TC4 Workshop on Mobile and Wearable Biometrics (WMWB) Call for Papers

CPR 2020 TC4 Workshop on Mobile and Wearable Biometrics (WMWB)

Organized in conjunction with the 
25th International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR 2020), 
Milan, Italy, January 10-15, 2021
Supported by the IAPR TC-4 ( ).


Mobile devices are nowadays widely employed by people all over the
world, with almost 3 billion users interacting with smartphones or
tablets in their daily life. Such devices are not anymore used for
personal communication only, but also for a variety of other
applications, ranging from accessing the Internet, storing personal
data, making payments, and gaining access to restricted services or
areas. With the rise of the Internet of Things, a growth trend similar
to the one characterizing mobile devices in the recent past is now
observed for wearable devices such as smartwatch and activity
trackers, that is, smart electronic devices equipped with
micro-controllers which can be incorporated into clothing or worn on
the body as implants or accessories.

Given the types of data must such devices can capture, process, and
store, proper secure mechanisms are needed to avoid potentially
harmful threats related to security and privacy loss. It is therefore
of paramount importance to design workable and effective solutions to
implement automatic recognition systems within mobile and wearable
devices, with biometric systems certainly representing the most
interesting alternative to achieve this goal.

The workshop will highlight the recent developments in the evolving
areas of mobile and wearable biometric recognition systems. We invite
submissions from all areas of computer science and pattern recognition
relevant for, or applied to, mobile and wearable biometric


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

*       Physical biometrics (fingerprint, face, iris, vein, etc.)
*       Behavioral biometrics (signature, keystroke, gait, etc.)
*       Cognitive biometrics (ECG, PPG, EDA, etc.)
*       Attacks at biometric systems
*       Biometric template protection schemes
*       Multibiometric recognition systems
*       Machine Learning with limited computational resources
*       User interface design
*       Database collection


Submissions must be formatted in accordance with the Springer's
Computer Science Proceedings guidelines
Two types of contribution will be considered:

*     Full papers (12-15 pages, including references)
*     Short papers (6-8 pages, including references)

Accepted manuscripts will be included in the ICPR 2020 Workshop
Proceedings Springer volume. Once accepted, at least one author is
expected to attend the event and orally present the paper.


Submission deadline: October 10, 2020
Author notification: November 10, 2020
Camera-ready submission: November 15, 2020

Workshop: January 11, 2021


For further information, please visit 
or send an email to Emanuele Maiorana at