First Call for Papers

The International Conference on Frontiers of Handwriting Recognition (ICFHR) is the premier scientific venue in the field of handwriting recognition. This conference brings 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.

Topics of interest to the conference include, but are not limited to:

  • Handwriting Recognition
  • Cursive Script Recognition
  • Symbol, Equation, Sketch and Drawing Recognition
  • Word Spotting
  • Handwritten Document Image Processing
  • Layout Analysis and Understanding
  • Language Models in Handwriting Recognition
  • Web-Based Applications
  • Handwritten Databases and Digital Libraries
  • Information Extraction & Retrieval
  • Form Processing
  • Bank-Check Processing
  • Historical Document Processing
  • Forensic Studies and Security Issues
  • Writer Verification and Identification
  • Performance Enhancement and System Evaluation
  • Electronic Ink and Pen-Based Systems
  • Other Offline and Online Applications

Authors are invited to submit full-length papers of not more than six (6) pages. Papers must describe original work. Paper reviews will be double blind.

The pdf version can be found here: ICFHR-2020 Call for Papers


Authors are invited to submit full-length papers of not more than six (6) pages.
Papers must describe original work. Paper reviews will be double blind.
Instructions for paper submission are available here.


TU Dortmund University

Since its founding 48 years ago, TU Dortmund University has developed a special profile, encompassing 16 faculties ranging from science and engineering -- including one of the largest computer science departments in Germany -- to social sciences and cultural studies. The university currently has approximately 33,500 students and 6,200 staff members, including 300 professors. The curriculum is comprised of around 80 programs of study, both traditional and innovative, some even unique to this university. A broad teacher training program is also offered for all school types. The various scientific disciplines share a common university spirit in which interdisciplinary, communication and cooperation are not only taught, but lived and experienced. This interaction creates an environment conducive to technological innovation and fosters advances in methods and knowledge.

On the Campus of TU Dortmund University

Conference Venue

ICFHR~2020 is planned to be held on the North Campus of TU Dortmund University in a recently built complex comprising a large lecture hall (Seminarraumgebäude FWW 6), a spacious lobby and a number of seminar rooms.

All plenary sessions as well as oral sessions wil be held in the large lecture hall, which has a capacity of more than 400 seats (almost 500 m²). It features audiovisual equipment with two large screens and respective data projectors. Poster sessions will be held in a large seminar room (more than 160m²) close by. The spacious lobby makes it possible to use the first-floor parts together with an anteroom to the room devised for poster sessions for coffee breaks. Furthermore, there are additional medium-size seminar rooms that can be used for meetings, as a cloak room, or as additional space if necessary.