Doctoral Consortium at ICDAR 2013

After the great success at ICDAR 2011, the leadership of IAPR TC-10/TC-11 plans to continue organizing a Doctoral Consortium in conjunction with ICDAR 2013. It will be jointly organized by Marcus Liwicki and Josep Llados. More information below.
If you are willing to participate as a student or if you are able to mentor a PhD-student, please tick one of the options in the following poll (This poll is not the definite registration yet, but it helps us in the organization):
The goal of the Doctoral Consortium is to create an opportunity for Ph.D. students to test their research ideas, present their current progress and future plans, and receive constructive criticism and insights related to their future work and career perspectives. A mentor (a senior researcher who is active in the field) will be assigned to each student to provide individual feedback. In addition, students will have the opportunity to present an overview of their research plan during a special poster session.
Participation in the IAPR TC-10/11 Doctoral Consortium will be by invitation only and will be limited to 25 students. Students willing to participate will submit their application around May (deadline and submission information will be announced in February). Preference will be given to students who are at a stage in their studies most likely to benefit (i.e., they have identified a research direction and published some initial results, but the thesis is not yet "cast in stone"). The event will be designed so that the extra expense is minimal for all involved. The Doctoral Consortium will take place the day before ICDAR (August 25).

The tentative important dates are:


  • Submission deadline: May 25
  • Acceptance notification and Mentor assignment: June 10
  • Final material due: July 25
  • Doctoral Consortium: August 25


We are looking forward to your participation!