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International Face Performance Conference (IFPC) 2018

NIST is pleased to announce the IFPC 2018, which is focused on all technical factors affecting the deployment and use of high performance face recognition applications, including applications, standards, advanced and rapid capture, quality assessment, age and ageing effects, demographic effects, datasets, their preparation, training and tuning, presentation attack detection, non-cooperative uses, accuracy measurement, and performance tests.

Sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate, the conference aims to assemble a set of speakers from across the globe involved in face recognition development, procurement, deployment and operations.  The overarching goal is to bring greater maturity to face recognition by improving performance, transparency, and trustworthiness. The organizers welcome proposals for technical or policy presentations focused on any technical factors, problems, and mitigations that influence face recognition operations and applications. 

2018-12-12: The IFPC presentations are now available here.  Videos will be posted as soon as they're ready.

Links: [Program] [Presentations and Videos]


The IFPC 2018 is organized by NIST in collaboration with the Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate, National Physical Laboratory, and European Association for Biometrics.

IFPC 2018 program as of 2018-12-06.

Speaker Instructions

  • The venue will be equipped with a laptop, screen, projector, lectern, and microphone.  
  • Please design your presentation slides in 4:3 ratio.  Acceptable file formats include .pptx, .ppsx, .pdf, and .key.
  • Please email presentations to ifpc2018 [at] (ifpc2018[at]nist[dot]gov) anytime before the session you are speaking in.  If your presentation is over 20MB, please send a download link to your slides (e.g. Google Drive).  We cannot accept Dropbox links.  Please do not plan on using a USB stick or CD-ROM.
  • Please confirm with your session's moderator that your slides are available during the break beforehand.
  • Due to tight timelines, there will be no option of plugging in your own laptop.
  • The speakers and presentations will be video recorded.  All speakers must give or deny permission for NIST to video record their presentation here.
  • No intellectual property protections are allowed in the presentations (e.g. commercial in confidence, etc.).
  • Presentations will be posted to the NIST IFPC 2018 website after the event.  If you do not want your slides posted, please let the conference organizers know via ifpc2018 [at] (ifpc2018[at]nist[dot]gov).

Hilton Gaithersburg, MD (closest to NIST)
620 Perry Parkway, Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Phone: +1-301-977-8900
Complimentary shuttle service to NIST and Metro.

Other lodging options can be found here.

If you are not registered, you will not be allowed on site. Registered attendees will receive security and campus instructions prior to the workshop.

NON U.S. CITIZENS PLEASE NOTE: All foreign national visitors who do not have permanent resident status and who wish to register for the above meeting must supply additional information. Failure to provide this information prior to arrival will result, at a minimum, in significant delays (up to 24 hours) in entering the facility. Authority to gather this information is derived from United States Department of Commerce Department Administrative Order (DAO) number 207-12. When registration is open, the required NIST-1260 form will be available as well. *New Visitor Access Requirement: Effective July 21, 2014, Under the REAL ID Act of 2005, agencies, including NIST, can only accept a state-issued driver's license or identification card for access to federal facilities if issued by states that are REAL ID compliant or have an extension.  Click here for a list of alternative identification and further details >>

Created August 28, 2018, Updated February 26, 2020