FVC-onGoing: on-line evaluation of fingerprint recognition algorithms

FVC-onGoing is a web-based automated evaluation system for fingerprint recognition algorithms. Tests are carried out on a set of sequestered datasets and results are reported on-line by using well known performance indicators and metrics.

The aim is to track the advances in fingerprint recognition technologies, through continuously updated independent testing and reporting of performances on given benchmarks. The algorithms are evaluated using strongly supervised approaches to maximize trustworthiness.

FVC-onGoing is the evolution of FVC: the international Fingerprint Verification Competitions organized in 2000, 2002, 2004, and 2006.

Open FVC2000 web site Open FVC2002 web site Open FVC2004 web site Open FVC2006 web site

Information  FVC-onGoing at 17-giu-2019  Information
Participants 1533  Participants Registered
Algorithms Evaluated 6879  Algorithms Evaluated
Algorithms Published 236  Results Published

Submission and Publication policy

Interested companies, academic research groups, and independent developers can register for an account on this web site and submit an algorithm to a given benchmark. The system will test the algorithm and the participant will see the results in its private area. No other use of the submitted algorithm will be made. Then the participant may decide to publish the results of its algorithm on the FVC-onGoing public result section, where they will be visible to any other web user.

Terms and Conditions

All publications and works that cite FVC-onGoing must reference the following paper:
B. Dorizzi, R. Cappelli, M. Ferrara, D. Maio, D. Maltoni, N. Houmani, S. Garcia-Salicetti and A. Mayoue, "Fingerprint and On-Line Signature Verification Competitions at ICB 2009", in proceedings of the International Conference on Biometrics (ICB), Alghero, Italy, pp.725-732, June 2009.

Current status of the project

Two competitions based on FVC-onGoing benchmarks were organized in conjunction with the 6th IAPR International Conference on Biometrics (ICB-2013): STFV@ICB-2013 (Secure Template Fingerprint Verification) and FIDX@ICB-2013 (Fingerprint Indexing).

Two competitions based on FVC-onGoing benchmarks were organized in conjunction with the 5th IEEE International Conference on Biometrics: Theory, Applications and Systems (BTAS2012): PVC@BTAS12 (Palmprint Verification) and FOE@BTAS12 (Fingerprint Orientation Extraction).

A competition based on FVC-onGoing benchmarks was organized in conjunction with the International Joint Conference on Biometrics (IJCB 11).

FVC-onGoing started accepting algorithm submissions on June 22, 2009.

The FVC-onGoing system was presented in June 2009 at ICB2009.


  • Biometric System Laboratory team (University of Bologna, Italy)
    • D. Maio
    • D. Maltoni
    • R. Cappelli
    • A. Franco
    • M. Ferrara
  • Advisory Board
    • A.K. Jain (Michigan State University, USA)
    • J.L. Wayman (San Jose State University, USA)
    • J. Ortega-Garcia (Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain)
    • J. Fierrez (Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain)

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