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International Face Performance Conference (IFPC) 2020

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 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 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 2020 website after the event.  If you do not want your slides posted, please let the conference organizers know via

DoubleTree by 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.

*Visitor Access Requirement:

For Non-US Citizens:  Please have your valid passport for photo identification.

For US Permanent Residents: Please have your green card for photo identification.

For US Citizens: Please have your state-issued driver's license. Regarding Real-ID requirements, all states are in compliance or have an extension through October 2020.

NIST also accepts other forms of federally issued identification in lieu of a state-issued driver's license, such as a valid passport, passport card, DOD's Common Access Card (CAC), Veterans ID, Federal Agency HSPD-12 IDs, Military Dependents ID, Transportation Workers Identification Credential (TWIC), and TSA Trusted Traveler ID. 

Created February 25, 2020, Updated March 26, 2020