International Conference of the Biometrics Special Interest Group Call for Papers



23rd International Conference  of the Biometrics Special Interest Group

September 25-27, 2024

Darmstadt, Germany

Scope of the Conference:

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 person
authentication. 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 upcoming European Union
Entry Exit System (EES), the Visa Information System (VIS) and Unique
Identification (UID) in India require high accuracy and 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 now a well-established
area and biometricsbased smartphones can support deployment and
acceptance of biometric systems.

However, concerns about security and privacy cannot be neglected. The
relevant techniques in presentation attack detection (liveness
detection) and template protection are about to supplement biometric
systems, in order to improve robustness to (deep) fakes and prevent
potential attacks such as cross matching, identity theft, etc.

The BIOSIG 2024 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 Norwegian Biometrics Laboratory (NBL), National
Research Center for Applied Cybersecurity (ATHENE), the Research
Institute for Cyber Defence (CODE) of the Universität der
Bundeswehr München, 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). Accepted
papers will be submitted for inclusion into IEEE Xplore subject to
meeting IEEE Xplore’s scope and quality requirements.

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

Paper Submission Instructions:

Submissions should be full papers (max. up to 8 pages of content + 2
pages of references) in English. Each paper will be subjected of a
double blind peer review. Authors should follow the instructions given

Note that those contributions, which will be accepted as poster
presentation, will be limited to 8+2 pages. Those contributions, which
will be accepted as full research paper, might be extended to 10 pages
of content and 2 pages of references. 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 harmonised 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

Important Dates:

30.05.2024  Deadline for submissions
25.07.2024  Notification of authors via e-mail
25.08.2024  Deadline for final papers (ready for press)
23.09.2024  German Biometric Working Group Meeting
23-25.09.2024  EAB-Research Project Conference
25.09.2024  EAB European Research and Industry Award
21.-22.09.2024  Main Conference: Talks and Presentations

Topics of Interest:

Topics of the conference include but are not limited to: Biometric
standards and interoperability, multimodal and multi-biometrics,
security analysis of biometric components or systems, on-card
comparison, presentation attack detection, aging of reference data,
template protection, de-identification, user interface design for
biometric systems, biometric performance measurement, sample quality,
best practices, usability, trustworthiness and explainability,
continuous authentication, forensics, and other emerging applications,
ethical, legal and socio-technological aspects, biometrics for public

1st Keynote speaker:
Anderson Rocha (University of Campinas, Brazil), "The Convergence
Revolution and Digital Forensics: Exploring the Nexus of Bits, Atoms,
Neurons, and Genes"

Best regards,

Fadi Boutros, Naser Damer, Meiling Fang, Marta Gomez-Barrero, Kiran
Raja, Christian Rathgeb, Ana Filipa Sequeira, Massimiliano Todisco