Call for Doctoral Consortium

NOTICE: Call for Doctoral Consortium is closed.

Call for ICDAR2017 Doctoral Consortium

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 and ICDAR 2015. The tradition of having a Doctoral Consortium as a satellite event to the ICDAR main conference will further be continued at ICDAR2017 in Kyoto, Japan.

The goal of the ICDAR2017 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 ICDAR2017 Doctoral Consortium will be limited to 25 students. Prospective participants are encouraged to submit their application by July 15 (submission procedure to be announced). 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, i.e., there will be no extra registration fees!

The ICDAR2017 Doctoral Consortium will take place the day before the main conference, i.e., on Sunday, November 12.

Important Dates

  • [Extended] Submission Due: July 15, 2017 September 1, 2017
  • [New] Acceptance notification and Mentor assignment: September 15, 2017
  • [New] Final material due: October 15, 2017
  • Date of Doctoral Consortium November 12, 2017
Doctoral Consortium is free of charge.

We are looking forward to your participation!


For any inquiries you may have regarding the Doctoral Consortium, please contact the ICDAR2017 Doctoral Consortium Chairs (VĂ©ronique Eglin and Rafael Dueire Lins) via:
icdar2017-dc*** m.cs.osakafu-u.ac.jp (please replace *** with atmark).