IEEE Second International Conference on

Biometrics: Theory, Applications and Systems

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The IEEE Second International Conference on Biometrics: Theory, Applications and Systems (BTAS 08) is the premier research meeting focused on biometrics.  Its broad scope includes advances in fundamental pattern recognition techniques relevant to biometrics, new algorithms and / or technologies for biometrics, analysis of specific applications, and analysis of the social impacts of biometrics technology.  Areas of coverage include biometrics based on voice, fingerprint, iris, face, handwriting, gait and other modalities, as well as multi-modal biometrics and new biometrics based on novel sensing technologies.  Submissions will be rigorously reviewed, and should clearly make the case for a documented improvement over the existing state of the art.  Experimental results for contributions in established areas such as voice, face, iris, fingerprint, and gait are encouraged to use the largest and most challenging existing publicly available datasets.  Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

security and privacy

recognition by gait
face recognition
iris biometrics
ear biometrics
palm/foot print
multi-biometric fusion
3D face recognition
hand geometry
speaker recognition
writer recognition
smart guns
anti-spoofing methods
age effects
new classifiers
face appearance
illumination- invariance
covariate analysis
feature analysis
performance evaluation
novel applications
social impact analysis
usability studies

Important Dates
Paper Submission
May 31, 2008
Decision Notification
July 25, 2008
Final Copy Due
August 15, 2008
BTAS 2008
Sept. 29-Oct.1, 2008


Location:  BTAS 08 will be held at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City, convenient to numerous dining, shopping, and tourist attractions.  Families should enjoy visiting Washington DC at this time of year.


BTAS 08 is sponsored by the IEEE Systems, Man & Cybernetics Society.

Technical Co-Sponsor: IEEE PAMI Technical Committee.


The BTAS 08 papers can be found in IEEE Xplore.


Corporate Sponsors of BTAS 2008