Call for Tutorials

NOTICE: Call for tutorials is closed.

Call for ICDAR2017 Tutorials

The ICDAR2017 Organizing Committee invites proposals for Tutorials, to be held on November 12th, 2017 (Sunday).

ICDAR2017 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, including preferred length (1/2 or 1 day). Due to the ICDAR organization 1/2 day tutorials are preferred.
  • 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 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(s).

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.

Submission Guidelines

All proposals should be submitted by electronic mail to the Tutorial Chairs (Simone Marinai and Josep Lladós) via:
icdar2017-tutorial *** m.cs.osakafu-u.ac.jp (please replace *** with atmark).

Feedback, comments and/or suggestions would be provided within two weeks of receiving the proposal. Final acceptance (or rejection) would be decided by January 15, 2017.

Important Dates

  • Proposal Due: December 15, 2016
  • Acceptance Notification: January 15, 2017
  • Date of Tutorials: November 12, 2017


For any inquiries you may have regarding the tutorials, please contact the ICDAR2017 Tutorial Chairs (Simone Marinai and Josep Llados) via:
icdar2017-tutorial *** m.cs.osakafu-u.ac.jp (please replace *** with atmark).