The 16th International Conference on Frontiers in Handwriting Recognition (ICFHR 2018) will be held August 5-8, 2018 in Niagara Falls (USA) at the Niagara Falls Conference & Event Center. ICFHR is the flagship conference for handwriting recognition research and applications. The conference brings together experts from academia and industry to share their experiences and advance research in all aspects of handwriting recognition technologies. ICFHR 2018 is sponsored by the International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR), and organized in part by IAPR Technical Committee No. 11 (Reading Systems).