Doctoral Consortium

ICDAR 2015 Doctoral Consortium

August 23, 2015
(in conjunction with ICDAR 2015)


In 2011 the Leadership Teams of TC-10 and TC-11 agreed to jointly organize the first Doctoral Consortium in conjunction with ICDAR 2011. This lead to a successor event that took place in conjunction with ICDAR 2013. Given the great success of these initial events the tradition of Doctoral Consortiums as satelite events to ICDAR conferences will be continued.

The goal of the ICDAR 2015 Doctoral Consortium is to create an opportunity for Ph.D. 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 2015 Doctoral Consortium will be limited to 25 students. Prospective participants are encouraged to submit their application by May 31 (submission procedure detailed below). 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). As in previous years, there will be no extra registration fees for participating students that register for the main conference. The ICDAR 2015 Doctoral Consortium will take place the day before the main conference, i.e., on August 23.


For submitting your materials to the ICDAR 2015 Doctoral Consortium please visit the DC’s submission page at EasyChair:


Students willing to participate in the ICDAR 2015 Doctoral Consortium are kindly requested to submit the following items via the submission page:

* Name and Affiliation
* Title
* Abstract, i.e., short description of their PhD research
* Submission package (as a single PDF file; for more details see below)

The submission package should be prepared using the following LaTeX template <link>.

and should contain the following information:

– Student’s name
– Supervisor of the thesis
– University
– Starting date of the PhD
– Expected finalization date of the PhD
– Short research plan (1-2 pages)
– 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 deadline: June 7 (extended!)
Acceptance notification and Mentor assignment: June 15 (extended)
Final material due: July 15 (extended)
Doctoral Consortium: August 23

We are looking forward to your participation!

Alicia Fornés <>
Gernot A. Fink <>
ICDAR 2015 Doctoral Consortium Chairs