1st Workshop on

Improving Document Analysis

For Indian Languages
4th December, 2022- In conjunction with ICFHR 2022

Submission of Abstracts for Workshop has been closed               Opportunity to publish at Post-Workshop proceedings               Participation certificates for all authors               Scholarship and additional support available


The workshop aims to provide a space for reflecting on the steps needed to adapt and evolve current state-of-the-art methods & software tools available for document analysis for Indian regional languages. The main goal of the workshop is to accelerate the research and development of document analysis tools so that the performance of such tools is at par with other Latin-based languages, which we are currently lagging. We have discussed SOTA work in the broad spectrum of document analysis and its import to Indian languages.
Topics of discussion include
➼ Document Layout Analysis
➼ Optical Character Recognition(OCR) of Printed and Handwritten Documents
➼ OCR post-editing
➼ Name-Entity Recognition
➼ Form Field Detection
➼ Web-based Application for Document Analysis Tools

We have discussed available datasets or corpora for major Indian languages, Deep Neural-Network based Computer Vision and Language Models that can be used for various downstream tasks of document analysis; They form the foundational basis for performing Document Analysis for the regional languages.

The driving idea behind the workshop comes from the fact that there is a large scope for improvement in adapting and creating new techniques and methods in the many fields of document analysis from the context of Indian regional languages. With its unique structure and clear diversity from Latin-based languages, there is a need to focus on clearly understanding the space and filling that gap that exists.

Important Dates

Date and Time Actionable Item
15th November 2022 Anywhere on Earth(AoE) Abstract Submission
18th November 2022 AoE Author Notification
4th December 2022 AoE Workshop Date

Program Details

The workshop includes invited talks from eminent researchers and practitioners and a panel discussion.
Date: 04th December 2022 (Sunday)
Venue:KRB Ground Floor, Meeting Room, IIIT Hyderabad
Time Event
09:15 am IST- 09:30am IST Inauguration by Special Guest
Dr. Swaran Lata
Advisor, NLTM
Former Sr. Director & Head TDIL, MeiTY, GOI
09:30 am IST- 10:30 am IST Keynote session by
Prof. Bidyut Baran Chaudhuri
INAE Distinguished Professor and
J. C. Bose Fellow, Indian Statistical Institute
10:30 am IST- 11:00 am IST Tea Break
11:00 am IST- 12:00 pm IST Startup Presentations/ Interactions
12:00 pm IST- 12:45 pm IST Round Table Discussion - Way Forward
12:45 pm IST- 02:00 pm IST Lunch Break
02:00 pm IST- 03:00 pm IST Keynote Session by
Balaji Krishnamurthy
Senior Principal Scientist,
Media and Data Science Research Lab, Adobe
03:00 pm IST- 04:00 pm IST Current Research highlights in Academia
through Spotligh sessions
04:00 pm IST- 04:30 pm IST Tea Break and Ending Ceremony


Abstract Submissions are closed now!!

Instructions for Submission

➼ WIDAFIL 2022 encourages the submission of papers that describe original work related to topics described in the Overview section.
➼ All WIDAFIL 2022 papers should be submitted via the Microsoft CMT Conference System.
➼ Only abstract to be submitted for the workshop. Paper submission for Post-Workshop proceedings comes later. Check Important Dates section.
➼ Papers should be formatted according to the instructions and style files provided by Springer Overleaf Template here
➼ Each abstract submission requires at least one author to have performed an ICFHR 2022 onsite registration as author or student whichever is suitable for the purpose.
At least one author of each accepted paper MUST register the paper at full-rate. Papers without a confirmed registration will be withdrawn by the conference organizers.
➼ Please find detailed instructions for WIDAFIL 2022 submissions here

Program Chairs


Ganesh Ramakrishnan

Institute Chair Professor, Department of Computer Science, IIT Bombay


Parag Chaudhuri

Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science, IIT Bombay


Dr Venkatapathy Subramanian

Senior Project Research Scientist

Program Committee


C V Jawahar

Professor, IIIT Hyderabad


Ajoy Mondal

Post doctoral Fellow, IIIT Hyderabad


Chetan Arora

Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science, IIT Delhi


Ravi Kiran S

Assistant Professor, IIIT Hyderabad


G. S. Lehal

Professor, Computer Science Department, Punjabi University, Patiala


Tushar Patnaik

Joint Director, CDAC, Noida



Badri Vishal Kasuba

Masters Student, IIT Bombay


Dhruv Kudale

Masters Student, IIT Bombay

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