ICDAR International Workshop on Human-Document Interaction (HDI) 2019

2nd International Workshop on Human-Document Interaction (HDI 2019)

To be held in Sydney, Australia, on September 21 or 22 (TBC), 2019 in conjunction with ICDAR 2019

Following the positive feedback and interest of the first edition of the HDI workshop who gathered more than twenty people in Kyoto (Japan), 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 static or dynamic 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.The workshop aims to create a space for debate between the Document Image Analysis and Recognition and the Human-Computer Interaction communities, and it is motivated by a number of recent developments that point to a coming change of paradigm in the way we interact with written information around us.

Scope and motivation

A number of recent developments point to a coming change of paradigm in the way we interact with written information around us.

Physical and digital documents are finally settling to coexist in peace - connecting the two is empowering for both sides. Technology advances, such as in augmented reality, permit bringing forms of digital interaction to the physical world and vice versa, while the linking between the physical and the digital world is done in an increasingly more fluid and realistic manner.

At the same time, a new generation of readers, conditioned by the affordances offered by electronic content and the new media types (e.g. blogs and social media posts), have developed distinct reading behaviours and new ways to interact with written content. Written content itself is becoming more dynamic and possible to adapt and change depending on the delivery methods used.

Wearable sensors allow observing the user and introducing the user context in the loop, offering personalised services by intelligently linking written information with the user actions.

Mobile cameras are changing, while at the same time, embedded 3D mobile cameras (computational and interactive) are already transforming the mobile camera function . Internet of things is evolving the way everyday objects (many of them carriers of text) can influence our actions.

In this context, it would be useful to study the way humans interact with written information around them and ponder on the evolution of the paper document towards an interactive medium with possibly dynamically created/adapted content, or indeed on the evolution of written information in general, no matter how it is delivered, as an interaction element in the reading process. Understanding the behaviour and needs of the reader, and the ability to link it in real time to the written information is important.

Topics of Interest

  • Augmented documents
  • Linking physical and digital content
  • Reading behaviour analysis
  • Human factors
  • User experience and usability
  • Wearable sensors in reading
  • Interaction for facilitating Document Image Analysis (teaching reading systems through the way humans interact with written information)
  • Document Image Analysis for enabling Interaction
  • Content personalisation
  • Applications (e.g. document editing, interactive translation, collaborative editing)

Important Dates

  • Submission Deadline (normal papers): May, 20
  • Notification: June, 15
  • Camera Ready: July, 5
  • Workshop: September 21 or 22 (TBC)