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May, 2019



Click on the buttons below to view sections of the newsletter.

  • Message from the Editor
  • Dates and Deadlines
    • Deadlines
    • Upcoming Conferences and Events
  • Summer School
    • SSDA 2019: Call for Participation
  • Conferences
    • Call for Proposals to host ICDAR 2023 *(repost)*
  • ICDAR 2019: Workshops
    • HIP 2019: Call for Papers *(repost)*
    • ICDAR-OST 2019: Call for Papers *(extended)*
    • HDI 2019: Call for Papers *(extended)*
    • CBDAR 2019: Call for Papers *(extended)*
    • ICDAR-WML 2019: Call for Papers
    • ASAR 2019: Call for Papers *(extended)*
    • WIADAR 2019: Call for Papers *(extended)*
    • IWCDF 2019: Call for Papers
  • ICDAR 2019: Competitions
    • List of ICDAR 2019 Competitions *(repost)*
  • Journals
    • PRL Special Issue on Hierarchical Representations: New Results and Challenges for Image Analysis *(repost)*
    • PRL Special Issue on Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence Techniques for Cultural Heritage *(repost)*
  • Books
    • Free Books/eBooks for Review in IAPR Newsletter *(repost)*
  • Datasets
    • TC11 Datasets Repository *(repost)*
  • Careers
    • Open PostDoc Position at L3i
    • Student Industrial Internship Opportunities (IAPR) *(repost)*



We are happy to announce that the 3rd IAPR Summer School on Document Analysis (SSDA 2019) will take place form August 19-23, 2019, in Islamabad, Pakistan. The theme of the summer school is Deep Learning Applications for Document Analysis. Registration is open for participants, with an Early Bird registration until June 15th.

Regarding ICDAR 2019, please be aware of several deadline extensions among the workshops. This newsletter features a number of workshops that are still open for paper submission.

Looking ahead, proposals for hosting ICDAR 2023 are to be submitted by June 1st.

In this newsletter, you will also find an announcement for an open PostDoc position at L3i in La Rochelle, France.

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

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Deadlines

2019

Upcoming Conferences and Events

2019

  • IGS 2019, Cancún, Mexico (June 9-13, 2019)
  • ICDAR 2019, Sydney, Australia (September 22-25, 2019)

2020 and Later

  • ICFHR 2020. Dortmund, Germany (September 8-10, 2020)
  • DAS 2020. Wuhan, China (May 17-20, 2020)
  • ICPRAI 2020. Zhongshan, China (May 12-15, 2020)
  • ICDAR 2021. Lausanne, Switzerland (September 7-10, 2021)
  • ICFHR 2022. Hyderabad, India (December, 2022)



SSDA 2019: Call for Participation

The 3rd IAPR Summer School on Document Analysis (SSDA 2019) on Deep Learning Applications for Document Analysis will be held on August 19-23, 2019, in Islamabad, Pakistan.

Important Dates

Jun 15, 2019  Early Bird Registration
Jul 15, 2019  Regular Registration
Aug 15, 2019  Late Registration

The 3rd IAPR Summer School on Document Analysis aims to provide the students and professionals with an in-depth knowledge of document analysis and recognition. The school will enable the participants to explore the emerging areas of document analysis and recognition, and focus on how deep learning is significantly reshaping research and development in this area. This summer school will not only gather best researchers from around the world to train but will also provide a captivating learning environment to the participants enabling them explore their full potential.

Topics

  • Document Understanding
  • Layout Analysis
  • Information Retrieval
  • Optical Character Recognition

Speakers (tentative)

  • Jean-Marc Ogier (L3I, France)
  • Seiichi Uchida (Kyushu, Japan)
  • Marcus Liwicki (Luleå, Sweden)
  • Marc-Peter Schambach (Siemens, Germany)
  • Foteini Simistra Liwicki (Luleå, Sweden)
  • Cheng-Lin Liu (CASIA, China)
  • Vassilis Katsouros (ILSP, Greece)
  • Muzammil Luqman (L3I, France)
  • Sheraz Ahmed (DFKI, Germany)

Hands-on Activities

In addition to the keynote speeches and lectures, hands-on activities will be carried out where participants will be able practice document analysis and deep learning in groups.

Location

National University of Sciences and Technology Islamabad, Pakistan.

Organizing Committee

  • Faisal Shafait (NUST Islamabad)
  • Imran A. Siddiqui (Bahria University, Islamabad)
  • Khurram Khurshid (IST Islamabad)
  • Adnan Ul-Hasan (Deep Learning Lab, NCAI Islamabad)
  • Sheikh Faisal Rashid (UET Lahore)
  • Muhammad Imran Malik (NUST Islamabad)

Contact

For more information, please visit:
http://www.pprs.org.pk/events/ssda2019.html
( pprs@pprs.org.pk )



Call for Proposals to host ICDAR 2023 (repost)

Important Dates

Jun 1, 2019  Proposals Due

Submission Method: email to dimos@cvc.uab.es / afornes@cvc.uab.es

The ICDAR Advisory Board is seeking proposals to host the 17th International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition, to be held in 2023 (ICDAR2023).

ICDAR is the premier IAPR event in the field of Document Analysis and Recognition with 300 to 500 participants. The aim of this conference is to bring together international experts to share their experiences and to promote research and development in all areas of Document Analysis and Recognition.

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 (iapr-tc10.univ-lr.fr and www.iapr-tc11.org, respectively).

A link to the most current version of the guidelines appears below. Small updates in the guidelines are expected during the next few weeks, so please check on the Web site of TC11 for the latest version. http://www.iapr-tc11.org/mediawiki/images/ICDAR_Guidelines_2016_02_27.pdf

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 America are 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. Dimosthenis Karatzas at dimos@cvc.uab.es and Dr. Alicia Fornes at afornes@cvc.uab.es by June 1, 2019.

ICDAR Advisory Board



HIP 2019: Call for Papers (repost)

The 5th International Workshop on Historical Document Imaging and Processing (HIP 2019) will be held in conjunction with ICDAR, on September 20-21, 2019 in Sydney, Australia.

Important Dates

Jun 01, 2019  Paper Submission Deadline
Jul 15, 2019  Acceptance notification
Aug 01, 2019  Camera-Ready Papers Due

The workshop brings together researchers working with historical documents and is intended to be complementary and synergistic to the work in analysis and recognition featured in the main sessions of ICDAR, the premier international forum for researchers and practitioners in the document analysis community.

Workshop topics include (but are not limited to):

  • Imaging and Image Acquisition (fragile materials, multispectral, non-invasive, applications, …)
  • Digital Archiving Considerations (compression, metadata, collection, records, archives, …)
  • Document Restoration/Improving readability (dealing with defects, enhancement, interactive tools, …)
  • Content Extraction (retrieval, transcription, user interfaces, algorithms, context, ontologies, …)
  • Family History Documents and Genealogies (collections, extracting / linking, historical networks, …)
  • Automated Classification, Grouping and Hyperlinking of Historical Documents (style identification, online navigation, querying, summarisation, tagging, …)

For more information please visit:
https://www.primaresearch.org/hip2019/callForPapers

Stefan Pletschacher (Organising Chair), Apostolos Antonacopoulos (General Chair), Clemens Neudecker and Christian Clausner (Program Chairs)
( hip2019@primaresearch.org )

ICDAR-OST 2019: Call for Papers (extended)

The 2nd ICDAR Workshop on Open Services and Tools for Document Analysis (ICDAR-OST 2019) will be held in conjunction with ICDAR, on September 21, 2019 in Sydney, Australia.

Important Dates

Jun 10, 2019  *extended* Paper Submission Deadline
Jun 28, 2019  *extended* Acceptance notification
Jul 04, 2019  *extended* Camera-Ready Papers Due

The workshop aims at promoting open tools, software, open services (for processing, evaluation or visualization), as well as facilitating public dataset usage, in the domain of Document Image Analysis Research, building on the experience of our community and of other ones. Such tools, softwares, services, formats or datasets should observe the principles of being reusable (I can use it on my data), transferable (I can use it on my premises) and reproducible (I can obtain the same results).

The accepted contributions are presented during interactive pitch and demo sessions, enabling authors to advertise their work, identify potential issues and solutions in their approach, as well as igniting collaboration with other participants. While this is encouraged, releasing tools with a free/open-source license is not required.

Topics of interests include, but are not limited to:

  • Fully Open Source Tools
  • Web Services for Document Image Analysis
  • Collaborative Platforms
  • Creating Ground Truth
  • Performance Evaluation
  • Coordination systems for DAR
  • Deployment of document image processing tools for production
  • All methods or tools related to Document Image Analysis Research in general

For more information please visit:
https://sites.google.com/view/icdar-ost2019/call-for-papers

Fouad Slimane and Lars Vögtlin (Main Organizers), Marcel Würsch and Marcus Liwicki (Program Chairs)
( ost2019@unifr.ch )

HDI 2019: Call for Papers (extended)

The 2nd International Workshop on Human-Document Interaction (HDI 2019) will be held in conjunction with ICDAR, on September 21 or 22 (TBD), 2019 in Sydney, Australia.

Important Dates

Jun 05, 2019  *extended* Paper Submission Deadline
Jun 20, 2019  *extended* Acceptance notification
Jul 05, 2019  Camera-Ready Papers Due

A number of recent developments point to a coming change of paradigm in the way we interact with written information around us. The Second Int. Workshop on Human-Document Interaction (HDI 2019) will focus on how humans interact with written information around them, and the interfaces between users and documents. The term document is meant here in the wider possible sense, to refer to any physical object that carries written information. The workshop aims to create a space for debate between the Document Image Analysis and Recognition and the Human-Computer Interaction communities. We consider that initiating this dialogue is relevant and timely. HDI will be a 100% participation, half-day, single-track workshop featuring one keynote talk, oral/poster presentations, a discussion group and possibly a demo session.

Topics of Interest:

  • Augmented documents
  • Linking physical and digital content
  • Reading behaviour analysis
  • Human factors
  • User experience and usability
  • Wearable sensors in reading
  • Real-time / Anytime algorithms for document analysis
  • Content personalisation
  • Active learning (human in the loop)
  • Applications (e.g. document editing, interactive translation, collaborative editing)

Organizers

  • Mickaël Coustaty, L3i Laboratory, University of La Rochelle, France
  • Andreas Dengel, TU Kaiserslautern, Germany
  • Dimosthenis Karatzas, Computer Vision Centre, Spain
  • Koichi Kise, Osaka Prefecture University, Japan
  • Fernando Vilariño, Computer Vision Centre, Spain

For more information please visit:
http://www.cvc.uab.es/hdi2019/

CBDAR 2019: Call for Papers (extended)

The 8th International Workshop on Camera-Based Document Analysis and Recognition (CBDAR 2019) will be held in conjunction with ICDAR, on September 22, 2019 in Sydney, Australia.

Important Dates

May 31, 2019  *extended* Submission Deadline
Jun 24, 2019  *extended* Acceptance notification
Jun 30, 2019  Camera-Ready Papers Due

The workshop will be the successor of the previous seven workshops held in Seoul/Korea (2005), Curitiba/Brazil (2007), Barcelona/Spain (2009), Beijing/China (2011), Washington DC/USA (2013), Nancy/France (2015) and Kyoto/Japan (2017), as satellite workshops of the respective ICDAR conferences.

The CBDAR series has a special focus on the analysis of camera captured documents and text. CBDAR is a forum for presenting up-to-date research, sharing experiences and fomenting discussions on future directions. The goal of CBDAR is to explore new research directions through the presentation of up-to-date research as well as discussions on future directions.

Topics of interests include, but are not limited to:

  • Camera based acquisition of written information
  • Restoration of camera captured documents (dewarping, deblurring, etc.)
  • Camera-based document analysis and recognition
  • Document image quality assessment / estimation
  • Image degradation models for camera captured characters/documents
  • Text extraction from scene images
  • Text in video
  • Document image retrieval
  • Device constrained techniques and algorithms
  • Performance evaluation and metrics
  • Mobile OCR
  • Smartphone-based document scanning
  • Applications
  • Feature extraction in camera capture situations

Lluis Gomez-Bigorda and Muhammad Muzzamil Luqman, Workshop Organizers

ICDAR-WML 2019: Call for Papers

The 2nd International Workshop on Machine Learning (ICDAR-WML 2019) will be held in conjunction with ICDAR, on September 22, 2019 in Sydney, Australia.

Important Dates

May 30, 2019  Paper Submission Deadline
Jun 30, 2019  Acceptance notification
Jul 15, 2019  Camera-Ready Papers Due

Since 2010, the year of initiation of annual Imagenet Competition where research teams submit programs that classify and detect objects, machine learning has gained significant popularity. In the present age, Machine learning, in particular deep learning, is incredibly powerful to make predictions based on large amounts of available data. There are many applications of machine learning in Computer vision, pattern recognition including Document analysis, Medical image analysis etc. In order to facilitate innovative collaboration and engagement between document analysis community and other research communities like computer vision and images analysis etc. here we plan to organize a workshop of Machine learning before the ICDAR conference.

Workshop topics include (but are not limited to):

  • Analysis and recognition of document images and handwritings using machine learning, such as Deep learning
  • Convolutional Neural Network (CNN)
  • Recurrent Neural Network
  • Semantic Analysis (e.g., Word Embedding and Topic Models)
  • Graphical Models and Their Optimization (e.g., HMM and CRF/MRF)
  • Feature Reduction and Selection (e.g., Sparse Representation and Latent Space Analysis)
  • Metric Learning, Ensemble Learning (e.g., Boosting and Random Forests)
  • Support Vector Machine (SVM)
  • Instance-Based Methods (e.g., k-Nearest Neighbour classifier)
  • Applications of Machine learning

For more information please visit:
https://www.isical.ac.in/~cvpr/ICDARWML/

Umapada Pal and Xiao-jun Wu (General Chairs)
( icdarwml@gmail.com )

ASAR 2019: Call for Papers (extended)

The 3rd International Workshop on Arabic and derived Script Analysis and Recognition (ASAR 2019) will be held in conjunction with ICDAR, on September 20-21, 2019 in Sydney, Australia.

Important Dates

May 27, 2019  *extended* Submission Deadline
Jun 15, 2019  Acceptance notification
Jun 30, 2019  Camera-Ready Papers Due

The workshop is organized by LORIA laboratory (University Lorraine, France) and REGIM-Lab. (University of Sfax, Tunisia), in partnership with IEEE Tunisia Section and its IEEE Computer Society chapter.

The ASAR workshop provides an excellent opportunity for researchers and practitioners at all levels of experience to meet colleagues and to share new ideas and knowledge about Arabic and derived script document analysis and recognition methods. The workshop enjoys strong participation from researchers in both industry and academia.

Relevant topics and technologies:

  • Printed/Handwritten text recognition
  • Word spotting
  • Machine and deep learning for script recognition
  • Arabic (and derived scripts) recognition in the context of Big Data
  • Language models
  • Natural language for textual image processing
  • Multimedia processing
  • Forensic Arabic (and derived) document analysis
  • Historical Arabic (and derived) document analysis
  • Authoring, annotation, and presentation systems
  • Pen-based user interface
  • Camera-based Arabic (and derived) document image analysis
  • Arabic (and derived) Document retrieval systems
  • Arabic (and derived) Document analysis for mobile devices, for the internet
  • Arabic (and derived) Document databases and digital libraries
  • Arabic (and derived) Document understanding
  • Arabic (and derived script) recognition for Smart Systems
  • Computational Imaging
    • Derived languages includes: Pashto, Urdu, Persian, Jawi, Uyghur, Kurdish, etc.*

Adel M. Alimi, Abdel Belaïd, and Tarek M. Hamdani, General Chairs
( asar@ieee.tn )

WIADAR 2019: Call for Papers (extended)

The 1st International Workshop on Industrial Applications of Document Analysis and Recognition (WIADAR 2019) will be held in conjunction with ICDAR, on September 23-25, 2019 in Sydney, Australia.

Important Dates

May 27, 2019  *extended* Paper Submission Deadline
Jun 15, 2019  Acceptance notification
Jul 01, 2019  Camera-Ready Papers Due

This workshop invites researchers and engineers from industry, or public administrations, or universities in partnership with industry or administrations, to briefly present their applied research results and innovative applications. Usually, applied research is not published due to a lack of methodology novelty or, for confidential reasons preventing any accurate description of methodologies. However, all these works are of interest to attendees of ICDAR. This workshop allows these publications, focusing more on experiments with business cases, or original applications, than on the methodology novelty. This workshop is an opportunity to build more interaction between industry, public administrations and academia.

Workshop topics include (but are not limited to):

  • Applications of document analysis
  • Document analysis systems
  • Document Image Processing
  • Physical and logical layout analysis
  • Character and text recognition
  • Pen-based document analysis
  • Historical document analysis
  • Symbol and graphics recognition
  • Document forensics
  • Human document interaction
  • Scene text detection and recognition
  • Document retrieval
  • Verification and writer identification
  • Multimedia documents
  • Performance evaluation
  • Machine learning for document analysis
  • Cognitive issues of documents
  • Semantic information extraction from documents
  • Document summarization classification and translation
  • Document simulation and synthesis

For more information please visit:
http://ece.boisestate.edu/wiadar/

Elisa Barney Smith and Vincent Poulain d’Andecy, Organizing Chairs

IWCDF 2019: Call for Papers

The 2nd International Workshop on Computational Document Forensics (IWCDF 2019) will be held in conjunction with ICDAR, on September 22, 2019 in Sydney, Australia.

Important Dates

May 30, 2019  Paper Submission Deadline
Jun 15, 2019  Acceptance notification
Jul 05, 2019  Camera-Ready Papers Due

Everywhere around the world, industries and government processes are being more and more digitized. Document management systems and digital safe-boxes are particularly concerned by these questions, since documents generally remain the basis of many decisions for transactions, contracts and communication. Documents also remain the proofs for many legal issues. As a consequence, it becomes absolutely essential to develop computational forensic science applied to documents and to create the conditions for protecting documents, for confirming their authenticity and for detecting frauds.

The Second International Workshop on Computational Document Forensics aims at addressing the theoretical and practical works related to this field and creating a space for discussions between people working on this issues in different areas such as document and speech processing, digital security, biometry, forensic sciences.

This second edition will put a focus on researches on Automated Forensic Handwriting Analysis by dedicating a complete session with a keynote presentation, oral and poster sessions.

Related topics:

  • Prevention of forgeries in documents
  • Detection of forged documents
  • Detection of fake documents
  • Detection of forgeries in printed and rescanned documents
  • Authentication of documents
  • Forgery localisation
  • Copyright protection
  • Watermarking
  • Digital signatures
  • Forensic handwriting verification/identification
  • Forensic signature verification/identification
  • Within writer versus between writer variations
  • Determining the frequency of occurrence of handwriting features
  • Automated signature identification and verification
  • Automated handwriting identification and verification
  • Extraction of movement order features out of the ink trace
  • Expert results vs. system outputs
  • Allograph matching and clustering
  • Classification of signatures: legible vs. illegible, complex vs. simple
  • Taxonomy of features

For more information please visit:
https://iwcdf2019.sciencesconf.org

Nicolas Sidere and Imran Ahmed Siddiqi (General Chairs)
( iwcdf2019@sciencesconf.org )



List of ICDAR 2019 Competitions (repost)

ICDAR2019 will organize a set of competitions dedicated to a large set of document analysis problems. The list of accepted competitions can be accessed online.

Category: Handwritten Historical Document Layout Recognition

Category: Historical Handwritten Script Analysis

Category: Document Recognition (Layout analysis & Text Recognition)

Category: Handwriting recognition

Category: Document Image Binarization

Category: Robust Reading

Category: Post-OCR Correction

Category: Chart Parsing

Category: Miscellaneous Competitions

Marcus Liwicki and Luiz Eduarde S. Olivera, ICDAR2019 Competition Chairs
( marcus.liwicki@ltu.se, lesoliveira@inf.ufpr.br )



PRL Special Issue on Hierarchical Representations: New Results and Challenges for Image Analysis (repost)

Important Dates:

May 31, 2019   Paper Submission 

Call for Papers: https://www.journals.elsevier.com/pattern-recognition-letters/call-for-papers/special-issue-hierarchical-representations-new-results

Image representations based on hierarchical, scale-space models and other non-regular / irregular grids have become increasingly popular in image processing and computer vision over the past decades. Indeed, they allow a modeling of image contents at different (and complementary) levels of scales, resolutions and semantics. Methods based on such image representations have been able to tackle various complex challenges such as multi-scale image segmentation, image filtering, object detection, recognition, and more recently image characterization and understanding, potentially involving higher level of semantics.

The proposed virtual special issue will consider extended and updated versions of papers published at the recent ICPRAI 2018 conference as well as submissions from anybody proposing innovative methods in the field of image representation with emphasis, but not restricted to computer vision and image processing, medical imaging, 2D and 3D images, multi-modality, remote sensing image analysis, image indexation and understanding.

Topics

The main topics of this HIERARCHY virtual special issue include, but are not limited to:

  • image decomposition on the basis of frequency spaces (Fourier, wavelets, etc.)
  • hierarchies linked to the image space, mathematical morphology, connected operators
  • scale-space representations
  • non-regular / irregular grid image representations
  • multi-scale representation in computer-vision
  • evaluation of hierarchical image representations

The aim of this special issue is to popularize the use of hierarchical methods in image processing and analysis. Indeed, although these methods have become very popular in computer vision over the last 20 years, their potential impact is largely underexploited in image processing and analysis.

Guest Editors:

PRL Special Issue on Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence Techniques for Cultural Heritage (repost)

Important Dates:

Jun 30, 2019   Paper Submission 

Call for Papers: https://www.journals.elsevier.com/pattern-recognition-letters/call-for-papers/pattern-recognition-and-artificial-intelligence-techniques

Artificial Intelligence is rapidly contaminating new areas of our life day by day. On the other hand, the management of Cultural Heritage is increasingly in need of new solutions to document, manage and visit (even virtually) the enormous amount of artifacts and information that come from the past. The contamination of these two worlds is now a reality and creates the bounds of the main topics of this Virtual Special Issue (VSI).

Currently, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Pattern Recognition (PR) technologies are already employed in the fields of cultural heritage preservation and exploitation. From these fields, two main issues arise:

  • the information contained in digital representations of physical objects like scanned documents, scanned artifacts, maps, digital music, etc. are not easy to exploit and some kind of smart analysis is needed;
  • at the same time, the production of digital material such as augmented reality, Cultural Heritage games, robotics applications, etc. need innovative techniques and methodologies.

The above issues are leading AI and PR researchers to develop new methodologies and applications, which are able to analyze the available data or to generate new ones in a smart way (for augmented reality, serious games, etc.).

The aim of this special issue is to present recent advances in AI and PR for data analysis and representation in Cultural Heritage, bringing together the works of many experts in this multidisciplinary subject that involves different skills and knowledge, which span from the study of the cultural heritage to the development of PR/AI techniques for cultural heritage analysis, reconstruction and understanding. At the same time, the SI is aimed at highlighting the advances on these topics from a wide-angle perspective, as well as to stimulate new theoretical and applied research for better characterizing the state of the art in this subject.

Topics

We are interested in original research that addresses the multitude of issues in artificial intelligence for cultural heritage. Topics include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Ancient document analysis
  • Digital artifact capture, representation and manipulation
  • Automatic annotation of tangible and intangible heritage
  • Interactive software tools for cultural heritage applications
  • Multimedia music classification and reconstruction
  • Augmented and Virtual Reality applications
  • Image processing, classification and retrieval
  • Semantic segmentation
  • Serious Game for Cultural Heritage
  • Robotic applications
  • Ontology Learning for cultural heritage domain
  • Knowledge representations and reasoning
  • Techniques for exploring and interacting with repositories of digital artifacts

Guest Editors:

  • Francesco Colace, Università di Salerno, Italy
  • Francesco Fontanella, Università di Cassino e del Lazio meridionale, Italy
  • Mario Molinara, Università di Cassino e del Lazio meridionale, Italy
  • Alessandra Scotto di Freca, Università di Cassino e del Lazio meridionale, Italy
  • Filippo Stanco, Università di Catania, Italy



Free Books/eBooks for Review in IAPR Newsletter (repost)

Various publishers have partnered with the IAPR Newsletter to offer free books/ebooks to reviewers. If you have interest in and some knowledge of the topic, email us. Depending upon the publisher’s availability, you will get an ebook or a hardcopy book or both. In some cases, the publisher may send the ebook first and the hardcopy after review.

Owais Mehmood, Associate Editor for Book Reviews
( owais.mehmood@york.ac.uk )

We are offering the following Springer titles for review:* “Denoising of Photographic Images and Video” by Marcelo Bertalmío (Ed.): https://www.springer.com/book/9783319960289 * “Composing Fisher Kernels from Deep Neural Models” by Tayyaba Azim and Sarah Ahmed: https://www.springer.com/book/9783319985237 * “Nonlinear Eigenproblems in Image Processing and Computer Vision” by Guy Gilboa: http://www.springer.com/book/9783319758466 * “Domain Adaptation in Computer Vision Applications” by Gabriela Csurka (Ed.): http://www.springer.com/book/9783319583464 * “Deep Learning for Biometrics” by Bir Bhanu et al. (Eds.): http://www.springer.com/book/9783319616568 * “Decision Forests for Computer Vision and Medical Image Analysis” by Antonio Criminisi and J. Shotton (Eds.): http://www.springer.com/gb/book/9781447149286 * “Handbook of Biometric Anti-Spoofing, Second Edition” by Sébastien Marcel et al. (Eds.): http://www.springer.com/book/9783319926261 * “Hierarchical Perceptual Grouping for Object Recognition” by Eckart Michaelsen and Jochen Meidow: http://www.springer.com/book/9783030040390 * “Contactless 3D Fingerprint Identification” by Ajay Kumar: http://www.springer.com/book/9783319676807

We are offering the following from CRC Press:

We are offering the following from Sebtel Press, Sheffield, UK:



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 )



Open PostDoc Position at L3i

The L3i laboratory has an open post-doc position in computer science, in the field of document image analysis and pattern recognition.

  • Subject: Content-based document signature for IoT security
  • Duration: 12 months
  • Position available from: as soon as possible
  • Salary: approximately 2100 € / month (net)
  • Place: L3i, La Rochelle University, France
  • Specialty: Computer Science/ Image Processing/ Document Analysis/ Pattern Recognition
  • Contact: Mickaël Coustaty (mickael.coustaty@univ-lr.fr) and Petra Gomez-Krämer (petra.gomez@univ-lr.fr)

Student Industrial Internship Opportunities (IAPR) (repost)

IAPR’s Industrial Liaison Committee is pleased to announce the opening of its Company Internship Brokerage List.

The web page lists internship opportunities for students at different levels of education and specialism. We expect many additional internship opportunities to be listed here as the community becomes more aware of the site.

IAPR Company Internship Brokerage List:

http://homepages.inf.ed.ac.uk/rbf/IAPR/INDUSTRIAL

Bob Fisher, Chair, IAPR Industrial Liason Committee
( rbf@inf.ed.ac.uk )



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