Human identification methods based on credentials, such as identification documents and PIN, cannot meet the growing demand for security in applications such as ID cards, border crossings, and access control. As a result, recognition methods based on physiological and behavioral characteristics are increasingly adopted for person identification applications. In fact, biometric traits, such as fingerprints, earlobe geometry, retina and iris patterns, voice, DNA, cannot be lost, stolen, or easily forged and are also considered to be persistent and unique. The recent literature has shown an increasing interest for eye related biometrics (iris pattern, retina pattern, and periocular regions). Except for retina, whose acquisition can be perceived by some users as invasive, iris and periocular regions can be captured by non invasive acquisition devices without requiring the cooperation of the user, at a largely variable distance (from a few centimeters up to a few meters) and even “on-the-move”. Iris and retinal patterns are characterized by several advantages such as low occurrence of false positives, low false negative rates, highly reliability because no two people have the same iris or retinal pattern, and velocity in the identification of the subject. In turn, periocular recognition becomes particularly useful when iris recognition cannot be implemented, e.g., in case of blind people or for people affected by cataract. Purpose of the IEB workshop is to give the opportunity to researchers interested in detection and recognition methods based on all eye related biometrics to meet and discuss in a common forum all aspects of their closely related research activities.
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Abstract submission deadline：2014-09-22