SEEK: Salford Environment for Expertise and Knowledge
Dr Apostolos Antonacopoulos
Dr Apostolos Antonacopoulos
postal addressSchool of Computing, Science and Engineering, Newton Building, University of Salford, Greater Manchester, M5 4WT.
email addressa.antonacopoulos@primaresearch.org
telephone+44-161-2952653
website addresshttp://www.primaresearch.org/people/aa
Key Memberships
Full Member of Research Centre: Salford Innovation Research Centre (SIRC)
From September 2015 to present.
Full Member of Research Centre: Informatics Research Centre
From April 2013 to August 2015.
From October 2009 to April 2013.
Profile Summary
Image Analysis, Pattern Recognition, Document Analysis and Engineering, Cultural Heritage Preservation, Digital Restoration
Key Qualifications
1995
Key Projects
2017
Apr
Census digitisation pilot extension
JISC, 20,000.00.
Principal Investigator: A Antonacopoulos (100%).
2016
May
2016
Mar
Multilingual aspects for Page XML and PRImA tools
The Defence Science and Technology Group of the Department of Defence (Commonwealth of Australia), 18,300.00.
Principal Investigator: A Antonacopoulos (100%).
2015
Sep
Feasibility Study for Extracting Information from 1961 Census Scans
Office for National Statistics, 20,000.00.
Principal Investigator: A Antonacopoulos (100%).
2013
Mar
OCR'ing Early Modern Texts
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, 52,414.00.
Principal Investigator: A Antonacopoulos (100%).
2012
Nov
Support action Centre of CompEtEnce in Digitisation (SUCCEED)
EC (Framework), 156,497.00.
Principal Investigator: A Antonacopoulos (100%).
2012
Feb
A Gateway to European Newspapers Online
EC (Framework), 326,067.00.
Principal Investigator: A Antonacopoulos (100%).
2011
Jan
Visiting Fellowship Award - Dr David S Doermann
Royal Academy of Engineering, 5,569.00.
Principal Investigator: A Antonacopoulos (100%).
2007
Dec
IMPACT - Improving Access to Text (ii)
EC (Framework), 717,787.00.
Investigator: A Antonacopoulos (100%).
2007
Jan
KTP with Meyertech Ltd
Technology Strategy Board, 169,752.00.
Investigators: A Antonacopoulos (75%), T Ritchings (25%).
Key Publications
Refereed Journal Articles
Papers in Published Conference Proceedings
Key Presence
Conference Organisation
2010
Sep

General Chair

2009
Program Chair, ICDAR2009 - 10th International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition, Barcelona, Spain, July 2009.
2008
Jan
2008
Program Committee member, DAS2008 - 8th IAPR International Workshop on Document Analysis Systems, Nara, Japan, October 2008
2008
Jan
2007
Feb
Program Committee member, SPIE DRR XIV - SPIE Electronic Imaging 2007 - Conference on Document Recognition and Retrieval, San Jose, California, January 2007
2007
Program Comittee member, ICDAR2007: 9th International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition, Curitiba, Brazil, September 2007.
2006
Program Committee member, SPIE DRR XIII - SPIE Electronic Imaging 2006 - Conference on Document Recognition and Retrieval, San Jose, California, January 2006
2006
Program Committee member, DAS2006 - 7th IAPR International Workshop on Document Analysis Systems, Nelson, New Zealand, February 2006
2006
Program Committee member, ICPR2006 - (Signal, Speech and Image Processing track) 18th International Conference on Pattern Recognition, Hong Kong, August 2006
2006
Program Committee member, ICPR2006 - (Pattern Recognition and Basic Technologies track) 18th International Conference on Pattern Recognition, Hong Kong, August 2006
2006
Program Committee member, ACM DocEng2006 - ACM Symposium on Document Engineering, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, October 2006
2005
Sep
Program Committee member, ICDAR2005 - 8th International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition, Seoul, South Korea, August 2005
2005
Program Committee member, ACM DocEng2005 - ACM Symposium on Document Engineering, Bristol, UK, October 2005
2005
Program Committee member, SPIE DRR XII - SPIE Electronic Imaging 2005 - Conference on Document Recognition and Retrieval, San Jose, USA, January 2005
2004
Program Committee member, ICPR2004 - (Pattern Recognition and Neural Networks track) 17th International Conference on Pattern Recognition, Cambridge, UK, August 2004
2004
Program Committee member, ACM DocEng2004 - ACM Symposium on Document Engineering, Milwaukee, USA, October 2004
2004
Program Committee member, DAS2004 - 6th IAPR International Workshop on Document Analysis Systems, Florence, Italy, September 2004
2004
Program Committee member, SPIE DRR XI - SPIE Electronic Imaging 2004 - Conference on Document Recognition and Retrieval, San Jose, USA, January 2004
2003
Sep
Program Committee member, ICDAR2003 - 7th International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition, Edinburgh, UK, August 2003
2003
Program Committee member, ACM DocEng2003 - ACM Symposium on Document Engineering, Grenoble, France, November 2003
2003
Chair, WDA2003, 2nd INternational Workshop on Web Document Analysis, Edinburgh, UK, August 2003
2003
Program Committee member, DLIA2003 - 3rd International Workshop on Document Layout Analysis and Its Applications, Edinburgh, UK, August 2003
2003
Chair (Publications), ICDAR2003 - 7th International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition, Edniburgh, UK, August 2003
2002
Sep
Program Committee member, DAS2002 - 5th IAPR International Workshop on Document Analysis Systems, Princeton, USA, August 2002
2001
Sep
Program Committee member, DLIA2001 - 2nd International Workshop on Document Layout Analysis and Its Applications, Seattle, USA, August 2001
2000
Program Committee member, DAS2000 - 4th IAPR International Workshop on Document Analysis Systems, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, December 2000
2001
Chair, WDA2001, 1st International Workshop on Web Document Analysis, Seattle, USA, September 2001
1999
Program Committee member, DLIA'99 - 1st International Workshop on Document Layout Analysis and Its Applications, Bangalore, India, August 1999
External Examiner Duties
2017
PhD External Examiner (5 PhDs): UMIST(2001), Lyon-France(2003), Singapore(2005), Fribourg-Switzerland(2006), Essex(2006)
2017
Research MSc External Examiner (2 Theses): Salford(2004), Kent(2005)
Honours and Awards
2006
Outstanding Contributions to the International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR), Certificate of Appreciation. For developing guidelines for hosting and bidding to host the major IAPR conferences ICPR and ICDAR.
2005
Outstanding Young Investigator Award -- International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR) and International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition (ICDAR), 2005
Invited Papers and Lectures
2006
Invited chapter in the book Digital Document Processing: Major Directions and Recent Advances, B.B. Chaudhuri (Ed.), Springer 2006,
2006
Invited Key Note speaker, International Francophone Conference on Writing and Documents, Fribourg, Switzerland, Spetember 2006
2005
Invited panelist at the ACM Symposium on Document Engineering, DocEng2005, Bristol, UK, October 2005.
2005
Invited chapter in the book Multidisciplinary Approaches to Visual Representations and Interpretations, G.R. Malcolm (Ed.), Elsevier, Amsterdam, 2005
2005
Invited Key Note speech at the Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India, March 2005
2004
Invited seminar to senior research staff at ScanSoft Inc. (Europe), Budapest, Hungary, 2004
2003
Invited to edit the book Web Document Analysis: Challenges and Opportunities, Series in Machine Perception and Artificial Intelligence, World Scientific Publishing Company, December 2003
2003
Invited speaker at the British Machine Vision Association (BMVA) technical meeting on Document and Text Recognition in Images and Video Sequences, London, UK, June 2003
Memberships of External Bodies
2017
Chair, International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR) Conferences and Meetings Committee (2006-present)
2017
Vice-Chair, International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR) Technical Committee on Reading Systems
2017
Member, International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR) Taskforce on Quality Assurance (2004-2006)
2017
Associate Editor, Electronic Letters on Computer Vision and Image Analysis (2002-present)
2017
Associate Editor, International Journal of Document Analysis and Recognition (IJDAR), Springer (2003-present)
2017
Member, International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR) Conferences and Meetings Committee (2002-2006)
2017
Member, EPSRC College (2006-present)
2017
Chair, International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR) Education Committee (2004-2006)
2008
Dec

1st Vice President

Other Evidence of External Esteem
2007
Co-Chair, Layout Analysis Performance Evaluation Competition organised as part of the 9th International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition (ICDAR'2007), Curituba, Brazil, September 2007.
2007
Co-Chair, Handwriting Segmentation Competition organised as part of the 9th International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition (ICDAR'2007), Curituba, Brazil, September 2007.
2006
Guest Editor, International Journal of Document Analysis and Recognition (IJDAR), Special Issue on the Analysis of Historical Documents
2005
Co-Chair, Layout Analysis Performance Evaluation Competition organised as part of the 8th International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition (ICDAR'2005), Seoul, South Korea, August 2005.
2003
Co-Chair, Layout Analysis Performance Evaluation Competition organised as part of the 7th International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition (ICDAR'2003), Edinburgh, UK, August 2003.
2001
Co-Chair, Newspaper Page Segmentation Performance Evaluation Contest organised as part of the 6th International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition (ICDAR'2001), Seattle, USA, September 2001.