IJCB Masked face recognition competition (MFR-2021)

Dear Colleagues,


I am glad to invite you to participate in the 
IJCB Masked face recognition competition (MFR-2021).

The competition is organized in association with the International
Joint Conference on Biometrics IJCB 2021


Short information:

Given the current COVID-19 pandemic, it is essential to enable
contactless and smooth-running operations, especially in
contact-sensitive facilities like airports. Face recognition has been
preferred as a contactless means of verifying identities. However,
wearing masks is now essential to prevent the spread of contagious
diseases and has been currently forced in public places in many
countries. The performance, and thus the trust on contactless identity
verification through face recognition can be impacted by the presence
of a mask.  The effect of wearing a mask on face recognition in a
collaborative environment is currently a sensitive issue. The MFR
competition is the first to attract and present technical solutions
that enhance the accuracy of masked face recognition on real face
masks and in a collaborative face verification scenario.  All
participants, who achieve competitive results, will be invited as
co-authors for a summary paper of MFR. The paper will submit IJCB

Competition details: https://sites.google.com/view/ijcb-mfr-2021/home

Conference details: http://ijcb2021.iapr-tc4.org/


15, February - Registration open

31, April  - Deadline for algorithm submission

15, May - Announcement of results to participants

31, May - Submit competition paper to IJCB 2021

For any inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact Fadi Boutros
(fadi.boutros@igd.fraunhofer.de) or any of the organizers.

Dr.-Ing. Naser Damer
Smart Living & Biometric Technologies
Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research IGD
Fraunhoferstr. 5  |  64283 Darmstadt  |  Germany Tel +49 6151 155-521
Fax +49 6151 155-499 | naser.damer@igd.fraunhofer.de  | www.igd.fraunhofer.ed