IWBF2020 - INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON BIOMETRICS AND FORENSICS - will take place online

The 8th International Workshop on Biometrics and Forensics (IWBF-2020) will take place on-line by default - with the option of physical presence to those who choose to attend in-person and are able to besides the travelling restrictions. The workshop takes place on April 29 and 30.

The organisers will broadcast the meeting for registered participants, facilitate remote presentations and carefully plan all the activities of the event to fit this model. Considering these circumstances, slight adjustment to the previously published fees were made.

Under the new and challenging conditions, IWBF 2020 will still be a valuable moment for exchange of knowledge, allowing networking and promoting academic and social interaction - something we all need in these times of home confinement.

You are invited to support IWBF 2020 with your registration.

IWBF 2020
8th International Workshop
on Biometrics and Forensics

April 29-30, 2020, Porto, Portugal

About IWBF

About IWBF

The 2020 International Workshop on Biometrics and Forensics (IWBF 2020) is organized by the Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering, Technology and Science (INESC TEC) and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) jointly with the European Association of Biometrics (EAB). It will be held at Porto, Portugal, on April 29-30, 2020. IWBF is an international forum devoted to facilitating synergies in research and development among the areas of multimedia forensics, forensic biometrics, and forensic science. IWBF provides the meeting place for those concerned with the use of advanced biometric technologies in forensic applications, attracting participants from industry, research, academia, and end-users.


Important dates:
Paper, Demo, DC Submission: February 15, 2020
Decision Notification: March 7, 2020
Camera Ready: March 27, 2020
Author Registration: March 27, 2020
Conference: April 29-30, 2020


Call for Papers

Important Dates

Submission: January 10, 2020 February 15, 2020 (AoE/UTC-12 )
Decision Notification: March 7, 2020
Camera Ready: March 27, 2020
Conference: April 29-30, 2020


Topics of Interest

  • Multimedia forensics
  • Forensic behavioural biometrics
  • People identification
  • Combination of multimodal biometrics
  • Video surveillance
  • Ethical and societal implications
  • Case studies in biometrics and forensics
  • and more...

Prizes and Special Issues

The best IWBF 2020 paper will be awarded a monetary prize - "Computers Journal Best Paper Award" - sponsored by MDPI's Computers .

A special issue is being organised in IEEE Transactions on Biometrics, Behavior, and Identity Science (TBIOM) . Authors of the best papers presented at IWBF 2020 will be invited to publish extended versions of their work in this special issue.

Do not forget to read the IWBF 2020 guidelines .

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Call for Demos

The IWBF 2020 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.


Important Dates

Submission: February 15, 2020 (AoE/UTC-12 )
Notification: March 7, 2020
Conference: April 29-30, 2020


Proposal Submission

Interested parties should submit a short proposal document (maximum 2 pages) including:

  • (1) a short abstract describing the demonstration: the methods/systems, their context, goals, and results
  • (2) reference to submitted manuscripts or publications associated with the demonstration (if any)
  • (3) a list of needed space/facilities/equipment not brought by the authors
  • (4) pictures or schematics of the demonstration setup (optional)
  • (5) a list of previous conferences/events where the demonstration was performed, and any changes made since then.

Authors should follow carefully all instructions and guidelines and submit the demo proposal document in the IEEE conference style and use the respective template. Manuscripts must be submitted in PDF format using the Microsoft CMT submission system using the link in the 'Submissions' section.

Do not forget to read the IWBF 2020 guidelines .

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Call for 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.

Accepted submissions will be presented at the Doctoral Consortium and published in the workshop proceedings. One mentor will be nominated for each candidate/student, and there will be opportunity for both bilateral meetings (mentor and student) and multilateral meetings (all mentors and students) during the consortium, in order to obtain constructive feedbacks for each prospective work plan.


Important Dates

Submission: February 15, 2020 (AoE/UTC-12 )
Notification: March 7, 2020
Camera Ready: March 27, 2020
Doctoral Consortium: April 29, 2020


Application and Submission

The students should write a short abstract (summary), with a maximum of 2 pages and a short presentation, clearly identifying: the problem statement; main hypotheses; main difficulties; ongoing research; further directions.

Do not forget to read the IWBF 2020 guidelines .

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Submissions

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).

Authors should follow carefully all instructions and guidelines provided in the IEEE conference style and use the respective template. Manuscripts must be submitted in PDF format using the Microsoft CMT submission system .

The review process is double-blind, so be sure to remove any elements that may identify any of the authors or their affiliations. It is also important to adapt the narrative to avoid disclosing the identity of the authors (e.g., when referring to prior work, instead of writing 'previously, we have found x' you should write 'previously, Author et al. have found x').

Abstract submission is optional but encouraged until January 10th, 2020.
Full paper submission deadline is February 15th, 2020 (Anywhere on Earth - UTC-12 ).

Do not forget to read the IWBF 2020 guidelines .

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Programme

Keynote Talks


Peter Eisert*: Explainable AI for Face Morphing Attack Detection
* IAPR Invited Keynote Speaker

Deep learning has received an enormous interest for many data analysis tasks. In various applications, including biometrics and forensics, such methods outperform classical approaches in terms of accuracy and classification performance. However, deep learning usually provides only black box decisions, which are critical in most security and safety related applications. Here, it is desirable to know, why a neural network has come to a particular decision in order to verify a decision or to modify the system in case of mis-classifications.

In this talk, state of the art methods, like layerwise relevance propagation (LRP), will be presented that enable the explanation and visualization of neural network decisions. This will be illustrated for the particular case of CNN based face morphing attack detection. It is shown that not only plausibility of decisions can be determined but also generality and attack detection performance can be improved, making a system more robust to unknown future threats.


Zeno Geradts: Forensic Aspects and the Analysis of Deepfake Videos

Since the advent of AI and neural networks (especially the GAN-networks), it is easier to make a realistic deepfake video. In the early days, digital video manipulation was easy to detect, since many artefacts were visible. However, with the software that is nowadays available, also on the consumer market, it is easier to produce those so called deepfake videos. In this presentation, we will focus on the making of deepfakes, including the technique of face morphs.

The forensic detection of deepfake is based on the detection of artefacts and discontinuities in the video, which can be accomplished manually, with a neural network or a combination of both. The Photo Non Uniformity Response (PRNU) technique is an effective way of detecting if a deepfake has been encountered. Nevertheless, the detection of deepfakes is never fully solved. Like with all the anti-spoofing methods, once the detection technique is known, it is possible to develop ways to prevent detection, for example, by spoofing the PRNU patterns.

Venue

Porto

Porto is Portugal’s second-largest city, European Best Destination in 2017, 2014, and 2012. Full of contrasts within a small area, Porto offers a diversity of styles and ambiances. In this city of great wine and long history, you will enjoy the famous baroque style monuments and the worldwide famous Port Wine cellars. With the World Heritage Douro Riverside on the background, the narrow and sinouous cobbled streets of this old and charming city contrast with the growing innovation, cutting edge technology, and technological startups that have made this city their home.

How can I get there?

Committees

General Chairs
Honorary Chairs
Speaker 1

Mark Nixon

University of Southampton

Speaker 1

Arun Ross

Michigan State University

Programme Chairs
Speaker 1

Lena Klasén

Swedish Police Authority

Speaker 1

Andreas Uhl

University of Salzburg

Speaker 1

Hugo Proença

IT, University of Beira Interior

Advisory Chairs
Speaker 1

Massimo Tistarelli

University of Sassari

Speaker 1

Christoph Busch

NTNU, Hochschule Darmstadt, Fraunhofer IGD

Speaker 1

Raymond Veldhuis

University of Twente

Speaker 1

Paulo Lobato Correia

Instituto Superior Técnico

Speaker 1

Chang-Tsun Li

University of Warwick

Local Organisation Chairs
Publication Chairs
Speaker 1

Fernando Alonso-Fernandez

Halmstad University

Speaker 1

Marta Gomez-Barrero

Hochschule Darmstadt

Speaker 1

Naser Damer

Fraunhofer IGD

Publicity Chairs
Speaker 1

Javier Galbally

European Commission Joint Research Centre

Speaker 1

Sara Oliveira

INESC TEC, FEUP

Sponsorship & Industry Liaison Chairs
Speaker 1

Ana Rebelo

UPT, INESC TEC

Speaker 1

Inês Domingues

IPO Porto, DEIS-ISEC

Demo Chairs
Speaker 1

André Lourenço

CardioID Technologies, ISEL

Speaker 1

João R. Pinto

INESC TEC, FEUP

Technical Programme committee
  • Adam Czajka, Notre Dame University, United States
  • Ajita Rattani, Wichita State University, United States
  • Ana Rebelo, Universidade Portucalense, Portugal
  • Ana Sequeira, INESC TEC, Portugal
  • André Lourenço, CardioID Technologies, Portugal
  • Andreas Uhl, University of Salzburg, Austria
  • Anoop M. Namboodiri, IIIT Hyderabad, India
  • Aythami Morales Moreno, Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain
  • Christian Rathgeb, Hochschule Darmstadt, Germany
  • Christoph Busch, NTNU, Hochschule Darmstadt, & Fraunhofer IGD, Germany
  • Daniel Riccio, University of Napoli Federico II, Italy
  • David Menotti, Federal University of Paraná, Brazil
  • Didier Meuwly, Netherlands Forensic Institute & University of Twente, The Netherlands
  • Dilan Seckiner, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
  • Emanuela Marasco, George Mason University, United States
  • Emil Hjalmarson, Linköping University, Sweden
  • Fernando Alonso-Fernández, Halmstad University, Sweden
  • Gian Luca Marcialis, University of Cagliari, Italy
  • Guodong Guo, West Virginia University, United States
  • Haibo Li, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
  • Hugo Proença, University of Beira Interior, Portugal
  • Iacopo Masi, University of Southern California, United States
  • Inês Domingues, IPO Porto, Portugal
  • Jaime S. Cardoso, University of Porto & INESC TEC, Portugal
  • Jean-Luc Dugelay, EURECOM, France
  • Jonathon Phillips, National Institute of Standards and Technology, United States
  • Jörgen Ahlberg, Linköping University, Sweden
  • Julian Fierrez, Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain
  • Kiran Raja, NTNU, Norway
  • Luís Ducla Soares, IT & ISCTE-IUL, Portugal
  • Maria de Marsico, Sapienza University of Roma, Italy
  • Marta Gomez-Barrero, Hochschule Darmstadt, Germany
  • Massimo Tistarelli, University of Sassari, Italy
  • Matteo Ferrara, University of Bologna, Italy
  • Matus Pleva, Technical University of Kosice, Slovakia
  • Michele Nappi, University of Salerno, Italy
  • Naser Damer, Fraunhofer IGD, Germany
  • Nicolas Tsapatsoulis, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus
  • Oleg Komogortsev, Texas State University, United States
  • Olga Bellon, Federal University of Paraná, Brazil
  • Patrick Bours, Gjøvik University College, Norway
  • Paulo Lobato Correia, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
  • Pong C. Yuen, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
  • Raghavendra Ramachandra, NTNU, Norway
  • Raymond Veldhuis, University of Twente, The Netherlands
  • Ricardo Dinis-Oliveira, CESPU & University of Porto, Portugal
  • Rubén Vera-Rodriguez, Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain
  • Shervin Minaee, Expedia Group, United States
  • Srinrangaraj Setlur, State University of New York at Buffalo, United States
  • Svetlana Yanushkevich, University of Calgary, Canada
  • Teresa Magalhães, Universidade do Porto, Portugal
  • Vitomir Struc, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Yu Guan, University of Newcastle, United Kingdom
  • Zeno Geradts, Netherlands Forensic Institute & University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Supporters

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Registration

Early Late On-Site
until April 3 April 4-17 April 18-28
Researcher (Standard) €360 €420 €450
Researcher (IEEE/IAPR Member) €310 €360 €390
Student (Standard) €220 €250 €275
Student (+ Doctoral Consortium) €240 €280 €300
Doctoral Consortium (Only) €150 €170 €190
Industry €400 €460 €500

Guidelines

Accepted Papers

Accepted papers will be chosen for either an oral presentation or poster presentation. For a paper to be included in the conference proceedings, at least one author is required to:

  • be registered with a *full registration* by March 27, 2020; (*full registration* types are: Researcher-Standard; Researcher-Member IAPR/IEEE; or Student-Standard.)
  • attend the workshop to either give the oral presentation or present a poster in the poster session (papers may not be presented by third parties).

Every paper must have at least one author registered (with a *full* registration) by March 20, 2020. Each *full* registration covers at most 1 (one) paper (for the paper to be published in the conference proceedings as mentioned in the previous point).

Attendance

Attendance to the conference is limited to the available seats. Those who wish to attend the conference are advised to register, following the given instructions on the conference website. Registration on-site is possible but subject to availability. You are NOT required to be an author of a paper to attend IWBF2020.

Student Registrations

Students must send a certificate of their status as a full time student. The registration process will only be complete when the organization sends the registration confirmation.

Registration Types

Full Registration Fees include attendance to all conference sessions, coffee-breaks, lunch and a (TBD) social event on the evening of the first day of the conference; attendance certificate (will only be emitted to registered authors); access to the conference materials (by download); publication of accepted papers in IEEE Xplore and mention in the official program.

Doctoral Consortium Registration Fees include attendance to all conference sessions, coffee-breaks, lunch - convivial lunch with mentors on the DC day - and a (TBD) social event on the evening of the first day of the conference; attendance certificate; access to the conference materials (by download); publication of the Doctoral Consortium accepted proposal in IEEE Xplore and mention in the official program.

Paper Presentations

Oral and Poster presentations: When you receive your acceptance notification for an oral presentation, you will be instructed regarding the time allocated for oral sessions. We recommend that you prepare slides carefully following the guidelines given and sparing enough time for introduction, summary, and questions from the audience. When you receive your acceptance notification for a poster presentation, you will be instructed regarding the poster size, orientation and other aspects.

No-show policy: Papers that are accepted for IWBF2020 must be presented at the conference by one of the authors. Any paper withdrawn after the notification deadline or papers that are not presented at the conference by an author shall be deemed a “no-show” paper and will not appear in the conference proceedings nor in IEEE Xplore. A paper may exceptionally be presented by a non-author only if this is previously approved by the Technical Program Chairs. Any such non-author presenter must be able to present the work and respond to questions with the same effectiveness as if they were an author. Requests for non-author presenters must be made by email no later than two weeks prior to the conference. Exceptions to this policy can be made at the discretion of the IWBF2020 Technical Program Chairs if evidence is provided that the no-show occurred because of circumstances beyond the control of the authors. No-show paper authors wishing to appeal must email the Technical Program Chairs no later than 7 days after the start of IWBF2020 and provide their supporting evidence. Appeals are decided by the Technical Program Chairs based on evidence provided. Examples of relevant evidence includes medical documents and visa rejection letters.

Refunds

Refunds can be requested (65% of the registration value minus €30 of administrative fees), but NO REFUNDS will be made after March 31, 2020. However, you are allowed to change the name on the registration without penalty. For refunds, please contact Elizabete Oliveira (elizabete.oliveira@tacongress.com).

Visas and Letters of Invitation

If you need a letter of invitation to apply for a visa, please send the following information to Sara Oliveira (sara.i.oliveira@inesctec.pt):

  • Your FULL name, including salutation (Mr, Ms, Mrs);
  • Passport information: number, issue date and place and expiration date;
  • The paper title and number;
  • Whether you want a hard copy or an email document (email is preferred) and your full mailing address or email address, as appropriate.

If you have not yet registered because the site is not functional yet, you may apply for a visa letter in advance. We will not issue visa letters without confirmation that you have registered and paid once the site is live. Please know that your letter will be turned around as quickly as possible. Any fraudulent requests will be reported to the proper authorities.