19th International Conference of the Biometrics Special Interest Group Call for Papers

19th International Conference  of the Biometrics Special Interest Group
September 16-18, 2020
Darmstadt, Germany

Biometrics provides efficient and reliable solutions to recognize
individuals.  With increasing number of identity theft and miss-use
incidents we do observe a significant fraud in e-commerce and thus
growing interests on trustworthiness of authentication
applications. 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 SmartBorder
Concept, the Visa Information System (VIS) and Unique Identification
(UID) in India require high accuracy and also reliability,
interoperability, scalability 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 improve fake resistance, prevent
potential attacks such as cross matching, identity theft etc.

The BIOSIG 2020 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 Joint Research Centre of the European Commission
(JRC), the TeleTrusT-Association, the Norwegian Biometrics Laboratory
(NBL), National Research Center for Applied Cybersecurity (ATHENE),
the Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research IGD, IET
Biometrics Journal 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

The BIOSIG-Conference is part of the Darmstadt Biometric Week, which
will take place at the premises of Fraunhofer IGD from September 14 to
18, 2020. The agenda of the week will contain the following events:
German Biometric Working Group meeting,
EAB-Research-Project-Conference, EAB-awards, BIOSIG,

We invite stakeholders and technical experts to submit original
research papers to BIOSIG. Industrial contributions presenting lessons
learnt from practical usage, case study, recent results of prototypes,
are also welcomed.

Paper Submission Instructions:
Submissions should be full papers (max. 8 pages) in English. Each
paper will be subjected of a double blind peer review. Authors should
upload their submission at:
and follow the instructions given at:
Note that those contributions, which will be accepted as poster
presentation, will be limited to 8 pages. Those contributions, which
will be accepted as full research paper, might be extended to 12

BIOSIG is supporting reproducible research (RR). All contributions are
encouraged to:
- present experiments related to publicly available datasets as a
first requirement for RR;
- make generated system scores openly available as a second requirement for RR.
Additionally, the sharing of plots or performance figures should align
with the international standard ISO/IEC 19795-1. Moreover open source
code of the proposed methods and detailed instructions to reproduce
the experiments is strongly encouraged.

We are seeking a harmonized appearance of the conference proceedings
and thus invite authors to align their manuscripts with the Harmonized
Biometric Vocabulary, as published in the international standard
ISO/IEC 2382-37:

Important Dates:
30.05.2020  Deadline for submissions
20.07.2020  Notification of authors via e-mail
20.08.2020  Deadline for final papers (ready for press)
14.09.2020  German Biometric Working Group Meeting
14-16.09.2020  EAB-Research Project Conference
16.09.2020  EAB European Research and Industry Award
17.-18.09.2020  Main Conference: Talks and Presentations
17.-18.09.2020  EAB Biometrics Training Event

Topics of Interest:
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.

Best regards,
Christoph Busch, Arslan Brömme, Antitza Dantcheva, Christian
Rathgeb, Kiran Raja, Andreas Uhl