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Alghero, Italy - June 1-5 / 2020  
Contact: biometricsummerschool@gmail.com  

APPLICATION DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 15th 2020   
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From the early days, when security was the driving force behind biometric research, today's challenges go far beyond security. Machine learning, Image understanding, Signal analysis, Neuroscience, Robotics, Forensic science, Digital forensics and other disciplines, converged in a truly multidisciplinary effort to devise and build advanced systems to facilitate the interpretation of signals recorded from individuals acting in a given environment. This is what we simply call today "Biometrics".

For the last seventeen years, the International Summer School on Biometrics has been closely following the developments in science and technology to offer a cutting edge, intensive training course, always up to date with the current state-of-the-art.

What are the most up-to-date core biometric technologies developed in the field? What is the potential impact of biometrics in forensic investigation and crime prevention? What can we learn from human perception? How to deploy current Deep Learning approaches? How to deal with adversarial attacks in biometric recognition?

This school follows the successful track of the International Summer Schools on Biometrics held since 2003. In this 17th edition, the courses will mainly focus on new and emerging issues:

  1. Biometrics for social interactions and emerging applications;
  2. How to exploit new biometric technologies in forensic and security applications;
  3. Evaluation and assessment of biometric and forensic applications;
  4. Deep Learning for biometrics, forensic identification and Identity Science.

The courses will provide a clear and in-depth picture on the state-of-the-art in biometric verification/identification technology, both under the theoretical and scientific point of view as well as in diverse application domains.

The lectures will be given by 18 outstanding experts in the field, from both academia and industry.

An advanced feature of this summer school will be some practical sessions to better understand, "hands on", the real potential of today's biometric technologies.

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Participant application

The school is open to about 50 highly qualified, motivated and pre-selected participants. Phd students, post-docs, researchers, forensic examiners, police officers and professionals are encouraged to apply.

The expected school fees will be in the order of 1,600 euro for Phd students and 2,200 euro for others (subject to change). The fees will include full board accommodation, all courses and handling material.

A limited number of scholarships, covering a portion of the fees, will be awarded to Phd students, selected on the basis of their scientific background and on-going research work. Precedence will be given to active members of Eurasip, IAPR and IEEE. The scholarship request form can be downloaded HERE.

Phd students and post-docs are encouraged to submit a short paper (6 pages maximum) for an oral presentation on their recent research activity.

Poster boards will be also available to all participants to display their current research or professional advances.

School location

The school will be hosted by hotel Dei Pini in Porto Conte, near Alghero, Sardinia, one of the most beautiful resorts in the Mediterranean sea. The Hotel faces out over one of the most beautiful of Alghero's beaches, Le Bombarde, and is immersed in the Porto Conte Nature Reserve, a location of which we are very proud and which we go our utmost to preserve year after year.

Located just 9 km from Alghero Fertilia airport and 7 km from the city centre (transport links include a cycle route), the Hotel dei Pini can boast decades of experience in providing hospitality.

All the facilities you would expect of an excellent 4-star hotel, together with a magical atmosphere that will engage with all of your senses. The clean, crystal-clear tract of sea, just a few yards from the marine protected area; the lush pine forest and fragrant vegetation; the private beach, only a minutes walk away; the kind, courteous staff; the delicious, fresh food; and the swimming pool with sea-view hydromassage corner; these are some of the facilities that will allow you to savour your holiday in great comfort, without feeling the need to leave the hotel hardly at all.

The hotel Dei Pini is a renowned conference center, fully equipped for scientific events. The entire structure, as well as the surroundings, proved to be a perfect environment for the school activities.

Getting there: Regular bus and hotel shuttle to/from the town center.

Alghero Fertilia Airport (Aho) 10 min. From the center of Alghero or the Airoport follow the signs for the Fertilia area, and then for Porto Conte - Capo Caccia on the "S.S. 127 bis" highway until you reach the interchange for Bombarde beach ("spiaggia delle Bombarde")

Olbia 136 Km. From the airport and sea port of Olbia, take the "S.S. 597" highway towards Sassari, then follow the signs for Fertilia

Cagliari 249 Km. From Cagliari, take the "S.S. 131" highway to Sassari, then follow the signs for Alghero - Fertilia

Submission of applications

Send a filled application form to the school together with a short curriculum vitae, via e-mail to Massimo Tistarelli: biometricsummerschool@gmail.com

Key Dates:

Submission of applications:

  • Submission of applications: February 15th, 2020
  • Notification of acceptance: March 15th, 2020
  • Registration: April 2nd, 2020

 

School Committee

Directors:

Massimo Tistarelli
Computer Vision Laboratory
University of Sassari, Italy

Josef Bigun
Department of Computer Science
Halmstad University, Sweden

Enrico Grosso
Computer Vision Laboratory
University of Sassari, Italy

Anil K. Jain
Biometrics Laboratory
Michigan State University, USA

Distinguished lecturers from past school editions:

Josef Bigun
Halmstad University, Sweden

Vincent Bouatou
Morpho-Sagem Securité, France

Thirimachos Bourlai
West Virginia University, USA

Deepak Chandra
Google Inc., USA

Rama Chellappa
Univerity of Maryland, USA

John Daugman
Cambridge University, UK

Farzin Deravi
University of Kent, UK

Andrzej Drygajlo
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology at Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland

James Haxby
Dartmouth University , USA

Anil K. Jain
Michigan State University, USA

Joseph Kittler
University of Surrey, UK

Davide Maltoni
Università di Bologna, Italy

John Mason
Swansea University, UK

Aldo Mattei
Arma dei Carabinieri, Italy

Didier Meuwly
Nederlands Forensisch Instituut (NFI), Netherlands

Emilio Mordini
Responsible Technology, Italy

Mark Nixon
University of Southampton, UK

Alice O'Toole
University of Texas, USA

Maja Pantic
Imperial College, UK

Jonhaton Phillips
NIST, USA

Nalini Ratha
IBM, USA

Arun Ross
Michigan State University, USA

Tieniu Tan
CASIA-NLPR, China

Massimo Tistarelli
Università di Sassari, Italy

Alessandro Verri
Università di Genova - Italy

James Wayman
University of San Josè, USA

Lior Wolf
Tel Aviv University, Israel

 

PARTNERS AND SPONSORS

 

IAPR
Technical Committee on Biometrics (TC4)

 

IEEE

 

Eurasip
European Association for Signal Processing

 

CVPL

OT-MORPHO is now IDEMIA

EAB European Association for Biometrics

 

Biosecure

 

University of Sassari

 

Athena