IAPR TC11 Newsletter 2023 06

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June, 2023

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  • Message from the Editor
  • Dates and Deadlines
    • Deadlines
    • Upcoming Conferences and Events
  • ICDAR 2023: Call for Doctoral Consortium *(updated)*
  • Call for Papers for ICPR 2024 *(repost)*
  • Call for Hosting Proposals: ICDAR 2026 *(repost)*
  • Datasets
    • TC11 Datasets Repository

Dear TC11 members,

We have a light issue this month, less submission deadlines and more events to attend during the summer. The deadline for the ICDAR doctoral consortium has been extended to 8th July. For more information check the updated ICDAR-DC call in this issue. PhD students are encouraged to submit an application to benefit from this amazing educational event.

Today (end of June) is the deadline for submitting proposals to host ICDAR 2026.

Enjoy your summer!

Nibal Nayef, TC11 Communication Officer
( n.nayef@gmail.com )

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  • June 30 Hosting ICDAR 2026 - Call for proposals submission deadline
  • July 8 ICDAR-DC 2023 - Doctoral consortium application deadline (extended)

Upcoming Conferences and Events

2023 and 2024

  • SSDA 2023. Fribourg, Switzerland (July 3-7, 2023)
  • IACT 2023. Taipei, Taiwan (July 27, 2023)
  • ICDAR 2023. San José, USA (August 21-26, 2023)
  • TPDL 2023. Zadar, Croatia (September 26-29, 2023)
  • ACPR 2023. Kitakyushu, Japan (November 5-8, 2023)
  • ICDAR 2024. Athens, Greece (August 30 - September 4, 2024)
  • ICPR 2024. Kolkata, India (December 01-05, 2024)

Submission deadline extended to: July 8, 2023

In 2011, the first Doctoral Consortium in the Document Analysis community was organized in conjunction with the International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition (ICDAR). This has led to successful successor events at ICDAR 2013, ICDAR 2015, ICDAR 2017, ICDAR 2019, and ICDAR 2021. The tradition of having a Doctoral Consortium as a satelite event to the ICDAR main conference will further be continued at ICDAR 2023 in San José, California, USA.

The goal of the ICDAR 2023 Doctoral Consortium is to create an opportunity for PhD students to test their research ideas, present their current progress and future plans, and receive constructive criticism and insights related to their future work and career perspectives. A mentor (a senior researcher who is active in the field) will be assigned to each student to provide individual feedback. In addition, students will have the opportunity to present an overview of their research plan during a special poster session.

Participation in the ICDAR 2023 Doctoral Consortium will be limited to 25 students. Prospective participants are encouraged to submit their application by July 8, 2023. The Doctoral Consortium Chairs will then review all applications received. Preference will be given to students who are at a stage in their studies most likely to benefit (i.e., they have identified a research direction and published some initial results, but the thesis is not yet set in stone).

Participation to the Doctoral Consortium will be free for all accepted students. There will be no extra registration fees.

The ICDAR 2023 Doctoral Consortium will take place the day after the main conference, i.e., on Thursday, August 24.


Students willing to participate should submit an application in a SINGLE pdf file. The submission should be prepared using the instructions and style files for Springer computer science proceedings. The LaTeX template for LNCS can be downloaded here. It is also available on Overleaf.

The pdf file should contain the following information:

  • Student’s name
  • University
  • Title of your thesis
  • Supervisor of the thesis
  • Starting and expected finalization date of the PhD
  • Short research plan (1-2 pages about the work)
  • Short CV (1-2 pages)

The research plan should contain an overview of the PhD topic, the steps made so far (including a list of publications), and the actions planned before finishing the PhD, especially novel research ideas to be pursued.

Submission should be done before July 8, 2023 to:



  • Submission deadline: July 8, 2023 (extended)
  • Acceptance notification and Mentor assignment: July 10, 2023
  • Mentoring period: July 10 to August 24, 2023
  • Doctoral consortium: August 24, 2023

We are looking forward to your participation!

Andreas Fischer and Jean-Christophe Burie, Doctoral Consortium Chairs, dc-chairs@icdar2023.org

The 27th International Conference on Pattern Recognition ICPR 2024 will be held in Kolkata (December 1-5, 2024). Find the call for papers at (https://icpr2024.org/cfp.html).

The ICPR 2024 organizing committee invites proposals for workshops, tutorials, demos and competitions to be presented in parallel to the main conference.

Deadline: June 30, 2023 (today!)

Submission Method: Email to the TC10/11 chairs Andreas Fischer andreas.fischer@hefr.ch and Jean-Christophe Burie jean-christophe.burie@univ-lr.fr

The International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition (ICDAR) is the flagship event of TC10/11. It has been established as a bi-annual conference in 1991 and is now held annually, starting 2023. The aim of ICDAR is to bring together international experts to share their experiences and to promote research and development in all areas of Document Analysis and Recognition. The ICDAR Advisory Board is seeking proposals to host the 20th International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition, to be held in 2026 (ICDAR 2026).

Any consortium interested in making a proposal to host an ICDAR should first familiarise themselves with the “Guidelines for Organizing and Bidding to Host ICDAR” document which is available on the TC10 and TC11 websites (https://iapr-tc10.univ-lr.fr and http://www.iapr-tc11.org, respectively).

A link to the most current version of the guidelines appears below. Please check on the website of TC11 for the latest version.

Note that the current guidelines still refer to a bi-annual event. An updated version is coming soon that will reflect the change to an annual conference.


The submission of a bid implies full agreement with the rules and procedures outlined in that document.

The submitted proposal must define clearly the items specified in the guidelines (Section 5.2).

It has been the tradition that the location of ICDAR conferences follows a rotating schedule among different continents. Hence, proposals from the Americas are strongly encouraged. However, high quality bids from other locations, for example, from countries where we have had no ICDAR before, will also be considered. Proposals will be examined by the ICDAR Advisory Board.

Proposals should be emailed to the TC10/11 chairs Andreas Fischer andreas.fischer@hefr.ch and Jean-Christophe Burie jean-christophe.burie@univ-lr.fr by June 30, 2023.

ICDAR Advisory Board,
Andreas Fischer (Chair, TC11), Jean-Christophe Burie (Chair, TC10), Anna Esposito (Chair, IAPR C&M), C.V. Jawahar, Dimosthenis Karatzas, Koichi Kise

TC11 Datasets Repository

Where to share datasets

Did you know it? We have two official places for datasets:
- Our historical platform for storage and listing: http://datasets.iapr-tc11.org

TC11 maintains a collection of datasets that can be found online in the TC11 Datasets Repository.

If you have new datasets (e.g., from competitions) that you wish to share with the research community, please use the online upload form. For questions and support, please contact the TC11 Dataset Curator (contact information is below).

Joseph Chazalon (TC11 Dataset Curator)
( joseph.chazalon@lrde.epita.fr )

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