Call for Papers

It is our pleasure to invite you to participate in the 3rd International Workshop on Arabic and derived Script Analysis and Recognition (ASAR 2019), which will be organized on 22 September 2019 in Sydney – Australia, in conjuction with ICDAR (15th International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition).

The workshop is organized by LORIA laboratory (University Lorraine, France) and REGIM-Lab. (University of Sfax, Tunisia), in partnership with IEEE Tunisia Section and its IEEE Computer Society chapter.

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 include (but are not limited to):

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

* Derived languages includes: Pashto, Urdu, Persian, Jawi, Uyghur, Kurdish, etc.

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

Paper submissions: Manuscripts of a maximum length of six pages are encouraged to be submitted. Papers must describe original work on any of the ASAR related topics. Typically, solid scientific research requires validation against existing datasets, or where such datasets do not exist, against a newly created dataset that adequately tests the system. The procedures and evaluation protocols should be communicated in a way that would allow other interested researchers to reproduce the general concepts. A sufficient amount of data should be used to demonstrate statistical significance.

The submission and reviews for ASAR 2019 will be handled through the Easy Chair conference management system. Easy Chair – ASAR 2019


Paper Format and Length

Papers should be formatted with the style files/details available in the IEEE paper formatting template.

Papers accepted for the conference will be allocated 6 pages in the proceedings, with the option of purchasing up to 2 extra pages for AUD 100 per page. This will have to be paid after paper acceptance and at the time of registration. The length of the submitted manuscript should match that intended for final publication. Therefore, if you are unwilling or unable to pay the extra charge you should limit yourself to 6 pages. Otherwise the page limit is 8 pages.


Ethical Requirements for Authors

The workshop committee requires that all authors wishing to present a paper declare that:

  • The paper is substantially original and that no paper substantially similar in content has been submitted or will be submitted to any other conference or journal during the ASAR 2019 review period.
  • The paper does not contain any plagiarism, and
  • The paper will be presented by the author or a co-author in person.