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Call for papers

The 2017 International Workshop on Biometrics and Forensics (IWBF) is organised by the EU Horizon 2020 IDENTITY Project and will be held at the University of Warwick, Coventry, UK, on April 4-5, 2017. IWBF is an international forum devoted specifically to facilitate synergies in research and development in the areas of multimedia forensics, forensic biometrics and forensic science. IWBF provides the meeting place for those concerned with the usage of multimedia analysis in forensic applications and biometric recognition systems, attracting participants from industry, research, academia and end-users.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Multimedia forensics including identification of source devices and source-oriented image clustering
  • Integrity verification and authentication of digital content
  • Watermarking schemes for ownership identification, ownership proof and copy control
  • Steganography and steganalysis
  • Forensic behavioural biometrics - people identification based on face, iris, fingerprint and soft biometric traits
  • Biometric analysis of crime scene traces and their forensic interpretation
  • Combination of multimodal biometrics with other forensic evidence
  • Biometric based cybercrime investigation
  • Biometric and non-biometric data de-identification
  • Ethical and societal implications of emerging forensics biometrics
  • Case studies of the aforementioned topics

This year, IWBF will include a special session on anomaly detection in surveillance video organised by the Global Challenge Research Fund of the UK’s Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).

Paper Submission

Prospective authors are invited to submit original and unpublished work, in English, of up to 6 pages (IEEE conference style), including results, figures and references. Submissions will be accepted only in PDF format according to the instructions provided on the web site. Authors of the best papers accepted at the Workshop will be invited to submit an updated, extended and enhanced revision of their paper to be considered for publication in a Special Issue of the IET Biometrics Journal ( ). Papers accepted to this workshop will be included in the IEEEXplore Digital Library.

Author Guidelines

For information on submitting your manuscript, take a look at the Author guidelines.

Key Dates

Paper submission - 1 November 2016. Extended to: 15 November 2016

Notification of acceptance - 10 January 2017

Camera-ready papers - 10 February 2017