Comics is a medium constituted of images combined with text and other visual information in order to narrate a story. Nowadays, comic books are a widespread cultural expression all over the world. The market of comics continues to grow, for example, the market in Japan is about 4.25 billion USD in 2015. Moreover, from the research point of view, comics images are attractive targets because the structure of a comics page includes various elements (such as panels, speech balloons, captions, leading characters, and so on), the drawing of which depends on the style of the author and presents a large variability. Therefore comics image analysis is not a trivial problem and is still immature compared with other kinds of image analysis.
|Title and abstract submission due:||October 17, 2020 (extended)|
|Paper submission due:||October 17, 2020 (extended)|
|Notification of acceptance:||November 10, 2020 (extended)|
|Camera-ready paper due:||November 20, 2020 (extended. hard deadline)|
|Workshop:||January 11, 2021|
Registration should be done via the 25th IAPR International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR 2020) Registration page.
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eBDtheque consists of 100 images with ground truth for panels, speech balloons, tails, text lines, leading characters.
Manga109 consists of over 20 thousand images of 109 volumes (21,142 images).
Submission and Review
All papers will have to be submitted through the EasyChair submission system on or before the submission deadline. Authors can update their papers before the submission deadline. MANPU 2020 will follow a single-blind review process.
Paper format and length
Papers should be formatted with the style files/details available at Information for Authors of Springer Computer Science Proceedings. Only PDF files are accepted. A complete paper should be submitted in the proper format. Only Full paper (12-15 pages) is accepted.
Papers should describe original work on an MANPU-related topic, and authors must adhere to the IAPR Statement of Ethics.
By submitting a manuscript to MANPU 2020, authors acknowledge that it has not been previously published or accepted for publication in substantially similar form in any peer-reviewed venue including journals or conferences. Also authors confirm that no paper substantially similar in content has been or will be submitted to another conference or workshop during the review period.
The acceptance of a paper to MANPU 2020 requires that at least one of the authors registers for the workshop and presents the paper there.
MANPU 2020 does not allow submission of any additional supplementary file.
Paper submissions for MANPU2020 will be handled through the Easy Chair conference management system. Please visit https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=manpu2020.
14:00 - 14:10
14:10 - 15:00
Towards the future of comics -Special Interest Group on “Comic Computing” has been established in Japan-
Ryosuke Yamanishi (Kansai University, Japan)
15:00 - 15:10
Oral Session 1
15:10 - 16:10
An OCR Pipeline and Semantic Text Analysis for Comics
Rita Hartel and Alexander Dunst (Paderborn University, Germany),
Text block segmentation in comic speech bubbles
Christophe Rigaud, Nguyen Nhu Van, and Jean-Christophe Burie (University of La Rochelle, France)
16:10 - 16:20
Oral Session 2
16:20 - 17:20
Manga Vocabulometer, A new support system for extensive reading with Japanese manga translated into English
Jin Kato, Motoi Iwata, and Koichi Kise (Osaka Prefecture University, Japan)
Automatic Landmark-guided Face Image Generation for Anime Characters Using C2GAN
Junki Oshiba, Motoi Iwata, and Koichi Kise (Osaka Prefecture University, Japan)
17:20 - 17:50
17:50 - 18:00
|Jean-Christophe Burie||University of La Rochelle, France|
|Motoi Iwata||Osaka Prefecture University, Japan|
|Miki Ueno||Osaka Institute of Technology, Japan|
|Rita Hartel||Paderborn University, Germany|
|Yusuke Matsui||National Institute of Informatics, Japan|
|Tien-Tsin Wong||The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong|
|Kiyoharu Aizawa||The University of Tokyo, Japan|
|Koichi Kise||Osaka Prefecture University, Japan|
|Jean-Marc Ogier||University of La Rochelle, France|
|Toshihiko Yamasaki||The University of Tokyo, Japan|
|John Bateman||University of Bremen, Germany|
|Ying Cao||City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong|
|Wei-Ta Chu||National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan|
|Mathieu Delalandre||Tours University, France|
|Alexander Dunst||Paderborn University, Germany|
|Seiji Hotta||Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan|
|Rynson W. H. Lau||City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong|
|Jochen Laubrock||University of Potsdam, Germany|
|Tong-Yee Lee||National Cheng-Kung University, Taiwan|
|Mitsunori Matsushita||Kansai University, Japan|
|Tetsuya Mihara||University of Tsukuba, Japan|
|Muhammad Muzzamil Luqman||University of La Rochelle, France|
|Mitsuharu Nagamori||University of Tsukuba, Japan|
|Satoshi Nakamura||Meiji University, Japan|
|Nhu Van Nguyen||University of La Rochelle, France|
|Christophe Rigaud||University of La Rochelle, France|
|Yasuyuki Sumi||Future University Hakodate, Japan|
|John Walsh||Indiana University, USA|
|Yingqing Xu||Tsinghua University, China|
|Endorsed by IAPR|