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11th International Workshop on Biometrics and Forensics - IWBF2023

11th International Workshop on Biometrics and Forensics - IWBF2023


The 11th edition of the International Workshop on Biometrics and Forensics (IWBF 2023) will be held in Barcelona, Spain, on April 19th - 20th, 2023.

IWBF is a premier international forum devoted to facilitating 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 use of advanced biometric technologies in forensic applications, attracting participants from industry, research, academia, and end-users.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Biometrics, including mobile biometrics, soft biometrics, and multimodal biometrics
  • Multimedia forensics
  • Integrity verification and authentication of digital content and their applications in forensic science
  • Watermarking, steganography, and steganalysis and their applications in forensic science
  • Anonymization & Data Privacy and their applications in forensic science
  • Forensic behavioral biometrics
  • Biometric analysis of crime scene traces and their forensic interpretation
  • Biometric-based cybercrime investigation
  • Resilience of biometric systems to attacks
  • Surveillance
  • Biometric and non-biometric data de-identification
  • Ethical and societal implications of emerging forensics biometrics
  • Case studies of the aforementioned topics


  • April 20th, 2023: Congratulations to the winners of the IAPR Best Paper Award! The competition was fierce and two papers received an equal number of votes:
    • MorDIFF: Recognition Vulnerability and Attack Detectability of Face Morphing Attacks Created by Diffusion Autoencoders

Presenter: Marco Huber, Fraunhofer IGD, Germany

    • Frequency-Domain Analysis of Traces for the Detection of AI-based Compression

Presenter: Sandra Bergmann, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-N├╝rnberg, Germany

  • March 9th, 2023: The registration system has been re-opened now. The early-bird fees and deadline to submit camera-ready papers have been extended to March 13th, 2023
  • Feb 2nd, 2023: The submission deadline has been extended to Feb 4th, 2023, 6 pm CET
  • Jan 30th, 2023: Paper submission deadline extended to Feb 2nd, 2023, 10 am CET
  • Jan 10th, 2023: The deadline to submit papers has been extended to Jan 30th, 2023
  • Dec 4th, 2022: The keynote speakers are confirmed now: Prof. Mark Nixon and Dr. Luisa Verdoliva
  • November 7th, 2022: The Best Paper Award is sponsored by IAPR. Any accepted and presented paper is eligible to be considered for this award.
  • October 15th, 2022: IWBF2023 is now on Twitter! Follow us @ieee_iwbf
  • October 14th, 2022: Selected papers accepted and presented at IWBF2023 will be invited to submit an extended version to a special issue of Pattern Recognition Letters, to be opened for submissions in June 2023.
  • April 8th, 2022: IWBF2023 is coming to Barcelona, Spain, on April 19th - 20th, 2023. IWBF2023 will be held fully in-person


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European Association for Biometrics



  • Paper submission: January 13th, 2023 January 30th, 2023 February 2nd, 2023 10 am CET February4th, 2023 6 pm CET
  • Decision notification to authors: February 17th, 2023 February 28th, 2023
  • Final versions (camera-ready papers): March 3th, 2023 March 10th, 2023 March 13th, 2023
  • Full registration of one author for each accepted paper/poster: March 3th, 2023 March 10th, 2023 March 13th, 2023