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BIOSIG 2013 : IEEE International Conference of the Biometrics Special Interest Group


Conference Series : Biometrics and Electronic Signatures
When Sep 5, 2013 - Sep 6, 2013
Where Darmstadt, Germany
Submission Deadline May 30, 2013
Notification Due Jun 30, 2013
Final Version Due Jul 31, 2013
Categories    biometrics   security   image processing   signal processing

Call For Papers

International Conference of the Biometrics Special Interest Group
Sept 05.-06., 2013, 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)
- 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 recog-nize individuals. Growing interests on trustworthiness of authentication stimulate employment of biometric techniques. Nowadays, biometric applications can be found in diverse areas such as health monitoring, national ID cards, e-banking, e-commerce, etc. It rises to challenges of robustness, reliability, interoperability, scalability, system reliability and usability. Large-scale applications such as the European Union Visa Information System (VIS) and Unique Identification (UID) in India require high accuracy. Multimodal biometrics combined with fusion techniques can improve recognition performance. Efficient searching or indexing methods can accelerate identi-fication efficiency. Additionally, quality of acquired biometric samples can strongly influence the performance. Quality as-sessment methods cannot only guarantee success of authenti-cation but can also provide helpful feedback to system opera-tors during the capturing process. Recently it was shown, that biometric recognition with low cost sensors embedded in mobile devices such as cell phones can improve deployment and acceptance of biometric systems.
Moreover, 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 2013 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:

The BIOSIG conference will be co-located with the final of the
EAB European Research and Industry Award, which takes place
on September 4th. 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
2013-05-30 Deadline for electronic submissions (via EasyChair)
2013-06-30 Notification of authors via e-mail
2013-07-31 Deadline for final papers (ready for press)
2013-09-04 EAB European Research and Industry Award
2013-09-05 to 2013-09-06 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 2013
- Anil K. Jain (University Distinguished Professor at
Michigan State University)
- Krum Garkov (Executive Director - European agency for
operational management of large-scale IT systems)

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)
Thiriamchos Bourlai (WVU, US)
Patrick Bours (GUC, NO)
Sebastien Brangoulo (Morpho, FR)
Ralph Breithaupt (BSI, DE)
Julien Bringer (Morpho, FR)
Arslan Bro_mme (GI/BIOSIG, DE)
Christoph Busch (CAST-Forum, DE)
Victor-Philipp Busch (Sybuca, DE)
Patrizio Campisi (Uni Roma, IT)
Nathan Clarke (CSCAN, UK)
Adam Czajka (NASK, PL)
Henning Daum (G&D, DE)
Nicolas Delvaux (Morpho, FR)
Farzin Deravi (UKE, UK)
Bernadette Dorizzi (IT, FR)
Martin Drahansky (BUT, CZ)
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 Hu_hnlein (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)
Alexander Nouak (Fhg IGD, 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)
Arun Ross (WVU, 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 (IST, PT)
Luuk Spreeuwers (UTW, NL)
Elham Tabassi (NIST, US)
Tieniu Tan (NLPR, CN)
Cathy Tilton (Daon, US)
Massimo Tistarelli (UNISS, IT)
Dimitrios Tzovaras (CfRaT, GR)
Andreas Uhl (COSY, AT)
Markus Ullmann (BSI, DE)
Raymond Veldhuis (UTW, NL)
Anne Wang (Cogent, US)
Jim Wayman (SJSU, US)
Frans Willems (UE, NL)
Andreas Wolf (BDR, DE)
Haiyun Xu (UT, NL)
Bian Yang (GUC, NO)
Xuebing Zhou (CASED, DE)

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