Special Issue on Scene Text Reading and its Applications

We are happy to announce a special issue, to be published in Pattern Recognition, Elsevier (IF: 3.962) on

Scene Text Reading and its Applications

You can find the full call for papers here. The topics of interest include (but not limited to) the following:

- Basic theories and representations regarding text in natural scenes
- Scene text detection methods for scene images
- Scene text recognition methods for scene images
- End-to-end reading systems for scene images
- Text detection and recognition in born-digital images
- Text detection, recognition and tracking in videos
- Script identification in the wild
- Text information mining from web images and videos
- Quality assessment and text image/video restoration methods
- Benchmark datasets and performance evaluation methods
- Applications related to scene text understanding
- Survery papers regarding the scene text understanding 

Guest Editors:
Dr. Xiang Bai ( Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
Dr. Dimosthenis Karatzas ( Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona, Spain 
Dr. Shijian Lu ( Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 
Dr. C. V. Jawahar ( IIIT Hyderabad, India 

Submission Period: Feb 15, 2019 - Mar 31, 2019