12th IAPR International Workshop on Document Analysis Systems


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Call for Tutorials

The IAPR International Workshop on Document Analysis Systems (DAS) is a long standing event in the field of Document Analysis and Recognition, organized by the technical committee on Reading Systems (TC11) of the International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR). The aim of this workshop is to bring together international researchers at all levels to share their experiences and to promote research and development in all areas of Document Analysis and Recognition. DAS is a single track event, traditionally focused on applied research, and actively fostering interaction between participants.

DAS2016 intends to offer conference participants two high quality half day tutorials reflecting current topics and trends in all areas of Document Analysis and Recognition. As tutorials are educational events they must include a comprehensive introduction to the state-of-the-art in the corresponding subject. Tutorials should be aimed at varied audience: research students, experienced researchers, practitioners, academics and representatives of governments and funding agencies who wish to learn new technologies.

We encourage submissions of proposals for tutorials on all topics in the established areas of DAS, tutorials bridging those areas, or tutorials introducing new perspectives in those areas. Tutorials could be theoretical; however, we strongly encourage organisers to incorporate hands-on sessions and practical examples at every opportunity.

Proposal Structure

Tutorial proposal submissions must contain the following sections in the suggested order:

  1. Title: A concise title.
  2. Presenter(s): The names, affiliation and contact information of the presenter(s).
  3. Abstract (1 or 2 paragraphs)
  4. Intended Audience (1 paragraph): Describe the background assumed of tutorial attendees. Tutorials may range from basic for attendees new to the field to advanced topics for experts.
  5. Expected Attendance: Provide an estimate (justified were possible) of the likely number of participants and some informal evidence that people would attend (e.g., related workshops).
  6. Motivation and Learning Outcomes: A statement (no more than 1 page) giving clear motivation/justification for the topic to be presented at DAS. Why is the tutorial important? Why is the tutorial timely? How is it relevant to DAS? What the audience will have benefited from (new skills/knowledge) at the end of the tutorial?
  7. Topic and Description: A detailed description (no more than 1 page) of the tutorial topic, providing a sense of both the scope of the tutorial and depth within the scope.
  8. Program: An outline description (no more than 2 pages) of the different sessions – if applicable – and their duration, together with justification that a high-quality presentation will be achieved within the chosen time period. Tutorials should be scheduled for half a day (3 or 3.5 hours). Tutorials will take place on Monday, 11th April 2016.
  9. Previous Editions. If the tutorial was given before, when and where was it given and how will it be modified for DAS2016? If possible, provide a link to slides from the previous tutorial presentation.
  10. Material: A description (1 or 2 paragraphs) of material to be provided to attendees on the conference website – course slides, annotated bibliography etc. NOTE: the materials themselves do not need to be provided in the proposal.
  11. Equipment: Indicate any special equipment needed (if any). The standard equipment will include a projector and a single projection screen.
  12. Biographical Sketch(es): A half-page bio-sketch of each tutorial presenter must also be included.

Submission and Selection Procedure

Proposals following the structure above must be submitted by email in PDF format to the DAS2016 Tutorials Chairs: Dr Cheng-Lin Liu (liucl@nlpr.ia.ac.cn) and Dr Dimosthenis Karatzas (dimos@cvc.uab.es).

All proposals will be reviewed by a selection committee, comprising DAS2016 Chairs. The committee will make the final selection of tutorials in order to ensure the highest quality and present the greatest variety to conference participants and to fit the conference schedule.

Important Dates

Tutorials Proposal Due31 October 2015
Tutorials Announcement30 November 2015
Tutorials Date11 April 2016


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