CBDAR 2009 Home

Workshop Description

Pervasive use of camera phones and hand-held digital still and video cameras have let us discover that image-based recording of information by just pressing a button is really convenient. In addition to imaging faces and scenes, people have started capturing documents to preserve contents. Cameras, which are now functioning as personal copiers, will soon produce a huge number of imaged documents that are beyond manual handling. Although traditional techniques developed in the field of document analysis and recognition provide us with a good starting point, they cannot be directly used on camera captured images. This leads us to a new sub-field of research.

CBDAR is the international workshop with a special focus on camera captured documents. Presentation of up-to-date issues and techniques as well as discussions on future directions will boost research in this relatively new area. Participants will share experiences and problems in the area. In the past, the First CBDAR (2005) and the Second CBDAR (2007) were held at Seoul, Korea and Curitiba, Brazil, respectively, as a satellite conference of ICDAR.

Topics of Interest

  • camera based acquisition
  • camera based document image restoration, such as dewarping and deblurring
  • image degradation models for camera captured characters/documents
  • text-in-image detection
  • capture of historical documents, artworks
  • document image quality analysis
  • character segmentation/recognition from scene images
  • layout analysis and document image understanding for camera captured documents
  • document image retrieval
  • devices and algorithms for camera-based document analysis and recognition
  • stereo imaging, mosaicing, resolution enhancement, and other techniques with applications to camera-based document imaging
  • performance evaluation and its metrics
  • applications such as translation, reading text for blind people
  • other interesting applications of cameras to document analysis

Submission Information

Click here  to go the paper submission page. (Closed)

CBDAR2009 invites the submission of original, previously unpublished work and welcomes, with some restrictions, submissions which are closely related to work submitted to ICDAR2009. CBDAR work should differ materially from ICDAR presentation(s) in any of several ways:
  • recent results too late for the ICDAR deadline
  • motivations and broader implications of work presented in more detail than in your ICDAR paper(s)
  • methodological issues facing the CBDAR community
  • proposals for community-wide data sets, experiments, competitions, web sites, etc.
Papers should not exceed 8 printed pages.   This workshop employs single-blind review, in which referees remain anonymous for the authors throughout the process.


Convention Center Hotel Serhs Campus, Bellatera. Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.

(This hotel  is also the conference venue of ICDAR2009. See here fore more details.)

Workshop Format

CBDAR2009 will be a 100% participation, one-day, single-track workshop for a maximum of 50 participants.

Workshop Co-Chairs

  • Thomas Breuel, Technical University of Kaiserslautern / DFKI, Germany
  • Seiichi Uchida, Kyushu University, Japan

Program Committee

  • Andreas Dengel
  • David Doermann
  • Masakazu Iwamura
  • C.V. Jawahar
  • Koichi Kise
  • Jian Liang
  • Tan Chew Lim
  • Majid Mirmehdi
  • Greg Myers
  • Shinichiro Omachi
  • Umapada Pal
  • Shuji Senda
  • Jun Sun
  • Christian Wolf

Breaking News!

  • The online proceedings (PDF files) are available at here!
  • The final program is now available!! Click here!
  • Poster size:  Width: 95cm, Height: 140cm
  • Oral presentation: 30 min (including Q&A)
  • The workshop offers two coffee breaks and lunch!
  • Workshop finished with a big success by over 50 participants!! Thank you!

Important Dates

  • Paper submission due: April 25 (Sat.), 2009
  • Paper submission due: May 2 (Sat.), 2009
  • Notification of acceptance: May 25 (Mon.), 2009
  • Notification of acceptance: June 2 (Tue.), 2009
  • Camera ready due: June 16 (Tue.), 2009
  • Early bird registration due: June 16 (Tue.), 2009
  • Workshop: July 25 (Sat.), 2009


Click here  to go the registration page. (closed)


The workshop took place just before ICDAR 2009.  Thanks to everybody for making it a success.

Workshop Photos

(click on the photo for a full size version)


We gratefully acknowledge support from the following organizations:




  • Online proceedings are available. Click here.
  • We will provide further information on where you can get printed proceedings.
Thomas M. Breuel,
Dec 8, 2008, 10:28 PM