13th IAPR International Workshop on Document Analysis Systems
DAS 2018 is the 13th edition of the 100% participation single-track workshop focusing on system-level issues and approaches in document analysis and recognition. The workshop comprises invited speaker presentations, oral, poster, tutorial sessions, as well as working group discussions. The Conference Publishing Services (CPS) will publish the workshop proceedings.
DAS 2018 will be organized at TU Wien (Vienna University of Technology), in the heart of Vienna’s city center, which places the attendees within walking distance of a large variety of world-famous historical and cultural attractions.
DAS 2018 will include both long and short papers, posters and demonstrations of working or prototype systems. All submissions will undergo a rigorous review process with a minimum of 3 reviews considering the originality of work, the quality of research or analysis of experience, the relevance to document analysis systems, and quality of presentation.
Nokia Bell Labs, Murray Hill, NJ USA
is a Fellow at Nokia Bell Labs Research in Murray Hill, NJ. He works in the areas of video analysis and multimedia signal processing. Previously he was Chief Scientist at Veridicom, a biometric company, spun off from Lucent, and before that a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff at Bell Labs. He has taught in the area of multimedia security at Cooper Union and NYU/Poly. His video analytics work is the basis of the "Pixelpalooza" exhibit at the Liberty Science Center in New Jersey, and other public art and game exhibits.
He has published over 70 technical papers, 8 book chapters, holds over 25 patents, and is co-author of the books, "Practical Algorithms for Image Analysis" published by Cambridge University Press, and "Document Image Processing" published by IEEE Press. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and of the IAPR. In 1996, he won the Best Industrial Paper Award at the ICPR and an R&D 100 Award for one of "the top 100 innovative technologies of that year." He has been on the editorial boards of 4 journals, and has served on US government committees to NIST, NSF, NIJ, and NAE, and to France's INRIA.
He received the B.A.Sc., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Ottawa, University of Washington, and Carnegie Mellon University respectively.
From Digital Libraries to Kind Cameras
Making Sense of Multimedia Signals While (Unsuccessfully) Avoiding Security
In the last 30 years, we have made great strides in computer analysis and understanding of signals from images to documents to video. In this talk, I describe projects whose initial objective was a useful and disruptive - and sometimes fun - multimedia recognition system, but for which security issues were discovered that complicated design and usability.
The first project involves document layout analysis methods to facilitate one of the first digital libraries, Bell Labs RightPages. However, publishers would not offer material through the system until we developed watermarking methods to assert their ownership. The second project is a voice-only system for healthcare workers to enable hands-free communications. But the system was impractical without authentication: how do you securely speak a password? The third project was for security purposes only, to design a counterfeit-resistant photo-ID card that can be retrofited to current non-secure cards, printed on paper, and even duplicated. We accomplished this in the early days of public key cryptography. Finally I will describe current work in "Kind Cameras", for which video analytics methods have been developed to extend past security cameras to interactive cameras for fun and art.
TUtheSky - enjoy some wine or beer at the top of Vienna.
The conference banquet will be held at the city hall (details will follow soon). Don’t miss the announcement of Best Paper and Best Student Paper winners and join your DAS colleagues for a dinner of wining, dining, and shining examples of research quality.
Robert Sablatnig (Austria)
Florian Kleber (Austria)
Markus Diem (Austria)
David Doermann (USA)
Gernot A. Fink (Germany)
Discussion Group Chairs
Alicia Fornés (Spain)
Marcus Liwicki (Germany)
Stefan Pletschacher (UK)
Basilis Gatos (Greece)
Koichi Kise (Japan)
Dan Lopresti (USA)
Jean-Marc Ogier (France)
Tutorial & Workshop Chairs
Michael Blumenstein (Australia)
Stefan Fiel (Austria)
Cheng-Lin Liu (China)
Marcus Liwicki (Germany)
Adel Alimi (Germany)
Apostolos Antonacopoulos (UK)
Elisa H. Barney Smith (USA)
Abdel Belaid (France)
Andreas Dengel (Germany)
Rafael Dueire Lins (Brazil)
Véronique Eglin (France)
Jihad El-Sana (Isreal)
Andreas Fischer (Switzerland)
Alicia Fornés (Spain)
Volkmar Frinken (USA)
Utpal Garain (India)
Venu Govindaraju (USA)
Masakazu Iwamura (Japan)
Dimosthenis Karatzas (Spain)
Bart Lamiroy (France)
Laurence Likforman-Sulem (France)
Josep LLadós (Spain)
Program Committee (continued)
R. Manmatha (USA)
Simone Marinai (Italy)
Guenter Muehlberger (Austria)
Masaki Nakagawa (Japan)
Premkumar Natarajan (USA)
Umapada Pal (India)
Shivakumara Palaiahnakote (Malaysia)
Thierry Paquet (France)
Vincent Poulain D'Andecy (France)
Jean-Yves Ramel (France)
Marcal Rusinol (Spain)
Marc-Peter Schambach (Germany)
Srirangaraj Setlur (USA)
Faisal Shafait (Pakistan)
Karl Tombre (France)
Seiichi Uchida (Japan)
Berrin Yanikoglu (Turkey)
Richard Zanibbi (USA)
If you fly to Vienna, you will arrive at Vienna International Airport (VIE), located at the city border about 20 minutes by public transportation. Conference attendees can take the City Airport Train (CAT), which directly connects the airport with the city. Alternatively you can take the bus (Vienna AirportLines) to Schwedenplatz or the railway S7. Vienna has a very dense and efficient public transportation network, and it is therefore easy to travel between the conference site, hotels and social venues; attendees will not need to rent a car. The network consists of five underground lines, trains, trams, and buses and runs around the clock. The central part of the city is relatively compact so you can reach most of Vienna’s attractions by foot.
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Travelling by train to Vienna
Vienna has direct connections to most European cities nearby, including Bratislava, Munich, Frankfurt, Budapest, Hamburg, Prague, Warsaw and overnight trains to Berlin, Venice, Rome, Warsaw and Zürich. Most long-distance trains run from the Hauptbahnhof (main station); many of these trains also serve Meidling. Some semi-fast services towards Salzburg start and end at Westbahnhof. Don’t confuse the main station (Hauptbahnhof) with the central station (Wien Mitte); the latter is only served by local and regional trains.
Travelling within Vienna
Vienna has an extensive public transport system (www.wienerlinien.at) that consists of five underground (U-Bahn) lines (U1, U2, U3, U4 and U6), trams and buses, which makes it easy to reach the conference venue, even if you are staying on the other side of the city. A single trip costs €2.20 and is valid on any reasonable route to your destination; changes are permitted. If you are going to spend time sightseeing or need to commute from your hotel, consider buying a pass. These are available for 24 hours (€7.60), 48 hours (€13.30) or 72 hours (€16.50). A weekly pass (€16.20) is even better value, but is only valid from Monday midnight (00:00hrs) to the following Monday, 9am. In common with many other European cities, Vienna’s public transport uses the honour system; the penalty for not having a valid ticket is €103. Note that many tickets require validation (stamping) before entering the platform; these are marked “Bitte entwerten/Please validate”.
Transfer from the airport to the city center
The Vienna International Airport (VIE) in Schwechat is about 20 km away in the southeast of Vienna. Taking a taxi directly at the airport is rather expensive (about €45), but you can get better value by pre-booking at airportdriver.at, flughafentaxi-wien.at (cost around €30), or myDriver.
Express trains (Railjet and Intercity) run at half-hourly intervals from the airport to the Hauptbahnhof (main railway station, line U1) and Meidling (U6) stations and take 15-18 minutes. If you are staying near the conference venue, you will probably want to use this service. A stopping service (S7) also runs across the city via Wien Mitte (Landstraße U3, U4), Praterstern (U1, U2) and Handelskai (U6), and connects with all underground lines; the travelling time to Wien Mitte is approx. 24 minutes. Regardless of which route you take, the fare within the integrated tariff system is €3.90 and this includes onward travel via subway, tram, bus, etc. to your destination in Vienna. If you already have a pass for Vienna, you need to purchase an extension ticket from the city boundary (ab Stadtgrenze, €2.20).
More information on the railway connections, including the timetable, is available in the following leaflet from the Austrial Federal Railways (ÖBB).
Premium services also include the City Airport Train (CAT, €12) and the Vienna Airport Lines buses (€8). The CAT runs non-stop to Wien Mitte, where it terminates; the main advantage is being able to check-in luggage at the railway station (select airlines only) on the day of your return flight. Departures are at 06 and 36 past the hour in both directions. Note that tickets purchased for these services are not valid for onward travel and are also not valid on the regular trains if you miss your connection.