IEEE Computer Society Workshop
on Biometrics

In association with CVPR 2006

New York City, NY, USA
June 17 & 18, 2006

Paper submission absolute deadline: March 27, 2006 

Chairs: Bir Bhanu & Nalini Ratha


Call for Papers 

With a very security conscious society, biometrics based authentication and identification have become center of focus for many important applications as it is believed that biometrics can provide accurate and reliable identification. Biometrics research and technology continue to mature rapidly, driven by pressing industrial and government needs and supported by industrial and government funding.  As the number and types of biometrics architectures and sensors increases, the need to disseminate research results increases as well.  This workshop is intended to be positioned at the frontier of biometrics research and showcase the most excellent and advanced work underway at academic and private research organizations as well as government labs. 

Many of the applications require higher level of accuracy performance not feasible with a single biometrics today. Additionally, it is also believed that fusing multiple biometrics will also improve wider coverage of population who may not be able to provide a single biometrics and also improve security of the systems in terms of spoof attacks. This workshop will address all aspects of research issues in different modes and levels of fusion of biometrics samples, sensing modes and modalities with a sole goal of improving performance of biometrics. Theoretical studies on sensor fusion techniques applied to biometrics authentication, recognition and performance are encouraged. The topics of interest are: 

- Sensing; intensity, depth, thermal, pressure, time-series, exotic 
- Face, finger, ear, eye, iris, retina, vein pattern, palm, gait, foot, exotic
- Biometric template computation and feature extraction, matching 
- Data and performance baselines 
- Evolution of standards, competitions and organized challenge problems 
- Score level, decision level and feature level integration 
- Architectures for integration, evidence integration 
- Fusion based identification techniques 
- Normalization techniques involved in fusion techniques 
- Machine learning techniques in biometrics fusion 
- Public databases and score files in multi-biometrics 
- Application dependence personalization of multi-biometrics systems 
- Theoretical studies in showing models for integration 
- Performance modeling, prediction and evaluation of multi-biometrics systems
- Security improvement assessment for multi-biometrics systems 


Bir Bhanu (Professor, University of California, Riverside,
Nalini K. Ratha (Research Staff Member, IBM Research,
Venu Govindaraju (Professor, SUNY Buffalo,, Web & Publicity Chair

Program Committee:  

Samy Bengio,  IDIAP, Switzerland
Josef Bigun,  Halmstad University, Sweden
Michael Boshra,  Authentec, USA 
Rama Chellappa,  University of Maryland, USA
Amit Roy-Chowdhary, University of California, Riverside, USA 
Pat Flynn,  University of Notre Dame, USA
Venu Govindraju,  University of Buffalo, USA
Patrick Grother,  NIST, USA 
Jaihie Kim,  Yonsei University, South Korea
Josef Kittler,  University of Surrey, UK 
Ajay Kumar,  IIT, New Delhi, India 
Vijaya Kumar,  Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Ludmila Kuncheva, University of Wales,  UK
Larry Nadel,  Mitretek, USA
Jonathon Phillips,  NIST, USA
Fabio Roli,  University of Cagliari, Italy 
Arun Ross,  West Virginia University, USA
Tieniu Tan,  CAS, USA
Xunjun Tan,  QMotions, USA 
Massimo Tistarelli,  Univ. Of Sassari, Italy 
Pramod Varshney,  Syracuse University, USA
Jim Wayman,  San Jose State University, USA
David Zhang,  Polytech University, Hong Kong 


- Several oral paper sessions 
- Invited talks 
- A poster session 


Paper submission: March 27, 2006 
Reviews completed: April 15, 2006 
Final Papers due: April 22, 2006

All the selected papers will be included in CVPR-dvd; in addition, the organizers are planning a special issue in leading workshop.  

Paper Submission: 

For the paper submission, please follow the instructions on the website:

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Accepted Papers: 

Accepted paper list

Special Issue: 

A special issue on Human Detection and Recognition of IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INFORMATION FORENSICS AND SECURITY is planned. Please see the call for papers.