• Chloé Artaud

Chloé Artaud is a PhD Student at the L3i laboratory of the University of La Rochelle. She received her M.sC. degree in Natural Language Processing and Knowledge Engineering from the Paris-Sorbonne University. She works on fraud detection in documents, and more particularly on the detection of any contradictions within the document and with external resources. To realise this second part, her approach is to use the Web, and particularly Search Engines to check each textual information she can extract from document.

  • Nicolas Sidère

Nicolas Sidère is a postdoctoral research engineer at the L3i laboratory of La Rochelle.  He received his M.sC. degree in Computer Science from the University of La Rochelle, and his PhD degree in Computer Science from the University François Rabelais of Tours. His director was Jean-Yves Ramel from the LI Laboratory of Tours and he was also supervised by Pierre Héroux from LITIS Laboratory of Rouen. His PhD Dissertation deals with structural pattern recognition and more precisely graph embedding classification methods. He is mainly interested in content based information systems (retrieval, classification), document analysis (historical and contemporary) and more recently on computational document forensics.

  • Antoine Doucet

Antoine Doucet is a tenured Full Professor at the L3i laboratory of the University of La Rochelle since 2014. Leader of the digital document and contents research group (about 40 people), his main research interests lie in the fields of information retrieval (structured and semi-structured) and natural language processing, in particular, the extraction and use of multi-word units. The central focus of his work is on the development of methods that scale to very large document collections and that do not require prior knowledge of the data (in particular, techniques that function for documents written in any language). Antoine Doucet obtained a PhD in computer science from the University in Helsinki (Finland) in 2005, and holds a French habilitation (HDR) since 2012.

Antoine Doucet has been the lead organizer of the three ICDAR Structure Extraction competitions that were run in 2009, 2011 and 2013. He recently co-chaired the shared task of the PARSEME project, a 4-year COST action funded by the EU within the H2020 framework programme, and co-organised the recent ICDAR 2017 post-OCR correction competition. Until 2013, he has also been amongst the founding co-organizers of the Book Retrieval tasks, run yearly at INEX (INitiative for the Evaluation of XML retrieval, since 2007 and in CLEF (Conference and Labs of the Evaluation Forum) since 2012.

  • Jean-Marc Ogier

Jean-Marc Ogier received his PhD degree in computer science from University of Rouen, France, in 1994. During this period (1991-1994), he worked on graphic recognition for Matra Ms&I Company. Full professor at University of La Rochelle, Pr Ogier is the head of L3i laboratory which gathers more than 120 members and works mainly of Document Analysis and Content Management. Author of more than 160 publications / communications in international conferences and journals, he managed several French and European projects dealing with historical document analysis, either with public institutions, or with private companies. Pr Ogier was Deputy Director of the GDR I3 of the French National Research Centre (CNRS) between 2005 and 2013 (800 members). He was also Chair of the Technical Committee 10 (Graphic Recognition) of the International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR) from 2010 to 2015, and is the representative member of France at the governing board of the IAPR, serving as a member of the international liaison committee. Jean-Marc Ogier has been the general chair of the program chair of several international scientific events dealing with document analysis (DAS, ICDAR, GREC, …) and serves on the Editorial Board of several international journals : IJDAR (International Journal in Document Analysis and Recognition), ELCVIA, (Electronic Letter on Computer Vision and Image Analysis). Jean-Marc Ogier has created the association VALCONUM (, the aim of which is to create an «academico-industrial» ecosystem allowing to develop European competitiveness for both its academic and industrial members. He has been serving as the President of the University of La Rochelle since 2016.

  • Vincent Poulain d’Andecy

Vincent Poulain d’Andecy is a Graduate Engineer from INSA Rennes and a Master of research (DEA) in image processing from the University of Rennes, Vincent Poulain d’Andecy joined ITESOFT in 1994 as a Developer. He successfully contributed to the development of innovative technologies and products and became Project Manager in 1998 to handle Form Processing customer projects. He joined the ITESOFT R&D in 2001 to take in charge the new Research and Technology Department. In 2015, he moved to Yooz for a similar position and continue and develop new research topics like Document Security. One of his main activities is to develop and manage partnership projects on Document Analysis with research labs in order to transfer skills and technologies from the academia domain to the industrial domain. He had successfully managed National and European Project with several labs in France, Spain and Argentina, such as the L3i (FR), the LORIA (FR), the CVC (FR), the CIFASIS (AR), etc. Among his center of interest, the document fraud detection is an increasing activity for the last 4 years.