ICDAR 2017

Call for Competitions

NOTICE: Call for competitions is closed.

Call for ICDAR2017 Competitions

The ICDAR 2017 Organizing Committee invites proposals for competitions that aim at evaluating the performance of algorithms and methods related to areas of document analysis and recognition.

You are cordially invited to submit a proposal, that should contain the following information:

  1. A brief description of the competition, including what the particular task under evaluation is and why this competition is of interest to the ICDAR community.
  2. A draft of the outline of the competition describing competition schedule, the expected number of participants and its rationale, which data is planned to be used, how will the submitted methods be evaluated and which performance measures will be used.
  3. The names, contact information, and brief CVs of the competition organizers, outlining previous experience in performance evaluation and/or organizing competitions.

The following rules shall apply to the accepted Competitions:

  • Name of competition must be standardized by starting with "ICDAR2017" e.g. "ICDAR2017 Competition on ..." or "ICDAR2017 ... Competition."
  • Datasets used in the competitions must be made available after the end of the competitions. In principle, the organizers should submit the dataset to http://tc11.cvc.uab.es/
  • Evaluation methodologies and metrics used must be described in detail so that results can be replicated later.
  • The results of competitions will be announced during a dedicated session of the ICDAR2017 conference.
  • The basic length of reports of competitions is the same as the regular paper (i.e., 6 pages). If there are circumstances to be considered, upon request, Competition Chairs may allow additional pages.
  • The results of competitions will be announced during a dedicated session of the ICDAR2017 conference.
  • Each competition has to be presented with a poster at a prominent place at the conference venue, selected competitions will get the chance to be presented orally in the dedicated session mentioned above.

Based on the analysis of the received proposals, the competitions chairs will first synchronize with the competition organizers and then submit a proposal to the program committee, in order to finalize the organization of the competitions.


Submission Guidelines

All proposals should be submitted by electronic mail to the Competition Chairs (Jean-Marc Ogier and Marcus Liwicki) via:
icdar2017-competition *** m.cs.osakafu-u.ac.jp (please replace *** with atmark).


Important Dates

  • Proposal Due: December 15, 2016
  • Acceptance Notification: January 15, 2017
  • Initial Submission of Competition Reports Deadline: August 1, 2017
    (Papers must be sent directly to the Competition Chairs)
  • Camera-Ready Papers Due: September 1, 2017


Inquiries

For any inquiries you may have regarding the competitions, please contact the ICDAR2017 Competition Chairs (Jean-Marc Ogier and Marcus Liwicki) via:
icdar2017-competition *** m.cs.osakafu-u.ac.jp (please replace *** with atmark).