16th International
Conference on Document
Analysis and Recognition

ICDAR 2021

September 5-10, 2021, Lausanne, Switzerland


ICDAR is the premier international event for scientists and practitioners involved in document analysis and recognition, a field of growing importance in the current age of digital transition. In 2021, the 16th edition of this flagship conference will be held for the first time in Switzerland.

The organizers are committed to holding a safe and secure ICDAR 2021 in the face of the current worldwide health crisis arising from COVID-19. In the event it becomes necessary, ICDAR 2021 will be held with options for remote “virtual” participation. All accepted papers will be published in the ICDAR 2021 proceedings, whether or not the conference takes place physically.


Beaulieu Convention Center
Avenue des Bergières 10
1004 Lausanne



Located in Lausanne’s city center with a stunning view on the lake and its surrounding mountains, the Beaulieu Convention Center offers a wide range of conference facilities within the same building as well as a large garden. The conference center is easily accessible by plane, public transport, and car.

Social activities

The conference dinner will be held at the Casino in Montreux. Before the dinner, attendees will have the chance to visit either the Chillon Castle or the Charlie Chaplin museum. Lausanne and its surroundings also have a lot to offer for visitors, be it the Olympic museum, the UNESCO-listed Lavaux vineyard terraces, or the gardens along the lake.

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