ICFHR 2018
The 16th International Conference on
Frontiers in Handwriting Recognition

August 5 - 8, 2018   ●   Niagara Falls, USA

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ICFHR 2018 Call for Competitions

The ICFHR 2018 Organizing Committee invites proposals for competitions addressing current research challenges in handwriting recognition and related areas of pattern recognition and vision. Competitions should aim at evaluating the performance of individual methods and systems that fall within the context of the conference’s call for papers. Competitions should also participate in the sharing and standardisation of handwriting recognition processes.

Proposals must contain the following information:

  1. A brief description of the competition, including which is the particular task under evaluation and why this competition could be of interest to the ICFHR community. If a similar competition has been held in a previous edition of ICFHR, the novel additions of the proposed one must be clearly explained.
  2. A draft of the outline of the competition describing which data is planned to be used, how will the submitted methods be evaluated and which performance measures will be used.
  3. How datasets and evaluation scripts (plus eventually participating systems) will be made publicly available.
  4. The names, contact information, and brief CVs of the competition organizers, outlining previous experience in performance evaluation and/or organizing competitions.


Proposals should be submitted by electronic mail to the ICFHR2018 Competitions Chairs: Harold Mouchère and Nicholas Howe (competitions@icfhr2018.org)


The following rules will apply to the accepted competitions.

Important Dates

8 January, 2018   Submission of competition proposals
15 January, 2018   Notification of Acceptance
22 January, 2018   Competitions online and open to participants
1 June, 2018   Competition paper submission deadline (via email)
29 June, 2018   Accepted camera-ready papers due
August 5-8, 2018   ICFHR Conference

If you have any questions, please contact the ICFHR2018 Competitions Chairs (competitions@icfhr2018.org)


web: icfhr2018.org/competitions.html
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mail: competitions@icfhr2018.org

ICFHR 2018
August 5-8, 2018
Niagara Falls (USA)