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Special Session
International Special Session on
Biometrics: Technologies, Systems and Applications
 - BTSA 2013

15 - 18 February, 2013 - Barcelona, Spain

Within the International Conference on Pattern Recognition Applications and Methods - ICPRAM 2013


Maria De Marsico
Sapienza Università di Roma
Brief Bio
Maria De Marsico is an Assistant Professor at the Sapienza University of Rome, Department of Computer Science. She graduated in Computer Science at University of Salerno with the dissertation "Structures and visual languages" about various approaches to image segmentation, with particular reference to techniques of structural type. Her research concerns the study of Biometric systems (face, iris, multibiometrici systems), Pattern Recognition, Image Processing, and Human-Machine Interaction, particularly issues of accessibility and e-learning. She is Area Editor of IEEE Biometrics Compendium (online) created by IEEE Biometrics Council, and Associated editor of the Journal of Pattern Recognition In Physics (JPRP). She was also co-editor with S. Levialdi and E. Panizzi of the Proceedings of the Working Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces - AVI 2002, Guest Editor with A. Fred of the Proceedings of International Conference on Pattern Recognition Applications and Methods - ICPRAM 2013. In 2009, she co-edited with G. Vitiello the Special Issue of the Journal of Visual Languages and Computing “Multimodal Interaction through Haptic Feedback”. Currently, she is Guest Co-Editor with Michael Nappi (University of Salerno) and Hugo Proenca (University of Beira Interior - Portugal) of the two forthcoming Special Issues of the journal Pattern Recognition Letters on Mobile Iris Challenge Evaluation (MICHE I and II). She is Editor with Michele Nappi (University of Salerno) and Massimo Tistarelli (University of Sassari) of a book that will be published by IGI Global titled "Face recognition in adverse conditions". She was Program Chair of the conference ICPRAM 2013 (International Conference on Pattern Recognition Applications to Methods) and general co-chair of the special session Biometric Systems: Theory and Applications (BSTA) of the same conference. Currently, she is the Program Chair of ICPRAM 2014. She is Member of IEEE (The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) and GIRPR (Italian Group of Researchers in Pattern Recognition).
Daniel Riccio
University of Naples, Federico II
Brief Bio
Daniel Riccio received the Laurea degree (cum laude) and the Ph.D. degree in computer science from the University of Salerno, Salerno, Italy, in 2002 and 2006, respectively. He is currently an Assistant Professor at the Università di Salerno. His research interests include biometrics, fractal image compression, and indexing. Dr. Riccio has been a member of the Italian Group of Italian Researcher in Pattern Recognition since 2004. He also is Member of the IEEE.
Michele Nappi
Università di Salerno


Biometrics is nowadays an application area which attracts continuously growing interest from both the academy, and from the industry, the government, and the general public, due to the criticality and the social impact of its applications. The increasing needs for security as well as service personalization make biometrics more and more valuable world-wide, both as theory, technologies, design methodologies, and applications are concerned. Despite being a quite narrow scientific and technological field, biometrics is highly interdisciplinary since encompasses various aspects in different disciplines (e.g., physiology, biology, medicine, psychology, sociology, chemistry, physics, material sciences, computer science, computer engineering, electronics, system automation, telecommunications, and economics). Inter-disciplinarity is a key aspect of this area. A biometric system design needs a well-integrated set of techniques: from sensing to measurement procedures, signal analysis and feature extraction, to classification and algorithms, and also to privacy, social implications, and much more. Integration and cooperative combination are another key aspects if biometric systems and applications.

Topics of Interest
Relevant topics include, but not be limited to, the following list:

  • Biometrics sensing systems
  • Multi-sensor multi-modal analysis, fusion and features extraction for biometrics systems applications
  • Integration and interoperability in biometrics systems
  • Reliability, availability and dependability of biometrics systems
  • Human factors in biometrics systems
  • 3-D biometrics
  • Biometric liveness
  • Privacy, anonymity and security in biometrics systems
  • Adaptable biometrics systems
  • Biometrics systems for authentication and security
  • Biometrics systems for service personalization and ambient intelligence


Alberto Bimbo, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Italy
Andrea Casanova, Università degli Studi di Cagliari, Italy
Gianfranco Doretto, West Virginia University, United States
Bernadette Dorizzi, Telecom Sud Paris, France
Jean-Luc Dugelay, EURECOM, France
Azadeh Ghandehari, Islamic Azad University, Saveh Branch, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Mislav Grgic, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Josef Kittler, University of Surrey, United Kingdom
Ajay Kumar, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Vincenzo Piuri, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Hugo Proença, University of Beira Interior, Portugal
Fabio Roli, Università degli Studi di Cagliari, Italy
Richa Singh, The Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi, India
Zhenan Sun, Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CASIA), China
Massimo Tistarelli, Università degli Studi di Sassari, Italy
Genny Tortora, Università degli Studi di Salerno, Italy
Theodora Varvarigou, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Mayank Vatsa, The Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi, India
Domenico Vitulano, National Research Council, Italy
Harry Wechsler, George Mason University, United States


Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in any of the topics listed above.
Instructions for preparing the manuscript (in Word and Latex formats) are available at: Paper Templates
Please also check the Guidelines and Templates.
Papers should be submitted electronically via the web-based submission system at: http://www.insticc.org/Primoris


All accepted papers will be published in a special section of the conference proceedings book - under an ISBN reference and on CD-ROM support - and submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (ISI), INSPEC, DBLP, EI (Elsevier Index) and Scopus.
SCITEPRESS is member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library


ICPRAM Special Sessions - BTSA 2013
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