IEEE Computer Society and IEEE Biometrics Council
Workshop on Biometrics

In association with CVPR 2011

Monday June 20, 2011

Deadline has been extended to Monday March 21, 2011, 11:59pm. PST (Pacific Standard Time) 

General Chairs: Bir Bhanu & Nalini Ratha
Program Chair: Venu Govindaraju

CVPR Biometrics 2011 Final Program

For the paper submission, please follow the link to the website:



Call for Papers 

With a very security conscious society, biometrics based authentication and identification have become center of focus for many important applications as it is believed that biometrics can provide accurate and reliable identification. Biometrics research and technology continue to mature rapidly, driven by pressing industrial and government needs and supported by industrial and government funding.  As the number and types of biometrics architectures and sensors increases, the need to disseminate research results increases as well.  This workshop is intended to be positioned at the frontier of biometrics research and showcase the most excellent and advanced work underway at academic and private research organizations as well as government labs. 

Many of the applications require higher level of accuracy performance not feasible with a single biometrics today. Additionally, it is also believed that fusing multiple biometrics will also improve wider coverage of population who may not be able to provide a single biometrics and also improve security of the systems in terms of spoof attacks. This workshop will address all aspects of research issues in different modes and levels of fusion of biometrics samples, sensing modes and modalities with a sole goal of improving performance of biometrics. Theoretical studies on sensor fusion techniques applied to biometrics authentication, recognition and performance are encouraged. The topics of interest are: 

- Sensing; intensity, depth, thermal, pressure, time-series, exotic 
- Face, finger, ear, eye, iris, retina, vein pattern, palm, gait, foot, exotic
- Biometric template computation and feature extraction, matching 
- Data and performance baselines 
- Evolution of standards, competitions and organized challenge problems 
- Score level, decision level and feature level integration 
- Architectures for integration, evidence integration 
- Fusion based identification techniques 
- Normalization techniques involved in fusion techniques 
- Machine learning techniques in biometrics fusion 
- Public databases and score files in multi-biometrics 
- Application dependence personalization of multi-biometrics systems 
- Theoretical studies in showing models for integration 
- Performance modeling, prediction and evaluation of multi-biometrics systems
- Security improvement assessment for multi-biometrics systems 


General Chairs:
Bir Bhanu (Professor, University of California, Riverside,
Nalini K. Ratha (Research Staff Member, IBM Research,

Program Chair:
Venu Govindaraju (Professor, SUNY Buffalo,

Program Committee:  

Josef Bigun,  Halmstad University, Sweden
Michael Boshra,  Authentec, USA 
Kevin Bowyer, Notre Dame University, USA
Patrizio Campisi, University of Roma Tre, Italy
Rama Chellappa,  University of Maryland, USA
Hui Chen, MorphoTrak, USA
Amit Roy-Chowdhary, University of California, Riverside, USA 
Julian Fierrez, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain
Pat Flynn,  University of Notre Dame, USA
Raymond Fu,  University at Buffalo, USA
Venu Govindraju,  University of Buffalo, USA
Ju Han, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA
Jaihie Kim,  Yonsei University, South Korea
Josef Kittler,  University of Surrey, UK 
Ajay Kumar,  Polytech University, Hong Kong 
Vijaya Kumar,  Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Larry Nadel,  Noblis, USA
Ifeoma Nwogu,  University of Rochester, USA
Ioannis Pavlidis, University of Houston, USA
Dijana Petrovska,  Telecom SudParis, France
Jonathon Phillips,  NIST, USA
Fabio Roli,  University of Cagliari, Italy 
Arun Ross,  West Virginia University, USA
Richa Singh,  IIIT Delhi, India
Xunjun Tan,  QMotions, USA 
Massimo Tistarelli,  Univ. Of Sassari, Italy 
Pramod Varshney,  Syracuse University, USA
Mayank Vatsa, Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, India
Jim Wayman,  San Jose State University, USA
Juneho Yi, Sungkyunkwan University, Korea
Jiangang Yu, Microsoft, USA
David Zhang,  Polytech University, Hong Kong 
Xiaotao Zou, Morphotrak, USA


- Several oral paper sessions 
- Invited talks 
- A poster session 


Paper submission: March 21, 2011, 11:59pm. PST (Pacific Standard Time) 
Reviews completed: April 19, 2011 
Final Papers due: April 25, 2011

All the selected papers will be included in CVPR-DVD.  

Paper Submission: 

For the paper submission, please follow the link to the website:
The format of the paper is the same as the CVPR Conference paper.
The size of the paper is 8 pages. The review process will be anonymous, names of author(s) should not be mentioned in the paper.

Accepted Papers: 

For the accepted papers, please go to the following link:

Final Workshop Program: 

For the final program of the workshop, please check the following link:

Invited Talk: 

Best Paper Awards for: