Thursday, 15 January 2015

Call for Papers ICDAR 2015

IAPR 13th International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition (ICDAR 2015)
Tunis, Tunisia
23-26 August 2015

Important Dates

Paper submission: Extended to January 31, 2015
Acceptance: April 15, 2015
Doctoral Consortium: April 15, 2015
Camera-ready due: May 15, 2015

ICDAR 2015 Publication: IEEE

Plenary Speakers

Prof. David Doermann, Program Manager, DARPA, USA
Prof. Koichi Kise, Osaka Prefecture University, Japan
Prof. (IAPR/ICDAR Outstanding Achievements Award Recipient) (will be announced soon!)

ICDAR is the premier international forum for researchers and practitioners in the document analysis community for identifying, encouraging and exchanging ideas on the state-of-the-art technology in document analysis, understanding, retrieval, and performance evaluation. The term document in the context of ICDAR encompasses a broad range of documents from historical forms such as palm leaves and papyrus to traditional documents and modern multimedia documents.

ICDAR 2015 is hosted by the IAPR Tunisian Society (Association S.I.T.) and the REGIM-Lab. (University of Sfax, Tunisia); Sponsored by the International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR); and technically co-sponsored by the TC-10 (Graphics Recognition), the TC-11(Reading Systems), the IEEE Computer Society, the IEEE Region 8, and the Tunisian Chapter of IEEE Computer Society.

The conference program will include workshops, tutorials, competitions, and doctoral consortium, along with prominent keynote speakers andpaper presentations.


The conference includes the following areas:
  • Character and symbol recognition
    • Alphanumeric characters
    • Chemical, mathematical, shorthand symbols, etc.
  • Printed/Handwritten text recognition
    • Language and script recognition
    • Text linguistics
    • On-line specific problems
  • Graphics analysis and recognition
    • Map, drawing, diagram analysis
    • Logos, stamp, etc. identification/characterisation
  • Document analysis
    • Basic processing (binarisation, enhancement, etc.)
    • Segmentation (line, word, character, data stream,)
    • Printed/handwriting separation
    • Layout structure
    • Form, table, bank check, postal address processing
  • Document understanding
    • Document information extraction (spotting, entity extraction, etc.)
    • Mathematical, chemical expressions analysis
    • Reverse engineering
    • Internet document processing
  • Historical documents and digital libraries
    • Special digitization and enhancement
    • Multi-manuscript Collections
    • Multi-/Hyper- Spectral images
    • High Dynamic Range images
    • Standards and formats
    • Document retrieval
    • Database generation
  • Document based forensics
    • Individuality of handwriting (writer identification, health related effects)
    • Forgery detection
    • Duplication detection
    • Novel detection
    • Signature analysis
  • Camera and video based scene text analysis
    • Text-based image retrieval
    • Navigation aid (Street images)
    • Sign translation
Proceedings: Registered and Presented papers will be submitted for inclusion into IEEE Xplore as well as other Abstracting and Indexing (A&I) databases.

Ranking: ICDAR is ranked by CORE as a conference of category ‘A’ (excellent conference).

Author Guidelines

Prospective authors are invited to submit original and high-quality work for presentation at the IAPR 13th ICDAR 2015. Deadline: January 15, 2015.

Manuscript length: 5 pages maximum. This is a strict page limit.

Single blind reviewing: ICDAR 2015 follows a single-blind review process. Authors are required to include their names and affiliations in their papers as illustrated in the sample templates. Templates (Microsoft Word and LaTeX) can be found at the following link:

Call for Related Activities (Deadline: December 15, 2015)

Workshops: Post-conference workshops offer a unique opportunity for in-depth discussions of specific topics in Document Analysis and Recognition. Researchers interested in organizing workshops are invited to send a proposal to the workshops chairs.

Tutorials: ICDAR 2015 will feature pre-conference tutorials addressing fundamental and advanced topics in Document Analysis and Recognition. Researchers interested in organizing tutorials are invited to submit a formal proposal.

Competitions: Researchers interested in organizing competitions within the framework of the Conference are invited to submit proposals. Competitions should aim at evaluating the performance of algorithms and methods related to areas of document analysis and recognition.

Sponsors & Exhibitions

We invite you to be a sponsor of the 13th ICDAR 2015 and thus play an essential role for the success of the conference. We expect to welcome more than 300 experts and researchers from all over the world and numerous high-ranking guests. Therefore, we anticipate extensive coverage of the event in the media.

To take advantage of these opportunities and to help enhance them, corporations, research centers, universities and individuals are invited to become sponsors of ICDAR’2015. It will be a good opportunity to present your enterprise and your expertise to a distinguished audience.

We are looking forward to a successful cooperation with you!


ICDAR 2015 will be held in RAMADA Plaza Tunis Hotel in Gammarth, 20 km from the main international airport in Tunisia (TUN). Beautifully positioned on an unspoiled sandy beach on the Côtes de Carthage, the hotel is ideal for your business stay and a relaxing holiday.

ICDAR 2015 will offer FREE Tunis Airport - Hotel transfer service for participants staying in the venue Hotel.

Tunisia is known for its golden beaches, sunny weather, fabulous archaeological sites, upscale spa thalasso therapy, and affordable luxuries. It is now a democratic modern country in which liberty, peace and safety are guaranteed! All Tunisian people are here to welcome you and make you spend an unforgettable stay.


Honorary Chair
Sebastiano Impedovo, University of Bari, Italy

General Chairs
Adel M. Alimi, University of Sfax, Tunisia
Volker Märgner, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany
Jean-Marc Ogier, University of La Rochelle, France

Executive Chair
Haikal El Abed, GIZ, Technical Trainers College, Saudi Arabia

Program Chairs
Abdel Belaïd, University of Nancy 2, France
Bidyut B. Chaudhuri, Indian Statistical Institute, India
Mohamed Cheriet, ETS, Canada

Tutorials Chairs
Venu Govindaraju, University at Buffalo, USA
Marcus Liwicki, Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, Germany
Workshops Chairs:
Laurence Likforman-Sulem, Telecom Paris Tech, France
Seiichi Uchida, Kyushu University, Japan

Competitions Chairs
Apostolos Antonacopoulos, U. Salford, United Kingdom
Umapada Pal, Indian Statistical Institute, India
Liu Wenyin, City Univ. Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Publicity Chairs:
Michael Blumenstein, Griffith University, Australia
Josep Llados, U. Autonoma Barcelona, Spain
Sponsors & Exhibitions Chairs:
Rolf Ingold, Univ. Fribourg, Switzerland
Andreas Dengel, DFKI, Kaiserslautern, Germany

Local information contact
Adel M. Alimi
University of Sfax, Tunisia
Phone: +216 98 667 682

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