25, La Rochelle, France DAS 2022 participation will be hybrid (i.e., both in-person and online)

Registration for DAS 2022 is open. Complete information about the scientific program, tutorials, and keynote talks is now available online, and summarized below.

About DAS

DAS 2022 is the 15th edition of the IAPR sponsored workshop focusing on system-level issues and approaches for document analysis and recognition. The workshop consists of invited keynote speeches, oral and poster paper presentations, tutorials, and working group discussions.

Accepted Papers. The accepted papers at DAS 2022 cover a wide range of topics, including Image Processing, OCR, HTR, Forensics, Historical Document Analysis, Natural Language Processing, Information Retrieval, Deep Learning, and Datasets and Evaluation.

A Quick Summary of Paper Submissions and Acceptances:

  • 88 full-length papers were submitted for DAS 2022
    • 31 were accepted for an oral presentation, and
    • 21 for a poster presentation.
  • 16 short papers were also submitted to DAS 2022, and accepted for poster presentation.


DAS 2022 will be hosted by La Rochelle University (France) on May 22-25, 2022. The city of La Rochelle, situated on the central west coast of France, possesses a rich historical fabric including the Saint-Nicolas tower and urban heritage. In the early 21st century, the city has consistently been ranked among France’s most liveable cities.

Keynotes and Tutorials

  • Keynote 1: “Automatic Question Answering & Generation in News Archives” by Professor Adam Jatowt (University of Innsbruck, Austria)
  • Keynote 2: “The kiss of the Prince”: Bringing Document Content to Life by Professor Andreas Dengel (German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) in Kaiserslautern, Germany)
  • Tutorial: “Unlocking the Potential of Unstructured Data in Finance Through Document Intelligence” by Himanshu Sharad Bhatt (Research Director at American Express AI Labs, India)

Program, Registration and Participation (In-Person and Online)

Final scientific program is available at: https://das2022.univ-lr.fr/index.php/scientific-program-overview/

Please register at:

For discounted accommodation options, please see:

For information on traveling to La Rochelle, please see:

For remote/online participation information, please see:

ICFHR 2022: Call for Workshops and Tutorials

The ICFHR 2022 Organizing Committee invites proposals for workshops/tutorials that will be held on December 7, 2022, in Hyderabad, India. Researchers interested in organizing workshops or tutorials at ICFHR 2022 are invited to submit a proposal. The broad area of the submitted proposals for the workshop and tutorials could be topics of interest to ICFHR or the document image understanding and reading systems (that fall under the broad scope of TC10/TC11 of IAPR). The tutorial can be organized on topics of recent trends and tools used in the community. The proposal shall include the following information in a single PDF file:

Technical Information

  • Workshop/Tutorial title.
  • Topics that will be covered, with descriptions of why they are relevant.

Organizers and Speakers

  • Organizers’ names, titles, and affiliations and brief CVs
  • Names and affiliation of invited speakers. For each speaker, please indicate if attendance is tentative or confirmed.


  • Preference for half-day or full-day events.
  • Estimated numbers of orals, posters, and invited talks, with a rough program outline. (if applicable)
  • Expected number of paper submissions (if planned)
  • Tentative program committee (for workshops).
  • Anticipated target audience and expected number of attendees.
  • Special space or logistic requirements, if any.
  • For workshops, also specify: (i) Paper submission deadline, (ii) Notification to authors, (iii) Camera-ready deadline.


All proposals should be submitted by filling up this Google Form on or before May 31, 2022: Submission Link

Important Dates

  • Workshop and Tutorial proposal due: May 31, 2022
  • Notification to the organizers: June 15, 2022


For any inquiries you may have regarding the workshops, please contact the Workshop Chairs.
veronica.romero@uv.es, mishra@iitj.ac.in

RRPR at ICPR 2022: Call For Papers

The 4th edition of the ICPR workshop on Reproducible Research in Pattern Recognition (RRPR 2022) is intended as both a short participative course on the Reproducible Research (RR) aspects, leading to open discussions with the participants, and also as a practical workshop on how to actually perform RR. In addition, another key goal for gathering the research community is to further advance the scientific aspects of reproducibility in pattern recognition research.

This workshop is of interest for all ICPR participants and attendees since it allows to handle various topics not restricted to one specific fields. The reproducibility is an important topics in general and particularly good for PhD students and young researchers to learn “good habits”. Following the third edition a special track on Geometry and Deep Learning is also proposed.

This Call for Papers expects two kinds of contributions.

The track 1 on RR Frameworks is dedicated to the general topics of Reproducible Research in experimental Computer Science with clear links to Image Processing and Pattern Recognition. Papers describing experiences, frameworks or platforms are welcome. The contributions might also include discussions on software libraries, experiences highlighting how the works benefit from Reproducible Research.

In the track 2 on RR Results, authors are invited to describe their works in terms of Reproducible Research. For example, authors of papers already accepted to ICPR might propose a companion paper describing the quality of the reproducible aspects. In particular the papers of this track can focus mainly (but not limited) for instance on:

  • Algorithmic implementation details
  • Influence of parameter(s) for the result quality (criteria to optimize them).
  • Integration of source code in an other framework.
  • Known limitations (or difficult cases).
  • Future improvements.
  • Installation procedure.

For this track, the topics could overlap with the main topics of the ICPR tracks:

  • Geometry and Deep Learning (special track)
  • Discrete Geometry and Mathematical Morphology
  • Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning
  • Computer Vision and Robot Vision
  • Image, Speech, Signal, and Video Processing
  • Document Analysis, Biometrics, and Pattern Recognition Applications.
  • Biomedical Image Analysis and Applications

Important Dates

Main paper deadlines:

  • Submission: June 6
  • Author notification: June 20

ICPR Companion papers:

  • Submission: June 15
  • Author notification: July 14

SSPR 2022: Call for Papers

International Workshop on Structural and Syntactic Pattern Recognition (SSPR 2022)
August 26-27, 2022, Montreal, Canada.

The Joint International Workshops on Statistical Techniques in Pattern Recognition (SPR) and Structural and Syntactic Pattern Recognition (SSPR) will be held in person, right after ICPR 2022. However, remote presentations and attendance can be accommodated.

SSPR Topics:

  • Structural Matching
  • Structural Complexity
  • Syntactic Pattern Recognition
  • Graph-theoretic Methods
  • Graphical Models
  • Structural Kernels
  • Spectral Methods
  • Spatio-Temporal Pattern Recognition
  • Structured Text Analysis
  • Stochastic Structural Models
  • Intelligent Sensing Systems
  • Multimedia Analysis
  • Multimedia Retrieval
  • Image Document Analysis
  • Image Understanding
  • Shape Analysis

Important Dates

  • Paper Submission: May 31
  • Acceptance notification: July 11
  • Camera ready papers and Copyright Form: September 12

Submission Guidelines

The papers should be in LNCS format and should abide to the strict page limit of 10 pages, including references. Do not abuse the LNCS format by modifying the page size parameters, line spacing or font size. Ensure that the figures and their labelling are clear and readable.

Ideally, figures should be created so as to minimise the amount of information lost when rendered in black and white.

Please note that these are strict constraints: papers longer than the limit or not conforming to the LNCS format will not be included in the proceedings. Please familiarise yourself with the LNCS author guidelines accessible here.

When preparing your camera-ready paper for the proceedings, please take the reviewers comments into consideration, as well as any useful feedback you may have received during the online discussion sessions.

Papers can be submitted to EasyChair.

Our workshop encourages equity, diversity, inclusion, and is open to all.


Should you have any questions, please address them to Secretariat Nicola Nobile at sspr2022@encs.concordia.ca.

Adam Krzyzak, Ching Suen, Andrea Torsello
S+SSPR 2022 Chairs

TiE at ECCV 2022: Call for Papers

Text in Everything Workshop (TiE)
Tel Aviv, Israel, October 2022
in conjunction with ECCV 2022

Understanding written communication through vision is a key aspect of human civilization and should also be an important capacity of intelligent agents aspiring to function in man-made environments. Interpreting written information in our environment is essential in order to perform most everyday tasks like making a purchase, using public transportation, finding a place in the city, getting an appointment, or checking whether a store is open or not, to mention just a few. As such, the analysis of written communication in images and videos has recently gained an increased interest, as well as significant progress in a variety of text based vision tasks. While in earlier years the main focus of this discipline was on OCR and the ability to read business documents, today this field contains various applications that require going beyond just text recognition, onto additionally reasoning over multiple modalities such as the structure and layout of documents.

Recent advances in this field have been a result of a multi-disciplinary perspective spanning not only computer vision, but also natural language processing, document and layout understanding, knowledge representation and reasoning, data mining, information retrieval, and more. The goal of this workshop is to raise awareness about the aforementioned topics in the broader computer vision community, and gather vision, NLP and other researchers together to drive a new wave of progress by cross pollinating more ideas between text/documents and non-vision related fields.

The workshop will be a hybrid, full-day event comprising invited talks, oral and poster presentations of submitted papers and a special challenge on Out of Vocabulary scene text understanding.

Keynote speakers

  • Xiang Bai (Huazhong University)
  • Tal Hassner (Meta AI)
  • Aishwarya Agrawal (University of Montreal, DeepMind)
  • Sharon Fogel (AWS AI Labs)

Topics of Interest

The workshop welcomes original work on any text-dependent computer vision application, such as:

  • Scene text understanding
  • Scene text VQA
  • Image-text aware cross-modal retrieval
  • Image-text for fine-grained classification
  • Text in video
  • Document VQA
  • Document layout prediction
  • Table detection
  • Information extraction

Challenge on Out-of-Vocabulary Scene Text Understanding

A challenge on Out of Vocabulary Scene Text Understanding (OOV-ST) will be organised in the context of this workshop. The OOV-ST challenge aims to evaluate the ability of text extraction models to deal with out-of-vocabulary (OOV) words, that have NEVER been encountered in the training set of the most common Scene Text understanding datasets to date. The challenge is organised jointly by Amazon Research, Google Research, Meta AI, and the Computer Vision Center.

To participate to the OOV_ST Challenge, please join through the RRC Portal.

Important dates

  • Paper Submission Deadline: August 1
  • Notification to Authors: August 15
  • Workshop Camera Ready Due: August 22
  • Workshop Date: October


  • Ron Litman, AWS AI Labs
  • Aviad Aberdam, AWS AI Labs
  • Shai Mazor, AWS AI Labs
  • Hadar Averbuch-Elor, Cornell University
  • Dimosthenis Karatzas, Computer Vision Center / Autonomous University of Barcelona
  • R. Manmatha, AWS AI Labs

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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