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March, 2023

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  • Message from the Editor
  • Dates and Deadlines
    • Deadlines
    • Upcoming Conferences and Events
  • Call for Papers for ACPR 2023
  • Call for Papers for IACT 2023 Workshop
  • ICDAR 2023
    • Call for Nominations for the IAPR/ICDAR Outstanding Achievements Award
    • Workshops of ICDAR 2023 *(repost)*
    • ICDAR 2023 Competitions *(repost)*
  • Call for Hosting Proposals: ICDAR 2026
  • Call for Proposals: SSDA 2023 and SSDA 2024 *(repost)*
  • Datasets
    • TC11 Datasets Repository

Dear TC11 members,

This issue contains many new calls (hosting proposals, paper submissions, and nominations)! Be ready to answer the ones that interest you. Notably, we have a call for nominations for the IAPR/ICDAR outstanding achievements award. Moreover, we have multiple calls for paper submission: conferences, workshops, all related to our domain of document analysis and recognition.

The call for proposals for hosting ICDAR 2026 is also here. It is not too early for an interested consortium to prepare their proposal.

I would like to remind you to check out the various workshops and competitions of ICDAR 2023, and also the call for proposals for organizing the IAPR TC10/TC11 Summer School on Document Analysis (SSDA) for 2023 or for 2024.

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

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  • March 31 Proposals due for organizing SSDA 2023
  • April 25 IACT 2023 - paper submission deadline
  • April 30 Nominations due for the IAPR/ICDAR outstanding achievements award
  • May 2 ACPR 2023 - paper submission deadline
  • June 30 Hosting ICDAR 2026 - Call for proposals submission deadline

Upcoming Conferences and Events

2023 and Later

  • IACT 2023. Taipei, Taiwan (July 27, 2023)
  • ICDAR 2023. San José, USA (August 21-26, 2023)
  • ACPR 2023. Kitakyushu, Japan (November 5-8, 2023)
  • ICDAR 2024. Athens, Greece (September, 2024)

The Asian Conference on Pattern Recognition (ACPR) is an IAPR endorsed event. It was first held in 2011 and takes place every two years. The 7th Asian Conference on Pattern Recognition (ACPR 2023) will be held on November 5-8, 2023 at Kitakyushu International Convention Center, Fukuoka, Japan. Prof. Cheng-lin Liu is the general co-chair of the conference.

Here is the Call for Papers for the 7th Asian Conference on Pattern Recognition (ACPR 2023):

The Asian Conference on Pattern Recognition (ACPR) is an international conference that facilitates knowledge sharing among researchers in the Asia-Pacific region and also encourages participation from all over the world. The 7th Asian Conference on Pattern Recognition (ACPR 2023) will be held on November 5-8, 2023 at Kitakyushu International Convention Center, Fukuoka, Japan. The conference will be held in a hybrid format allowing for both in-person and virtual participation. ACPR 2023 solicits high-quality original research for publication in its main conference and co-located workshops. All accepted papers will be published in Springer’s Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) and indexed by ISI, Scopus, EI, Google Scholar, DBLP, etc.

Topics of interest include all aspects of pattern recognition and applications, including but not limited to:

  • Pattern classification
  • Feature extraction and dimensionality reduction
  • Clustering and probability density estimation
  • Support vector machines and kernel methods
  • Structural pattern recognition
  • Neural networks and deep learning
  • Semi-supervised and self-supervised learning
  • Domain adaptation and generalization
  • Online and continual learning
  • Multi-modal learning
  • Graph-based learning and reasoning
  • Biologically inspired learning and recognition
  • Image processing and enhancement
  • 3D vision
  • Object detection and recognition
  • Motion analysis and tracking
  • Behavior recognition
  • Scene understanding
  • Human computer interaction
  • Speech recognition
  • Image forensics
  • Handwriting recognition
  • Document analysis and understanding
  • Biometric systems
  • Biomedical signal analysis
  • Applications of pattern recognition and computer vision

Guidelines for submission and camera ready format are available on the website: https://ericlab.org/acpr2023/

The 1st International Workshop on Implicit Author Characterization from Texts for Search and Retrieval (IACT’23) will be held in conjunction with the 46th International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval.

To bring the research community’s attention to the limitations of current models in recognizing and characterizing AI vs. human authors, we organize the first edition of IACT workshop under the umbrella of the SIGIR conference. Research works submitted to the workshop should foster scientific advances in all aspects of author characterization.

Organizing Committee:

  • Marina Litvak - marinal@ac.sce.ac.il; Shamoon College of Engineering Beer Sheva; Israel * Irina Rabaev - irinar@ac.sce.ac.il; Shamoon College of Engineering Beer Sheva; Israel * Alípio Mário Jorge - amjorge@fc.up.pt; University of Porto; Porto, Portugal * Ricardo Campos - ricardo.campos@ipt.pt; Polytechnic Institute of Tomar INESC TEC, Portugal; Porto, Portugal * Adam Jatowt - adam.jatowt@uibk.ac.at; University of Innsbruck; Innsbruck, Austria

Invited Speakers: * Prof. Mark Last - Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel * Prof. Dr. Valia Kordoni - Humboldt-Universität Berlin, Germany

IACT’23 proceedings will be published at CEUR workshop proceedings (indexed in Scopus and DBLP) as long as they do not conflict with previous publication rights.

Contact: * Dr. Marina Litvak: litvak.marina@gmail.com * Dr. Irina Rabaev: irinar@ac.sce.ac.il

ICDAR 2023-related calls:

Call for Nominations for the IAPR/ICDAR Outstanding Achievements Award

Important Dates

Nominations Due:  April 30, 2023

The IAPR/ICDAR Award Program is an established program designed to recognize individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the field of Document Analysis and Recognition in one or more of the following areas:

  • Research
  • Training of students
  • Research/Industry interaction
  • Service to the community

There are two awards categories, which have been presented together bi-annually in the past: The Young Investigator Award (less than 40 years old at the time the award is made) and the Outstanding Achievements Award. Because of the new yearly schedule of ICDAR, the two categories will alternate in odd and even years.

For ICDAR 2023, nominations are invited for the following award category:

  • IAPR/ICDAR Outstanding Achievements Award

The award will consist of a token gift and a suitably inscribed certificate. The recipient will be invited to give the opening keynote speech at the ICDAR 2023 conference, introduced by the previous recipient of the award.

The nomination pack should include the following:

  1. A nominating letter (1 page) including a brief citation to be included in the certificate.
  2. Supporting letters (1 page each) from 3 active researchers from at least 3 different countries.

A nomination is usually put forward by a researcher (preferably from a different institution than the nominee) who is knowledgeable of the scientific achievements of the nominee, and who organizes letters of support.

The submission procedure is strictly confidential, and self-nominations are not allowed.

Please send nomination packs electronically to the TC10/11 chairs: Andreas Fischer andreas.fischer@hefr.ch and Jean-Christophe Burie jean-christophe.burie@univ-lr.fr. The deadline for receiving nominations is April 30, 2023 but early submissions are strongly encouraged.

Workshops of ICDAR 2023 (repost)

A number of interesting workshops will be held in conjunction with ICDAR 2023. The workshops are listed below along with links to their websites. Some of the workshops have already announced the paper submission deadlines.

ICDAR 2023 Workshop on International Workshop on Computational Document Forensics (4th edition) (https://warwick.ac.uk/siplab/IWCDF2023/)

ICDAR 2023 Workshop on Computational Paleography (2nd edition) (https://www.csmc.uni-hamburg.de/iwcp2023.html)

ICDAR 2023 Workshop on Camera-Based Document Analysis and Recognition (https://dll.seecs.nust.edu.pk/cbdar2023)

ICDAR 2023 International Workshop on Graphics Recognition (15th edition) (https://grec2023.univ-lr.fr/)

ICDAR 2023 Workshop on Automatically Domain-Adapted and Personalized Document Analysis (ADAPDA) (https://sites.google.com/view/adapdaicdar23)

ICDAR 2023 International Workshop on Historical Document Imaging and Processing (7th edition) (HIP’23) (https://blog.sbb.berlin/hip2023/)

ICDAR 2023 Workshop on Machine vision and NLP for Document Analysis (1st edition) (VINALDO) (https://sites.google.com/view/vinaldo-workshop-icdar-2023/home)

ICDAR 2023 International Workshop on Machine Learning (4th edition) (WML) (https://www.isical.ac.in/~cvpr/ICDARWML23/)

ICDAR 2023 Workshop on Scaling-up document Image understanding (http://cvit.iiit.ac.in/scaldoc2023/)

ICDAR 2023 Competitions (repost)

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.

Deadline: June 30, 2023

Submission Method: Email to the TC10/11 chairs Andreas Fischer andreas.fischer@hefr.ch and Jean-Christophe Burie jean-christophe.burie@univ-lr.fr

The International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition (ICDAR) is the flagship event of TC10/11. It has been established as a bi-annual conference in 1991 and is now held annually, starting 2023. 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. The ICDAR Advisory Board is seeking proposals to host the 20th International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition, to be held in 2026 (ICDAR 2026).

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.

Note that the current guidelines still refer to a bi-annual event. An updated version is coming soon that will reflect the change to an annual conference.


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 the Americas 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 the TC10/11 chairs Andreas Fischer andreas.fischer@hefr.ch and Jean-Christophe Burie jean-christophe.burie@univ-lr.fr by June 30, 2023.

ICDAR Advisory Board,
Andreas Fischer (Chair, TC11), Jean-Christophe Burie (Chair, TC10), Anna Esposito (Chair, IAPR C&M), C.V. Jawahar, Dimosthenis Karatzas, Koichi Kise

Find below a call for proposals for organizing the IAPR TC10/TC11 Summer School on Document Analysis (SSDA). The call can be answered for organizing either the 2023 edition or 2024 edition. The deadline for SSDA 2023 has been extended till March 31, 2023 (today). Proposals for organizing the summer school in 2024 are also welcome.

Important Dates

March 31, 2023    proposal submission deadline for SSDA 2023
TBD               proposal submission deadline for SSDA 2024

Submit Proposals via email to:

  • Foteini Simistira Liwicki (TC11 Representative), foteini.liwicki@ltu.se
  • KC Santosh (TC10 Representative), Santosh.KC@usd.edu

Part of the mission of International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR) TC11 and TC10 is to promote high quality educational activities related to Reading Systems and Graphics Recognition. Responding to this need, TC10 and TC11 have established a series of summer schools. After the successful organization of summer schools in Jaipur, India, La Rochelle, France, Islamabad, Pakistan, and Luleå, Sweden, we are now soliciting proposals for the organization of the fifth “IAPR TC10/TC11 Summer School on Document Analysis” (SSDA) in 2023.

The “IAPR TC10/TC11 Summer School on Document Analysis” is intended to become the primary educational activity of IAPR TC11 (Reading Systems) and TC10 (Graphics Recognition). The School is meant to be a training activity where participants are exposed to the latest trends and techniques of Reading Systems and Graphics Recognition.

The aim of the School is to provide both an objective and clear overview and an in-depth analysis of the state-of-the-art research in selected topics of Reading Systems and Graphics Recognition. The School should aim to provide a stimulating opportunity for young researchers and PhD students in the field.

Individuals and groups who are interested in Reading Systems and Graphics Recognition are invited to submit proposals for organizing and hosting the 2023 IAPR TC10 / TC11 Summer School. As the previous summer schools were organized in Asia, Europe, and the Sub-continent, organizing teams from the Americas are encouraged to submit a bid in order to facilitate the envisioned rotational scheme of the IAPR TC10 / TC11 Summer School.

In order to fully plan their bid, it is expected that proposers familiarize themselves with the guidelines for organizing the School first. The Guidelines can be found at the TC11 Web site:

The submission of a bid implies full agreement with the rules and procedures for organizing the School. Especially, this means that organizers will apply for IAPR support and that the event will use the series title “IAPR TC10/TC11 Summer School on Document Analysis” with an optional sub-title denoting a special focus of the respective event.

Please consider submitting a proposal for this increasingly important event for the TC10/TC11 community. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact the TC11 and TC10 SSDA representatives: Foteini Simistira Liwicki (TC11 Representative) and KC Santosh (TC10 Representative).

Previous events: As a reference, the 2021 Summer School on Document Analysis was held in Luleå, Sweden with the theme Digital Transformation in a Changing World.

TC11 Datasets Repository

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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