DAUDD Program


First International Workshop on
``Document Analysis and Understanding for Document Databases''
in conjunction with
10-th International Conference on Database and Expert System applications DEXA' 99
Florence, Italy, August 30 - September 3, 1999

Workshop date: September 1-2 1999


The aim of the workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners from the field of document image analysis and understanding and from the field of document databases.

The decreasing cost of acquisition and storage devices makes achievable the storage of huge amounts of paper documents into an electronic form. On the other hand, in the last few years there was a new deal in techniques for document image analysis and understanding. There are now proposed solutions to the problem of extracting information from paper documents and storage of them in a way useful for the retrieval of interesting documents.

Contributions to this workshop are expected from both academic and industrial researchers, describing complete systems or new algorithms and techniques.


We invite papers that are related (but not limited) to the following areas of interest.

Layout analysis & representation Form & invoice processing
Document modeling Document classification
Document storage and retrieval Document indexing
Retrieval by content Document query language


Submitted papers will be evaluated based on originality, significance, technical soundness and clarity of exposition. All papers will be referred by at least two members of the program committee. All accepted papers will be published by IEEE Computer Society Press in a volume of the DEXA '99 workshops. Papers should be up to 5000 words in length and can be submitted either by sending PostScript files or by sending hard copy papers.

Electronic submission.

Electronic submission of paper is possible and encouraged. For submitting a paper in this way, the authors can put one or more files in our ftp site. Only PostScript files can be submitted, these files can be compressed with PK-Zip (WinZip, etc.), Z (Unix compress) or GZ (GnuZip).
FTP site:     iris.dsi.unifi.it
Login as:     anonymous
put files in: incoming/DAUDD99

Once put the file in the FTP site, the authors are requested to send an EMAIL to simone@mcculloch.ing.unifi.it containing the following information: Name of corresponding author, phone, fax, e-mail address, the title of the paper and the filenames used.

Hard copy submission. In case of impossibility to make an electronic submission four (4) copies of the paper can be sent to the following address:

Simone Marinai
Dipartimento di Sistemi e Informatica
Universita' di Firenze
Via di S. Marta, 3
50139 Firenze, Italy


Paper submission deadline: March 1, 1999

Notification of acceptance: April 25, 1999

Camera-Ready copy: May 25, 1999


S. Marinai (Italy)

A.M. Colla (Italy)
A. Belaid (France)

A. Amin (Australia) B.K. Bhargava (USA)
H. Bunke (Switzerland) L. Cordella (Italy)
M. Cote (Canada) D. Doermann (USA)
F. Esposito (Italy) H. Essafi (France)
H. Fujisawa (Japan) M. Gori (Italy)
L. O' Gorman (USA) E. Ottaviani (Italy)
R. Kasturi (USA) G. Soda (Italy)
C.Y. Suen (Canada)


For further information please contact the workshop organizer:

Simone Marinai
Dipartimento di Sistemi e Informatica
Universita' di Firenze
Via di S. Marta, 3
50139 Firenze, Italy
Phone: (39) 055 4796 361
Fax: (39) 055 4796 363
E-mail: simone@dsi.unifi.it

o  Call for Papers (PostScript version) 
o  Call for Papers (PostScript zipped) 
o  DEXA 99  
o  DANTE (Document ANalysis and TEchnologies research group)  
o  DSI Home Page  

Many visitors since October 30th 1998.
Simone Marinai -- Oct 30 1998