Call for Papers

The PDF of the Call for Papers can be found HERE

The International Workshop on Biometrics and Forensics (IWBF) is a forum devoted to facilitating synergies in research and development among the areas of multimedia forensics, forensic biometrics, and forensic science. State-of-the-art research in areas such as biometrics, forensic science, surveillance, and multimedia forensics will be presented.

The 9th edition of IWBF will be held in Rome, Italy, on May 6-7, 2021, offering a meeting place for those concerned with the use of advanced biometric technologies in forensic applications, attracting participants from industry, research, academia, and end-users.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Biometrics
  • Attacks to biometric recognition systems
  • Multimodal biometrics
  • Soft biometrics
  • Mobile biometrics
  • Biometric analysis of crime scenes
  • Forensic Science
  • Multimedia forensics
  • Integrity verification
  • Anonymization & Data Privacy
  • Data de-identification
  • Surveillance
  • Ethical and societal implications
  • Information Theoretic Security
  • Adversarial Signal Processing
  • Case studies on the aforementioned topics

Paper Submission

Prospective authors are invited to submit original and unpublished work, in English, with up to 6 pages including results, figures and references. (overlength submissions will not be reviewed). Paper submissions will be reviewed by at least three members of the Technical Program Committee. This process will be blind, with the results of the review process to be posted on the CMT Website. Authors will also be notified of the review outcome by email.

Special Sessions Proposal

The IWBF 2021 technical program will include Special Sessions to complement the regular program with new or emerging topics of particular interest, in line with the technical scope of the conference. Proposals will be evaluated based on topic novelty and associated impact, organizing committee qualifications, as well as the proposed list of contributed papers.

Demo Proposal

The IWBF 2021 organisers invite academia, industry researchers and practitioners to showcase their work in biometrics and forensics through demonstrations. We are searching for interactive displays of innovative methods, systems and applications within the workshop’s topics of interest.

Doctoral Consortium

The IWBF Doctoral Consortium aims to provide a platform for current and prospective Ph.D. students to present their ideas and ongoing research, meet other researchers, and obtain feedback from well-known advisers about possible directions for their future research. The doctoral consortium is a great opportunity for students to discuss the strengths/weaknesses of different research proposals, as well to show/present some preliminary results. Also, it should promote the brainstorming about exciting opportunities in the forensics/biometrics domains of knowledge.

Important Dates

Special Sessions Proposal: December 18, 2020

Paper, Demo, DC Submission: February 21, 2021

Decision Notification: March 14, 2021

Camera Ready: April 2, 2021

Conference: May 6-7, 2021