[visionlist] [CFP] 1st International workshop on Graph Representation Learning for Scanned Document Analysis @ ICDAR 2021

rafika boutalbi boutalbi.rafika at gmail.com
Fri Apr 30 12:00:15 -04 2021

Dear colleagues and researchers,

* 1st International workshop on Graph Representation Learning *

* for Scanned Document Analysis (GLESDO)*

*https://www.glesdo-icdar2021.ml <https://www.glesdo-icdar2021.ml/>*

 As part of The 16th International Conference on Document Analysis and
Recognition (ICDAR 2021)

*https://icdar2021.org/ <https://icdar2021.org/>*

September 5-10, 2021, Lausanne, Switzerland

Robust reading, also known as automatic document image processing, is an
essential task in various application areas such as data invoice
extraction, subject review, medical prescription analysis, etc., and holds
significant commercial potential. Several approaches are proposed in the
literature, but datasets' availability and data privacy challenge it.

Considering the problem of information extraction from documents, different
aspects must be taken into account, such as (1) document classification (2)
text localization (3) OCR (Optical Character Recognition) (4) table
extraction (5) key information detection. In this context, the graph-based
approaches are attractive methods for document processing. In fact, graphs
are a natural way to represent the connections among objects (text, blocks,
images, etc.) and aim to discover novel and hidden knowledge from data. The
extracted text from scanned documents can be represented in the shape of a
graph to exploit the best features of their characteristics. On the other
hand, understanding spatial relationships is critical for text document
extraction results for some applications such as invoice analysis. The aim
is to capture the structural connections between keywords (invoice number,
date, amounts) and the main value (the desired information). An effective
approach requires a combination of spatial and textual information.


This workshop aims to bring together an area for experts from industry,
science, and academia to exchange ideas and discuss ongoing research in
graph representation learning for scanned document analysis.

*Topics of interests*

We invite the submission of original works that are related -- but are not
limited to -- the topics below:

● Deep learning for graph

● Probabilistic graphical models for graphs

● Graph-based approaches for text mining

● Graph-based approaches for a spatial component in a scanned document

● Graph representation learning for NLP

● Graph-based approaches using kernels

● Spectral graph clustering

● Semi-supervised graph-based methods

● Dynamic graph analysis

● Information Retrieval and Extraction using Graph-based methods

● Knowledge graph for semantic document analysis

● Semantic understanding of document content

● Entity and link prediction in graphs

● Merging ontologies with graph-based methods using NLP techniques

● Cleansing and image enhancement techniques for scanned document

● Document structure and layout learning

● OCR based graph methods

● Font text recognition in a scanned document

● Table identification and extraction from scanned documents

● Handwriting detection and recognition in documents

● Signature detection and verification in documents

● Visual document structure understanding

● Visual Question Answering

● Invoice analysis

● Scanned documents classification

● Scanned documents summarization

● Scanned documents translation


The workshop is open to original papers of theoretical or practical nature.
Papers should be formatted according to LNCS instructions for authors
. Authors should not include their names and affiliations anywhere in the
manuscript. Papers have to be submitted via the workshop's EasyChair

We welcome the following types of contributions:


   Full research papers (12-15 pages): finished or consolidated R&D works,
   to be included in one of the Workshop topics

   Short papers (6-8 pages): ongoing works with relevant preliminary
   results, opened to discussion.

At least one author of each accepted paper must register for the workshop,
in order to present the paper. For further instructions please refer to the

*Important dates*


   Workshop paper submission due: *May 15, 2021*

   Workshop paper notifications: June 21, 2021

   Workshop paper camera-ready versions due: July 05, 2021

   Workshop: September 05, 2021 (Half-Day)


Accepted papers will be published in the ICDAR 2021 proceeding.

Workshop Chairs

Rim Hantach, Engie, France

Rafika Boutalbi, Trinov, France - University of Stuttgart, Germany

Philippe Calvez, Engie, France

Balsam Ajib, Trinov, France

Thibault Defourneau, Trinov, France
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