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ISSB 2012 : IX IAPR/IEEE Int.l Summer School for Advanced Studies on Biometrics


When Jun 11, 2012 - Jun 15, 2012
Where Alghero, Italy
Submission Deadline Feb 25, 2012
Categories    biometrics   forensics   pattern recognition   man machine interaction

Call For Papers

IX IAPR/IEEE Int.l Summer School for Advanced Studies on
Biometrics for Secure Authentication:


(Endorsed by GIRPR and IAPR TC-4 on Biometrics)

Alghero, Italy - June, 11-15 2012


APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 25th 2012

(download the application form at:

In the last decade, several recognition and authentication systems based on biometric measurements have been proposed. As more security is required, multimodality has also come to the fore. Moreover, emerging applications also require to perform human identification in different operational conditions.
What are the most up-to-date core technologies developed in the field? How to deal with and take advantage of the man-machine interaction? What are the most relevant issues in biometric standardization? What can we learn from human perception? How to develop/integrate a biometric recognition system?
This school follows the successful International Summer Schools on Biometrics held since 2003, but with a different target. In this 9th edition, the courses will mainly focus on new and emerging issues:

• How to exploit the human dimension in multi-biometric data acquisition and processing
• How to exploit new technologies in forensics and in security applications;
• Standardization, evaluation and assessment of biometric applications.

The courses will provide a clear and in-depth picture on the state-of-the-art in biometric verification/identification technology, both under the theoretical and scientific point of view as well as in diverse application domains. The lectures will be given by 18 outstanding experts in the field, from both academia and industry. Emphasis will be given to evaluation, standardization and to define the maturity of technology for the deployment of biometrics in a wide range of applications.

The school is endorsed by the International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR) under the Technical Committee 4 on Biometrics and by the IEEE Biometrics Council.

Participant application

The school will be open to about 50 highly qualified, motivated and pre-selected applicants. Phd students, post-docs, researchers and industrial professionals in the field are encouraged to apply. The lectures will be given by 18 outstanding experts, from both academia and industry.
The expected school fees will be in the order of 1,500 € for Phd students and 2,000 € for others (subject to change). The fees will include full board accommodation, all courses and handling material. A limited number of scholarships and travel grants (offered by the European Commission, IAPR, IEEE Biometrics Council and Morpho) will be awarded to Phd students, selected on the basis of their scientific background and on-going research work. The scholarship request form is available on the web site.
Phd students and post-docs applicants are encouraged to submit a short paper (6 pages maximum, original and unpublished work) on their recent research activity. Selected papers may be published, either in an edited book, or in a journal special issue.

Send a filled application form (download from together with a short curriculum vitae to: Prof. Massimo Tistarelli -

Advance pre-registration is strictly required by all applicants by February 15th 2012.

School location

The school will be hosted by Hotel Capo Caccia in Tramariglio ( near Alghero, Sardinia, one of the most beautiful resorts in the Mediterranean sea.

The hotel Capo Caccia is a recently renovated conference center, fully equipped for scientific events.
The structure is divided into three main blocks, beautifully immersed into the Capo Caccia natural reserve.
The central building, the dÈpendence and the other structures of the village are joined each other by a covered walk, which pleasantly crosses the park, reaching the swimming-pool and the beach.

The entire environment as well as the surroundings proved to be a perfect environment for the school activities.

School Committee

School director:
Massimo Tistarelli
Computer Vision Laboratory
University of Sassari, Italy

Josef Bigun
Department of Computer Science
Halmstad University, Sweden

Enrico Grosso
Computer Vision Laboratory
University of Sassari, Italy

Anil K. Jain
Biometrics laboratory
Michigan State University, USA

Preliminary list of lecturers:
Josef Bigun
Halmstad University - Sweden

Farzin Deravi
University of Kent - UK

Vincent Bouatou
Morpho - France

Rama Chellappa
University of Maryland - USA

Andrzej Drygajlo
EPFL - Switzerland

Anil K. Jain
Michigan State University - USA

Joseph Kittler
University of Surrey - UK

Davide Maltoni
University of Bologna - Italy

John Mason
Swansea University - UK

Didier Meuwly
Netherlands Forensics Institute - Netherlands

Emilio Mordini MD
Center for Science, Society and Citizenship - Italy

Mark Nixon
University of Southampton - UK

Alice O'Toole
University of Texas - USA

Maja Pantic
Imperial College - UK

Jonhaton Phillips

Arun Ross
West Virginia University - USA

Nicu Sebe
University of Trento - Italy

Tieniu Tan

Massimo Tistarelli
University of Sassari - Italy

David van Leeuwen
Radboud Universityñ Netherlands

Alessandro Verri
University of Genova - Italy

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