"The Robust Reading Competition has moved to its new permanent space at http://rrc.cvc.uab.es. This site will remain available but will not accept any further submissions from January 2015 onwards. Please use the new site at http://rrc.cvc.uab.es for up to date information and to submit new results. You can continue to use your existing user accounts while all associated data have been transferred to the new site. If you encounter any problem, please contact us. Apologies for any inconvenience caused."


Each author can choose to participate in any tasks and any challenges of the ICDAR 2013 Robust Reading Competition as desired. Registering on this Web site does not imply participation to any of the tasks, it is just meant to be a registration of interest and allows access to the downloads section.

The participation to the competition will be managed in an open mode. This means that we expect participants to run their own algorithms and upload to this page the result files directly and not the algorithms themselves.

A training set of images with corresponding ground truth data will be made available according to the calendar on the right, in the format specified in the Tasks description page. The participants can make use of the training set freely to train and validate their algorithms.

The test set of images (without ground truth) will be made available some weeks afterwards. The participants are expected to run their algorithms offline on the test set  and submit their results in the format specified in the Tasks description. The submission will be managed online in this Web site. The submission site will open on the day the test set becomes available and will close according to the schedule on the right.

Participants who submit results to the challenge will be requested to send us a short description of the algorithm to include in the corresponding report that will be published with the ICDAR 2013 proceedings. The organisers reserve the right not to include a method in the final results, if such a description is not sent in time.

The results of the competition (scores for each algorithm and ranking) will be announced during the ICDAR 2013 conference.

Important Dates
  • 15 December: Web site online
  • 15 January: Registration of interest
  • 28 February: Training datasets available
  • 30 March: Test datasets available
  • 8 April: Submission of results
  • 19 April: Method descriptions due