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:||June 1, 2020|
|Paper submission due:||June 8, 2020|
|Notification of acceptance:||July 15, 2020|
|Camera-ready paper due:||July 24, 2020|
|Workshop:||September 18, 2020|
Registration should be done via the 25th IAPR International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR 2020) Registration page.
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 (under preparation) on or 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. (under preparation)
|Jean-Christophe Burie||University of La Rochelle, France|
|Motoi Iwata||Osaka Prefecture University, Japan|
|Miki Ueno||Toyohashi University 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|