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PAPER AWARDS

Best Paper Award. An award will be given to the best paper of the Conference selected by the Paper Awards Committee. This Award is sponsored by Itesoft.

Winner: Xujun Peng, Srirangaraj Setlur, Venu Govindaraju, Ramachandrula Sitaram and Kiran Bhuvanagiri. Markov Random Field Based Text Identification from Annotated Machine Printed Documents.

Best Student Paper Award. Eligibility for the award is restricted to papers authored or co-authored by a student who must have been a registered student at the time of paper submission. This Award is sponsored by IBM R&D Labs.

Winner: Partha Pratim Roy, Umapada Pal, Josep Llados and Mathieu Delalandre. Multi-Oriented and Multi-Sized Touching Character Segmentation using Dynamic Programming .

Best Industry Related Paper Award. The purpose of this award is to acknowledge and encourage excellence research with potential for viable commercial impact. Eligibility for the award is restricted to papers authored or co-authored by people having an industrial affiliation.

Winner: Yongqiang Wang and Qiang Huo. Design Compact Recognizers of Handwritten Chinese Characters Using Precision Constrained Gaussian Models, Minimum Classification Error Training and Parameter Compression .

 


ANNOUNCEMENT OF IAPR/ICDAR 2009 AWARDS RECIPIENTS

The IAPR Technical Committees on Graphics Recognition (TC10) and Reading Systems (TC11) are pleased to announce the recipients of the IAPR/ICDAR 2009 Awards.

The IAPR/ICDAR Outstanding Achievements Award is presented to Prof. Horst Bunke for his outstanding and continued contributions to research and education in handwriting recognition and document analysis, and services to the community.

Prof. Bunke will deliver the Opening Keynote Speech at ICDAR2009 in Barcelona on July 27, 2009.

The IAPR/ICDAR Young Investigator Award is presented to Prof. Katrin Franke for her outstanding contributions to handwriting analysis and computational forensics.

Congratulations to the awardees!

The awards ceremony will be held during ICDAR2009 in Barcelona, Spain.


CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR IAPR/ICDAR 2009 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:

  • Research
  • Training of students
  • Research/Industry interaction
  • 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. Each award will consist of a token gift and a suitably inscribed certificate. The recipient of the Outstanding Achievements award will be invited to give the opening key note speech at the current ICDAR conference, introduced by the recipient from the previous conference.

Nominations are invited for the 2009 ICDAR Awards in both categories. The nomination packet should include the following:

  1. A nominating letter (1 page) including a brief citation to be included in the certificate.
  2. A brief vitae (2 pages) of the nominee highlighting the accomplishments being recognized.
  3. Supporting letters (1 page each) from at least 3, and no more than 5 active researchers from at least 3 different countries. The nominator cannot also serve as a supporter.

A nomination should be 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 solicits and organizes the letters of support. Self-nomination is not acceptable.

The submission procedure and the review process are strictly confidential.

Please send these, preferably as a single pdf file, to Dr. Liu Wenyin (csliuwy @ cityu.edu.hk). Deadline for receipt of nominations is April 15th, 2009 but early submissions are strongly encouraged. For further information, please contact:

Dr. Liu Wenyin
Department of Computer Science
City University of Hong Kong
Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2784-4730
Fax: (852 2788-8614
email: csliuwy @ cityu.edu.hk

The final decision will be made by the Awards Committee.

ICDAR 2009 Awards Committee

  • David Doermann (IJDAR EIC)
  • Hiromichi Fujisawa (Previous winner of Outstanding Achievements Award)
  • Jianying Hu (TC11 representative / previous TC11 Chair)
  • Josep Llados (Current ICDAR chair/Previous winner of Young Investigator Award)
  • Dan Lopresti (TC11 Chair)
  • Karl Tombre (TC10 representative)
  • Liu Wenyin (TC10 Chair)