The conference will be held at the Washington DC Omni Shoreham hotel with the main conference sessions being held August 25-28, 2013, workshops on the 23rd and 24th and half-day tutorials on the 24th and 25th. A doctoral consortium will be held on the afternoon of the 25th.
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HIP 2013 Deadlines Extended
Paper submission: June 1st, 2013
Decision notification: June 30th, 2013
Final paper submission: July 15th, 2013
Early registration deadline: July 15th, 2013
CBDAR 2013 Deadlines Extended
Abstract submission due: May 20th, 2013
Full Manuscript submission due: May 27th, 2013
Author notifications: July 1st, 2013
Camera ready and author registration deadline: July 15th, 2013
MOCR 2013 Paper Submissions
The MOCR 2013 paper submission deadline has been extended to June 1st, 2013. Please visit the MOCR 2013 website for more information.
ICDAR 2013 Registration is now OPEN
Please visit the registration page for details.
Letters of Invitation for US Visa
Email, fax, and 1st class mail is free. Express mail service is $40 - see optional items page during registration. If you need to apply for a US Visa, please fill out the request form AFTER completing registration. We will not issue visa letters without confirmation that you have registered and paid.
Conference Hotel Rates and Travel Information
Please visit the venue page for details.
Why are Graphics Tools Less General than Text Tools?
Michael E. Lesk, Ph.D.
Professor of Library and Information Science
School of Communication and Information
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Our text retrieval algorithms work on documents in any subject area and even in many different languages. Our graphics algorithms, such as they are, are specialized for different areas: maps, CAD, sketching, facial analysis, natural scenes, and the like. And yet text would seem to be the more complex problem: we can teach pigeons to do scene recognition, but not to do anything with text. Perhaps images are fundamentally like syntax: what matters is the relationships between objects and not the names of the objects. Perhaps the analysis of graphical portions of documents should focus on their structure and not their elemental composition.
Imaging Technologies and the
Impending New "Golden Age" in Manuscript Studies
Roger L. Easton, Jr., Ph.D.
Professor, Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science
Rochester Institute of Technology
The imaging of the visual appearance of manuscripts for wide dissemination via the internet is now widely practiced and has dramatically changed the lives of manuscript scholars. Rather than having to travel to distant repositories of unique works, scholars may now study a variety of manuscripts while sitting in their offices. Valuable though this may be, further advances in imaging and computing technologies have also been applied to take an additional step: to recover writings from erased or otherwise damaged manuscripts that may have been thought lost or even whose existence was unsuspected. The proliferation of imaging systems and processing methods aimed at this goal has already begun and promises a deluge of new imagery to be interpreted. Examples will be drawn from a range of projects in this area, including studies of the Archimedes palimpsest, a Syriac palimpsest with a medical undertext, the David Livingstone 1871 African field diaries, a manuscript of a French poem that was damaged in the Dresden bombings, and the collection of palimpsests at St. Catherine's Monastery in Sinai.
Call for Nominations: ICDAR 2013 Awards
The 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:
Training of students
Service to the profession
Every two years, two awards categories are presented. Namely, the IAPR/ICDAR Young Investigator Award (less than 40 years old at the time the award is made), and the IAPR/ICDAR Outstanding Achievements Award.
Follow this link to the Call for Nominations for further details.
ICDAR2013 also includes a Tutorial Program, to be held immediately before the technical conference. Tutorials survey mature or emerging topics of interest to the ICDAR community at large. Details of tutorials have now been announced. Please see the tutorials link.
As in past ICDAR editions, competitions are organized to evaluate the performance of different document analysis technologies. Details of competitions have now been announced. Please see the competitions link.
Friday, August 23, 2013
Saturday, August 24, 2013
· 4th International Workshop on Multilingual OCR (MOCR2013)
All Workshops will follow the same schedule:
Tuesday-Wednesday, August 20-21, 2013
· 10th International Workshop on Graphics Recognition (GREC 2013)
(See Workshop Site for GREC2013 Deadlines - different from other ICDAR 2013 Workshops)
ICDAR 2013 is soliciting sponsors for the event. Details of sponsorship levels can be found in this Call for Sponsorship.
Manuscripts of a maximum length of five pages are encouraged to be submitted. Papers must describe original work on any of the ICDAR related topics. The format templates and instructions for paper submission are available on the Submissions page.