Special session on Synthetic Data in Biometrics Call for Papers

IEEE International Joint Conference on Biometrics  (IJCB 2023)
25-28 September 2023, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Special session on
Synthetic Data in Biometrics

Paper submission: 17 July 2023
Notifications: 14 August 2023


In recent years, the field of biometrics has witnessed remarkable
progress across different modalities, including facial images,
fingerprints, iris scans, and behavioral biometrics. However, the
development of accurate and robust biometric systems heavily relies on
large-scale, diverse, and annotated datasets. Gathering such datasets,
especially when dealing with sensitive personal information, can be
challenging due to privacy concerns, legal constraints, and limited
access to large-scale real-world data.

The IJCB 2023 special session on »Synthetic data in Biometrics«
will explore the emerging field of synthetic data for biometrics and
its potential to revolutionize the development, evaluation, and
deployment of biometric systems. Synthetic data, generated through
advanced machine learning models, offers a promising solution to
address the limitations of real-world data collection. By synthesizing
artificial biometric samples, researchers can create large-scale
(annotated) datasets that exhibit diverse variations and can be used
for training and testing of biometric models, all while respecting
privacy constraints.

By bringing together researchers, practitioners, and industry experts,
this special session will foster discussions on the potential of
synthetic data for biometrics. The special session will solicit
contributions exploring novel methodologies, applications, and
challenges associated with synthetic data generation, evaluation, and
utilization in biometric research. Topics of interest include, but are
not limited to:

+ Novel generative models for biometric data synthesis
+ Label generation for synthetic data
+ Data factories for training biometric (detection, landmarking,
recognition) models
+ Synthetic data for data augmentation
+ Data synthesis for bias mitigation and fairness
+ Quality assessment for synthetic data
+ Synthetic data for privacy protection
+ Novel applications of synthetic data
+ New synthetic datasets and performance benchmarks

*** Paper formatting and submission ***

Paper submitted to the special session should follow the formatting
guidelines, instructions and templates provided for the main
conference submissions, posted here:

In general, a paper can be up to 8 pages including figures and tables,
plus an unlimited number of additional pages for references only. The
reviewing process will be double blind.

All accepted papers will be included in the main part of the IEEE IJCB
2023 proceedings and will be submitted for inclusion in IEEE Xplore.

Papers should be submitted to the Special session track of the IJCB
2023 CMT instance. Select "Special Session: Synthetic data in
Biometrics" as the primary subject area during the submission:


*** Important Dates ***

Paper submission deadline: 17 July 2023
Notifications to authors: 14 August 2023

*** Organizers ***

Fadi Boutros, Fraunhofer IGD, Germany
Nasir Memon, NYU, USA
Vitomir Štruc, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Andreas Uhl, Salzburg University, Austria