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BIOSIG 2014 : IEEE International Conference of the Biometrics Special Interest Group


Conference Series : Biometrics and Electronic Signatures
When Sep 10, 2014 - Sep 12, 2014
Where Darmstadt
Submission Deadline May 30, 2014
Notification Due Jun 30, 2014
Final Version Due Jul 31, 2014
Categories    biometrics   security   image processing   signal processing

Call For Papers

13th International Conference of the Biometrics Special Interest Group
Sept 10.-12., 2014, Darmstadt, Germany
Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V. (GI)
in cooperation with:
- Competence Center for Applied Security Technology (CAST)
- German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI)
- European Association for Biometrics (EAB)
- ICT COST Action IC1106
- Joint Research Centre of the European Commission (JRC)
- Tele-TrusT-Association
- Norwegian Biometrics Laboratory (NBL)
- Center for Advanced Security Research Darmstadt (CASED)
- Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research IGD

The conference will be technically co-sponsored by IEEE and papers will be added to IEEE Xplore.

Biometrics provides efficient and reliable solutions to recognize individuals. With increasing number of identity theft and miscues incidents we do observe a significant fraud in e-commerce and thus growing interests on trustworthiness of person authentication. Nowadays we find biometric applications in areas like border control, national ID cards, e-banking, e-commerce, e-health etc. Large-scale applications such as the European Union Visa Information System (VIS) and Unique Identification (UID) in India require high accuracy and also reliability, interoperability, scalability, system reliability and usability. Many of these are joint requirements also for forensic applications.

Multimodal biometrics combined with fusion techniques can improve recognition performance. Efficient searching or indexing methods can accelerate identification efficiency. Additionally, quality of captured biometric samples can strongly influence the performance. Moreover mobile biometrics is an emerging area and biometrics based smartphone can support deployment and acceptance of biometric systems.

However concerns about security and privacy cannot be neglected. The relevant techniques in the area of presentation attack detection (liveness detection) and template protection are about to supplement biometric systems, in order to improve fake resistance, prevent potential attacks such as cross matching, identity theft etc.

The BIOSIG 2014 conference addresses these issues and will present innovations and best practices that can be transferred into future applications. We invite stakeholders and technical experts to submit original research papers. Industrial contributions presenting lessons learned from practical usage, case study, recent results of prototypes, are also welcomed. Submissions should be full papers (max. 12 pages) in English. Each paper will be subjected of a double blind peer review. Authors should upload their submission to the EasyChair platform at:

BIOSIG is a non-profit conference! Thus the registration fee for
the full conference including lunch and dinner is limited to 400 EURO.
Ph.D. student registration (based on an enrolment certificate)
is at a reduced rate of 240 EURO.

The BIOSIG conference will be co-located with the final of the
EAB European Research and Industry Award, which takes place
on September 10th. Attending the presentations at the final is possible at no additional costs. This prestigious award is granted annually to individuals who have been judged by a panel of internationally respected experts. For further information on the EAB awards and the details of the application process please visit:

Important Dates
2014-05-30 Extended deadline for electronic submissions (via EasyChair)
2014-06-30 Notification of authors via e-mail
2014-07-31 Deadline for final papers (ready for press)
2014-09-10 EAB European Research and Industry Award
2014-09-11 to 2014-09-12 Conference: Talks and Presentations

Topics of Interest
The topics of the conference include but are not limited to:
- Biometric standards and interoperability
- multimodal and multi-biometrics
- security analysis of biometric components or systems
- on-card comparison
- fake resistance
- liveness detection
- aging of reference data
- template protection
- derivation of cryptographic keys from biometrics
- biometric middleware
- user interface design for biometric systems
- biometric performance measurement
- best practices
- usability
- forensic applications
- emerging applications
- ethical, legal and socio-technological aspects
- biometrics for public administrations.

Keynote Speakers at BIOSIG 2014
- Jean-Christophe Fondeur (Morpho)
- Jim Wayman (San Jose State University)

Christoph Busch, CAST e.V.

Arslan Brömme, GI-BIOSIG

Local Organizer: Christoph Busch

BIOSIG Webmaster: Victor-Philipp Busch
Tel. +49-40-94769389,

Program Committee
Harald Baier (CASED, DE)
Oliver Bausinger (BSI, DE)
Thirimachos Bourlai (WVU, US)
Patrick Bours (GUC, NO)
Sebastien Brangoulo (Morpho, FR)
Ralph Breithaupt (BSI, DE)
Julien Bringer (Morpho, FR)
Arslan Brömme (GI/BIOSIG, DE)
Christoph Busch (CAST-Forum, DE)
Victor-Philipp Busch (Sybuca, DE)
Patrizio Campisi (Uni Roma 3, IT)
Nathan Clarke (CSCAN, UK)
Adam Czajka (NASK, PL)
Henning Daum (secunet, DE)
Nicolas Delvaux (Morpho, FR)
Farzin Deravi (UKE, UK)
Bernadette Dorizzi (IT, FR)
Martin Drahansky (BUT, CZ)
Mike Fairhurst (UKE, UK)
Julian Fierrez (UAM, ES)
Simone Fischer-Hübner (KAU, SE)
Lothar Fritsch (NR, NO)
Steven Furnell (CSCAN, UK)
Patrick Grother (NIST, US)
Daniel Hartung (GUC,NO)
Olaf Henniger (Fhg IGD, DE)
Detlef Hühnlein (ecsec, DE)
Heinrich Ihmor (BSI, DE)
Christiane Kaplan (softpro, DE)
Stefan Katzenbeisser (CASED, DE)
Tom Kevenaar (GenKey, NL)
Ulrike Korte (BSI, DE)
Bernd Kowalski (BSI, DE)
Ajay Kumar (Poly, HK)
Herbert Leitold (a-sit, AT)
Stan Li (CBSR, CN)
Paulo Lobato Correira (IST, PT)
Mark Lockie (PB, UK)
Davide Maltoni (UBO, IT)
Tony Mansfield (NPL, UK)
Tsutomu Matsumoto (YNU, JP)
Johannes Merkle (secunet, DE)
Didier Meuwly (NFI, NL)
Emilio Mordini (CSSC, IT)
Axel Munde (BSI, DE)
Elaine Newton (NIST, US)
Mark Nixon (UoS, UK)
Alexander Nouak (Fraunhofer, DE)
Markus Nuppeney (BSI, DE)
Hisao Ogata (Hitachi, JP)
Martin Olsen (GUC, NO)
Javier Ortega-Garcia (UAM, ES)
Michael Peirce (Daon, IR)
Anika Pflug (CASED, DE)
Ioannis Pitas (AUT, GR)
Fernando Podio (NIST, US)
Reinhard Posch (IAIK, AT)
Raghu Ramachandra (GUC, NO)
Kai Rannenberg (Uni FFM, DE)
Nalini Ratha (IBM, US)
Christian Rathgeb (CASED, DE)
Marek Rejman-Greene (HO, UK)
Slobodan Ribaric (FER, HR)
Arun Ross (MSU, US)
Heiko Roßnagel (Fhg IAO, DE)
Raul Sanchez-Reillo (UC3M, ES)
Stephanie Schuckers (ClU, US)
Günter Schumacher (JRC, IT)
Takashi Shinzaki (Fujitsu, JP)
Max Snijder (EAB, NL)
Luis Soares (ISCTE-IUL, PT)
Luuk Spreeuwers (UTW, NL)
Rainer Stiefelhagen (KIT, DE)
Elham Tabassi (NIST, US)
Tieniu Tan (NLPR, CN)
Cathy Tilton (Daon, US)
Massimo Tistarelli (UNISS, IT)
Carlo Trugenberger (SwissSc, CH)
Dimitrios Tzovaras (CfRaT, GR)
Andreas Uhl (COSY, AT)
Markus Ullmann (BSI, DE)
Raymond Veldhuis (UTW, NL)
Anne Wang (Cogent, US)
Jim Wayman (SJSU, US)
Peter Wild (UoR, UK)
Frans Willems (UE, NL)
Andreas Wolf (BDR, DE)
Bian Yang (GUC, NO)
Xuebing Zhou (CASED, DE)

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