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 18-Jun-2024  Information
Participants 1907  Participants Registered
Algorithms Evaluated 8720  Algorithms Evaluated
Algorithms Published 331  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

Hardware Specification

The list below contains a brief description of the evaluation systems used until now:

  • from June 22, 2009 to June 27, 2019 a physical machine with an Intel Xeon E5410 @ 2.33 GHz with 4 cores and 4GB of RAM;
  • from June 28, 2019 to November 14, 2019 a virtual machine with an AMD Opteron Processor 6376 @ 2.30 GHz with 8 cores and 16GB of RAM;
  • from November 15, 2019 to November 17, 2020 a virtual machine with an Intel Xeon E7-8880 v4 @ 2.20 GHz with 8 cores and 16GB of RAM.
  • since November 18, 2020 a virtual machine with an Intel Xeon E7-8880 v4 @ 2.20 GHz with 8 cores and 8GB of RAM.


  • 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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