Call for Proposals – FG 2026

The Steering Board of the IEEE International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition (FG) invites proposals to host the 2026 edition of the conference, preferably around May-June 2026. IEEE FG is co-sponsored by the IEEE Biometric Council and IEEE Computer Society.

IEEE FG is the premier international forum for research in image and video-based face, gesture, and body movement recognition. Its broad scope includes advances in fundamental computer vision, pattern recognition, computer graphics; machine learning techniques relevant to face, gesture and body motion; new algorithms and applications in behavioral science and affective computing.

FG 2026 will be the 20th in a series that began in 1995 in Zurich, Switzerland. In keeping with

past rotations between the Americas, Europe, and Australia-Asia, preference for FG 2026 will be given to proposals from Australia-Asia. FG 2024 is being organized in Istanbul ( and FG 2025 is planned to be held in Florida, USA.

Important Dates:

  • Notification of intent by May 15, 2024.
  • Draft proposal for initial feedback by June, 15, 2024.
  • Full proposals by September 15, 2024.

In your proposal, please include the following information:

  • Organizers: tentative general chairs, program chairs, and other key roles, with specific names where possible, proposed names otherwise. Please identify the lead general and program chair, and describe past organization and FG-related experience for all organizers, as well as IEEE conference organization experience, if possible.
  • The proposed conference dates, location and venue: including the specific conference location and facilities, estimated costs of the venue, suggested hotel(s) and their cost(s), accessibility for travel and example travel costs, public transportation and access from nearest airports. If there is local FG-related community, please mention. The proposed dates should not clash with major related conferences.
  • Conference plans: plans for the program (technical program, special sessions, invited speakers, reception and banquet, etc.), events beyond the main conference (workshops, tutorials, tours, etc.). What is planned to be similar or different from previous FG conferences? Will there be possibility of virtual attendance?
  • Budget: a tentative proposed conference budget with projections for different numbers of participants (150, 200, 250). Expected registration fees, IEEE administrative expenses (16% of budget), and a 10% contingency fee for unexpected expenses.

All communications, including requests for information and proposal submission, should be sent to the FG Steering Board Chair (Albert Ali Salah, [email protected]).

FG Steering Board:

Jeffrey Cohn,

Qiang Ji,

Stan Z. Li,

Mark Nixon,

Maja Pantic,

Albert A. Salah,

Sudeep Sarkar,

Walter J. Scheirer.