[visionlist] CFP – Biometrics in the Wild 2017 (in conjunction with IEEE FG 2017)

** BWild 2017 – CALL FOR PAPERS**

International Workshop on Biometrics in the Wild 2017
Held in conjunction with IEEE FG 2017
May 30/June 3, 2017 (TBD)

The 2nd International Workshop on Biometrics in the Wild 2017 (BWild
2017) will be held in conjunction with a IEEE FG 2017
on May 30 or June 3, 2017 (TBD) in Washington DC, USA. BWild 2017 builds
on the success of the 2015 Workshop on Biometrics
in the Wild that was held in conjunction with IEEE FG 2015.

** Call for Papers **
Research on biometric recognition has long been focused on recognition
from biometric data captured in ideal conditions. With
recent advances in computer vision and machine learning the research
focus shifted away from controlled laboratory conditions
to unconstrained settings, where the variability of the captured
biometric data is significantly higher and automatic
recognition is a far more challenging task. Due to the countless
deployment possibilities in security applications,
surveillance, social media, consumer electronics or border control,
biometric recognition in unconstrained settings,
nowadays often referred to as »biometrics in the wild«, increasingly
attracts interest from universities, government agencies
as well as private companies, and represents a highly active area of

The goal of this workshop is to present the most recent and advanced
work related to biometric recognition in the wild and
bring together researchers and practitioners working on problems related
to unconstrained biometrics. Submitted papers should
clearly demonstrate improvements over the existing state-of-the-art and
use the most challenging datasets available. We are
interested in all parts of biometric systems ranging from
detection/segmentation, landmark localization, pre-processing, and
feature extraction techniques to modeling and classification approaches
capable of operating on biometric data captured in
the wild. New methodologies, architectures and studies related to deep
learning and applied to problems related to
unconstrained biometrics are also welcome. Topics of interest include
(but are not limited to):

+ Biometric recognition in the wild (face, ear, gait, palms, iris,
+ Biometric detection in the wild (face, eyes, ears, body, …),
+ Soft biometrics in the wild,
+ Context-aware techniques for biometric detection and recognition,
+ Landmark localization in the wild,
+ Robust machine learning for biometrics in the wild,
+ Normalization techniques for recognition in the wild,
+ Multi-modal biometrics in the wild,
+ Novel databases and performance benchmarks,
+ Privacy protection and de-identification of biometric identifiers,
+ Spoofing of biometric systems,
+ Deep learning approaches for unconstrained biometric recognition,
+ Related applications.

** Date and Venue **
The workshop will be held in conjunction with the 12th International
Conference on Automatic Face
and Gesture Recognition (IEEE FG 2017) in Washington DC, USA on either
May 30th or June 3rd, 2017 (TBD).

** Submissions **
The manuscripts should be submitted in PDF format and should be no more
than 8 pages in IEEE FG 2017
paper format. The submitted papers should present original work not
currently under review elsewhere
and should have no substantial overlap with already published work.
Accepted papers will be included
in the Proceedings of IEEE FG 2017 & Workshops and will be sent for
inclusion into the IEEE Xplore
digital library.

Papers submission deadline 27 January 2017
Notification to authors 3 March 2017
Camera ready papers due 8 March 2017
Workshop dates May 30/June3 2017 (TBD)

** Organizers **
Bir Bhanu
Abdenour Hadid
Qiang Ji
Mark Nixon
Vitomir Štruc

** Program committee **
Ross Beveridge
Terry Boult
Kevin Bowyer
Patrizio Campisi
Rama Chellappa
Xilin Chen
Jean-Luc Dugelay
Patrick Flynn
Manuel Güthner
Hu Han
Gang Hua
Ioannis A. Kakadiaris
Josef Kittler
Ajay Kumar
Andreas Lanitis
Jiwen Lu
Karthik Nandakumar
Vishal Patel
Peter Peer
Jonathon Phillips
Matti Pietikäinen
Norman Poh
Arun Ross
Sudeep Sarkar
Walter Scheirer
Tieniu Tan
Massimo Tistarelli
Andreas Uhl


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