In Memory of Professor Adnan Amin

Adnan_ASARThis first edition of ASAR 2017 will be held as a tribute to Professor Adnan Amin (1951-2005). Adnan presented his doctorate (Doctorat d’Etat) in Nancy University in 1985 and spent a few years in this University as an Associate Lecturer. After several years in France and Kuwait, he joined in the School of Computer Science of the University of New South Wales in 1991. Adnan Admin contributed to develop the field of Arabic writing recognition. He was a pioneer, developing the first recognition systems and encouraging young researchers. He also was a man of peace and dialog between cultures. We all remember his kindness and friendliness.


It is our pleasure to invite you to participate in the 1st International Workshop on Arabic Script Analysis and Recognition (ASAR 2017), which will be hosted by LORIA laboratory (University Lorraine, France), in collaboration with the REGIM-Lab. (University of Sfax, Tunisia), and will be held in Nancy (France) from April 3-5, 2017.
ASAR 2017 is technically co-sponsored by IEEE Region 8, IEEE France section, IEEE Tunisia section, and IAPR.

The first ASAR 2017 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 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
  • Arabic Document image watermarking
  • Word spotting
  • Forensic Arabic document analysis
  • Language and script recognition
  • 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
  • Information extraction
  • Arabic Document databases and digital libraries
  • Arabic Document understanding
  • Multilingual Arabic document analysis
  • Performance evaluation


Registered and Presented papers will be submitted for inclusion into IEEE Xplore as well as other Abstracting and Indexing (A&I) databases.

Special Issues

Authors of some selected accepted papers presented at ASAR 2017 will be invited to submit extended versions of their manuscripts for consideration in related international Journals.

Keynote Speakers

Christopher Kermorvant

Founder of Teklia, France


Gernot A. Fink

TU Dortmund University, Germany

About Nancy, France

The capital of the Dukes of Lorraine, Nancy has a rich heritage. Its eighteenth-century heart is a UNESCO World Heritage site and includes the Place Stanislas, one of the most beautiful squares in the world.

The Nancy Tourist Office contains information about the city of Nancy.

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Call for Papers


Travel Grants


Important dates


  • Paper submission: December 15th, 2016
  • Acceptance notified: January 31th, 2017
  • Camera Ready Submission: February 15th, 2017
  • Registration deadline: February 20th, 2017





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