NIST Announces 2018 International Face Performance Conference

“…organizers are hoping to attract a wide range of speakers to deliver presentations on technical or policy matters, including things like demographic issues, image quality standardization, algorithm tests, and, of course, presentation attacks – an area of growing concern across the biometrics industry.”

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has announced its latest high-profile conference on biometric technology, the International Face Performance Conference.NIST Announces 2018 International Face Performance Conference

Sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate, the event is ambitiously comprehensive. As explained in a statement announcing IFPC 2018, NIST said it will be “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.”

To those ends, organizers are hoping to attract a wide range of speakers to deliver presentations on technical or policy matters, including things like demographic issues, image quality standardization, algorithm tests, and, of course, presentation attacks – an area of growing concern across the biometrics industry.

So far, NIST has announced only one speaker on the IFPC 2018 roster – its own Jonathon Phillips, who will host “a session on human capability.” But the organization says it will update its speaker listings as the program takes shape. Registration is open and NIST is currently welcoming proposals.

September 18, 2018 – by Alex Perala