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International Biometric Performance Testing Conference (IBPC) 2014

April 1-3


April 15, 2014:

The presentations from the IBPC 2014 conference are now available.

March 25, 2014:

Final IBPC 2014 Program is now available.

March 24, 2014:

Late registration remains open for a few days here

March 21, 2014:

The Final IBPC 2014 program is now available.

March 6, 2014:

The third draft of the IBPC 2014 program is now available.

February27, 2014:

The second draft of the IBPC 2014 program is now available.

Registration fee is $140.

February 11, 2014:

The first draft of the IBPC 2014 Program is now available.

January 9, 2014:

On the 31 March 2014, NIST will be hosting a workshop of the Biometrics Institute Vulnerability Assessment Group(BVAEG). More details of this meeting will become available soon. As a follow-on from a workshop held in London in April 2013, this session will continue discussion around the importance of vulnerability assessments and how testing can be made more effective, faster and less expensive. Registration is free but it is essential to request attendance by emailing bvaeg2014 [at] (bvaeg2014[at]nist[dot]gov). Further details are available from the Biometrics Institute .


December 10, 2013:

On the 4th of April 2014 NIST in cooperation with the European Association of Biometrics (EAB) is organizing a satellite workshop on "Age Factors in Biometrics" in conjunction with IBPC 2014. The aim of this workshop is to discuss the robustness and reliability of biometric recognition systems based on diverse biometric characteristics over time, which has been recently investigated by different researchers. While current research is focused on short and mid-term age factors a concluding panel discussion will address the feasibility of concepts for long-term robust biometric references that could be used in future standardized birth certificates.



November 12, 2013: Satellite Workshops

The main IBPC 2014 conference will be accompanied by satellite workshops on Monday March 30 and potentially Friday April 4. The details of these sessions will be announced shortly.

November 12, 2013: Call for Papers

The IBPC 2014 call for papers seeks abstracts for papers and presentations addressing biometric performance, measurement and specification. All aspects of performance of biometrics systems are in scope. These range from design, through human interaction, quality control, and algorithmic functions, to system assurance and summarization. Abstracts could be 1-5 pages long, preferably in PDF format. These should be emailed to the organizers at the following email: ibpc2014 [at] (ibpc2014[at]nist[dot]gov). The conference is open to all parties, including members of the testing community, core technology providers, system builders, end-users, and operators. Of particular interest are

  • performance of video-based and multi-sample systems
  • performance of border control technologies
  • estimation of the effects of age and ageing
  • novel testing techniques and metrics
  • operational performance realization
  • gaps between operational need and test capability

November 12, 2013: Announcement

In cooperation with the National Physical Laboratory and Fraunhofer IGD, NIST is pleased to announce, as the sequel to the successful IBPC 2010 and IBPC 2012 conferences, international forums on advances in the fields of biometric testing, and performance definition, specification and assurance.  The conference aims to identify fundamental, relevant, effective, and new performance metrics and to expose best practices for performance design, calibration, evaluation, and monitoring.  New performance results are not in themselves in scope - instead the intention is to capture relevant and recent quantitative testing, measurement and system-identification techniques to contrast those with the past, and to outline what is needed in the future. The overarching goal is to refine the concept of biometric performance and to ultimately elevate adoption and effectiveness of biometric technologies.

Prior NIST workshops, in 2006 and 2007, used the term "quality" as a proxy for performance. The goals of those forums was to distinguish quality-by-design from quality-by-practice, and to identify measureable quantities that predict recognition outcome. The 2010, 2012 and 2014 International Biometrics Performance Conferences have a broader scope: quantification of all factors that influence performance of the biometric system.

Created November 4, 2013, Updated December 5, 2016