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 it was planned that ICFHR should return to Europe.
ICFHR 2020 should be held in the city of Dortmund, Germany, hosted by TU Dortmund University.

However, in 2020 the COVID-19 pandemic drastically changed the world and the way people interact. Unfortunately, this also affects the organization of scientific exchange during conferences. Therefore, following the example of many other scientific events, ICFHR 2020 will be realized as a fully virtual conference. Thus the safety of all attendees and the possibility of broad international participation can be ensured during this important conference of the Document Analysis community.

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ICFHR 2020 is also kindly supported by Gesellschaft der Freunde der TU Dortmund.