The 5th TC10/TC11 Summer School on Document Analysis

July 3-7 2023, Fribourg, Switzerland


The summer school is a 5 days in-person event from Monday, July 3, at 10:30 to Friday, July 7, at 18:00. A detail tentative program is present at the end of the page.

Invited speakers

Participants will benefit from lectures given by experienced researchers from several fields of document analysis. An industrial talk is also planned. Below an alphabetic list of lecturers:

Practical Lab Sessions

We plan to hold a competition during the lab sessions. The idea is to provide a real-world dataset and ask the participants to solve a document analysis task. Participants will be able to solve it in teams of 2 to 4 persons. They will not have access to the dataset in advance to give everyone an equal chance. To even the playing field, students who do not have access to a GPU will be able to use Google Colab.

Participants presentation

Two types of interactions between participants and invited speakers are planned.

Pitch session: On the first day, each participant will present themselves in a pitch of 3 to 5 minutes. This pitch session should be a great way for the participants to get to know each other and to share their interests. The participants have to answer the following questions during their pitch: Who am I? Why do I attend this school? What is the topic of my research?

Poster session: One poster session will be organized. Each participant will present their research and receive at least one question from an invited speaker. We encourage participants to show live demos of their work if possible. The posters will stay in the main room during the whole event.


Two awards will be presented: The Best Poster Award and the Excellence Award. The winner of the Best Poster Award will be selected based on the quality of the poster characterized by excellence in research and clarity in presentation. The winner of the Excellence Award will be selected among the participants for their knowledge, collaboration ability and his work in the competition. A specific committee will be formed for each award among invited speakers and members of the organizing committee. The recipients of the awards will receive a financial reward of 150 CHF. The awards will be presented on the last day during the closing ceremony.

Social Activities

Besides the scientific and practical content, several social activities will be organized. They are likely to change depending on the weather or the number of participants. In any case, common activities will take place.

As a suggestion, we could visit an alpine cheese factory located next to the chalet, visit the medieval town of Gruyère and its castle as well as a panoramic walk up to 2000 meters of altitude.

After the lab sessions, we will have a time of exchange in the chalet over a glass. Participants are encouraged to attend but can also continue programming or go to their room to rest.

In the evening, there will be group games, related or not to document analysis, for those who wish to join.

Program Outline

The program below is tentative and is subject to change.