=================================================== 7th IAPR/IEEE Int.l Summer School for Advanced Studies on Biometrics for Secure Authentication: FORENSICS, SECURITY and REMOTE IDENTIFICATION Alghero, Italy - June, 7-11 2010 Endorsed by: IAPR TC-14 =================================================== Contact: tista@uniss.it http://biometrics.uniss.it IMPORTANT DATES: APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 15th 2010 download the application form: http://biometrics.uniss.it Notification of acceptance: March 15th 2010 SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS A filled application form must be sent to the school committee, together with a curriculum vitae, via e-mail to: Massimo Tistarelli - tista@uniss.it SCOPE In the last decade, several recognition and authentication systems based on biometric measurements have been proposed. Algorithms and sensors have been developed to acquire and process many different biometric data sources. The recent introduction of biometric data in electronic documents has increased the relevance of the secure storage and processing of personal biometric data. As more security is required, multimodality has also come to the fore. Moreover, emerging applications also require to perform human identification in motion and at a distance. What are the most up-to-date core technologies developed in the field? What are the most relevant issues in biometric standardization? What are the real and ultimate limitations of human recognition/authentication systems working at a distance? 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 7th edition, the courses will mainly focus on new and emerging issues in biometrics: - How to exploit new technologies in forensics and in security application at a distance; - Identity management in new and emerging multimodal biometric technologies; - 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 or industrial professionals in the field are encouraged to apply. The lectures will be given by several outstanding experts in the field, from both academia and industry. The expected school fees will be in the order of 1,200 euro for Phd students and 1,800 euro for others (subject to change). The fees will include full board accommodation, all courses and handling material. Some scholarships will be awarded to the best 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. SCHOLARSHIPS A limited number (around 5) scholarships will be available for selected Phd students to cover the school fees. Applicants holding a Phd student status may request a scholarship support clearly stating their request in the application and also providing a valid proof of their student status. The scholarships are offered by the COST Action 2101, Sagem and by GIRPR (the Italian branch of IAPR). Send a filled application form (download from http://biometrics.uniss.it) together with a short curriculum vitae to: Massimo Tistarelli - tista@uniss.it Advance pre-registration is strictly required by all applicants by February 15th 2010. LOCATION The school will be hosted by Hotel Capo Caccia in Tramariglio (http://www.hotelcapocaccia.it) 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 d╚pendence 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 structure 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 Co-directors: 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 Jean-Christophe Fondeur - Sagem Security - France Andrzej Drygajlo - EPFL - Switzerland Anil K. Jain - Michigan State University - USA Joseph Kittler - University of Surrey - UK Davide Maltoni - UniversitÓ di Bologna - Italy John Mason - Swansea University - UK Martin Meints - ULD SH - Germany Emilio Mordini MD - Center for Science, Society and Citizenship - Italy Mark Nixon - University of Southampton - UK Alice O'Toole - University of Texas - USA Jonhaton Phillips - NIST - USA Arun Ross - West Virginia University - USA Ben Schouten - Fontys University - Netherlands Tieniu Tan - CASIA-NLPR - China Massimo Tistarelli - UniversitÓ di Sassari - Italy Alessandro Verri - UniversitÓ di Genova - Italy