The 10th International Conference on Signal Image Technology & Internet Systems

The 10th International Conference on Signal Image Technology

IEB 2014

Workshop on Insight on Eye Biometrics

Collocated with: 

November 23-27, 2014 - Marrakech, Morocco

Scope of the Workshop
Human identification methods based on credentials, such as identification documents and PIN, cannot meet the growing demand for security in applications such as ID cards, border crossings, and access control. As a result, recognition methods based on physiological and behavioral characteristics are increasingly adopted for person identification applications. In fact, biometric traits, such as fingerprints, earlobe geometry, retina and iris patterns, voice, DNA, cannot be lost, stolen, or easily forged and are also considered to be persistent and unique.
The recent literature has shown an increasing interest for eye related biometrics (iris pattern, retina pattern, and periocular regions). Except for retina, whose acquisition can be perceived by some users as invasive, iris and periocular regions can be captured by non invasive acquisition devices without requiring the cooperation of the user, at a largely variable distance (from a few centimeters up to a few meters) and even “on-the-move”. Iris and retinal patterns are characterized by several advantages such as low occurrence of false positives, low false negative rates, highly reliability because no two people have the same iris or retinal pattern, and velocity in the identification of the subject. In turn, periocular recognition becomes particularly useful when iris recognition cannot be implemented, e.g., in case of blind people or for people affected by cataract.
Purpose of the IEB workshop is to give the opportunity to researchers interested in detection and recognition methods based on all eye related biometrics to meet and discuss in a common forum all aspects of their closely related research activities.

Important dates
Submission deadline: September 6, 2014 September 22, 2014
Acceptance/Reject notification: October 10, 2014
Camera-ready: October 15, 2014 October 21, 2014
Author Registration: October 19, 2014 October 23, 2014

Each submission should be at most 8 pages in total including bibliography and well-marked appendices, and must follow the IEEE double columns publication format available at:
Paper submission will only be online via: Easy Chair.

Only pdf files will be accepted. Submissions not meeting these guidelines risk rejection without consideration of their merits.
All submitted papers will be carefully evaluated based on originality, significance, technical soundness, and clarity of expression by at least two reviewers. The organizers will examine the reviews and make final paper selections.

All the papers accepted for the workshop will be included in the conference proceedings. The proceedings will be published by IEEE Computer Society. Content will be submitted to the indexing companies for possible indexing. They will be available at the conference.

Special Issue
In conjunction with IEB, a special issue of Pattern Recognition Letters titled "An insight on eye biometrics" is planned. Paper submission deadline is April 1, 2015.

All submitted papers will be reviewed according to the guidelines and standards of Pattern Recognition Letters. Only original, high-quality papers, in line with the PRLetters standard guidelines, will be considered for publication in the special issue. Submissions will be judged by their contributions to the special issue topic, clarity of presentation, potential impact to the field, and suitability to publication in an archival journal.
Manuscripts must be prepared according to "Author Guidelines" of PRLetters and submitted through the Elevier PRLetters website ( To ensure that manuscripts are correctly identified for inclusion in the special issue, authors must select the acronym IEB when they reach the "Article Type" step in the submission process.

At least one author of each accepted paper must register for the workshop. Workshop registration fee is determined by SITIS. A single registration for the workshop or the conference allows attending both events.

Program Co-Chairs
  • Maria Frucci, ICAR-CNR, Naples, Italy
  • Maria De Marsico, Sapienza University, Rome, Italy
  • Daniel Riccio, Federico II University, Naples, Italy
  • Gabriella Sanniti di Baja, ICIB-CNR, Naples, Italy

Program Committee
  • Josef Bigun, Halmstad University, SWEDEN
  • Virginio Cantoni, University of Pavia, ITALY
  • Modesto Castrillon Santana, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, SPAIN
  • Simona Gabriela Crihalmeanu, Michigan State University, USA
  • Bernadette Dorizzi, Télécom SudParis, FRANCE
  • Jean-Luc Dugelay, EURECOM, FRANCE
  • Luigi Gallo, ICAR – C.N.R., ITALY
  • Raghavender Jillela, Digital Signal Corp. Chantilly, USA
  • Emanuela Marasco, West Virginia University, USA
  • Heydi Méndez -Vázquez, CENATAV, CUBA
  • Malgorzata Napieralska, Lodz University of Technology, POLAND
  • Michele Nappi, University of Salerno, ITALY
  • Mark Nixon, University of Southampton, UK
  • Marcos Ortega Hortas, University of Coruña, SPAIN
  • Hugo Proença, University of Beira Interior, PORTUGAL
  • Stefano Ricciardi, University of Salerno, ITALY
  • Arun Ross, Michigan State University, USA
  • Massimo Tistarelli, University of Sassari, ITALY
  • Zhenan Sun, Chinese Academy of Sciences, P.R. China



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