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IWBF'2013 Program


Instituto Superior Técnico

Congress Center – Room 02.1


Technical Program

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Thursday, April 4th 2013

Morning Session

9:10 – 9:20

Opening Session

Local organizer, COST Chairman

9:20 – 10:20

Invited Talk

Some Challenges in Forensics:
Facial Sketch, Latent Prints, Scars, Marks & Tattoos

Anil Jain – Michigan State University, USA

10:20 – 10:40

Coffee break

10:40 – 12:00

Oral Session I - Facial Biometrics and Forensics

  1. Analysis of the variability of facial landmarks in a forensic scenario, Ruben Vera-Rodriguez, Pedro Tome, Julian Fierrez, Nicomedes Exposito, Francisco Javier Vega
  2. Robust face recognition with occlusions in both reference and query images, Xingjie Wei, Chang-Tsun Li, Yongjian Hu
  3. Understanding the discrimination power of facial regions in forensic casework, Pedro Tome, Luis Blazquez, Ruben Vera-Rodriguez, Julian Fierrez, Javier Ortega-Garcia, Nicomedes Exposito, Patricio Leston
  4. Composite score normalization for face verification, Vitomir Struc, Jerneja Žganec Gros, Nikola Pavešić


Thursday, April 4th 2013

Afternoon Session

13:30 – 14:30

Invited Talk

Introducing a LR-based Identification System in Forensic Practice: Opportunities and Challenges

Christophe Champod – University of Lausanne, Switzerland

14:30 – 14:50

Poster Highlights

1.      On the use of spectral minutiae in high-resolution palmprint recognition, Ruifang Wang, Raymond Veldhuis, Daniel Ramos, Julian Fierrez, Luuk Spreeuwers, Haiyun Xu

2.      Survey on fingerprint liveness detection, Amani Al Ajlan

3.      Liveness detection based on 3d face shape analysis, Andrea Lagorio, Massimo Tistarelli, Enrico Grosso, Marinella Cadoni, Clinton Fookes, Sridha Sridharan

4.      Face locations suitable for drunk persons identification, Vassilis Anastassopoulos, Georgia Koukiou

5.      Facial image clustering in single channel and stereo video content, Georgios Orfanidis

6.      Semantic description in stereo video content for surveillance applications, Nikos Papanikoloudis, Sotirios Delis, Nikos Nikolaidis, Ioannis Pitas

7.      Unambiguous interpolation rate estimation in uncompressed resized color digital images, Jesús Valera, Narciso García


14:50 – 15:30


Poster Session (in the coffee break area)


15:30 – 16:30

Panel Session

Are Automatic Biometric Recognition Schemes Really
Useful for Forensic Analysis?

Chairman: Massimo Tistarelli, Univ. Sassari, Italy


                Andrzej Drygajlo, EPFL, Switzerland

                Arnout Ruifrok, Netherlands Forensic Institute, The Netherlands

                Emilio Mordini, CSSC, Italy

                Aldo Mattei, Innovation Factory, Italy


16:30 – 17:50

Oral Session II – Hand-based Biometrics and Forensics

1.      High quality training materials to detect printed fingerprints: benchmarking three different acquisition sensors producing printing templates, Jennifer Sturm, Mario Hildebrandt, Jana Dittmann

2.      Separation of contactless captured high-resolution overlapped latent fingerprints: parameter optimisation and evaluation, Kun Qian, Maik Schott, Jana Dittmann

3.      Palmprint image processing with non-halo complex matched filters for forensic data analysis, Rihards Fuksis, Modris Greitans, Mihails Pudzs

4.      Improved rotation-invariant degraded partial palmprint recognition technique, Sanchit Singh, Paulo Correia, Luis Soares



Friday, April 5th 2013

Morning Session

9:00 – 10:00

Invited Talk

"Gait as Evidence"

Niels Lynnerup – University of Copenhagen, Denmark

10:00 – 10:15

Coffee break

10:15 – 11:35

Oral Session III – Behavioral Biometrics

  1. Robust gait recognition from extremely low frame-rate videos, Yu Guan, Chang-Tsun Li, Sruti Choudhury
  2. Person identification from actions based on dynemes and discriminant learning, Alexandros Iosifidis, Anastasios Tefas, Ioannis Pitas
  3. Assessment of gait recognition based on the lower part of the human body, Silvia Gabriel-Sanz, Ruben Vera-Rodriguez, Pedro Tome, Julian Fierrez
  4. Multimodal person re-identification using RGB-D sensors and a transient identification database, Andreas Mřgelmose, Thomas Moeslund, Kamal Nasrollahi


11:35 – 12:35

Panel Session

The Role of Behavioral and Soft Biometrics in Forensic Analysis

Chairman: Mark Nixon, University of Southampton, UK


                Peter Larsen, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

                Patrizio Campisi, University of Roma TRE, Italy

                Chang-Tsun Li, University of Warwick, UK



Afternoon Session

14:00 – 15:20

Oral Session IV – Other Biometrics in Forensics

  1. Targeted biometric impersonation, John Bustard, Mark Nixon, John Carter
  2. 3D gender recognition using cognitive modeling, Jens Fagertun, Tobias Andersen, Thomas Hansen, Rasmus Paulsen
  3. Correlation of iris biometrics and DNA, Stine Harder, Line Clemmensen, Anders Dahl, Jeppe Andersen, Peter Johansen, Susanne Christoffersen, Niels Morling, Claus Břrsting, Rasmus Paulsen
  4. Telephone handset identification using sparse representations of spectral feature sketches, Constantine Kotropoulos


15:20 – 15:30





Friday, April 5th 2013


15:30 – 17:00

COST IC1106 MC meeting




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