Call for Nominations

International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition (ICDAR)


Call for Nominations for ICDAR 2007 Awards

Nominations Due: May 1st, 2007


The ICDAR Award Program is an established program designed to recognize individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the field of Document Analysis and Recognition in one or more of the following areas:

  • Research
  • Training of students
  • Research/Industry interaction
  • Service to the profession

Every two years, two awards categories are presented. Namely, the Young Investigator Award (less than 40 years old at the time the award is made), and the Outstanding Achievements Award. Each award will consist of a token gift and a suitably inscribed certificate. The recipient of the Outstanding Achievements award will be invited to give the opening key note speech at the current ICDAR conference, introduced by the recipient from the previous conference.

Nominations are invited for the 2007 ICDAR Awards in both categories.

The nomination packet should include the following:

  1. A nominating letter (1 page) including a brief citation to be included in the certificate.
  2. A brief vitae (2 pages) of the nominee highlighting the accomplishments being recognized.
  3. Supporting letters (1 page each) from 3 active researchers from at least 3 different countries.

A nomination is usually put forward by a researcher (preferably from a different Institution than the nominee) who is knowledgeable of the scientific achievements of the nominee, and who organizes letters of support.

Submission procedure is strictly confidential, and self nominations are not allowed.

Please send these, preferably as a single pdf file, to the chair of the Awards Committee, Jianying Hu. Deadline for receipt of nominations is May 1st, 2007 but early submissions are strongly encouraged. For further information, please contact:

Dr. Jianying Hu
IBM T. J. Watson Research Center
1101 Kitchawan Road, Route 134
Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
(914) 945-1061
jyhu @ us ibm com

The final decision will be made by the Awards Committee.



  • Dr. David Doermann (IJDAR EIC)
  • Dr. Wanyin Liu (TC10 Chair)
  • Dr. Jianying Hu (TC11 Chair)
  • Prof. Robert Sabourin (ICDAR 2007 Co-Chair)
  • Prof Ching Y. Suen (Previous winner of Outstanding Achievements Award)
  • Dr. Apostolos Antonacouplous (TC11 representative / Previous winner of Young Investigator Award)
  • Prof. Young-Bin Kwon (TC10 representative)

ICDAR Awards (past winners)