In Memoriam
Prof. Yasuaki Nakano (1938-2007)





As of the first anniversary of the death of Prof. Yasuaki Nakano, we would like to renew our resolution to be successful in DAS2008.

The DAS2008 Workshop Committee


It is with deep regret and profound sadness that we inform you that Prof. Yasuaki Nakano, the Honorary Chair of the DAS2008 Workshop, passed away on Tuesday July 10th, 2007 in Fukuoka, Japan. The Document and Image Understanding Community including the IAPR TC11 has lost one of its most outstanding leaders. He contributed a great deal to the progress in Character Recognition and Document Image Understanding technology, and his early passing leaves a void in our hearts as well as in the community. However, the rich heritage he has created and the legacy he leaves are of inestimable benefit to the community, and the indomitable spirit he demonstrated to overcome adversity is an inspiration to us all and will encourage us forever. We would like to express our deepest condolences to his wife Yukiko and his family. Condolences also from community members, Prof. Nakano's personal history and his achievements can be found by following the links below.

The DAS2008 Workshop Committee