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International Face Performance Conference (IFPC) 2020


NIST is closely monitoring guidance from Federal, State, and local health authorities on the outbreak of COVID-19. To protect the health and safety of NIST employees and the American public they continue to serve, NIST has decided to make the International Face Performance Conference (IFPC) virtual only. For more information on COVID-19, please visit:

NIST is pleased to announce the IFPC 2020, which is focused on all technical factors affecting the deployment and use of high performance face recognition applications, including applications, standards, quality assessment, human aspects, demographic effects, age and ageing effects, presentation attack detection, morphing, datasets, their preparation, training and tuning, non-cooperative uses, accuracy measurement, and performance tests.

With support from 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. 

The IFPC 2020 is hosted by NIST in collaboration with the Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S&T), National Physical Laboratory (NPL), and European Association for Biometrics (EAB).

Related Events: IFPC 2018  |  2020 Biometric Technology Rally  |  2020 Privacy Technology Demonstration

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  • The virtual conference will be recorded.
  • 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/videos will be posted to the NIST IFPC 2020 website after the event.  If you do not want your video/slides posted, please let the conference organizers know via
Created February 25, 2020, Updated July 15, 2020