Topics of Interest

Document image processing
Physical and logical layout analysis
Text and symbol recognition
Handwriting recognition
Document analysis systems
Document classification
Indexing and retrieval of documents
Document synthesis
Extracting document semantics
NLP for document understanding
Document summarization and translation
Office automation
Human document interaction

Multimedia document analysis
Mobile text recognition
Pen‐based document analysis
Scene text detection and recognition
Graphics recognition
Recognition of tables and formulas
Historical document analysis
Signature verification
Document forensics and provenance analysis
Medical document analysis
Document analysis for social good
Document analysis for literature search
Gold-standard benchmarks and data sets

Submission and Review


ICDAR 2021 will follow a double blind review process. Authors should not include their names and affiliations anywhere in the manuscript. Authors should also ensure that their identity is not revealed indirectly by citing their previous work in the third person, and omit acknowledgements until the camera-ready version.

Papers accepted for the conference will be allocated up to 15 pages in LNCS format proceedings. Detailed instructions for authors can be found here.

Like in the previous ICDAR edition, we will have a special IJDAR journal track reporting the latest advances of document analysis and recognition on complex documents using advanced techniques.

Important Dates


  • February 8, 2021: Paper submission deadline
  • February 22, 2021: Extended paper submission deadline (23:59 US West Coast time, UTC-8)
  • February 24, 2021: Final paper submission deadline (23:59 US West Coast time, UTC-8, no further extensions)
  • April 26, 2021: Notification of acceptance
  • May 17, 2021: Camera-ready version submission deadline

Download PDF the final version of the Call for Papers here.

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