IWBF 2016

3-4 March 2016 Limassol

Final MC meeting and last action International Workshop on Biometrics and Forensics.

It is an international forum devoted specifically to the development of synergies between the biometrics and forensic science research areas.

IWBF provides the meeting place for those concerned with the usage of biometric recognition systems in forensic science applications, attracting participants from industry, research, academia and users.

5th Int. Conference on Pattern Recognition Applications and Methods (ICPRAM) 2016

24-26 February 2016 Rome

The International Conference on Pattern Recognition Applications and Methods would like to become a major point of contact between researchers, engineers and practitioners on the areas of Pattern Recognition, both from theoretical and application perspectives.

To disseminate the results of the action and to promote the awareness of the available forensic biometrics technologies in the scientific community. Organising an Action presentation within the ICPRAM annual conference on Pattern Recognition.
This event will allow the Action’s members to present the latest scientific results as well as to meet and propose a closer scientific exchange and open discussion between the Pattern Recognition and the Forensic scientific community. This event will constitute a step forward to promote awareness of the Forensic Biometrics technologies.

Special session at the ENFSI Workshop of the “Digital imaging”

27-29 October 2015 Budapest

Organizing an Action presentation within the ENFSI Working Group on Digital Imaging thematic meeting, October 2015. This event continues the same path initiated in the past action periods which led to a very fruitful cooperation with researchers from the Forensic Science community as well as forensic experts. This event will allow the Action’s members to present the latest scientific results as well as to meet and propose a closer scientific exchange and open discussion with the Forensic scientific community. This event will constitute a step forward to facilitate the cooperation between the Biometrics and Forensic Science communities.

BioSIG 2015

9-11 September 2015 Darmstadt

Co-organising the 13th Int. Conference of the Biometrics Special Interest Group (BioSIG) 2015 in Darmstadt, Germany on September 9-11 2015. This event is jointly organized with the European Association for Biometrics (EAB) and will host the 9th European Biometrics Research and Industry Awards ceremony. A WG6 working group meeting co-organized with COST Action IC1206 is also planned. The WG meeting will continue the on-going discussion on societal and legal issues related to the adoption of biometric technologies in forensic cases. The co-location of a WG meeting with this conference will also facilitate the discussion and the creation of liaisons with the EAB as well as to other EU projects in areas related to Biometrics and Forensic Science. The event is co­organized by the action MC members and the BioSIG.

EAFS 2015 Workshop “Methodological Best Practice for Forensic Semiautomatic and Automatic Speaker Recognition”

9 September 2015 Prague

Following the very successful meetings in Lausanne, Krakow, Istanbul, Helsinki, Glasgow and the Hague Prague and the Institute of Criminalistics Prague have the opportunity to host a very important meeting of delegates coming from forensic science laboratories, academia, industry and trade and service companies.

MC & WG meeting in conjuction with EUSIPCO 2015 Special Session

1 September 2015 Nice

First of the two periodic Management Committee meetings and Working Group meetings. This first MC meeting will serve to verify how the planned action goals have been reached during the first 4 months of the last period. It will also allow to coordinate the efforts of the action partners toward the last action workshop as final event of the action. The associated WG meetings will be held in one session sharing all WGs presentation in one day. This meeting will allow the WG leaders to promote interaction and exchange among the WG partners.

COST IC1106 Special Session: Using Biometrics for Forensic Investigations of EUSIPCO conference addresses the usage of biometric recognition techniques and their application in the context of forensic investigations.

MM4CSF 2015 in conjuction with ICME 2015

3 July 2015 Torino

1st International Workshop on Multimedia Crime Scene Forensics for Fingerprint Acquisition and Processing (MM4CSF)  aim to increase the so far very limited knowledge in the area of multimedia crime scene forensics and to address these challenges with an increased accuracy, automation and performance, including objective quality metrics and error measures. The goal of the workshop is furthermore to explore current and emerging work on these topics, and to provide a forum for authors to present early, yet promising results on these issues.

 

Training School for Biometrics in Forensic, Security and Mobile Applications

22-26 June 2015 Alghero

Organising of the fourth Training School: 12th Int. Summer School for Advanced Studies on Biometrics for Secure Authentication. This year’s school is entitled “Biometrics in Forensics, Security and Mobile Applications”. This school has a long successful history and over the years it gained a remarkable reputation in the scientific community. Capitalizing on this success story and continuing the joint organization of this training school will have a high impact also on the success of this action.

This training school will include 3 practical sessions “hands on”, with a set of MatLab tools, to experiment the development and application of biometric algorithms to real, multi-biometric data. Multidisciplinarity is a key element of the training school. The lecturers will provide an in-depth view from several disciplines, including: the state of the art in fundamental biometric technologies and their application to forensic cases; Machine learning techniques; Forensic examination methodologies and their links with biometrics; Neuroscience and human perception; ethical and societal issues related to biometrics and forensics; statistical analysis of biometric data in forensics; industrial deployment of biometric technologies in law enforcement.

IMF2015 Special sessions on digitized forensics

19 May 2015 Magdeburg

WG4 meeting during Special session in the context of the 9th International Conference on IT Security Incident Management & IT Forensics addresses the traditional forensic disciplines (e.g. crime scene forensics, detection of counterfeits of physical objects and artwork) that utilize digital methods to acquire and analyze the physical traces digitally. This special session thematically complements the main conference towards novel digitized methods for the purpose of forensic challenges by bridging the gap between the emerging domains of IT and criminalistic forensics.

The scope of this special session ranges from digital processing of crime scene traces, such as fingerprints, palm prints, fibers, tool and ammunition marks or handwriting traces, to approaches for detecting and analyzing counterfeit physical objects and artworks, as well as the forensic analysis of media streams, e.g. for extracting and identifying characteristic origin patterns.

B-Wild 2015

8 May 2015 Ljubljana

The International Workshop on Biometrics is the Wild (B-Wild 2015) will be held in Ljubljana, Slovenia on May 8th 2015. To goal of the workshop is to present the most advanced work related to biometric recognition in unconstrained seetings (often referred to as »biometric recognition in the wild«). Topics of interest comprise all areas of biometrics ranging from detection, localization, and feature extraction techniques to modeling and classification approaches capable of operating on biometric data captured in the wild.

FG 2015

4-8 May 2015 Ljubljana

IEEE International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition 2015. The IEEE conference series on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition is the premier international forum for research in image and video-based face, gesture, and body movement recognition. Its broad scope includes: advances in fundamental computer vision, pattern recognition and computer graphics; machine learning techniques relevant to face, gesture, and body motion; new algorithms and applications. The conference presents research that advances the state-of-the-art in these and related areas, leading to new capabilities in various application domains.

IWBF 2015

3-4 March 2015, Gjøvik

The International Workshop on Biometrics and Forensics (IWBF) is organized by COST Action IC1106 – “Integrating Biometrics and Forensics for the Digital Age” and by IAPR TC4, the technical committee on Biometrics.

It is an international forum devoted specifically to the development of synergies between the biometrics and forensic science research areas.

IWBF provides the meeting place for those concerned with the usage of biometric recognition systems in forensic science applications, attracting participants from industry, research, academia and users.

6th Joint MC & WG Meeting and IAIEU kick-off meeting

27-28 October 2014 Coventry

This meeting covers all IC1106 Working Groups progress reports and individual presentations of the members. Then the MC meeting of the Action was planned and after that the kick-off meeting of the European Division of the International Association for Identification was held.

Joint IC1106 and IC1206 Workshop/WG Meeting and BioSig 2014

10-12 September 2014 Darmstadt

Biometrics provides efficient and reliable solutions to recognize individuals. With increasing number of identity theft and miscues 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 European Union Visa Information System (VIS) and Unique Identification (UID) in India require high accuracy and also reliability, interoperability, scalability, system reliability and usability. Many of these are joint requirements also for forensic applications.

ECCV 2014 International Workshop on Soft Biometrics

7 Septemmber 2014 Zurich

Research on soft biometrics is still in its infancy despite the vast potential applications. This one-day workshop will bring together researchers working not only on soft biometrics but also on related disciplines to present and discuss the recent developments in the field. The event aims also at encouraging exchanges, interactions and potential collaboration between the potential participants. The workshop will hopefully open a debate on new opportunities and new challenges in the area, and at unifying the efforts toward the development of adequate tools, protocols and databases for evaluating and monitoring the progress in the field of soft biometrics. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first workshop devoted to the emerging topic of soft biometrics.

Joint ENFSI Digital Imaging and IC 1106 WG Meeting

2 - 5 September 2014 Bucharest

IC1106 members and Romanian Forensic Institute and the Image Analysis Lab joint meeting. The ENFSI DIWG addresses a broad variety of different topics including, but not limited to, the image enhancement, (facial) image comparison, photogrametry, 3D-documentation of crime/crash scenes and digital image/video recovery.

EUSIPCO 2014 Special Session: Biometric Technologies for Security and Forensics Applications

1-5 September 2014 Lisbon

In our increasingly interconnected society, the need to establish a person’s identity is becoming critical. Traditional authentication based on what one possesses (e.g, token/access card) or what one knows (password) no longer suffices. Biometrics, described as the science of recognizing an individual based on his/her physiological or behavioral traits, which is effectively based on what one is, offers an important solution to identity security. However, there remain great challenges when deploying the biometric technologies in the context of security and forensics applications. Criminals may attempt to invade their identity. More sophisticated criminals may introduce the biometrics of innocent individuals into a crime scene in order to confuse the forensics investigation; this is called ‘anti-forensics’.

Workshop on Face and Facial Expression Recognition from Real World Videos

24 August 2014 Stockholm

The face plays a key role in many real-world applications such as security systems, human computer interaction, remote monitoring of patients, video annotation, and gaming. Having detected the face, pattern recognition techniques and machine learning algorithms are applied to facial images, for example, to find the identity of a subject or analyze her/his emotional status. Though face and facial expression recognition in still images and in ideal imaging conditions have been around for many years, they have been less explored in video sequences in uncontrolled imagining conditions. Developing face and facial expression recognition algorithms for real-world scenarios, for instance, for remote patient monitoring or for identification in surveillance videos are still challenging tasks.

BIOMET 2014

23-24 June 2014 Sofia

BIOMET 2014 is intended to provide a forum to present current work and new ideas in this challenging field. It renovates and continues the Biometrics tradition (2007-2010) of the CompSysTech International Conferences, one of the longest running international conferences in computer science in Bulgaria that started in 2000. At the same time, BIOMET 2014 is primarily connected with the goals of the IICT-BAS’s AComIn project to disseminate recent advances in Biometrics among the research groups and companies in Bulgaria and Balkan countries as well.

11th International Summer School for Advances in Biometric Authentication: Biometrics for Forensic, Security and Beyond

9-13 June 2014 Alghero

In the last decade, research on the automated recognition of people has evolved to cover a large number of applications. From the early days, when security was the driving force behind biometric research, today’s challenges go far beyond security. Machine learning, Image understanding, Signal analysis, Neuroscience, Forensic science, and other disciplines, converged in a truly multidisciplinary effort to devise and build advanced systems to facilitate the interpretation of signals recorded from individuals acting in a given environment. This is what we simply call today “Biometrics”.

Special Session BiForD at MIPRO 2014

May 30 2014, Opatija Croatia

Special Session BiForD – Biometrics & Forensics & De-identification and Privacy Protection at MIPRO 2014 – 37th International Convention (jointly organized with IC 1206)

The 37th International ICT Convention MIPRO 2014 is traditionally dedicated to information and communication technology, electronics, microelectronics, renewable energy sources, ecology along with a new and high technologies in general. We are convinced that MIPRO 2014 will attract more than a thousand participants from commerce, science, education, state and local administration, government and local self-government from Croatia and abroad.

IWBF 2014

March 27-28 2014, Valletta

The International Workshop on Biometrics and Forensics (IWBF) is organized by COST Action IC1106 – “Integrating Biometrics and Forensics for the Digital Age” and by IAPR TC4, the technical committee on Biometrics. It is an international forum devoted specifically to the development of synergies between the biometrics and forensic science research areas.
IWBF provides the meeting place for those concerned with the usage of biometric recognition systems in forensic science applications, attracting participants from industry, research, academia and users.

ENFSI EFPWG/IC Workshop

October 23-25 2013, Ankara Turkey

The 13th European Network of Forensic Science Institutes Fingerprint Working Group Annual meeting has been hosted in Ankara by ENFSI EFPWG with the cooperation of the Forensic Laboratories of the Turkish Gendarmerie (JKDB). The event traditionally gathers the official representatives from the European Forensic Institutes part of the ENFSI network, guests and representatives from the industries active in the field of fingerprints. It was recognised by the MC of the COST Action IC1106 that the ENFSI EFPWG Annual meeting was the best arena where to reach the forensic practitioners throughout Europe. Therefore an half a day Workshop on COST Action IC1106 ?Integrating Biometrics and Forensics for the Digital Age? was organized locally by Dr. Aldo Mattei during the AM.

Conference of Biometric Technologies in Forensic Science (BTFS 2013)

October 14-15 2013, Nijmegen The Netherlands

This conference aims at presenting and discussing scientific research undertaken to address any of the challenges set by forensic science for aspects of biometric technology such as sample quality, available data or calibration. We therefore specifically welcome researchers from both the forensic science and the biometric technology communities that are interested to try and understand each other’s motives and challenges, and are willing to bridge the potential gap between these communities due to different standpoints, terminology and experience.

Sixth WG Meeting – CMS IFIP conference

September 25-26 2013, Magdeburg Germany

CMS’2013 is the 14th Conference in the “Communications and Multimedia Security” series. The series is a joint effort of IFIP Technical Committees TC6 (Communication Systems) and TC11 (Security and Protection in Information Processing Systems).

The conference provides a forum for engineers and scientists in information security. Both state-of-the-art issues and practical experiences as well as new trends in these areas will be once more the focus of interest just like at preceding conferences.

Fourth MC Meeting and Fifth WG Meeting

September 5-6 2013, Darmstadt Germany

The topics of the conference include but are not limited to: Biometric standards and interoperability, multimodal and multi-biometrics (sensor, modality, sample, feature, score and decision fusion), security analysis of biometric components or systems, on-card comparison, fake resistance, liveness detection, aging of reference data, template protection, derivation of cryptographic keys from biometrics, biometric middleware, user interface design for biometric systems, biometric performance measurement, sample quality, best practices, usability, emerging applications, ethical, legal and socio-technological aspects, biometrics for public administrations.

Training School

June 10-15 2013, Alghero

For the last ten years, the International Summer School on Biometrics has been closely following the developments in science and technology to offer a cutting edge, intensive training course, always in-line with the current state-of-the-art.
This school follows the successful International Summer Schools on Biometrics held since 2003, but with a different target. In this 10th edition, the courses will mainly focus on new and emerging issues: Will Biometrics help facing the new and emerging challenges of the E-society? How to exploit the human dimension in multi-biometric systems; How to exploit new Biometric technologies in forensics and security applications; Standardization, evaluation and assessment of biometric applications.

Fourth WG Meeting and ICB Conference

June 4-7 2013, Madrid

The 6th IAPR International Conference on Biometrics (ICB-2013), technically co-sponsored by both IEEE (Biometrics Council) and IAPR (Technical Committee on Biometrics – TC4), will have a broad scope and invites papers that advance biometric technologies, sensor design, feature extraction and matching algorithms, analysis of security and privacy, and evaluation of social impact of biometrics technology. Topics will include biometric systems based on fingerprint, iris, face, voice, hand, handwriting, gait and other modalities as well as biometric fusion and emerging biometrics based on novel sensing technologies.

International Workshop on Biometrics and Forensics (IWBF)

April 4-5 2013, Lisbon

The International Workshop on Biometrics and Forensics (IWBF) is organized by COST Action IC1106 – “Integrating Biometrics and Forensics for the Digital Age”. It is an international forum devoted specifically to the development of synergies between the biometrics and forensic science research areas.
IWBF provides the meeting place for those concerned with the usage of biometric recognition systems in forensic science applications, attracting participants from industry, research, academia and users.

Second MC meeting and Third WGs meeting

December 14-15 2012, Paris

This meeting includes Plenary conferences (invited speakers from Biometrics and Forensics), General assembly of the BioSecure Association, MC meeting and WG meetings.

WG 1-4 Meeting & ACM Workshop MMSec

September 6-7 2012, Coventry UK

The 14th ACM Multimedia and Security Workshop (MMSec) will be held at the University of Warwick in Coventry, UK, on September 6 – 7, 2012. Since its inauguration in 1998, MMSec has been intended for disseminating knowledge in the areas of multimedia security such as data protection, multimedia forensics, hidden communications and biometrics, as well as topics in privacy, policy and legal issues in relation to multimedia security and forensics in real world applications. We expect the workshop to facilitate cross-fertilisation of ideas among key stakeholders from academia, industry, practitioners and government agencies around the globe.