HIP 2015

For safety reasons, the 3rd International Workshop on Historical Document Imaging and Processing (HIP’15), located initially in Gammarth, Tunisia, is relocated to Nancy, France, on August 22, 2015, in conjunction with ICDAR 2015. HIP’15 will be held at the Excelsior (see details there).

Recent years have seen an increased effort to scan, index, and provide access to historical documents held in archives and special collections that are often inaccessible to the world in general. ICDAR 2009 featured both a half-day tutorial and a single technical paper session dedicated to historical document processing. Two years later at ICDAR 2011, the first workshop dedicated entirely on this topic was a great success with overwhelming participation. This success was confirmed at ICDAR 2013 with the second workshop HIP’13. This workshop continues the effort to bring together researchers working with historical documents and is intended to be complementary and synergistic to the work in analysis and recognition featured in the main ICDAR sessions.

The topics addressed in this workshop are manifold and cover the entire chain from image acquisition to information extraction as well as overviews of entire projects.

This workshop will be a 1-day workshop, single track, in which original and novel work is presented. Each submission undergoes a peer-reviewing process with at least two reviewers who are expert in the field. Successful submissions will be presented in the form of oral presentations. The workshop will be split into different sessions, each of which is focused on a specific research point. These include Imaging and Image Acquisition; Digital Archiving Considerations; Document Restoration and Improving Readability of documents; Content Extraction in the context of Historical Documents; Family History Documents and Genealogies; Automated Classification; and Grouping and Hyperlinking of Historical Documents. This list is a guideline of the main aspects, but is not exclusive. Detailed topics are presented in the call for papers.

Presented papers will be considered for a Best Paper Award.

Post-workshop Tour

A post-workshop tour is planned on Saturday, August 22, just after the workshop, at 5:00 pm, to visit the Library of Nancy. Details are given there.

Important Dates

June 15, 2015: Paper submission (no extensions)
July 17, 2015: Notification of Acceptance
August 3, 2015: Camera-ready paper