The organizers of ICB 2018 (The 11th IAPR International Conference on Biometrics) are soliciting competition proposals. Possible areas of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • Verification performance (1:1 matching) of a single biometric trait
  • Identification performance (1:N matching) of a single biometric trait
  • Multimodal verification or identification performance
  • Efficient biometric recognition algorithms for light architectures (e.g. match-on- card/board)
  • Recognition robustness against data covariates (e.g., off-angle, poor resolution, occlusions)
  • Liveness detection and/or other anti-spoofing challenges
  • Soft-biometric and visual attribute extraction (e.g. age/gender/ethnicity/height estimation, gait recognition)
  • Challenging sub-problems in biometric recognition (e.g. detection, segmentation, tracking, indexing, re-identification, dense registration)
  • Template security, aging and privacy techniques

A competition proposal should include the following information:

  • Name(s) and affiliation(s) of the competition coordinator(s)
  • Description of the problem addressed
  • Description of the benchmark dataset(s)
  • Description of the registration and submission procedures and evaluation protocol
  • Description of sponsors / prizes
  • Schedule: competitions should start no later than end of August 2017 and last about two months.

Please send your proposal to: Raffaele Cappelli (raffaele.cappelli AT

  • Deadline for submitting competition proposals: July 31st, 2017
  • Notification of acceptance: August 15th, 2017
  • Submission of Competition Results (as scientific paper): October 31st, 2017

Competition co-chairs:
Oleg Komogortsev, Michigan State University (ok AT
Raffaele Cappelli, University of Bologna (raffaele.cappelli AT