CALL FOR TUTORIALS

The ICDAR 2021 Organizing Committee invites proposals for tutorials that will be held on September 5-7th (the correct final date will be communicated as soon as possible), before the main conference begins.

ICDAR2021 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.
  • Introduce expert non-specialists to a DAR subarea.
  • Survey a mature area of DAR research and/or practice.
  • Motivate and explain a DAR topic of emerging importance.
  • Overview DAR systems for industrial solutions (suggestion for researchers in industry) . 
  • Introduce some recent innovative techniques for DAR research and software quality, such as open-source libraries, high-level API, technical frameworks for expert developments, etc. (suggestion for expert programmers). 

An ICDAR tutorial should aim to give a comprehensive overview of a specific topic related to DAR. A good tutorial should be educational rather than just a cursory survey of techniques. The topic should be of sufficient relevance and importance to attract significant interest from the ICDAR community. Typical tutorial audiences consist of PhD students studying computer vision, image processing or pattern recognition, but also include researchers and practitioners from both academia and industry.

In order to facilitate innovative collaboration and interaction between researchers in academia and industry, the Tutorial Chairs strongly encourage proposals for industrial tutorials, in which researchers in companies describe DAR systems and overview industrial solutions to document analysis problems in real use-case industrial scenarios.

Proposals should be up to 4 pages in length, and should contain the following information:

  • Title of the tutorial.
  • Scope and motivation. A brief description of the tutorial, suitable for inclusion in the conference registration brochure.
  • Preference for the duration (full day or half day). Due to agenda constraints, half day tutorials are recommended. If a full day is needed, provide a brief justification.
  • A detailed outline of the tutorial. Course description with list of topics to be covered, along with a brief outline.
  • Relevance for ICDAR. A description of why the tutorial topic would be of interest to a substantial part of the ICDAR audience.
  • Expected target audience in terms of composition and estimated number of attendees. Prerequisite knowledge of the ICDAR audience for attending the tutorial.
  • Short CV of organizers. A brief CV of the presenter(s), including name, postal address, phone number, e-mail address, web page, background in the tutorial area (projects, relevant publications or tutorial-level articles on the subject), evidence of teaching experience.
  • 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.

Evaluation

 

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.

Notes:

  • 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.
  • The ICDAR main conference organizers will handle the tutorial registration and provide the space, coffee breaks and other facilities required to organize tutorials (e.g. a room, a projector and a screen).

Submission Guidelines & Inquiries

 

All proposals should be submitted by electronic mail to the Tutorial Chairs:

Feedback, comments and/or suggestions would be provided within two weeks of receiving the proposal. Final acceptance (or rejection) would be decided by December 23, 2020.

For any inquiries you may have, please contact us via the above emails.

Important Dates

 

  • December 6, 2020: Proposal Due
  • December 23, 2020: Acceptance Notification
  • September 5 – 7, 2021: Dates of Tutorials

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