Call for Papers

Call for Papers

We are pleased to announce that the Tenth IAPR International Workshop on Graphics Recognition (GREC 2013), organized by IAPR TC-10 (Technical Committee on Graphics Recognition), will be held at Lehigh University (Bethlehem, PA, USA) on August 20-21, 2013, just before the 12th International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition (ICDAR). Transportation shuttle buses will be arranged between GREC and ICDAR.

Since its beginnings the GREC workshops series has provided a unique atmosphere, fostering a very high level of interaction, discussion and exchange of ideas (distinctly different from classical conference-like presentations) while providing high quality and good impact post-proceedings. It therefore froms an excellent opportunity for researchers and practitioners at all levels of experience to meet colleagues and to share new ideas and knowledge about graphics recognition methods. Graphics Recognition is a subfield of document image analysis that deals with graphical entities in written documens, engineering drawings, maps, architectural plans, musical scores, mathematical notation, tables, diagrams, etc.

GREC 2013 will continue the tradition of past workshops held at Penn State University (USA), Nancy (France), Jaipur (India), Kingston (Canada), Barcelona (Spain), Hong Kong (China), Curitiba (Brazil), La Rochelle (France) and Seoul (South Korea).

Workshop Format

The program will be organized in a single-track 2-day workshop. It will comprise several sessions dedicated to specific topics related to graphics in document analysis and graphic recognitio. For each session, there will be an invited presentation describing the state of the art and stating the open questions for the  topic of the session, followed by a number of short presentations that will contribute by proposing solutions to some of the questions or presenting results of the speaker's work. Each session will be concluded by a panel discussion.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Raster-to-vector techniques.

  • Recognition of graphical primitives.

  • Recognition of graphic symbols in charts, diagrams, and drawings.

  • Interpretation of engineering drawings, maps, tables, and other graphical documents.

  • Graphics-based information retrieval.

  • Historical graphic indexing.

  • 3-D models from multiple 2-D views (line drawings).

  • Identification and localization of graphical mark-ups and annotations in written documents.

  • Digital ink processing.

  • Sketch recognition and understanding.

  • Description of complete systems for interpretation of graphic documents.

  • Performance evaluation in graphics recognition.

  • Authoring, editing, storing and presentation systems for graphics multimedia documents.

Paper Submission and Post-Proceedings Publishing 

Papers have to be sent through the workshop web site (submissions open until May 5th 2013), and will be reviewed on the fly. Authors will be notified as soon as the review is available. No immediate conference proceedings will be published, but all contributed papers will be available and distributed to attendees as a workshop booklet.

After the workshop, attendees are invited to submit an extended and revised version of their paper. These papers will undergo a double-blind revision process and the program committee will select the best papers for publication in a dedicated LNCS Volume, by Springer Verlag.


As at the past workshops, contests on graphics recognition will be held at GREC 2013.