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Thursday, 3rd of March, 2016

Registration / Support Desk hours (08:00 - 13:00 & 14:00 - 17:00)
  Room: Westminster A
8.00 – 9.00 Poster and Demo Set up
9.00 – 9.30

Conference Opening (Session Chair: Nicolas Tsapatsoulis)

Welcome Greetings

  • Cyprus University of Technology Rector (Prof. Andreas Anayiotos)
  • COST 1106 Coordinator (Prof. Massimo Tistarelli)
  • Director of the Social Computing Research Centre (Prof. Panayiotis Zaphiris)
  • General information (Local organizers)
9.30 – 10.30

Invited Talk 1: Ethical Issues in Current Forensic Biometrics (Session Chair: Andreas Lanitis)
Emilio Mordini , Responsible Technology SAS

10.30 – 11.00 Coffee Break
11.00 - 12.30 COST Action 1106 Overview (Session Chair: Massimo Tistarelli)
Presentations by COST 1106  Chair and WG Leaders, and Panel Discussion
12.30 - 13.30 Lunch Break
13.30 - 15.15

Oral Session 1: Best Paper Session (Session Chair: Paulo Lobato Correia)
(4 papers x 25 minutes each)

OP01: Variable-Length Template Protection Based on Homomorphic Encryption with Application To Signature Biometrics
Marta Gomez-Barrero, Javier Galbally, Julian Fierrez

OP02: Altered fingerprint detection - Algorithm performance evaluation.
Rudolf Haraksim, Alexandre Anthonioz, Christophe Champod, Martin Olsen, John Ellingsgaard, Christoph Busch

OP03: Comparison of PRNU Enhancement Techniques to generate PRNU Fingerprints for Biometric Source Sensor Attribution
Luca Debiasi, Andreas Uhl

OP04: Formant Manipulations in Voice Disguise by Mimicry
Rita Singh, Bhiksha Raj, Deniz Gencaga

15.15 - 15.45 Coffee Break
15.45 - 16.45

Invited Talk 2: Fused Human Performance as a Benchmark for the General Face Recognition Problem (Session Chair: Andrzej Drygajlo)

Jonathon Philips, National Institute of Standards and Technology, US
16.45 - 17.45

Poster and Demo Highlights (Session Chair: Albert Ali Salah)
(14 Posters x 3 minutes each and 5 minute overview of all demos and demo posters)

P01: Speaker Specific Features and Phonemes in Speech: A Proposal for Evaluating a Possible Interaction
Nivedita Yadav, Solange Rossato, Juliette Kahn and Jean Francois Bonastre

P02: Study of Fusion Strategies and Exploiting the Combination of MFCC and PNCC Features for Robust Biometric Speaker Identification
Musab Al-Kaltakchi, Wai Woo, Satnam Dlay, Jonathon Chambers

P03: Investigating an Objective measure of Written Hesitation for Forensic Analysis of the Handwritten Signature
Tasmina Islam, Michael  Fairhust

P04: Walking Direction identification Using Perceptual Hashing
Tanmay Verlekar, Paulo Correia

P05: Periocular Biometrics: Databases, Algorithms and Directions
Fernando Alonso-Fernandez, Josef Bigun

P06: Considering Basic Emotional State Information in Speaker Verification
Piotr Staroniewicz
P07: Deep Pair-wise Similarity Learning for Face Recognition
Klemen Grm, Simon Dobrišek, Vitomir  Struc

P08: Adaptive Multimodal Biometric Fusion Algorithm Using Particle Swarm Optimization and Belief Functions
Lamia Mezai, Fella Hachouf, Mentouri Consantine

P09: First investigation of feasibility of contact-less non-destructive optical sensors to detect, acquire and digitally process forensic handwriting based on pressure information
Martin Michael Kalbitz, Tobias Scheidat, Claus Vielhauer

P10: BIOFOV- An Open Platform for Forensic Video Analysis and Biometric Data Extraction
Miguel Almeida, Paulo Correia, Peter Larsen

P11: Age  and Gender Prediction Using PARAFAC2 Applied to Speech Utterances
Evangelia Pantraki, Costas  Kotropoulos, Andreas Lanitis

P12: StirTraceV3.0 and Printed Fingerprint Detection: Simulation of Acquisition Condition Tilting and its Impact to Latent Fingerprint Detection Feature Spaces for Crime Scene Forgeries
Mario Hildebrandt, Jana Dittmann

P13: Short-Term Analysis for Estimating Physical Parameters of Speakers
Rita Singh, Bhiksha Raj

P14: On The Analysis of Factors Influencing the Performance of Facial Age Progression
Andreas Lanitis, Nicolas Tsapatsoulis

17.45 - 19.00
Room: Westminster Lobby

Poster and Demo Session (14 IWBF posters, 16 Demo Posters and 7 Demos)

  • All demos will be set up during the whole of day 1
  • All posters should be placed at the beginning of day 1 and be removed after the lunch break on day 2
19.30 Meet at the lobby of Crowne Plaza Hotel to transfer to Dinner Venue
20.00 - 22.00 Dinner

Friday 4th of March, 2016

Registration / Support Desk hours (08:00 - 13:00 & 14:00 - 17:00)
  Room: Westminster A
09.00 - 10.00

Invited Talk 3: Facial Biometrics from DNA (Session Chair: Constantine Kotropoulos)

Dr. Peter Claes, KU Leuven, Department of Electrical Engineering, ESAT/PSI, UZ Leuven, Medical Imaging Research Center, iMinds, Medical IT Department.
10.00 - 10.40

Oral Session 2 (Eye) (Session Chair: Constantine Kotropoulos)
(2 papers x 20 minutes)

OP05: A Review of Iris Anti-Spoofing
Javier Galbally, Marta Gomez-Barrero

OP06: A Novel Method for Sclera Recognition With Images Captured On-The-Move And at a Distance
Sinan Alkassar, Jonathon Chambers, Satnam Dlay, Wai Woo

10.40 - 11.20 Coffee Break and Poster  II
11.20 - 13.00

Oral Session 3 (Behavioral Biometrics) (Session Chair: Patrizio Campisi)
(4 papers x 20 minutes)

OP07: Empirical Validation of Likelihood Ratio Methods – A Case Study in Forensic Speaker Recognition
Filipe Guapo, Paulo Correia, Didier Meuwly, David Van der Vloed

OP08: Assessment of Automatic Speaker Verification on Lossy Transcoded Speech
Jozef Polacky, Roman Jarina, Michal Chmulik

OP09: Signature Recognition: Establishing Human Baseline Performance Via Crowdsourcing
Derlin Morocho, Aythami Morales,  Ruben Tolosana, Julian   Fierrez

OP010:Authorship Recognition in a Multiparty Chat Scenario
Rıdvan Kuzu, Albert Salah, Koray Balcı

13.00 - 14.00 Lunch Break
14.00 - 14.40

Oral Session 4 (Fingerprints and Multi-Modal Biometrics) (Session Chair: Yosi Keller)
(2 papers x 20 minutes)

OP11: Short Term Re-Identification of Automatic Teller Machine (ATM) Users via Face and Body Appearance Features
Güney Kayım, Ekberjan Derman, Albert  Salah

OP12: Fingerprint Recognition under the Influence of Image Sensor Ageing
Christof Kauba, Andreas Uhl

14.40 - 14.45 Closing
14.45 - 15.15 Coffee Break
15.15 - 17.30 COST 1106 MC Meeting


IWBF 2016


Limassol, Cyprus


03 - 04 March, 2016


Crowne Plaza Hotel - 4*


For academic matters please contact:

Nicolas Tsapatsoulis
Cyprus University of Technology

P: +357 25 002 614

F: +357 25 002 664

Andreas Lanitis
Cyprus University of Technology

P: +357 25 002 569

F: +357 25 002 698


Questions including Accommodation and Travel Arrangements

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P: +357 22 591 900

F: +357 22 591 700