Second international workshop on Arabic and derived script analysis and recognition

Speakers: Umapada Pal (Indian Statistical Institute, India); Volker Märgner (Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany); Tilman Seidensticker (Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Germany); Daniel Lowe (The British Library, UK)

Date: 12-14 March 2018

Time: To be confirmed

Venue: The Alan Turing Institute

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The deadline for the call for papers has been extended to 15 December 2017.

Further details can be found on the main event website.


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.

Relevant topics and technologies:

  • Printed/Handwritten text recognition
  • Word spotting
  • Machine and deep learning for script recognition
  • Arabic recognition in the context of Big Data
  • Language models
  • Natural language for textual image processing
  • Multimedia processing
  • Forensic Arabic document analysis
  • Historical Arabic document analysis
  • Authoring, annotation, and presentation systems
  • Pen-based user interface
  • Camera-based Arabic document image analysis
  • Arabic Document retrieval systems
  • Arabic Document analysis for mobile devices, for the internet
  • Arabic Document databases and digital libraries
  • Arabic Document understanding
  • Arabic recognition for fSmart Systems
  • Computational Imaging