Call for Tutorials

Call For ICDAR2019 Tutorials

15th IAPR International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition

Sydney, Australia

September 20 – 25, 2019


The 15th IAPR International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition (ICDAR 2019) will take place in Sydney, Australia. ICDAR2019 Organizing Committee invites proposals for the Tutorial Program, to be held on September 22th, 2019 (Sunday). ICDAR2019 Tutorials should serve one or more of the following objectives:

  • Introduce students and newcomers to major topics of Document Analysis and Recognition (DAR) research.
  • Provide instructions on established practices and methodologies.
  • Survey a mature area of DAR research and/or practice.
  • Motivate and explain a DAR topic of emerging importance.
  • Introduce expert non-specialists to a DAR subarea.

Proposals should be up to four pages in length, and should contain the following information:

  • A brief description of the tutorial, suitable for inclusion in the conference registration brochure.
  • A detailed outline of the tutorial. Due to the agenda constraints, only half day tutorials are accepted.
  • Characterization of the potential target audience for the tutorial, including prerequisite knowledge.
  • A description of why the tutorial topic would be of interest to a substantial part of the ICDAR audience.
  • A brief resume of the presenter(s), which should include name, postal address, phone number, e-mail address, web page, background in the tutorial area, any available example of work in the area (ideally, a published tutorial-level article on the subject), evidence of teaching experience (including references that address the proposer’s presentation skills), and evidence of scholarship in the area.
  • The name and e-mail address of the corresponding presenter. The corresponding presenter should be available for e-mail correspondence during the evaluation process, in the case clarifications and discussions on the scope and content of the proposal are needed.

The evaluation of the proposal will take into account its general interest for ICDAR attendees, the quality of the proposal (e.g., a tutorial that simply lists a set of concepts without any apparent rationale behind them will not be approved) as well as the expertise and skills of the presenters. We emphasize that the primary criteria for evaluation will be whether a proposal is interesting, well-structured, and motivated in relation to Document Analysis and Recognition, rather than the perceived experience/standing of the proposer.

Last but not least, the tutorial should attract a meaningful audience, cover hot topics and incorporate new knowledge to the community. Those submitting a proposal should keep in mind that tutorials are intended to provide an overview of the field; they should present reasonably well established information in a balanced way. Tutorials should not be used to advocate a single avenue of research, nor should they promote a product.

Tutorial slides must be provided to us for inclusion on the conference website and also on the TC-10 and TC-11 websites, as educational material.

Tutorial presenters will receive ONE free conference registration per tutorial.

All proposals should be submitted by electronic mail to the Tutorial Chairs, Daniel Lopresti ( and Josep Lladós (, no later than November 30th, 2018. Feedback, comments and/or suggestions would be provided within two weeks of receiving the proposal. Final acceptance (or rejection) would be decided by December 30th, 2018.