ICFHR 2020 Goes Virtual!
The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically changed the world and the way people interact. Unfortunately, this also affects the organization of scientific exchange during conferences. Therefore, the ICFHR 2020 Organizing Team has decided to make ICFHR 2020 a fully virtual event. Thus we can ensure the safety of all participants and the possibility of broad international participation. Additionally, we will be able to make reliable plans for this important conference of the Document Analysis community. The details of the presentation and interaction formats of the virtual ICFHR will be worked out in the coming weeks. Please look for the respective announcements on the ICFHR 2020 website www.icfhr2020.org and in the TC-11 newsletter iapr-tc11.org.
For the ICFHR 2020 Organizing Team
Gernot A. Fink, General Chair
Welcome to ICFHR2020
The International Conference on Frontiers of Handwriting Recognition (ICFHR), formerly called International Workshop on Frontiers of Handwriting Recognition (IWFHR), is the most important scientific venue in the field of handwriting recognition. The aim of this conference is to bring together international experts from academia and industry to share their experiences and to promote research and development in all aspects of handwriting recognition and applications.
ICFHR is a major event supported by the IAPR Technical Committee TC-11 (Reading Systems). Previous venues of this series were IWFHR'90 (Montreal), IWFHR'91 (Chateau de Bonas), IWFHR'93 (Buffalo), IWFHR'94 (Taipei), IWFHR'96 (Colchester), IWFHR'98 (Taejon), IWFHR 2000 (Amsterdam), IWFHR 2002 (Niagara on the Lake), IWFHR 2004 (Tokyo), IWFHR 2006 (La Baule), ICFHR 2008 (Montreal), ICFHR 2010 (Kolkata) ICFHR 2012 (Bari), ICFHR 2014 (Crete), ICFHR 2016 (Shenzhen), and ICFHR 2018 (Niagara Falls).
In 2020, ICFHR will return to Europe.
The 17th ICFHR (ICFHR 2020) will be held in the city of Dortmund, Germany, and will be hosted by TU Dortmund University.
ICFHR 2020 is also kindly supported by Gesellschaft der Freunde der TU Dortmund.