ICDAR 2021 Workshop on

Arabic and derived Script Analysis and Recognition

(ASAR 2021, 4th edition)

in conjunction with 16th ICDAR 2021

SEP 6th, 2021

Lausanne, Switzerland

We are glad to welcome you to the 4th International Workshop on Arabic and derived Script Analysis and Recognition (ASAR 2021), which will be organized on 16 September 2021 in Lausanne – Switzerland, in conjunction with ICDAR (15th International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition). The workshop is organized by REGIM Lab (University of Sfax, Tunisia).
 

The ASAR workshop provides an excellent opportunity for researchers and practitioners at all levels of experience to meet colleagues and to share new ideas and knowledge about Arabic and derived script document analysis and recognition
methods. The workshop enjoys strong participation from researchers in both industry and academia.

 

In this 4th edition of ASAR we received 16 submissions, coming from 10 different countries. Each submission was reviewed by three expert reviewers. The Program Committee of the workshop comprised 21 members, that generated a total of 42 reviews. We would like to take this opportunity to thank the program committee members and sub-reviewers for their meticulous reviewing efforts!

Taking into account the recommendations of the Program Committee members, we selected 10 papers for presentation in the workshop, resulting in an acceptance rate of 62.5%.
 

We have included in this edition of ASAR a Keynote Speech, by Dr. Sourour Njah and Dr. Houcine Boubaker form the University of Sfax, Tunisia “Deep On-line Handwriting Analysis based on Beta Elliptic Strokes and Fuzzy Perceptual Codes Transformers”.
We would also like to thank the organizations that have supported us, especially the ICDAR organizers.


We hope you will enjoy the workshop and we are looking forward to welcoming you to the 4th edition of the International Workshop on Arabic and derived Script Analysis and Recognition in Lausanne in September 6th! 

 

Call for Papers

Welcome !

It is our pleasure to invite you to participate in the 4th edition of the ICDAR 2021 Workshop on Arabic and derived Script Analysis and Recognition (ASAR 2021), which will be organized on the 6th of September 2021 in Lausanne, Switzerland, in conjunction with ICDAR (16th International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition).

The workshop is organized by REGIM Lab (University of Sfax, Tunisia), in partnership with IEEE Tunisia Section and its IEEE Computer Society chapter. 

The ASAR workshop provides an excellent opportunity for researchers and practitioners at all levels of experience to meet colleagues and to share new ideas and knowledge about Arabic and derived script document analysis and recognition methods. The workshop enjoys strong participation from researchers in both industry and academia.

Important dates

Abstract Submission: May 24th, 2021 (extended) 
Full Paper Submission:
May 31st, 2021 (extended)

(11:59 pm Pacific time)          

Acceptance Notification: June 21st, 2021
Camera Ready: July 5th, 2021

Relevant topics and technologies

  • Printed/Handwritten text recognition

  • Word spotting

  • Machine and deep learning for script recognition

  • Arabic (and derived scripts*) recognition in the context of Big Data

  • Multimedia processing

  • Forensic Arabic (and derived) document analysis

  • Historical Arabic (and derived) document analysis

  • Authoring, annotation, and presentation systems

  • Pen-based user interface

  • Camera-based Arabic (and derived) document image analysis

  • Arabic (and derived) Document retrieval systems

  • Arabic (and derived) Document analysis for mobile devices, for the internet

  • Arabic (and derived) Document databases 

  • Arabic (and derived) Document understanding

  • Arabic (and derived script) recognition for Smart Systems

  • Computational Imaging

 

* Derived languages includes: Pashto, Urdu, Persian, Jawi, Uyghur, Kurdish, etc.

 

Committee

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Bidyut Baran Chaudhur

Indian Statistical Institute

Kolkata, India

bbc@isical.ac.in

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Amir Hussain

Edinburgh Napier University

Scotland, UK

a.hussain@napier.ac.uk

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Imran Razzak

Deakin University 

Australia

imran.razzak@deakin.edu.au

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Adel M. Alimi

University of Sfax

Tunisia

adel.alimi@enis.tn

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Fadoua Drira

University of Sfax

Tunisia

fadoua.drira@enis.tn

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Tarek M. Hamdani

University of Monastir

Tunisia

tarek.hamdani@isima.rnu.tn

 

Pleanary Speaker

FEATURED RESEARCH & INDUSTRY EXPERT

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Sourour Njah
Houcine Boubaker

On-line Handwriting Analysis based on Beta Elliptic Strokes and Perceptual Codes Sequence Transformers

Dr. Sourour Njah

is an IEEE member and member of REGIM-Lab (LR11ES48 http://regim.org/). She is an assistant professor at the High Institute of Commerce of Sfax. She received her PhD in Computer Engineering in 2013 from National School of Engineers of Sfax. She got her master in computer science applied in management in 1998. Her research domains are cursive handwriting analysis, theories of perception, recognition, online handwriting, reading and writing models, fuzzy logic and genetic algorithms, artificial intelligence.

Dr. Houcine Boubaker

was born in Kalaat El Andalous (Tunisia) in 1973. He graduated in Electrical Engineering in 1995, obtained a master degree in Systems Analyses and Digital Signal Processing in 1997 and a Ph.D. degree in Electrical & Computer Engineering from the National School of Engineers of Sfax ENIS, University of Sfax, Tunisia. He is a researcher in artificial intelligence and digital signal processing at the University of Sfax. His research interest includes trajectory modeling and applications of intelligent methods to pattern recognition. He focuses his research on drawing, Arabic handwriting and arm – hand movements modeling and Analyses. He is an IEEE member and affiliate to the REsearch Groups in Intelligent Machines Laboratory (REGIM – Lab.).

Topic 

 

Program

Monday SEP 6th, 2021

9:00

Meet & Greet

9:05

Plenary Session

Sourour Njah and Houcine Boubaker, On-line Handwriting Analysis based on Beta Elliptic Strokes and Perceptual Codes Sequence Transformers

09:45

Oral Session 1

  • Chahan Vidal-Gorène, Noëmie Lucas, Clément Salah, Aliénor Decours-Perez and Boris Dupin, RASAM - A Dataset for the Recognition and Analysis of Scripts in Arabic Maghrebi

  • Sanjana Gunna, Rohit Saluja and Jawahar C.V., Towards Boosting the Accuracy of Non-Latin Scene Text Recognition

  • Samia Heshmat and Mohamed Abdelnafea, AOLAH Databases for New Arabic Online Handwriting Recognition Algorithm

10:30

Coffee Break 

11:00

Oral Session 2

  • Yekta Said Can and M. Erdem Kabadayi, Line Segmentation of Individual Demographic Data from Arabic Handwritten Population Registers of Ottoman Empire

  • Mohamed Eltay, Abdelmalek Zidouri, Irfan Ahmad and Yousef Elarian, Improving Handwritten Arabic Text Recognition Using Adaptive Data-Augmentation Algorithm

  • Abdul Rehman, Adnan Ul-Hasan and Faisal Shafait, High Performance Urdu and Arabic Video Text Recognition using Convolutional Recurrent Neural Networks

11:45

Competition Session

  • Thameur Dhieb, Houcine Boubaker, Sourour Njah, Mounir Ben Ayed and Adel M. Alimi, ASAR 2021 Online Arabic Writer Identification Competition

  • Besma Rabhi, Abdelkarim Elbaati, Tarek M. Hamdani and Adel M. Alimi, ASAR 2021 Competition on Online Signal Restoration using Arabic Handwriting Dhad Dataset

  • Hamdi Yahia, Houcine Boubaker, Tarek M. Hamdani and Adel M. Alimi, ASAR 2021 Competition on Online Arabic Character Recognition: ACRC

  • Hanen Akouaydi, Houcine Boubaker, Sourour Njah, Mourad Zaied and Adel M. Alimi, ASAR 2021 Competition on Online Arabic Word Recognition

12:20

Round Table & Closing

12:30

Lunch Break 

 

The Venue

Beaulieu Convention Center
Avenue des Bergières 10
1004 Lausanne, Switzerland

www.congres-lausanne.ch

Located in Lausanne’s city center with a stunning view on the lake and its surrounding mountains, the Beaulieu Convention Center offers a wide range of conference facilities within the same building as well as a large garden. The conference center is easily accessible by plane, public transport, and car.

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