Organizers

The organisation of SmartDoc-2017 has been managed by a Scientific Committee and an Organizing Committee.

Scientific committee Organizing committee
Jean-Christophe BURIE
Petra GOMEZ-KRÄMER
Jean-Marc OGIER
Joseph CHAZALON
Mickael COUSTATY
Sébastien ESKENAZI
Muhammad Muzzamil LUQMAN
Nibal NAYEF
Marçal RUSIÑOL
Nicolas SIDERE

A brief bio of each member of these committees is given below.

jcburieJean-Christophe BURIE received his Ph.D. degree in Automatic Control Engineering and Industrial Data Processing from University of Lille, France, in 1995. He was a research fellow in the Department of Mechanical Engineering for Computer-Controlled Machinery, Osaka University, Japan from 1995 to 1997 in the framework of the Lavoisier Program of the French Foreign Office. He works at La Rochelle University since 1998. He is currently full Professor and deputy director of the L3i Lab, and vice-president of the University of La Rochelle. He has been involved in the European Project EUREKA-Prometheus and has actively contributed to the ANR projects: Navidomass and Alpage. His research interests include computer vision, color image processing, pattern recognition. His research topics concerns color document analysis indexing of Comics, characters recognition written on old palm leaves. Since 2011, he is co-leader of the e-bdtheque research program dedicated to the indexing of comics’ books. He has actively participated, recently, in the organization of SmartDoc competition for ICDAR 2015, AMADI competition for ICFHR 2016 and SSGCI competition for ICPR 2016.
arton655Petra GOMEZ-KRÄMER received the PhD degree in Computer Science from the University of Bordeaux 1, France, in 2007 and was then a researcher at the Vicomtech research center in Spain. Since 2009, she is Associate Professor in Computer Science at the L3i laboratory of the La Rochelle University in France. Her main research interests are image, video and document processing. She is the leader of the ANR SHADES research project and the responsible of the Documents and Digital Contents group.
shapeimage_1Jean-Marc OGIER (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, Pr 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 (valconum.fr), 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.
arton811Joseph CHAZALON received M.Sc., engineer and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from the Institut National des Sciences Appliquées (INSA) in Rennes (France) in 2008 and 2013. He currently is a research engineer at the L3i laboratory at the University of La Rochelle, France. His major research interests include visual languages, documents image processing, mobile document image acquisition, content based image retrieval and performance evaluation. He is a regular reviewer for major document analysis and recognition (DAR) conferences. His was a contributor to the previous SmartDoc challenges and datasets.
arton201Mickael COUSTATY is an associate professor at the L3i laboratory, University of La Rochelle, France. He got a PhD in Computer Science at the University of La Rochelle, supervised by Prof. Jean-Marc Ogier in 2011 on the analysis of historical documents images in order to propose a new complex indexing process for CBIR. 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 Semantic analysis. He is actually leader of 3 research project dealing with historical document analysis and eTourism. Coustaty has authored more than 40 scientific publications including a book, 6 journal papers and conference papers. Coustaty is a regular reviewer for journals (IJDAR, MTAP, NNLS, SMC, ELCVIA) and conferences, he regularly serves on the program committees of many international scientific events (CIFED, GREC, ICDAR, ICPR) and has actively participated in organizing several international conferences, workshops and scientific competitions. He has actively participated, recently, in the organization of SmartDoc competition for ICDAR 2015 and AMADI competition for ICFHR 2016.
IMG_0382Sébastien ESKENAZI graduated from ENSICA as an aeronautical engineer in 2009. After that he spent 6 months in Australia and started a career as a high school math teacher when he came back to France. He then made a career change in 2013 and started a PhD at the L3i laboratory of University of La Rochelle. During the beginning of his career he lead a student engineering team for CNES (the French space agency), he worked as a product management intern at Dassault Systèmes, he worked on the creation of a hotel business and he participated in the French presidential election of 2012. Now he works on document analysis algorithms in particular for security applications. He was featured in the IAPR The Next Generation series. He actively participated, recently, in the organization of the ICDAR 2015 Smartdoc competition. He also won the best poster award at IDIPS summer school and best paper award at CBDAR 2013 workshop.
MML2Muhammad Muzzamil LUQMAN, is currently a Research Engineer (Permanent) at the L3i Laboratory, University of La Rochelle (France). 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 and SSGCI competition for ICPR 2016.
NibalNayefNibal NAYEF works currently as a post-doctoral researcher at the L3i Laboratory at the University of La Rochelle, France. She works on graphics recognition , quality assessment and enhancement of mobile captured documents, deep learning-based text/image segmentation and scene text detection. Nayef has a Ph.D. in computer science (2012) from the technical university of Kaiserslautern in Germany. She was a member of the IUPR laboratory (Image Understanding and Pattern Recognition) there, where she finished her PhD thesis entitled “Geometric-based symbol spotting and retrieval in technical line drawings”. Her research interests are in machine learning, multimedia data mining and information retrieval. She is a regular reviewer in IJDAR journal and DAS, ICDAR, ICFHR, ICPR and other conferences.
marcalMarçal RUSIÑOL received his B.Sc. and his M.Sc. degrees in Computer Sciences from the Universitat Autòonoma de Barcelona (UAB), Barcelona, Spain, in 2004 and 2006, respectively. In 2004 he joined the Computer Vision Center where he obtained the Ph.D. degree under the supervision of Dr. Josep Lladòs in 2009. He is now a Marie-Curie research fellow in the Computer Vision Center and the L3i Lab in the Université de La Rochelle, France. His publication on performance evaluation of symbol spotting systems is one of his most cited works, and the FPLAN-POLY architectural document dataset for symbol spotting he built has become a classical benchmark collection for symbol spotting. He is an active member of the document analysis community. He helped organizing ICDAR2009 in Barcelona, he organized an ICDAR2011 tutorial on administrative documents and an ICFHR2012 tutorial on word spotting. He also participated in the ICDAR2013 Doctoral Consortium as one of the mentors.
arton928Nicolas SIDERE is a postdoctoral research engineer at the L3i laboratory of La Rochelle. He received his M.sC. degree in Computer Science from the University of La Rochelle, and his PhD degree in Computer Science from the University François Rabelais of Tours. His director was Jean-Yves Ramel from the LI Laboratory of Tours and Pierre Héroux from LITIS Laboratory of Rouen. His PhD Dissertation deals with structural pattern recognition and more precisely graph embedding classification methods. He is mainly interested in content based information systems (retrieval, classification), document analysis (historical and contemporary) and more recently on computational forensics.