The 2021 IEEE International Workshop on Biometrics and Forensics (IWBF 2021) will be held in Rome, Italy, on May 6-7, 2021. IWBF is an international forum devoted to facilitating synergies in research and development among the areas of multimedia forensics, forensic biometrics, and forensic science. State-of-the-art research in areas such as biometrics, forensic science, surveillance, and multimedia forensics will be presented. The 9th edition of IWBF will be a meeting place for those concerned with the use of advanced biometric technologies in forensic applications, attracting participants from industry, research, academia, and end-users.


General Chair

Emanuele Maiorana, Roma Tre University, Rome, Italy

Technical Program Chairs

Pedro Comesana Alfaro, University of Vigo, Vigo, Spain
Fabio Scotti, Università degli Studi di Milano, Milan, Italy

Publication Chair

Francesco Marra, University Federico II, Naples, Italy

Demo Chair

Juan Ramón Troncoso-Pastoriza, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland

Publicity Chair

Christian Riess, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), Erlangen, Germany

Finance Chair

Maria De Marsico, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy

Advisory Board

Sos Agaian, College of Staten Island, CUNY, NY, USA
Jinshang Tang, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI, USA
David Zhang, Hong Kong Polytechnic University Kowloon, Hong Kong
Yong Xu, Harbin Institute of Technology, HIT Campus, Shenzhen, University Town, Shenzhen
Patrizio Campisi, Roma Tre University, Rome, Italy
Kamal Nasrollahi, Milestone Systems, Aalborg University, Denmark

Call for paper

Important date

Draft paper submission deadline
Draft paper acceptance notification

Submission Topics

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Attacks to biometric recognition systems
Multimodal biometrics
Soft biometrics
Mobile biometrics
Biometric analysis of crime scenes
Forensic Science
Multimedia forensics
Integrity verification
Anonymization & Data Privacy
Data de-identification
Ethical and societal implications
Information Theoretic Security
Adversarial Signal Processing
Case studies on the aforementioned topics


Workshop proceedings will be published in the IEEE Xplore® digital library.

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Important Date
  • Conference Date

    May 06



    May 07


  • Feb 21 2021

    Draft paper submission deadline

  • Mar 14 2021

    Draft Paper Acceptance Notification

  • May 07 2021

    Registration deadline

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IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society Italy Section BIO Chapter
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