News: - Kevin Knight and Gregory R. Crane will give keynote talks.
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The 16th International Conference on Frontiers in Handwriting Recognition (ICFHR 2018) will be held August 5-8, 2018 in Niagara Falls (USA) at the
Niagara Falls Conference & Event Center.
ICFHR is the flagship conference for handwriting recognition research and applications. The conference brings together experts from academia and industry to share their experiences and advance research in all aspects of handwriting recognition technologies.
ICFHR 2018 is sponsored by the International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR), and organized in part by IAPR Technical Committee No. 11 (Reading Systems).
- Keynote Speakers -
Kevin Knight is Dean's Professor of Computer Science at the University of Southern California (USC) and a Research Director at USC's Information Sciences Institute (ISI). He received a PhD in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University and a bachelor's degree from Harvard University. He has taught computer science at USC for more than 25 years, authored over 150 research papers on natural language processing, and received several best paper awards. He is best known for his contributions to statistical machine translation, natural language generation, automata theory, and decipherment of historical manuscripts. Prof. Knight also co-authored the widely adopted textbook Artificial Intelligence (1991). He served as General Chair for the Annual Conference of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL) in 2005, and General Chair for the North American ACL conference in 2016. In 2011, he served as President of the Association for Computational Linguistics. Prof. Knight is a Fellow of ACL, AAAI, and ISI.
Gregory R. Crane
is the Alexander von Humboldt Professor of Digital Humanities at the University
of Leipzig and Winnick Family Chair of Technology and Entrepeneurship at
Tufts University. Greg completed his doctorate in classical philology at
Harvard University and subsequently worked there as an Assistant Professor. He
owes his reputation as a pioneer of digital humanities to his development of
the Perseus Digital Library, a comprehensive, freely accessible online library
for antique source material. From 1985, he was involved in planning the Perseus
Project as a co-director and is now its Editor-in-Chief. He was Associate
Professor at Tufts University prior to holding the Winnick Family Chair.
He has received, among other awards, the Google Digital
Humanities Award 2010 for his work in the field.
- History of ICFHR -
ICFHR began in 1990, with a workshop held in Montréal, Canada. The workshop became the bi-annual ICFHR conference in 2008. A list of previous IWFHR and ICFHR meetings is provided below.
- IWFHR: Montreal 1990, Chateau de Bonas 1991, Buffalo 1993, Taipei 1994, Colchester 1996, Taejon 1998, Amsterdam 2000, Niagara on the Lake 2002, Tokyo 2004, La Baule 2006
- ICFHR: Montreal 2008, Kolkata 2010, Bari 2012, Crete 2014, and Shenzhen 2016