HOME

VENUE

CALL FOR PAPERS

COMMITTEES

INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS

IMPORTANT DATES

TECHNICAL PROGRAM

WORKSHOPS

TUTORIALS

COMPETITIONS

INVITED SPEAKERS

AWARDS

REGISTRATION

ACCOMMODATION

SOCIAL PROGRAM

TRAVEL INFORMATION

SPONSORS

LINKS

CONTACT

 

www.icdar2009.org

   > COMPETITIONS
[IAPR] [TC10] [TC11] [CVC] [UAB

The following list of competitions are being organized in the framework of ICDAR to evaluate the performance of different algorithms for a number of document analysis tasks. The results of these competitions will be presented during a specific session during the conference.

 

Arabic Handwriting Competition

The ICDAR 2009 Arabic Handwriting Recognition Competition aims to bring together researchers working on Arabic handwriting recognition. This competition is the third in a series of competitions to establish the state of the art of recognizing Arabic handwritten words. (more...)


Winner:

Alex Graves
Technische Universität München, Germany
 
 
Handwriting Segmentation Contest

The general objective of the ICDAR2009 Handwriting Segmentation Contest is to use well established evaluation practices and procedures in order to record recent advances in off-line handwriting segmentation. (more...)

Winner:

Z. Shi, S. Setlur and V. Govindaraju
Center for Unified Biometrics and Sensors (CUBS)
University at Buffalo, SUNY, New York, USA

(text line segmentation)

Winner:

V. Papavassiliou, T. Stafylakis, V. Katsouros and G. Carayannis
Institute for Language and Speech Processing (ILSP),
Athens, Greece

(word segmentation)
 
Document Image Binarization Contest (DIBCO'09)

In this first international document image binarization contest, the general objective is to record recent advances in document image binarization using established evaluation performance measures. (more...)

Winner:

S.Lu, C.L. Tan
Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore

 
 
Book Structure Extraction Competition

The aim of the first ICDAR Structure Extraction competition is to test automatic techniques to build hyperlinked table of contents (ToC) for digitized books of diverse genre. (more...)

 

Winner:

Aleksandar Uzelac
Microsoft Development Center Serbia

 
 
Handwritten Farsi/Arabic Character Recognition Competition

The aim of ICDAR2009 Handwritten Farsi/Arabic Character Recognition Competition is to bring together researchers working on this field. By benchmarking the state of the art Arabic character recognition techniques on large-scale dataset, a comparative result can be obtained. (more...)

Winner:

Alex Graves
Technische Universität München, Germany

 
 
Online Arabic Handwriting Recognition

The ICDAR 2009 Online Arabic Handwriting Recognition Competition aims to contribute in the evolution of Arabic handwriting recognition research. This competition will be organized on the new database on online Arabic handwritten text (ADAB). (more...)

 

Winner:

Zsolt Wimmer and Pierre-Michel Lallican
Vision Objects, SA, France

 
 
Handwriting Competition

The goal of the proposed competition is to evaluate automatic handwriting recognition systems on snippets of French words with the help of given dictionaries of different sizes (e.g. 100 and 2000 words). (more ...)

 

Winner:

Alex Graves
Technische Universität München, Germany

 
 
Signature Verification

To give academia and industry the opportunity to test their systems (online, offline or combined), we provide new unpublished forensic-like signature datasets. These sets contain both on- and offline authentic signatures and skilled forgeries in multiple formats. (more ...)

 

Winner:

A. Filatov, I. Kil, T. Strunkov
Parascript LLC, USA

(online)
 

Winner:

A. Hassaïne, E. Decencière
Centre de Morphologie Mathématique, France

(offline)
 

Winner:

F. Alonso-Fernandez, M. Martinez-Diaz, J. Fierrez, J. Ortega-Garcia
Biometric Recognition Group - ATVS
Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain

(combined)
 
Page Segmentation Competition

Page Segmentation is of fundamental importance among Layout Analysis steps and has been (and continues to be) relatively well researched. The motivation of the competition is to evaluate existing approaches using a realistic dataset and an objective performance analysis system. (more ...)

 

Winner:

Iuliu Konya, Stefan Eickeler, Christoph Seibert
Fraunhofer Institute for Intelligent Analysis and Information Systems
Sankt Augustin, Germany