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Call for Doctoral Consortium

Call for Doctoral Consortium 

In 2011, the first Doctoral Consortium in the Document Analysis community was organized in conjunction with the International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition (ICDAR).
This has led to successful successor events at ICDAR 2013, ICDAR 2015, ICDAR 2017, ICDAR 2019, ICDAR 2021, and ICDAR 2023. The tradition of having a Doctoral Consortium as a satelite event to the ICDAR main conference will further be continued at ICDAR 2024 in Athens, Greece.

The goal of the ICDAR 2024 Doctoral Consortium is to create an opportunity for PhD 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. Students will have the opportunity to present an overview of their research plan during the poster sessions of the main conference.
In addition, a mentor (a senior researcher who is active in the field) will be assigned to each student to provide individual feedback.

Participation in the ICDAR 2024 Doctoral Consortium will be limited to 25 students.

Prospective participants are encouraged to submit their application by 24 June 2024.
The Doctoral Consortium Chairs will then review all applications received. 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 set in stone).
Participation to the Doctoral Consortium will be free for all accepted students. There will be no extra registration fees.
The ICDAR 2024 Doctoral Consortium will take place during the poster sessions of the main conference, i.e., on Monday 2 September, and Tuesday 3 September.

Submission Procedure 

Students willing to participate should submit an application in a SINGLE pdf file. The submission should be prepared using the instructions and style files for Springer computer science proceedings.
The LaTeX template for LNCS can be downloaded here.
It is also available on Overleaf.

The pdf file should contain the following information:

  • Student’s name
  • University
  • Title of your thesis
  • Supervisor of the thesis
  • Starting and expected finalization date of the PhD
  • Short research plan (1-2 pages about the work)
  • Short CV (1-2 pages)

The research plan should contain an overview of the PhD topic, the steps made so far (including a list of publications), and the actions planned before finishing the PhD, especially novel research ideas to be pursued.
Submission should be done before 24 June 2024 to:

Important Dates 
  • 24 June 2024 – Submission deadline
  • 8 July 2024 – Acceptance notification
  • 2-3 September 2024 – Doctoral consortium


We are looking forward to your participation!

Enquiries should be sent to

Doctoral Consortium Chairs
Andreas Fischer and KC Santosh