The International Conference on Frontiers in Handwriting Recognition (ICFHR) is one of the International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR) conferences, with a history that dates back to 1990.  The series of the ICFHR conferences is a continuation of the ten IWFHRs (Montreal 1990, Chateau de Bonas 1991, Buffalo 1993, Taipei 1994, Colchester 1996, Taejon 1998, Amsterdam 2000, Niagara on the Lake 2002, Tokyo 2004, La Baule 2006). Previous ICFHR conferences were held in Montreal 2008Kolkata 2010 and Bari 2012.

The conference is held every two years and regularly attracts more than 120 delegates. ICFHR is the premier international forum for researchers and practitioners in the document analysis community for identifying, encouraging and exchanging ideas on  the  state-of-the-art  technology  in  handwriting recognition, document  analysis,  understanding,  retrieval,  and  performance  evaluation.  The conference includes full papers (oral or poster presentations), tutorials, and comptetitions.