The Eighth IAPR International Workshop on Document Analysis Systems (DAS2008)

September 16-19, 2008
Nara Prefectural New Public Hall, Nara, Japan
DAS2008 successfully closed.
Thank you very much for your participation!!
group photo Prof. Kasturi Prof. Kamiuchi poster discussion Noh Theater garden excursion Bugaku bambi

Latest News

October 16, 2008
The IAPR Nakano Award and Honorable Mentions, and Materials from Keynote Lecturers and Stats of DAS2008 have been available.
September 10, 2008
``Bus stops on the way to the conference site'' has been available.
September 8, 2008
Ground transportation information has been released.
September 5, 2008
The DAS2008 program book has been released as a PDF file. Every registrant will receive one copy of it at the registration desk.
September 2, 2008
A note to on-site registrants has been added
September 1, 2008
Note: No short presentation is required for posters and demos.
August 27, 2008
The position and the day of presentation of two demos D1 and D2 have been swapped for resolving conflict.
August 22, 2008
The list of accepted extended abstracts and demo abstracts, and floor plan have been released.
August 22, 2008
The program has been updated.
August 16, 2008
The tutorial information has been updated.
August 13, 2008
The banquet place has been changed to Hotel Nikko Nara.
July 13, 2008
Instructions for oral, poster and demo presentations has been available.
July 10, 2008
Today marks the first anniversary of the death of Prof. Yasuaki Nakano.
July 1, 2008
An announcement that "The handout will be PRINTED IN BLACK AND WHITE." has been added.
June 26, 2008
The tutorial information has been released.
June 19, 2008
The profile of Prof. Toshiro Kamiuchi, one of the DAS2008 keynote speakers, has been updated because he was awarded by the Italian government.
June 11, 2008
The registration and hotel reservation site has been available.
June 11, 2008
A way to come to Nara has been added.
June 5, 2008
The advanced program has been available.
June 3, 2008
The workshop dates have been changed to September 16-19 because we asked to offer two free tutorials.
June 3, 2008
The instruction for authors of accepted regular papers has been open.
May 31, 2008
The camera-ready preparation instruction for regular papers has been opened. The authors of accepted regular papers should upload the camera-ready manuscripts through the instruction page.
May 31, 2008
The list of accepted regular papers, timetable & program, registration & accommodation information, and travelling information have been released.
May 31, 2008
We are ready for receiving the submissions of extended abstracts and demo abstracts. Please check out submission instruction.
April 8, 2008
The revision period for regular papers in the review process has passed.
April 4, 2008
The new announcement on the paper submission due date was notified.
  • The way of paper revision has been changed.
April 1, 2008
The paper submission due date for regular papers has passed.
March 31, 2008
The announcement on the paper submission due date was notified.
March 30, 2008
The paper submission site closes at March 31, 2008, 23:59 (UTC-12).
February 1, 2008
The paper submission site is released.
January 24, 2008
Call for Papers and this page have been updated.
  1. "Short paper" is renamed to "Extended abstract."
  2. Important Dates have been modified due to change of the publisher.
  3. The paper format is released.
January 8, 2008
The workshop proceedings publisher has been changed from Springer-Verlag to IEEE. The detail will be announced soon.
September 17, 2007
The Call for Papers has been updated.
July 18, 2007
The “In Memoriam Prof. Yasuaki Nakano, Honorary Chair of DAS2008” has been open.
June 16, 2007
The Call for Papers is available.
June 5, 2007
The workshop is IAPR sponsored.
August 29, 2006
Two PCs are added, and the Preliminary Call for Papers is updated.
August 13, 2006
The Preliminary Call for Papers is available.
August 7, 2006
The workshop site is up.

Important Dates

Submission due Notification of acceptance Camera-ready paper due
Regular papers March 31, 2008, 23:59 (UTC-12) May 30, 2008 June 25, 2008
Extended abstracts July 1, 2008 July 15, 2008 -
Demo abstracts July 1, 2008 July 15, 2008 -

Note that we do not plan to extend the submission due dates to avoid conflicts with other deadlines.


The Eighth IAPR International Workshop on Document Analysis Systems will be held in Nara, Japan. DAS '08 will build on the tradition of past workshops held in Kaiserslautern, Germany (1994), Malvern, PA (1996), Nagano, Japan (1998), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2000), Princeton, NJ (2002), Florence, Italy (2004), and Nelson, New Zealand (2006).

Topics of Interest

include, but are not limited to:

Workshop Format

DAS '08 will be a 100% participation, single-track workshop with guest speakers, oral, poster, and demo sessions, working group discussions, and a banquet. Posters and demos will be introduced in short presentations to encourage the active participation of everyone. For the working group discussions, participants will be segmented into small groups, each of which will be assigned a topic of discussion. At the end of the workshop, results of the discussions will be summarized. The workshop proceedings published by IEEE Computer Society Press will be distributed at the workshop.

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Rangachar Kasturi
Douglas W. Hood Professor and Chair, Computer Science & Engineering, University of South Florida
The 2008 President of the IEEE Computer Society
Title: Extraction of Text Objects in Video Documents: Recent Progress
Prof. Toshiro Kamiuchi
Visiting Professor, University of Florence
President, Int. DIS Laboratory Co.
In May, 2008, he was awarded the title of Commendatore dell'Ordine Della Stella Della Solidarieta' Italiana by the Italian government.
Title: Digital Renaissance

Paper Submissions

We are soliciting original and unpublished contributions. Regular papers must be accompanied by an abstract summarizing the contribution the paper makes to its field. Maximum regular paper length is 8 pages in the IEEE 8.5" x 11", two-column format and these papers will be included in the proceedings. Each regular paper may have up to 2 extra pages at JPY12,000 (about USD100) per extra page.

If authors would like to submit more recent results that are too late to be submitted as a regular paper, they can be submitted as an extended abstract. Authors who are interested in presenting a demo are requested to submit their demo abstract. Extended abstracts and demo abstracts should be 4 pages at most in the same format and will be included in the handout available at the workshop. The handout will be PRINTED IN BLACK AND WHITE. Up to 4 extra pages can be added at an extra charge of JPY12,000. Note that authors of extended abstracts and demo abstracts have no chance to revise their papers; they will be included in the handout as they are if they are accepted.

Submission of a paper involves a commitment that, if accepted, one or more authors will attend and participate in the workshop. The manuscript, complete with illustrations and an abstract, must be sent as a PDF file following instructions posted on the web site. Note that multi-byte fonts should be embedded in your manuscript PDF files. Otherwise, your manuscript is garbled and cannot be reviewed.

The way of submission depends on the type of manuscripts.

Paper Format

The paper format is the IEEE 8.5" x 11", two-column format. Download the following instructions and prepare your paper. Author names and affiliations should be included in the paper because the reviewing will be single blind. The formatted paper should be transformed into a PDF file for submission.

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Nara is a beautiful ancient "UNESCO World Heritage" city in Japan. It was the first permanent capital of Japan, established in 710 AD, and it is full of historic treasures, including some of Japan's oldest Buddhist temples. Nara is about 1.5 hours distance by bus from Kansai Airport. The workshop will be held in the Nara Prefectural New Public Hall located in the center of Nara National Park. Authors will have the privilege of making their presentations at the impressive "Noh Theatre" (see picture, right), designed for performances of the Japanese classical musical drama style, "Noh"


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