official DAS workshop proceedings
is now available online (follow link) in the ACM Digital Library.
Nearly 100 members of the international research
community gathered in Boston for the Ninth IAPR International
Workshop on Document Analysis Systems from June 9-11, 2010. The DAS workshop has become
one of the signature events for TC-11, and DAS 2010 builds on
the tradition established by past DAS workshops held in
Kaiserslautern, Germany (1994), Malvern, PA (1996), Nagano, Japan
(1998), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2000), Princeton, NJ (2002),
Florence, Italy (2004), Nelson, New Zealand (2006), and Nara, Japan
DAS 2010 was a 100% participation, single-track
workshop with guest speakers, oral, poster, and demo sessions, working group
discussions, and a banquet. The workshop proceedings will be published as
part of the ACM International Conference Proceedings Series.
This year's DAS workshop received 91 submissions from 25 countries on six
continents. The Program Committee selected 28 papers for oral
presentation and 37 papers for poster presentation. In addition, 15
short papers were presented and six groups gave live demos.
The workshop was kicked-off by an illuminating and entertaining
keynote talk by George Nagywith the title Document Systems
Analysis: Testing, Testing, Testing.(Click for slides: PDF, 2.5MB)
The IAPR Nakano Award for the best paper at the workshop was presented to
Masakazu Iwamura, Tomohiko Tsuji, and Koichi Kise for their paper
Memory-Based Recognition of Camera-Captured Characters.
The IAPR Best Student Paper Award was given to Mudit Agrawal for his paper
co-authored with David Doermann titled Context-Aware and
Content-Based Dynamic Voronoi Page Segmentation. with Honorable
Mention going to Pingping Xiu for his paper co-authored with Henry
Baird titled Analysis of Whole-Book Recognition.
As with past workshops, an important feature of DAS 2010 was the lively Working
Group discussions, this time led by Marcus Liwicki. The broad
consensus from attendees is that the workshop was a great success.
The official proceedings have been published in the ACM Digital
Library (Link). Followup materials from the workshop (Photos,
Presentation slides, etc.) will soon be available on this website.
papers will be linked to the appropriate entries in the detailed technical
A special issue of IJDAR to
include selected papers and the Working Group reports is also
The DAS 2010 Program Booklet can be found here.