Day 1 :
Concordia University, Canada
Time : 09:05-09:45
Ching Y. Suen is the Director of CENPARMI and the Concordia Honorary Chair on AI & Pattern Recognition. He received his Ph.D. degree from UBC (Vancouver) and his Master's degree from the University of Hong Kong. He has served as the Chairman of the Department of Computer Science and as the Associate Dean (Research) of the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science of Concordia University. Prof. Suen has served at numerous national and international professional societies as President, Vice-President, Governor, and Director. He has given 45 invited/keynote papers at conferences and 200 invited talks at various industries and academic institutions around the world. He has been the Principal Investigator or Consultant of 30 industrial projects. His research projects have been funded by the ENCS Faculty and the Distinguished Chair Programs at Concordia University, FCAR (Quebec), NSERC (Canada), the National Networks of Centres of Excellence (Canada), the Canadian Foundation for Innovation, and the industrial sectors in various countries, including Canada, France, Japan, Italy, and the United States. Currently, he is the Editor-in-Chief of the journal of Pattern Recognition, an Adviser or Associate Editor of 5 journals, and Editor of a new book series on Language Processing and Pattern Recognition. Actually he has held previous positions as Editor-in-Chief, or Associate Editor or Adviser of 5 other journals. He is not only the founder of three conferences: ICDAR, IWFHR/ICFHR, and VI, but has also organized numerous international conferences including ICPR, ICDAR, ICFHR, ICCPOL, and as Honorary Chair of numerous international conferences.
Handwriting is one of the most important media of human communication. We write and read every day. Though handwriting can vary considerably in style and neatness, we recognize handwritten materials easily. Actually humans develop their writing skill in their childhood and gradually refine it throughout their lives. This paper examines ways humans write (from primary school to adult writing) and ways of teaching the computer to recognize (handwriting technology) what they produce from ancient (such as carved scripts, old books and documents) to modern times (such as immigration port-of-entry forms, cheques, payment slips, envelopes, and different kinds of notes and messages). Methods such a machine learning and deep classifier structures, extraction of space and margins, slant and line direction, width and narrowness, stroke connections and disconnections will be analyzed with large quantities of data. Both training procedures and learning principles will be presented to illustrate methodologies of enabling computers to produce robust recognition rates for practical applications in the office and in mobile phones. In addition, the art and science of graphology will be reviewed, and techniques of computerizing graphology will be illustrated with interesting examples.
University of La Rochelle, France
Keynote: Document analysis : a state of the art concerning a research field at the interesection of several disciplines
Time : 09:45-10:25
Jean-Marc Ogier received his PhD degree in computer science from the University of Rouen, France, in 1994. During this period (1991-1994), he worked on graphic recognition for Matra Ms&I Company. From 1994 to 2000, he was an associate professor at the University of Rennes 1 during a first period (1994-1998) and at the University of Rouen from 1998 to 2001. Now full professor at the university of la Rochelle, Pr Ogier was the head of L3I laboratory (research lab in computer sciences of the university of la Rochelle) which gathers more than 120 members and works mainly of Document Analysis and Content Management. Author of more than 200 publications / communications, he managed several French and European projects dealing with document analysis, either with public institutions, or with private companies. Pr Ogier was Deputy Director of the GDR I3 of the French National Research Centre (CNRS) between 2005 and 2013. He was also Chair of the Technical Committee 10 (Graphic Recognition) of the International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR) from 2010 to 2015, and is the representative member of France at the governing board of the IAPR. He is now the general chair of the TC6, dealing with computational forensics of the International Association for Pattern Recognition. Jean-Marc Ogier has been the general chair or the program chair of several international scientific events dealing with document analysis (DAS, ICDAR, GREC, …) He was also Vice rector of the university of La Rochelle from 2005 to 2016, and president of VALCONUM association, which is an association aiming at forstering relations between industries and research organizations. He is now the president of the university of La Rochelle
Document engineering is the area of knowledge concerned with principles,tools and processes that improve our ability to create, manage, store, compact, access, and maintain documents. The fields of document recognition and retrieval have grown rapidly in recent years. Such development has been fueled by the emergence of new application areas such as the World Wide Web (WWW), digital libraries, computational forensics for document processing, and video- and camera-based OCR. This talk will address some recent developments in the area of Document Processing.
University of New South Wales
Time : 10:45-11:25
Jiankun Hu is full Professor at the School of Engineering and IT, University of New South Wales, Canberra, Australia. He has worked in the Ruhr University Germany on German Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship1995--1996; research fellow in Delft University of the Netherlands 1997-1998, and research fellow in Melbourne University, Australia 1998–1999. Jiankun's main research interest is in the field of cyber security including Image Processing/Forensics and machine learning where he has published many papers in high quality journals. He has served in the editorial board of up to 7 international journals including the top venue IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security and served as Security Symposium Chair of IEEE flagship conferences of IEEE ICC and IEEE Globecom. He has served at the prestigious Panel of Mathematics, Information and Computing Sciences (MIC), ARC ERA(The Excellence in Research for Australia) Evaluation Committee.
Multimedia audio, video, and images have dominated the Internet traffic and also constituted the major applications in our daily life. Multimedia security has always been a concern in the community due to the issues of movie and music piracy, and privacy of medical images. Conventional cryptography can be applied to multimedia but additional challenges, such as real-time and efficiency, must be addressed. With emerging multimedia applications such as peer-to-peer streaming, and 3D data, multimedia is embracing a big data era where security and privacy are facing new challenges. Most multimedia security surveys have focused on the aspect of issues related to data communication. In the big data era, cloud computing is becoming a major platform which needs attracting due attention in the multimedia community. This keynote speech will provide a report on the advances in the field and open research questions will be discussed. The focus will be placed on efficient algorithms for emerging multimedia applications such a 3D imaging, and cloud based applications including digital rights management.
Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon, Portugal
Time : 11:25-12:05
Teresa Chambel is an Associate Professor in Department of Informatics, Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon in Portugal (DI-FCUL), and Senior Researcher of Human-Computer Interaction and Multimedia (HCIM) research line at LASIGE Lab. She graduated in Computer Science at FCUL, has a Master’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering, from IST, and a PhD in Informatics from FCUL. Before joining the LASIGE Lab, she was a member of the Artificial Intelligence Research Group, at LNEC, and the Multimedia and Interaction Techniques Group, at INESC. Her research interests include Multimedia and Hypermedia , Video and Hyper-video, HCI, Creativity, Immersion, Visualization, Accessibility, Cognition and Emotions, Wellbeing, Interactive TV, e-Learning and Digital Art. In these areas, she has been teaching, researching, supervising students, publishing conference and journal papers and book chapters, and organizing events.
By appealing to several senses, video and other rich media have the potential to engage viewers perceptually, cognitively and emotionally. Immersive media and immersive video in particular, can go beyond, with a stronger impact on users’ emotions and their sense of presence and engagement. Immersion may be influenced by sensory or perceptual modalities surround effect, and vividness through resolution, associated with the sense of presence, the viewer's conscious feeling of being inside the virtual world or alternate reality; and by participation and social immersion in the media chain, increasing the sense of belonging. Technology is increasingly supporting capturing, producing, sharing and accessing video-based information from users' own perspectives and experiences on the internet, in social media, and through video on demand services in interactive TV and the web. We have been witnessing an increase in the amount of content and range of devices for capturing, viewing and sensing, allowing richer and more natural multimodal interactions, and offering tremendous opportunities for immersion. These developments have been promoting the emergence of a new participatory paradigm and enabling new perceptual immersive experiences. In this presentation, I will present insights from human studies, addressing dimensions like perception, cognition, and emotions, along with design and technological approaches for immersion, illustrated in interactive and immersive video-based applications, grounded in our own projects and research.