Call for Papers

It is our pleasure to announce that the 3rd International Workshop on Historical Document Imaging and Processing (HIP’15) will be held in conjunction with ICDAR’15, on August 22, 2015 at the Ramada Plaza Tunis Hotel in Gammarth, Tunisia.

The workshop brings together researchers working with historical documents and is intended to be complementary and synergistic to the work in analysis and recognition featured in the main sessions of ICDAR, the premier international forum for researchers and practitioners in the document analysis community.

Workshop topics include (but are not limited too)

Imaging and Image Acquisition

  • Imaging for fragile materials
  • Multispectral imaging
  • Camera-based/non-invasive acquisition
  • Case studies/applications

Digital Archiving Considerations

  • Compression issues
  • Measuring essential resolution (color, spatial) and metadata
  • Modeling of document image degradation Historical Collections
  • Military records, personal journals, church records, medieval manuscripts, etc.
  • Scientific, technical and educational documents
  • Government archives, documents from the world cultural heritage, multi-language

Document Restoration/Improving readability

  • Removing or minimizing damages, defects, ink-bleed
  • Completing and filling in missing pieces based on context, prior knowledge, supporting documents, i.e. inpainting, etc.
  • Machine-learning algorithms for enhancement based on example images
  • Interactive tools from a user viewpoint
  • Learning from user-directed image enhancement

Content Extraction (within the context of historical documents)

  • Content-based retrieval
  • Automated or semi-automated transcription
  • Content recognition based on surrounding and supporting context
  • Ontologies for modeling historical document content

Family History Documents and Genealogies

  • Personal, Family, National and Historical Collections of Family Genealogy and Histories
  • Extracting and linking names, dates, places, etc.
  • Extracting, linking and piecing together personal and family histories and narratives
  • Discovering historical social networks

Automated Classification, Grouping and Hyperlinking of Historical Documents

  • Style identification (typography of printed text, handwriting style recognition for manuscript authentication or author identification…)
  • Searching for Documents over the Internet
  • On-line & web-based navigation within/among document images
  • Searching/querying, retrieval, summarizing/condensing of document images
  • Collecting, linking, analysis and search technologies
  • Parallel tagging of images, transcripts, and other document layers

Important Dates

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