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Call for papers

The IWBF 2023 Technical Program Committee invites submissions of original and unpublished work, in English, with up to 6 pages including results, figures, and references (overlength submissions will not be reviewed). Accepted papers should be presented by one of the authors as a condition for publication. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Biometrics
  • Attacks on biometric systems
  • Multimodal biometrics
  • Soft biometrics
  • Mobile biometrics
  • Biometric analysis of crime scenes
  • Forensic Science
  • Multimedia forensics
  • Integrity verification
  • Anonymization & Data Privacy
  • Data de-identification
  • Surveillance
  • Ethical and societal implications of biometrics and forensics
  • Information Theoretic Security
  • Adversarial Signal Processing for biometrics and forensics
  • Case studies on the aforementioned topics

    A PDF of the Call for Papers is available hereLink opens in a new window

    Papers accepted and presented at IWBF 2023 will be included in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library. ieeexplore

    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.

    Important dates

    Paper submission: 13 January 2023  30 January 2023 (11:59 PM - Pacific Time) February 2nd, 10 am CET February 4th, 6pm CET
    Decision to authors: 17 February 2023 28 February 2023
    Final versions (camera-ready papers): 3 March 2023 10 March 2023 (11:59 PM - Pacific Time) 13 March 2023 (11:59 PM - Pacific Time)
    Full registration for one author for each paper/poster to be made by: 3 March 2023 10 March 2023 13 March 2023(11:59 PM - Pacific Time)


    All submissions must be made electronically as PDF files. Prepare your submission using the IEEE Manuscript Template of your choice. Latex and Word templates for the preparation of the papers are available hereLink opens in a new window. Please make sure that you use the template's conference mode.

    Submission Website

    Submit your paper on the CMT websiteLink opens in a new window.

    Review process

    Paper submissions will be reviewed by at least three members of the Technical Program Committee using a single blind reviewing procedure. This process will be conducted entirely online with the results of the review process to be posted on the CMT Website. Authors will also be notified of the review outcome by email.

    Camera-Ready Submission Information

    The final camera-ready paper and the IEEE electronic copyright form are required no later than Camera Ready Submission Deadline (See important dates above).

    Authors are required to include their names and affiliations in the camera ready version of their papers.

    Before creating your camera-ready PDF file

    • Proofread your source document thoroughly to confirm that it will require no revision.
    • Add the copyright notice to the bottom of the first page of your source document.

    The appropriate copyright clearance code notice is to appear on the bottom of the first page of each paper according to the guidelines set forth in the Cataloging/Copyright Instructions for an IEEE Conference Proceeding. Use official IEEE templates to insert the copyright notice at the correct location.

    • For papers in which all authors are employed by the US government, the copyright notice is: U.S. Government work not protected by U.S. copyright
    • For papers in which all authors are employed by a Crown government (UK, Canada, and Australia), the copyright notice is:

    979-8-3503-3607-8/23/$31.00 ©2023 Crown

    • For papers in which all authors are employed by the European Union, the copyright notice is: 979-8-3503-3607-8/23/$31.00 ©2023 European Union
    • For all other papers the copyright notice is: 979-8-3503-3607-8/23/$31.00 ©2023 IEEE

    If you are preparing your paper in LaTeX and you are using the IEEEtran document class, the following example might help:

    Add the following code before the \maketitle command:

    \IEEEpubid{\makebox[\columnwidth]{979-8-3503-3607-8/23/$31.00 ©2023 IEEE \hfill} \hspace{\columnsep}\makebox[\columnwidth]{ }}

    Add the following code after the \maketitle command:


    After creating your camera-ready PDF file

    The final camera-ready PDF file needs to be validated for IEEE Xplore compliance using IEEE PDF eXpress service.

    Creating your PDF eXpress Account

    Log in to the IEEE PDF eXpress site: http://ieee-pdf-express.orgLink opens in a new window

    First-time users should do the following:

    1. Select the New Users - Click Here link.
    2. Enter the following:
      • 57495X for the Conference ID

      • your email address
      • a password
    3. Continue to enter information as prompted.

    An online confirmation will be displayed and an email confirmation will be sent verifying your account setup.

    Previous users of PDF eXpress need to follow the above steps, but should enter the same password that was used for previous conferences. Verify that your contact information is valid.

    You will then be able to upload your PDF (or source) file to the validation system, which will email you a validation confirmation. Following this process, please upload your validated camera-ready paper to the Microsoft CMT submission system, Microsoft CMT submission system, where you will also be able to submit the electronic copyright form.

    IMPORTANT: Any changes made to a PDF after IEEE PDF eXpress conversion or PDF

    Checking, including the copyright notice, may invalidate Xplore compatibility. Each PDF will be checked to verify that the creation date matches the last modified date. If the dates don't match, the PDF cannot be accepted because the modification may have jeopardized Xplore compatibility.

    IEEE copyright transfer

    At the moment of final manuscript submission, the IEEE copyright transfer agreement must be submitted electronically. This can be easily performed by clicking "Submit IEEE Copyright Form" in the Microsoft CMT submission system.

    • You will need to come back to this page in CMT in order to upload the signed copyright form
    • By following the link "Click here to redirect to the IEEE Copyright Web Site", you will be redirected to IEEE eCF site to complete the copyright form
    • Upon completion, there is an option to download the completed IEEE Copyright Form in PDF. Make sure to download a copy of the completed form. When you are finished, you will be redirected back to Author Console in CMT.
    • In your Author Console, go back to IEEE copyright form submission and upload your signed PDF form

    Lecture presentations

    Each paper is allocated 20 minutes for oral sessions. We recommend that the presentation of your slides takes about 15 minutes, leaving 5 minutes for questions from the audience. Slides should attract and hold attention, and reinforce what you say. We, therefore, suggest that you keep them simple and easy to read. Presenters must be sufficiently familiar with the material being presented to answer any questions from the audience.

    Poster presentations

    Poster size: B1 (707 x 1000 mm) in portrait orientation.

    Poster Preparation:

    It is important that your poster covers the key points of your work and displays the main message clearly and noticeably to attract people who might have an interest in your paper.

    Please use an appropriate font size for the posters to be readable by the attendees from 1.5m away. The title of your poster should appear at the top in CAPITAL letters about 25mm (1 inch) high. Below the title, please list all authors and their affiliations. Use color for highlighting and to make your poster attractive. Use pictures, diagrams, figures, etc., rather than only text wherever possible. The smallest text on your poster should be at least 9mm (3/8 inch) high.

    There will be members of the workshop to ensure that facilities are working properly, and to give you any assistance you may need during the poster session. There will be no audio-visual equipment for poster presentations.