The team of organizers for the proposed second edition of the GMPRDIA tutorial involves experienced researchers that have been involved in organizing competitions, workshops and tutorials for major conferences like ICDAR, ICPR, DAS in recent past. On one hand we will benefit from the expert opinion and feedback of the professors in our team for ensuring a high scientific-level of the work and on other hand we will benefit from the energy and state-of-the-art knowledge of the younger members in our team for ensuring smooth organization of the tutorial.

Scientific Committee Organizing Committee and Speakers
Prof. Jean-Marc OGIER
Dr. Anjan DUTTA
Dr. Muhammad Muzzamil LUQMAN
DUTTA Anjan is a Marie-Curie postdoctoral fellow under the P-SPHERE project at the Computer Vision Center of Barcelona. He received his PhD in Computer Science from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) in the year of 2014. His thesis was awarded as Cum Laude qualification with International mention by the University. Moreover, he received the Extraordinary PhD Thesis Award for the year 2013-14 by the UAB for outstanding dissertation. Before his PhD, he obtained MS in Computer Vision and Artificial Intelligence also from the UAB, MCA in Computer Applications from the West Bengal University of Technology and BS in Mathematics (Honors) from the University of Calcutta respectively in the year of 2010, 2009 and 2006. After completing his PhD, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at a few academic institutes. He is a regular reviewer for the journals named IJCV, IEEE TCYB, IEEE TNNLS, PR, PRL etc, he regularly serves as a program committee member of different scientific conferences such as BMVC, ICPR, ACPR and ICFHR. His recent research interests have revolved around graph-based representation for visual objects and graph-based algorithms for solving various tasks in Computer Vision, Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning. He actively participated in the organization of the GMPRDIA (Graph-based Methods in Pattern Recognition and Document Image Analysis) tutorial within the ICDAR 2017.
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LUQMAN Muhammad Muzzamil (Ph.D.) is a research scientist in Document Image Analysis, Pattern Recognition and Computer Vision. Luqman is currently working on the post of Research Engineer (Permanent) at the L3i Laboratory, University of La Rochelle (France) [L3i] since November 2015. Luqman has worked as a Research Engineer at the Bordeaux Bioinformatics Center (Centre de Bioinformatique de Bordeaux), France and has worked as a Postdoctoral researcher with Professor Jean-Marc Ogier, at L3i Laboratory, University of La Rochelle (France). Luqman has a PhD in Computer Science from François Rabelais University of Tours (France) and Autonoma University of Barcelona (Spain). His PhD thesis was co-supervised by Professor Jean-Yves Ramel and Professor Josep Llados; and was titled “Fuzzy Multilevel Graph Embedding for Recognition, Indexing and Retrieval of Graphic Document Images”. Luqman participated in GEPR contest of ICPR 2010 and his method was ranked 3rd. His research interests include Structural Pattern Recognition, Document Image Analysis, Camera-Based Document Analysis and Recognition, Graphics Recognition, Machine Learning, Computer Vision, Augmented Reality and Biomimicry. Luqman has authored more than 25 scientific publications including a book, a journal paper and international conference papers. Luqman is a regular reviewer for journals (PR, IJDAR, IJPRAI, IJCSAI, TALLIP), he regularly serves on the program committees of many international scientific events (ICDAR, DAS, CIFED, ICET) and has actively participated in organizing several international conferences, workshops and scientific competitions. Luqman actively participated recently for organizing the SmartDoc competition for ICDAR 2015, SSGCI competition for ICPR 2016 and Multilingual Text detection/recognition (RRC-MLT) for ICDAR 2017. Luqman actively participated in the organization of the GMPRDIA (Graph-based Methods in Pattern Recognition and Document Image Analysis) tutorial for ICDAR 2017 and was the co-organizer of CBDAR 2017.Webpage: ​
RIBA Pau ​​received his B.Sc. degrees (with honours) in Mathematics and Computer Science from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) in 2015 and his M.Sc. degree (with honours) in Computer Vision from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona in 2016 where he was awarded with the “Best Master Thesis” award. In 2013, Pau joined the Computer Vision Center as an Intern Student. Currently, he is pursuing his Ph.D. degree in “Graph embedding models for structural indexing of document images” under the supervision of Dr. Josep Lladós and Dr. Alicia Fornés starting in October 2016. He is also the Assistant Editor at the Electronic Letters on Computer Vision and Image Analysis Journal (ELCVIA) of the Computer Vision Center. His main research interests include Structural Pattern Recognition, Graphics Recognition and Word Spotting.
LLADOS Josep received the degree in Computer Sciences in 1991 from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya and the PhD degree in Computer Science in 1997 from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Spain) and the Université Paris 8 (France). Currently he is an Associate Professor at the Computer Sciences Department of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and a staff researcher of the Computer Vision Center, where he is also the director since January 2009. He is visiting researcher of the IDAKS Lab of the Osaka Prefecture University (Japan). He is chair holder of Knowledge Transfer of the UAB Research Park and Santander Bank. He is the head of the Pattern Recognition and Document Analysis Group (2014SGR-1436). His current research fields are document analysis, structural and syntactic pattern recognition and computer vision. He has been the head of a number of Computer Vision R+D projects and published more than 200 papers in national and international conferences and journals. J. Llados is an active member of the Image Analysis and Pattern Recognition Spanish Association (AERFAI), a member society of the IAPR. He is currently the chairman of the IAPR Educational Committee. Formerly he served as chairman of the IAPR Industrial Liaison Committee, and the IAPR TC-10, the Technical Committee on Graphics Recognition. He is chief editor of the ELCVIA (Electronic Letters on Computer Vision and Image Analysis) and he serves on the Editorial Board of the IJDAR (International Journal in Document Analysis and Recognition), the Cultural Heritage Digitization (specialty section of Frontiers in Digital Humanities), and also a PC member of a number of international conferences. He was the recipient of the IAPR-ICDAR Young Investigator Award in 2007. He was the general chair of the International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition (ICDAR’2009) held in Barcelona in July 2009, and co-chair of the IAPR TC-10 Graphics Recognition Workshop of 2003 (Barcelona), 2005 (Hong Kong), 2007 (Curitiba) and 2009 (La Rochelle). Josep Lladós has also experience in technological transfer and in 2002 he created the company ICAR Vision Systems, a spin-off of the CVC/UAB.
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OGIER Jean-Marc (Professor) received his PhD degree in computer science from University of Rouen, France, in 1994. During this period (1991-1994), he worked on graphic recognition for Matra Ms&I Company. Full professor at University of La Rochelle, Prof. Ogier is the head of L3i laboratory which gathers more than 120 members and works mainly of Document Analysis and Content Management. Author of more than 160 publications / communications in international conferences and journals, he managed several French and European projects dealing with historical document analysis, either with public institutions, or with private companies. Pr Ogier was Deputy Director of the GDR I3 of the French National Research Centre (CNRS) between 2005 and 2013 (800 members). He was also Chair of the Technical Committee 10 (Graphic Recognition) of the International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR) from 2010 to 2015, and is the representative member of France at the governing board of the IAPR, serving as a member of the international liaison committee. Jean-Marc Ogier has been the general chair of the program chair of several international scientific events dealing with document analysis (DAS, ICDAR, GREC, …) and serves on the Editorial Board of several international journals : IJDAR (International Journal in Document Analysis and Recognition), ELCVIA, (Electronic Letter on Computer Vision and Image Analysis). Jean-Marc Ogier has created the association VALCONUM (, the aim of which is to create an «academico-industrial» ecosystem allowing to develop European competitiveness for both its academic and industrial members. He has been serving as the President of the University of La Rochelle 2016.

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