ICB 2019

The 12th IAPR International Conference On Biometrics

4-7 June | Crete, Greece

Sclera biometrics have gained significant popularity among emerging ocular traits in the last few years. In order to establish this idea and to evaluate the potential of this trait, various pieces of work have been proposed in the literature, both employing sclera individually and in combination with the iris. In spite of those initiatives, sclera biometrics need to studied more extensively to ascertain their usefulness. Moreover segmentation task of sclera should receive more attention due to pertaining challenges. In order to fulfill the above-mentioned aims and to attract the attention/interest of researchers we are planning to host the competition. For details, please see the PDF.

We invite researchers working in the field of automatic ear recognition (in the wild to participate in the 2nd Unconstrained Ear Recognition Challenge (UERC 2019) that will be held in the scope of the IAPR International Conference on Biometrics (ICB 2019). The goal of the challenge is to advance the state-of-technology in the field of automatic ear recognition, to provide participants with a challenging research problem and introduce a benchmark dataset and protocol for assessing the latest techniques, models, and algorithms related to ear recognition. For details, please see the PDF.

Recently, wearable computing resource, such as smartphone, is developing so quickly. People are using smartphone for communication, entertainment, business, travelling, and browsing information. Although it has a huge benefit if we can use such wearable computing resource to support people life, the healthcare application is very limited. We would like to break the limitation and boost up the research to support human health. One of the important step for a healthcare system is to understand age and gender of the user who is wearing the sensor through gait. Gait is chosen since it is the most dominant daily activity, which is considered to contain not only identity but also physical, medical conditions. For details, please see the PDF.

Fingerprint Liveness Detection in Action (http://livdet.diee.unica.it/)

The Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering of the University of Cagliari is proud to announce the sixth edition of the International Fingerprint Liveness Detection Competition - Algorithms Part – “Fingerprint Liveness Detection in Action”. The widespread use of personal verification systems based on fingerprints has shown some security issues. Among the others, it is well-known that a fingerprint verification system can be deceived by submitting artificial reproductions of fingerprints made up of silicon or gelatine to the electronic capture device (optical, capacitive, etc...). These images are then processed as “true” fingerprints. These are known as spoofing or presentation attacks. Therefore, a recent issue in the field of security in fingerprint verification (unsupervised especially) is known as “liveness detection” or "presentation attacks detection". For details, please see the PDF.