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January, 2023

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  • Message from the Editor
  • Dates and Deadlines
    • Deadlines
    • Upcoming Conferences and Events
  • ICDAR 2023
    • ICDAR 2023: Call for Papers *(repost with updated deadlines)*
    • ICDAR 2023 competitions
  • Job Offers
    • Permanent (tenured) research job opportunities - Manchester area, UK
  • Datasets
    • TC11 Datasets Repository
      • Highlights on latest dataset submissions
      • Where to share datasets

Dear TC11 members,

I hope 2023 has started greatly for all of you! Many of you are busy finalizing their ICDAR papers, and to those, we share the good news of the deadline extension for paper submission to February 10th, 2023 (make sure to submit the abstract on February 3rd).

In this first issue of 2023, you will also find new job offers and some highlights about recently shared datasets in our field. In other ICDAR-related news, most competitions are now up and running. Find those interesting competitions at ICDAR 2023 Competitions

Nibal Nayef, TC11 Communication Officer
( n.nayef@gmail.com )

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  • February 3 Conference paper abstract submission (23:59 AoE) (FIRM and FINAL) ICDAR 2023
  • February 10 Extended conference full paper submission (23:59 AoE) (FIRM and FINAL) ICDAR 2023
  • February 28 Proposals due for hosting DAS 2024

Upcoming Conferences and Events

2023 and Later

  • ICDAR 2023. San José, USA (August 21-26, 2023)
  • ICDAR 2024. Athens, Greece (September, 2024)

ICDAR 2023-related calls:

ICDAR 2023: Call for Papers (repost with updated deadlines)

The 17th International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition (ICDAR 2023)
August 21-26, 2023 San José, California, USA
PDF version of this call: ICDAR 2023 CfP

ICDAR is the premier event for scientists and practitioners involved with document analysis and recognition, a field of growing importance in our current age of digital transition. The 17th edition of this flagship conference will be held in San Jose, August 21-26, 2023. (The conference will be an in-person event).

Important Dates

Feb  3, 2023            Conference abstract submission (23:59 AoE)
Feb 10, 2023            Conference full paper submission (23:59 AoE)
Mar 26 – April 2, 2023  Conference paper rebuttal period
April 19, 2023          Conference paper acceptance notification
April 30, 2023          Conference camera-ready paper submission

Paper Submissions:

There is both a standard conference paper track and a journal track at ICDAR 2023; details regarding the journal track may be found in a separate Call for Papers on the conference website.

Reviewing for conference papers will be double blind. Authors should not include their names, affiliations, or acknowledgements in submitted manuscripts, and should ensure that their identity is not revealed indirectly by citing their earlier work in the third person.

Papers may be up to 15 pages long (including references) in Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) format. Detailed submission instructions for authors can be found on the conference website (https://icdar2023.org).

Topics of Interest:

  • Document image processing
  • Physical and logical layout analysis
  • Text and symbol recognition
  • Handwriting recognition
  • Document analysis systems
  • Document classification
  • Indexing and retrieval of documents
  • Document synthesis
  • Extracting document semantics
  • NLP for document understanding
  • Office automation
  • Graphics recognition
  • Human document interaction
  • Document Representation Modeling
  • Structured document generation
  • Multimedia document analysis
  • Mobile text recognition
  • Pen-based document analysis
  • Scene text detection and recognition
  • Recognition of tables and formulas
  • Historical document analysis
  • Signature verification
  • Document summarization and translation
  • Document forensics and provenance
  • Medical document analysis
  • Document analysis for social good
  • Document analysis for literature search
  • Gold-standard benchmarks and datasets

Publication: Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science

The conference proceedings will be published as part of the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series. Accepted papers will be freely available through SpringerLink from the conference website for one year after publication and will later be freely available through SpringerLink for four years after publication.

Contact: pc-chairs@icdar2023.org

ICDAR 2023 competitions

ICDAR 2023 competitions are now up and running. Find those interesting competitions at ICDAR 2023 Competitions.

Researchers from academia or industry are encouraged to participate. As usual, each competition has its own website, where one may download the datasets, submission guidelines etc. For any questions, please contact the respective organizers of the competition in which you are interested.

Find below a post about Permanent (tenured) research job opportunities in Manchester area, UK.

Permanent (tenured) research job opportunities - Manchester area, UK

Come and join us at the University of Salford as a University Fellow - a unique research only post for the first 5 years (where you will focus on developing your research programme, with additional financial support) which then becomes a permanent appointment as Reader (Associate Professor). Starting salary in the range of £43,000 - £52,000.
The posts are advertised for several research areas relevant to the university and are competitive across the institution - for AI, machine learning, computer vision, document analysis etc please follow the “Digital Science” topic in the School of Science, Engineering & Environment.

The Manchester area is a major hub for technology and creativity in the UK, as well as being culturally-rich (https://www.nationalgeographic.co.uk/travel/2021/09/why-manchester-is-the-uks-most-exciting-cultural-hub-right-now) and very well connected internationally. It is also in the National Geographic’s 2023 worldwide top 5 destinations for family travel (https://www.nationalgeographic.com/travel/article/best-of-the-world-2023-family).

General advert: https://www.salford.ac.uk/research/university-fellows-2023

Details: https://universityofsalford.tal.net/vx/appcentre-ext/brand-4/candidate/so/pm/1/pl/3/opp/1340-University-Fellow/en-GB

If you are interested and want to discuss further, please contact Prof Apostolos Antonacopoulos (A.Antonacopoulos@primaresearch.org)

TC11 Datasets Repository

Highlights on latest dataset submissions

  • New submissions on the Zenodo community this January: the “DUDE sample dataset” [1]

Where to share datasets

Did you know it? We have two official places for datasets:
- Our historical platform for storage and listing: http://datasets.iapr-tc11.org

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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