Biometrics for Secure Authentication: Continually Learning Biometrics Call for Papers

Biometrics for Secure Authentication:


Alghero, Italy  -  June 6 - 10 2022

To face the expected travel limitations due to the Covid-19 outbreak,
the school is planned as a mixed virtual event, allowing participation
both in person and remotely with videoconference facilities


Application deadline: FEBRUARY 15th 2022 (download the application
form at:

From the early days, when security was the driving force behind
biometric research, today's challenges go far beyond
security. Machine learning, Image understanding, Signal analysis,
Neuroscience, Robotics, Forensic science, Digital forensics and other
disciplines, converged in a truly multidisciplinary effort to devise
and build advanced systems to facilitate the interpretation of signals
recorded from individuals acting in a given environment. This is what
we simply call today "Biometrics".

For the last nineteen years, the International Summer School on
Biometrics has been closely following the developments in science and
technology to offer a cutting edge, intensive training course, always
up to date with the current state-of-the-art.

What are the most up-to-date core biometric technologies developed in
the field? What is the potential impact of biometrics in forensic
investigation and crime prevention? What can we learn from human
perception? How to deploy current Machine Learning approaches? How to
deal with adversarial attacks in biometric recognition? How can a
biometric system learn continually?  This school follows the
successful track of the International Summer Schools on Biometrics
held since 2003. In this 19th edition, the courses will mainly focus
on new and emerging issues:

*       The impact of AI and advanced learning techniques in Biometrics;
*       How to make "Deep Biometrics" systems explainable;
*       The advantages of continual learning for biometrics;
*       How to exploit new biometric technologies in forensic and emerging 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.

An advanced feature of this summer school will be some practical
sessions to better understand, "hands on", the real potential of
today's biometric technologies.

Participant application

The expected school fees will be in the order of 1,600  (400 
in videoconference) for students and 2,200  (800  in
videoconference) for others. The fees will include full board
accommodation, all courses and handling material.  A limited number of
scholarships, partially covering the fees, will be awarded to Phd
students, selected on the basis of their scientific background and
on-going research work.  The scholarship request form can be
downloaded from the school web site

Send a filled application form (download from together with a short resume to:

Prof. Massimo Tistarelli - e-mail:

    Submission of applications: February 15th, 2022
    Notification of acceptance: March 20th, 2022
    Registration: April 25th, 2022

Advance pre-registration is strictly required by February 15th 2022

School location

The school will be hosted by Hotel Dei Pini
( ) in the Capo Caccia bay, near Alghero,
Sardinia. This is one of the most beautiful resorts in the
Mediterranean Sea. The structure is beautifully immersed into the Capo
Caccia bay. The hotel Dei Pini has a recently renovated conference
centre, fully equipped for scientific events. The school venue, as
well as the surroundings, proved to be a perfect environment for the
school activities.

The school lectures will be delivered as a mixed mode event, allowing
both physical (if the medical advice at the time of the school will
allow it in full security) and remote attendance with
videoconferencing facilities.

    For participants attending in videoconference, live lectures will
    be delivered online with full sharing of the lecturing material
    and allowing live interaction with the participants. Private and
    group meetings with each lecturer will be organised to deepen the
    discussion started in the class.

    Ad-hoc teleconferencing and communication tools will be also set
    up for practical hands-on sessions and to allow a good engagement
    of the participants and the lecturers.

    Open sessions will be organised with questions and answers
    moderated by the leading experts in the field.

The organisers and all lecturers are fully committed to make this
year's school as successful, instructing and inspiring as in the past

School Committee: 

Massimo Tistarelli
Computer Vision Laboratory - University of Sassari, Italy

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