Second International Workshop on SCIentific DOCument Analysis

Event Notification Type: 
Call for Papers
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Bunkyo School Building on Tokyo Campus, University of Tsukuba
Tuesday, 14 November 2017 to Wednesday, 15 November 2017
Contact Email: 
Hiroshi Noji
Submission Deadline: 
Friday, 29 September 2017

Call for Papers
Second International Workshop on SCIentific DOCument Analysis
(SCIDOCA 2017)
associated with JSAI International Symposia on AI 2017 (IsAI-2017)


Dates: November 14 - 15, 2017
Place: Bunkyo School Building on Tokyo Campus, University of Tsukuba Tokyo, Japan


Recent proliferation of scientific papers and technical documents has become an obstacle to efficient information acquisition of new information in various fields. It is almost impossible for individual researchers to check and read all related documents. Even retrieving relevant documents is becoming harder and harder. This workshop gathers all the researchers and experts who are aiming at scientific document analysis from various perspectives, and invite technical paper presentations and system demonstrations that cover any aspects of scientific document analysis.


Submission Deadline: *September 29th, 2017 (11:59pm JST; UTC+9)* (extended deadline)
Notification: October 11, 2017
Camera-ready due: October 18, 2017
Workshop: November 14 - 15, 2017


Relevant topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
- text analysis
- document structure analysis
- logical structure analysis
- figure and table analysis
- citation analysis of scientific and technical documents
- scientific information assimilation
- summarization and visualization
- knowledge discovery/mining from scientific papers and data
- similar document retreval
- entity and relation linking between documents and knowledge base
- survey generation
- resources for scientific documents analysis
- document understanding in general
- NLP systems aiming for scientific documents including tagging, parsing, coreference, etc.


There are two classes of submissions:

- Long paper on original and completed work, including concrete evaluation and analysis wherever appropriate; and
- Short paper on a small, focused contribution, work in progress, a negative result, or an opinion piece.

The page limits are up to 14 pages including references for the longer papers, and up to 7 pages including references for the short papers. (Reviewers will be told that there is no penalty for writing a shorter submission.)

All submission should be written in English, formatted according to the Springer Verlag LNCS style in a pdf form. The paper should be anonymized. If you use a word file, please follow the instruction of the format, and then convert it into a pdf form and submit it at the paper submission page.

For both classes, in addition to the original unpublished work, we also accept the papers that have already been published or presented in other venues. This submission should also be anonymized, and will be reviewed by the program committee.

The accepted papers will not be archived in general. The papers are distributed to the participants of the workshop on a USB flash drive. If the authors hope to make their paper publicly available, we also will provide a link to the pdf on this webpage. Otherwise, we do not upload the papers on the web. Unpublished submissions on both long and short paper tracks are considered as the candidates for post-proceedings of LNAI (the authors can also reject the invitation, if they wish). The papers will be archived only by this post-proceedings.

You can submit your paper at If you cannot submit a paper by EasyChair System by some trouble, please send email to "nomura[at]”


Selected papers will be published as a post-proceedings via Springer Verlag "Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence" series after the second round of review after the workshop.


Yuji Matsumoto, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
Hiroshi Noji, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan


Takeshi Abekawa, NII, Japan
Akiko Aizawa, NII, Japan
Naoya Inoue, Tohoku University, Japan
Kentaro Inui, Tohoku University, Japan
Yoshinobu Kano, Shizuoka University, Japan
Yuji Matsumoto, NAIST, Japan
Nguyen Le Minh, JAIST, Japan
Yusuke Miyao, NII, Japan
Junichiro Mori, University of Tokyo, Japan
Hidetsugu Nanba, Hiroshima City University, Japan
Hiroshi Noji, NAIST, Japan
Ken Satoh, NII, Japan
Hiroyuki Shindo, NAIST, Japan
Pontus Stenetorp, UCL, UK
Yoshimasa Tsuruoka, University of Tokyo, Japan