News - ICDAR2019 Robust Reading Challenge on Arbitrary-Shaped Text


Updated Challenge 4 datasets

The datasets of challenge 4 have been updated to correct minor errors in ground truthing that were reported to us during the first week of going public. Please download the updated Challenge 4 datasets from the downloads page.

The datasets will not change again until the competition is over. Please report any further mistakes you might encounter in the ground truth by emailing the organisers, we endevour to correct such mistakes soon after the competition takes place.

Important Dates

1st January to 1st March

i) Q&A period for the competition,

ii) The launching of initial website

15th Feb to 1st March

i) Competition formal announcement,

ii) Publicity,

iii) Sample training images available,

iv) Evaluation protocol, file formats etc. available.

25th February

i) Evaluation tools ready,

ii) Full website ready.

1st March

i) Competition kicks off officially,

ii) Release of training set images and ground truth.

9th April

Release of the first part of test set images (2271 images),

20th April

i) Release of the second part of test set images (2292 images).

ii) Website opens for results submission

30th April

i) Deadline of the competition and result submission closes(at PDT 23: 59)

ii) Release of the evaluation results.

5th May

i) Submission deadline for 1 page competition report, and the final ranking will be released after results checking.

20th to 25th September

i) Announcement of competition results at ICDAR2019.