ICDAR 2023 will serve as the premier event for scientists and practitioners working on Document AI – an emerging field comprising OCR, layout analysis and downstream tasks – from August 21st to 26th in San Jose, CA. The conference track of ICDAR-2023 includes standard conference papers while there will also be an IJDAR journal track aimed at high quality submissions that have been tailored specifically for publication by ICDAR 2023 editors.


ICDAR 2023 will serve as the premier event for scientists and practitioners involved in document analysis and recognition, an increasingly critical field in an age of digital transition. The 17th edition of this flagship conference will take place August 21-26 in San Jose as an in-person event and feature both full papers presenting completed research as well as short papers discussing work-in-progress or novel positions on graphic recognition. All accepted conference papers will be published in Springer LNCS series dedicated to ICDAR workshops; submission and reviewing will be managed through EasyChair.


Posters at ICDAR 2023 will be displayed both electronically and on paper for discussion during poster sessions. Individuals not submitting an e-poster may bring printed posters within size limits specified in the call for papers; authors submitting an e-poster prior to attending must upload it into the conference website so it remains accessible by all delegates throughout its lifetime. The Doctoral Consortium began as a satellite event of ICDAR’s main conference in 2011 and continues as such until today, providing PhD students with an opportunity to put their research ideas under scrutiny, present it to an experienced researcher from document analysis community as mentor, and receive constructive criticism which may aid their future careers.


This two-volume set LNCS 14193-14194 comprises the proceedings from international workshops held as part of ICDAR 2023 in San Jose, California from August 21-26, USA. From 60 submissions received, 43 regular papers were selected for presentation at this international workshop series. The workshop seeks to promote cross-field collaborations on handwritten script analysis of ancient artefacts. It intends to bring together researchers in computer science, natural science and humanities who specialize in writing system study as well as physical inscribed objects’ characteristics and components. By encouraging dialogue among all three communities involved, this event hopes to pave the way for future interdisciplinary collaborations that address current research questions on ancient manuscripts. CBDAR is the continuation of nine earlier workshops held at Seoul/Korea (2005), Lehigh University (USA) (2006), Curitiba/Brazil (2008), Kingston/Canada (2010), Beijing/China (2011), Washington DC/USA (2012), Nancy/France (2015), Kyoto/Japan (2016) and Sydney/Australia (2019). These provide opportunities to showcase up-to-date research via camera captured documents, text and graphics while simultaneously opening discussions on new directions for investigation.

Conference Track

ICDAR 2023 offered an impressive variety of cutting-edge research in robotics and automation. Work presented at ICDAR 2023 ranged from human-robot interaction to systems enabling robots to comprehend their environment. Held every two years, this conference offers top scientists from across the globe an opportunity to present their work at an international forum, while networking with fellow researchers and industry professionals. ICDAR-IJDAR joint journal track The ICDAR-IJDAR conference track offers high-quality papers presenting original research in document analysis and recognition. Submissions must not have been previously published in peer-reviewed venues and cannot be under consideration for another conference or journal during review for ICDAR-IJDAR; furthermore they must show relevance to both its aims and scope; any submission not meeting this criteria will be desk rejected. Submissions may contain up to 12 pages with unlimited references while papers should conforming with IEEE format guidelines

Journal Track

ICDAR 2023 will again feature a journal track. This special issue of IJDAR allows for rapid turnaround and dissemination, while maintaining scientific rigor and peer review processes associated with an archival journal. Authors who submit to this special issue commit themselves to present their results at ICDAR conference if their paper is accepted; Submissions should be sent electronically as PDF files, and may be rejected if they fall outside the scope of ICDE or do not adequately articulate a business challenge for document analysis and recognition. Please refer to the industrial track guidelines for more details. The authors list as submitted will be used during all reviews as well as publication of accepted papers; any changes are not allowed after acceptance has occurred.