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Tutorial Registration

Forenoon Sessions of Tutorials


Afternoon Sessions of Tutorials

Local Sightseeing





Opening Ceremony


Off-line Recognition-II (Paper Id 69, 97, 47) (3 papers)
Chair: V. Govindaraju


Feature Extraction (Paper Id 4, 65, 112) (3 papers)
Chair: V. Maergner


Keynote Talk
Chair: J. H. Kim

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Invited Talk - I
Chair: F. Kimura

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Invited Talk - II
Chair: K. Kise


Coffee Break

Coffee Break

Coffee Break



Segmentation and Layout Analysis
(Paper ID 58, 133, 14, 150, 59) (5 papers)
Chair: C. L. Tan


Retrieval and Spotting
(Paper Id: 115, 38, 110, 145, 50) (5 papers)
Chair: J. Llados


On-line Recognition
(Paper Id: 37, 46, 143, 119, 17)(5 papers)
Chair: M. Nagakawa







Post Processing / Verification
(Paper Id: 111, 104, 120, 87) (4 papers)
Chair: D. Lopresti


Forensic / Signature Verification
Paper Id: 79, 103, 157, 108) (4 papers)
Chair: S. N. Shrihari


Off-line Recognition-III
(Paper Id: 34, 105, 60, 68)( 4 papers)
Chair: J.-M. Ogier


Chair: G. Pirlo

Chair: S. Uchida

Chair: G. Fink


Coffee Break

 Coffee Break

 Coffee Break



Off-line Recognition-I
(Paper Id: 13, 23, 89, 132) (4 papers)
Chair: H. Sako

Panel Discussions

Chair: J. H. Kim


Bidding for ICFHR 2014

Competition Session,

 Award Presentation


Closing Ceremony


Indian Statistical Institute,

Cultural Function
ISI new auditorium
6:00PM - 7:30PM,


Welcome Dinner
Open lawn behind NAB-I, ISI
8:00PM onwards

Cruise Dinner
7:00PM onwards

ITC Sonar
7:00PM onwards






Forenoon session
09:00 - 12:00

Afternoon session
13:00 to 16:00

Room 1

Handwritten Text / Word Recognition Systems -- Conception, Approaches and Evaluation
by H. E. Abed and V. Margner for 3 hours


Room 2

Markov Models for Handwriting Recognition
by G. Fink for 3 hours
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New Optional Hands-on Workshop Session
Build Your Own
Handwriting Recognizer!
by G. Fink

Room 3

Signature Verification - Forensic Examiners' Perception and Solutions for Off-line and On-line Signatures
by M. Liwicki, Michael Blumenstein, Elisa van den Heuvel and Bryan Found for 6 hours

Room 4

Information Retrieval from Handwritten Documents
by O. Thomas, A. Bhardwaj and Srirangaraj Setlur for 6 hours

Room 5

Multimodal Computer Assisted Transcription of Handwriting Images
by A. H. Toselli, M. Pastor and V. Romero for 6 hours





Chair: J. H. Kim

The Evolution of Document Authentication
Speaker: David Doermann


Session–1: Segmentation and Layout Analysis
Chair: C. L. Tan

Integrating Geometric Context for Text Alignment of Handwritten Chinese Documents
Fei Yin, Qiu-Feng Wang and Cheng-Lin Liu

Leveraging the Mixed-Text Segmentation Problem to design Secure Handwritten CAPTCHAs
Achint Thomas, Sulabh Choudhury and Venu Govindaraju

A Morphological Approach for Text-Line Segmentation in Handwritten Documents
Vassilis Papavassiliou, Vassilis Katsouros and George Carayannis

Document-Zone Classification in Torn Documents
Sukalpa Chanda, Katrin Franke and Umapada Pal

A new Hierarchical Handwritten Document Layout Extraction based on Conditional Random Field Modeling
Florent Montreuil, Stéphane Nicolas, Emmanuèle Grosicki and Laurent Heutte


Session - 2: Post processing/Verification
Chair: D. Lopresti


Verification of Unconstrained Handwritten Words at Character Level
Alessandro L. Koerich, Alceu de S. Britto and Luiz Eduardo S. de Oliveira

A Medical Knowledge Based Postprocessing Approach for Doctor’s Handwriting Recognition
Qi Chen, Tianxia Gong, Linlin Li, Chew Lim Tan and Boon Chuan Pang

Embedding Meta-Information in Handwriting —Reed-Solomon for Reliable Error Correction
Marcus Liwicki, Seiichi Uchida, Masakazu Iwamura, Shinichiro Omachi and Koichi Kise

Handwritten word verification by SVM-based hypotheses re-scoring and multiple thresholds rejection
Laurent Guichard, Alejandro H. Toselli and Bertrand Coüasnon


Poster Teaser Session-I
Chair: G. Pirlo

Poster Session-I
Chair: G. Pirlo


Accented Handwritten Character Recognition Using SVM – Application to French
De Cao Tran, Patrick Franco and Jean-Marc Ogier

Rejection Optimization Based on Threshold Mapping for Offline Handwritten Chinese Character Recognition
Yuanping Zhu, Jun Sun, Yoshinobu Hotta and Satoshi Naoi

Improving HMM-Based Chinese Handwriting Recognition Using Delta Features and Synthesized String Samples
Tong-Hua Su and Cheng-Lin Liu

Identity Determination with Offline Handwritten Input Using Multi Kernel Feature Combination
Ehtesham Hassan, Santanu Chaudhury and M Gopal

Recognition of Hand-drawn Graphs Using Digitalgeometric Techniques
Sanjoy Pratihar, Shyamosree Pal, Partha Bhowmick, Arindam Biswas and Bhargab B. Bhattacharya

Reading Cursive Handwriting
Claudio De Stefano, Angelo Marcelli, Antonio Parziale and Rosa Senatore

Simply Partitioned DP Matching and Threshold Equalizing in DWT Domain On-line Signature Verification
Isao Nakanishi, Shingo Nakatani and Shota Koike

Optimizing the number of states for HMM-based on-line handwritten Whiteboard recognition
Jürgen Geiger, Joachim Schenk, Frank Wallhoff and Gerhard Rigoll

Kinematical Analysis of Synthetic Dynamic Signatures Using the Sigma-Lognormal Model
Javier Galbally, Julian Fierrez, Marcos Martinez-Diaz, Javier Ortega-Garcia, Rajean Plamondon and Christian O'Reilly

Ancient handwritings decomposition into graphemes and codebook generation based on Graph coloring
H. Daher, D. Gaceb, V. Eglin, S. Bres, and N. Vincent

A Model Based Text Line Segmentation Method For Off-Line Handwritten Documents.
Jija Das Gupta and Bhabatosh Chanda

A New Two-stage Scheme for the Recognition of Persian Handwritten Characters
Alireza Alaei, P. Nagabhushan and Umapada Pal

Word Spotting in Gray Scale Handwritten Pashto Documents
Muhammad Ismail Shah and Ching Y. Suen

Gesture Recognition Techniques in Handwriting Recognition Application
Fengjun Guo and ShiJie Chen

Strategies for Training Robust Neural Network Based Digit Recognizers on Unbalanced Data Sets
Szilard Vajda and Gernot Fink

Improvements in HMM Adaptation for Handwriting Recognition Using Writer Identification and Duration Adaptation
Huaigu Cao, Rohit Prasad and Premkumar Natarajan

Handwriting Reconstruction For a Camera Pen Using Random Dot Patterns
Matthias Sperber, Martin Klinkigt, Koichi Kise, Masakazu Iwamura, Benjamin Adrian and Andreas Dengel

Recognition of words from Legal Amounts of Indian Bank Cheques
Jayadevan R, Umapada Pal and Fumitaka Kimura

Orthogonal LDA in PCA Transformed Subspace
M Mahadeva Prasad, M Sukumar and A G Ramakrishnan

Detecting Text Areas and Decorative Elements in Ancient Manuscripts
Angelika Garz, Markus Diem and Robert Sabatnig

Semi-Automatic Annotation Tool for Medieval Manuscripts
Micheal Baechler, Jean-Luc Bloechle and Rolf Ingold

Personalizable Pen-Based Interface Using Lifelong Learning
Abdullah Almaksour, Eric Anquetil, Solen Quiniou and Mohamed Cheriet

Cursive on-line Handwriting word recognition using a bicharacter model for large lexicon applications
Sophea Prum, Muriel Visani and Jean-Marc Ogier

On-line handwriting recognition of Indian scripts – the first benchmark
Tanmay Mondal, Ujjwal Bhattacharya, Swapan K. Parui, Kalikinkar Das and Dinesh Mandalapu

Generation of Handwriting by Active Shape Modeling and Global Local Approximation (GLA) Adaptation
Ashirwad Chowriappa, Ricardo N. Rodrigues, Thenkurussi Kesavadas, Venu Govindaraju and Ann Bisantz


Session–3: Off-line Recognition-I
Chair: H. Sako


A Novel Multi-feature Multi-Classifier Scheme for Unconstrained Handwritten Devanagari character Recognition
Sushama Shelke and Shaila Apte

Analysis of Membership Functions for Voronoibased Classification
S. Impedovo, R. Modugno and Giuseppe Pirlo

Efficient Transcript Mapping to Ease the Creation of Document Image Segmentation Ground Truth with Text-Image Alignment
Nikolaos Stamatopoulos, Georgios Louloudis and Basilis Gatos

Alpha-numerical sequences extraction in handwritten documents
Simon Thomas, Clement Chatelain, Laurent Heutte and Thierry Paquet


Session–4: Off-line Recognition-II
Chair: V. Govindaraju

Handwritten mail classification experiments with the Rimes database
Christopher Kermorvant and Jérôme Louradour

The A2iA-Telecom ParisTech-UOB System for the ICDAR 2009 Handwriting Recognition Competition.
Christopher Kermorvant, Fares Menasri, Anne-Laure Bianne, Ramy Al-Hajj, Laurence Likforman-Sulem and Chafic Mokbel

Graph Similarity Features for HMM-Based Handwriting Recognition in Historical Documents
Andreas Fischer, Kaspar Riesen and Horst Bunke


Invited Talk - I
Chair: F. Kimura

Neuromuscular studies of handwriting generation and representation
Speaker: Rejean Plamondon

Session–5: Retrieval and Spotting
Chair: J. Llados

Retrieving Handwriting Styles: A Content Based Approach to Handwritten Document Retrieval
Anurag Bhardwaj, Achint Oommen Thomas, Yun Fu and Venu Govindaraju

Keyword Spotting from Online Chinese Handwritten Documents Using One-Vs-All Trained Character Classifier
Heng Zhang, Da-Han Wang and Cheng-Lin Liu

Tracking and Retrieval of Pen Tip Positions for an Intelligent Camera Pen
Kazumasa Iwata, Koichi Kise, Masakazu Iwamura, Seiichi Uchida and Shinichiro Omachi

Hand-drawn Symbol Spotting using Semi-definite Programming based Sub-graph Matching
Kiran Bhuvanagiri, Aditya Vikram Daga, Sitaram Ramachandrula and Suryaprakash Kompalli

a.SCAtch - A Sketch-Based Retrieval for Architectural Floor Plans
Markus Weber, Marcus Liwicki and Andreas Dengel


Session–6: Forensic/Signature Verification
Chair: S. N. Shrihari

Off-line Signature Verification using Flexible Grid Features and Classifier Fusion
J. P. Swanepoel and J. Coetzer

Performance Analysis of the Gradient Feature and the Modified Direction Feature for Off-line Signature Verification
Vu Nguyen, Yumiko Kawazoe, Tetsushi Wakabayashi, Umapada Pal and Michael Blumenstein

Forensic Writer Identification Using Allographic Features
Ruben Fernandez-de-Sevilla, Fernando Alonso-Fernandez, Julian Fierrez and Javier Ortega-Garcia

Writer Identification of Historical Documents Among Cohort Writers
Gregory R. Ball, Sargur N. Srihari and Roger Stritmatter


Poster Teaser Session-II
Chair: S. Uchida

Poster Session-II
Chair: S. Uchida


A New Decision Making Approach for Improving the Performance of Automatic Signature Verification Using Multi-Sets of Features
Maan Ammar, Toyohide Watanabe and Fukumura Teruo

Zoning Methods for Hand-Written Character Recognition: An Overview
S. Impedovo, G Pirlo, R Modugno and A. Ferrante

A Novel Arabic Baseline Estimation Algorithm Based on Sub-Words Treatment
Hanene Boukerma and Nadir Farah

DooDB: a Graphical Password Database containing Doodles and Pseudo-Signatures
Marcos M. Martinez-Diaz, J. Fierrez, C. Martin-Diaz and J. Ortega-Gacria

Fast Density Estimation for Approximated k Nearest Neighbor Classification
Takao Kobayashi and Ikuko Shimizu

Adapting BLSTM Neural Network based Keyword Spotting trained on Modern Data to Historical Documents
Volkmar Frinken, Andreas Fischer, Horst Bunke and R. Manmatha

Techniques to Enhance Images for Mokkan Interpretation
Jun Takakura, Akihito Kitadai, Masaki Nakagawa, Hajime Baba and Akihiro Watanabe

Off-line Recognition of Hand-written Bengali Numerals using Morphological Features
Pulak Purkait and Bhabatosh Chanda

Dealing with precise and imprecise decisions with a Dempster-Shafer theory based algorithm in the context of handwritten word recognition
Thomas Burger, Yousri Kessentini and Thierry Paquet

A Comparative Evaluation of Finger-Drawn Graphical Password Verification Methods
Marcos M. Martinez-Diaz, C. Martin-Diaz, J. Galbally and J. Fierrez

Automatic Annotation for Handwritten Historical Documents using Markov Models
Ines Ben Messaoud and Haikal El Abed

A New Method for Handwritten Scene Text Detection in Video
Palaiahnakote Shivakumara, Anjan Dutta, Umapada Pal and Chew Lim Tan

Online Bangla Word Recognition Using Sub-Stroke Level Features and Hidden Markov Models
Gernot Fink, Szilard Vajda, Ujjwal Bhattacharya, Swapan Kumar Parui and Bidyut Baran Chaudhuri

A Real-time Recognition System for Handwritten Mathematics: Backtracking and Relationship Discovery
Ray Genoe and Tahar Kechadi

User-defined expected error rate in OCR postprocessing by means of automatic threshold estimation
J.Ramon Navarro-Cerdan, Joaquim Arlandis, Juan-Carlos Perez-Cortes and Rafael Llobet

Improvement of on-line signature verification based on gradient features
Yumiko Kawazoe, Wataru Ohyama, Tetsushi Wakabayashi and Fumitaka Kimura

Creation of a huge annotated database for Tamil and Kannada OHR
Nethravathi B, Archana C P, Shashikiran K, A G Ramakrishnan and Vijay Kumar

Artificial Classifier Generation for Multi-Expert System Evaluation
D. Impedovo, G Pirlo, L Sarcinella and E. Stasolla

Improving online handwritten mathematical expressions recognition with contextual modeling
Ahmad montaser Awal, Harold Mouchère and Christian Viard-Gaudin

A Hybrid Model for Recognition of Online Handwriting in Indian Scripts
Amit Arora and Anoop Namboodiri

The Impact of Ruling Lines on Writer Identification
Jin Chen, Daniel Lopresti and Ergina Kavallieratou

User-defined expected error rate in OCR postprocessing by means of automatic threshold estimation
J.Ramon Navarro-Cerdan, Joaquim Arlandis, Juan-Carlos Perez-Cortes and Rafael Llobet

Word Segmentation and Baseline Detection in Handwritten Documents Using Isothetic Covers
Aisharjya Sarkar, Arindam Biswas, Partha Bhowmic and Bhargab B. Bhattacharya

A New Encoding System: Application to On-Line Arabic Handwriting
Sourour Njah, Hala Bezine and Adel M. Alimi

Reviewing Performance Metrics for Handwriting Recognition: Must-Reject and Recognition Graph Scores
Marc-Peter Schambach

Error Reduction based on Error Categorization in Arabic Handwritten Numeral Recognition
Chun Lei He and Ching Y. Suen


Session-7: Feature Extraction
V. Maergner

Selecting Features using the SFS in Conjunction with Vector Quantization
Joachim Schenk and Gerhard Rigoll

Feature Extraction for Online Farsi Characters
Vahid Ghods and Ehsanollah Kabir

Ontology-Based Information Extraction for Handwritten Documents
Sebastian Ebert, Marcus Liwicki and Andreas Dengel


Invited Talk - II
Chair: K. Kise

Contribution of Ancient Indians to 'writing'(with special emphasis on South Asian and Indian writing systems)
Speaker: M. A. Lakshmithathachar


Session –8: Online Recognition
Chair: M. Nagakawa

Error Reduction by Confusing Characters Discrimination for Online Handwritten Japanese Character Recognition
Xiang-Dong Zhou, Da-Han Wang, Masaki Nakagawa and Cheng-Lin Liu

Special Radical Detection by Statistical Classification for On-line Handwritten Chinese Character Recognition
Long-Long Ma, Adrien Delaye, and Cheng-Lin Liu.

Top-Down Search with Bottom-up Evidence for Recognizing Handwritten Mathematical Expression
Dae Hwan Kim and Jin Hyung Kim

Path Evaluation and Character Classifier Training on Integrated Segmentation and Recognition of Online Handwritten Japanese Character String
Yojiro Tonouchi

A Study of Discriminative Training for HMM based Online Handwritten Chinese/Japanese Character Recognition
Yongqiang Wang, Qiang Huo and Yu Shi


Session-9: Off-line Recognition-III
Chair: J.-M. Ogier

Similar Chinese Characters Recognition by Critical Region Selection Based on Average Symmetric Uncertainty
Bo Xu, Kaizhu Huang and Chenglin Liu

Windowed Bernoulli Mixture HMMs for Arabic Handwritten Word Recognition
Adrià Giménez Pastor, Ihab Khoury and Alfons Juan

Character-level interaction in Computer-assisted Transcription of Text Images
Verónica Romero, Alejandro H. Toselli and Enrique Vidal

Part-Based Recognition of Handwritten Characters
Seiichi Uchida and Marcus Liwicki


Teaser Session-3
Chair: G. Fink

Poster Session-3
Chair: G. Fink


Recognition of Humboldt’s Handwriting in Complex Surroundings
Karl-Heinz Steinke, Martin Gehrke and Robert Dzido

Incremental MQDF Learning for Writer Adaptive Handwriting Recognition
Kai Ding and Lianwen Jin

Are Characters Objects?
Markus Diem and Robert Sablatnig

A new approach for synthesis and recognition of large scale handwritten Chinese words
Liu Gang, Jin Lianwen, Ding Kai and Yan Hanyu

JollyMate: Assistive Technology for Young Children with Dyslexia
Jignesh Khakhar and Sriganesh Madhvanath

SCUT-COUCH Textline_NU: An Unconstrained Online Handwritten Chinese Text Lines Dataset
Hanyu Yan, Lianwen Jin, Christian Viard-Gaudin, and Harold Mouchère

Off-line Signature Verification Based on Gray Level Information using Wavelet Transform and Texture Features
J.F. Vargas, C.M. Travieso, J.B. Alonso, and M.A. Ferrer

A Real-time Recognition System for Handwritten Mathematics: Structural Development
Ray Genoe and Tahar Kechadi

Personal Dictionaries for Handwritten Character Recognition Using Characters Written by a Similar Writer
Shinji Tsuruoka, Masahiro Hattori, Mohd Fadzil bin Abdul Kadir, Toshiaki Takano, Hiroharu Kawanka, Haruhiko Takase, and Yasuji Miyake

Using Field Interdependence to Improve Correction Performance in a Transducer-based OCR Post-processing System
Juan-Carlos Perez-Cortes, Rafael Llobet, J.Ramon Navarro-Cerdan, and Joaquim Arlandis

Online handwritten Kannada word recognizer with unrestricted vocabulary
Rituraj Kunwar, Shashikiran K and Angarai Ganesan Ramakrishnan

The Zone-Based Projection Distance Feature Extraction Method for Handwritten Numeral/Mixed Numerals Recognition of Indian Scripts
S V Rajashekararadhya and P. Vanaja Ranjan

On-line Signature Verification by Stroke-Dependent Representation Domains
Donato Impedovo and Giuseppe Pirlo

Word-wise Handwritten Persian and Roman Script Identification
Kaushik Roy, Alireza Alaei and Umapada Pal

A Symbol-dependent Writer Identification Approach in Old Handwritten Music Scores
Alicia Fornés and Josep Llados

A Full-text Search System for Images of Hand-Written Cursive Documents
Hajime IMURA and Yuzuru Tanaka

The Problem of Handwritten Mathematic al Expression Recognition Evaluation
Ahmad Montaser Awal, Harold Mouchere and Christian Viard-gaudin

Spatial Similarity based Stroke Number and Order Free Clustering
Santosh K. C., Cholwich Nattee and Bart Lamiroy

Writer Identification for Handwritten Telugu Documents using Directional Morphological Features
Pulak Purkait, Rajesh Kumar and Bhabatosh Chanda

Annotation Tool and XML representation for Online Indic Data
Swapnil Belhe, Chetan Paulzagade, Sanket Surve, Nitesh Jawanjal, Kapil Mehrotra and Anil Motwani

Impact of Character Models Choice on Arabic Text Recognition Performance
fouad Slimane, rolf Ingold, slim Kanoun, Adel M. Alimi and Jean Hennebert

Pre and Post Processing Approaches in Edge Detection for Character Recognition
Binu P Chacko and Babu Anto P

Context Aware On-Line Diagramming Recognition
Mudit Agrawal, Alexander Zotov, Ming Ye and Sashi Raghupathy

Digital Ink Compression via Functional Approximation
Vadim Mazalov and Stephen M. Watt

Fuzzy Segmentation and Graphemes Modeling for Online Arabic Handwriting Recognition
Houcine Boubaker, Aymen Chaabouni, Monji Kherallah, Haikal El Abed and Adel M. Alimi