Although facial identification (FI) has been used in government and law enforcement applications for decades, the widespread use of facial images for scientific analysis and automated facial recognition (FR) systems is more recent.
Consequently, there is a need to gather and disseminate accurate information regarding the proper application of FI and FR methodologies and technologies.*
Please visit this website often if you are interested in endeavors to fulfill community needs for this discipline.
If you are actively engaged in FI and/or FR work, please consider participating in FISWG activities. FISWG meeting participants work hard establishing standards and guidelines during weeklong meetings twice annually, and are exposed to world-class presentations and information unavailable anywhere else.
* Extracted from the FISWG Overview document, version 2018.09.18.
OSAC Facial Identification Subcommittee & FISWG Update
Presented by Lora Sims on 3 August 2021 at the International Association for Identification Conference
These slides provide an overview of recent activities of the Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC) Subcommittee on Facial Identification (FI) and also the Facial Identification Scientific Working Group (FISWG) in relation to OSAC FI.
FISWG Letter to the IAI Regarding Certifications & Facial Comparisons - 2010.12.30
8 Oct 2021 -
On the Documents
page,changed the Drafts for Comment status to closed (comments were accepted through 30 September 2021).
3 Aug 2021 -
On this page, posted a link to OSAC Facial Identification and FISWG overview and update
slides from a 3 Aug 2021 presentation
at the International Assocation for Identification.
1 Aug 2021 -
page, posted four newly approved documents and two new draft documents.
1 Mar 2021 -
Converted FISWG.org html pages to responsive format for improved viewing on phones and tablets.
22 Feb 2021 -
page, posted two newly approved documents and four new draft documents. Updated the
14 Aug 2020 -
On the Documents page, posted three newly approved documents and two new draft documents. On the home page, posted a link to facial identification success stories.
16 Mar 2020 -
Extended the comments open date to 15 April 2020 for new draft documents on the Documents page.
7 Jan 2020 -
Posted eight newly approved documents and eight new draft documents on the Documents page.
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