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For any question about this challenge, please contact george.tom [at]

George Tom is a dual-degree student at the International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad (IIIT-H). He started with his Masters in the Center for Visual Information Technology (CVIT) in the year 2020 under the supervision of Prof. CV Jawahar.

Minesh Mathew received his PhD from IIIT Hyderabad. Currently he works as an ML Scientist at Wadhwani AI.

Ajoy Mondal is a post-doctoral fellow at CVIT, IIIT Hyderabad, India. He received a Ph.D. in computer science from Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India 2018. He published more than 47 articles in the reputed journals and conferences. His research interests include document image processing,deep learning, machine learning, computer vision, pattern recognition, and image processing. He has served as a viewer for several journals (e.g., IEEE Trans. on PAMI, IEEE Trans. on Image Processing, IEEE Trans. on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, ACM Computing Surveys, Applied Soft Computing) and previous conferences (e.g., CVPR, ICCV, ECCV, BMVC, WACV, ICDAR, ICFHR, ICVGIP).

Dimosthenis Karatzas is an associate professor at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and associate director of the Computer Vision Centre (CVC) in Barcelona, Spain. At the CVC he leads the vision and language research line, working at the intersection of computer vision and text analysis. He has co-authored over 100 publications in refereed journals and conferences and has an H-index of 23. He was the recipient of the 2013 IAPR/ICDAR Young Investigator Award, and Google Faculty Research Award in 2017. D. Karatzas has served in various roles at major conferences in his field (ICDAR, DAS, CBDAR, ICPR, ICFHR), including co-chairing IWRR 2014/16/18 and CBDAR 2015/17. D. Karatzas is a lead organiser of the Robust Reading Competitions series. He is the chair of the Technical Committee 11 on Reading Systems of the Int. Association of Pattern Recognition. D. Karatzas has been a founding member and a member of the executive committee of the UK Chapter of the SPIE, while he is currently a member of the IAPR-Education Committee and member of the IEEE the IAPR. He is one of the founders of the Library Living Lab, an open participatory innovation space in a public library.

C. V. Jawahar is the Amazon Chair professor at IIIT Hyderabad, India. At IIIT Hyderabad, Jawahar leads a group focusing on computer vision, machine learning, document analysis and multimedia systems. He has been looking into a set of problems that overlap with vision, language and text. In the past. He has served as a chair for previous editions of ACCV, WACV, IJCAI, ICDAR and ICVGIP. Presently, he is an area editor of CVIU and an associate editor of IEEE PAMI. He is also a program co-chair for ACCV 2018.

Challenge News

Important Dates

15 January 2024: Competition Announced

19 February 2024: Validation data released

5th March 2024: Test data release

20 April 2024:  Submission site opens

10 May 2024: Deadline for competition submissions

All deadlines are in the AoE time zone