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BIOSIG 2016 : 15th International Conference of the Biometrics Special Interest Group


Conference Series : Biometrics and Electronic Signatures
When Sep 21, 2016 - Sep 23, 2016
Where Darmstadt
Submission Deadline May 30, 2016
Notification Due Jul 15, 2016
Final Version Due Aug 15, 2016
Categories    biometrics   image processing   signal processing

Call For Papers

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 smartphones 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 im-prove fake resistance, prevent potential attacks such as cross matching, identity theft etc.

The BIOSIG 2016 conference addresses these issues and will present innovations and best practices that can be transferred into future applications. The conference is jointly organized by the Competence Center for Applied Security Technology (CAST), the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI), the European Association for Biometrics (EAB), the ICT COST Action IC1106, the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission (JRC), the TeleTrusT-Association, the Norwegian Biometrics Laboratory (NBL), the Center for Advanced Security Research Darmstadt (CASED), the Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research IGD and the special interest group BIOSIG of the Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V. (GI). The conference will be technically co-sponsored by IEEE and papers will be added to IEEE Xplore.

We invite stakeholders and technical experts to submit original research papers. Industrial contributions presenting lessons learnt 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 subject-ed of a double blind peer review. Authors should upload their submission at:

and use the GI format for which templates are available at: (LaTeX-template) and (Word-template)
Note that those contributions, which will be accepted as poster presentation, will be limited to 8 pages.

Important Dates:

30.05.2016 Deadline for electronic submissions
15.07.2016 Notification of authors via e-mail
15.08.2016 Deadline for final papers (ready for press)
19./20.09.2016 EAB-Research Project Conference
21.09.2016 Satellite Workshop TTT Working Group
21.09.2016 EAB European Research and Industry Award
22./23.09.2016 Main Conference

The BIOSIG Group is dedicated to the foundations of biometrics. Its objective is to to link practical experience with academic innovations. Thus the Special Interest Group BIOSIG together with its co-organizers is providing with its annual conference a suitable platform to work on these issues.

The topics of the conference include but are not limited to: Biometric standards and interoperability, multimodal and multi-biometrics (sensor, modality, sample, feature, score and decision fusion), 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, de-identification, user interface design for biometric systems, biometric performance measurement, sample quality, best practices, usability, continuous authentication, forensics and other emerging applications, ethical, legal and socio-technological aspects, biometrics for public administrations.

Satellite events:
EAB Research Projects Conference (EAB-RPC) 2016:
German TeleTrusT Biometrics Working Group:
EAB Biometrics Research and Industry Awards 2016:

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