ICDAR is a leading and highly successful conference series that is the largest and most important international gathering for researchers, academics and professionals in the document analysis community. The conference was approved by IAPR-TC 10/11 and was established almost three decades ago. The 15th International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition (ICDAR 2019) was hosted by the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Australia and was held at the International Convention Center (ICC) in Sydney. Accepted papers are published by the Conference Publishing Service (CPS) and are available in the IEEE Xplore digital library.