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*** NEWS:  Submission deadline extended to June 15th  (final deadline) ***

ISBC 2015  is the 1st international workshop on Identification and Surveillance for Border Control and will take place at Karlsruhe (Germany) on August 25th, under the umbrella of the AVSS2015 conference.

Automated Border Control (ABC) at airports and land borders worldwide employ biometrics for identity recognition. This includes the use of electronic (e-) gates as well as registered traveller programmes such as Global Entry (US). Monitoring (surveillance) is also undertaken to a limited extent to ensure conformance (e.g. only one person at a time passes through an e-gate). However, with increasing numbers of people and vehicles crossing borders every year there exists a strong demand for new ways of performing biometric recognition whereby throughput is increased, security is maintained or increased and all processing is performed in a legally and ethically compliant manner. There also exists significant potential to deploy advanced automated surveillance in ABC areas to enable border guards to perform enhanced risk assessment. For example, to detect attempts to spoof identity or evade identity checks altogether, or choosing a particular moment to enter the borders zone because the passenger believes that when increased numbers of travellers are passing through the identity checks will be less thorough. Automated monitoring may also be performed for border conformance checks and reporting and the detection of anomalous behaviour, as well as towards optimisation of traveller flow. While airports account for the majority of biometric deployments, there is increasingly interest from border guards to apply new and emerging biometric, as well as surveillance technologies, at land and sea borders.

This workshop proposes to bring together a wide range of researchers, industry, and practitioners of biometric and/or monitoring/surveillance technologies in ABC to share innovative ideas and solutions in biometrics and surveillance for ABC. The focus of the workshop is four-fold:

  1. on exploring the development, application and evaluation of (prior and) current applied biometrics (including face, fingerprint, iris) as well as the potential application of emerging innovative biometrics (e.g. finger vein, palm prints, ocular biometrics), stand-off, on-the-move and contactless modes for ABC;
  2. on exploring the development, application and potential of innovatve monitoring/surveillance for ABC;
  3. towards harmonisation and standardisation of biometric and monitoring/ surveillance technologies for ABC;
  4. consideration of the legal and ethical issues surrounding the adoption of biometrics and surveillance monitoring in ABC and other border control situations.

Papers are solicited in the following (but not limited to) areas:

  • Real world biometric and/or surveillance deployments/field trials at the border (air, land, sea)
  • Multibiometrics/multimodal biometrics for ABC
  • Counter spoofing in biometrics for ABC
  • Emerging biometrics (e.g. finger vein, palm print, ocular biometrics,  on-the-move identification/standoff recognition) for ABC
  • Data fusion (biometrics; surveillance; biometrics+surveillance) in ABC
  • Automated (CCTV) monitoring and surveillance for ABC
  • People tracking in ABC
  • Event detection / anomaly detection / behaviour recognition / risk assessment for ABC
  • ABC biometric/surveillance datasets
  • Performance evaluation of biometric identification and/or surveillance in ABC
  • Privacy and ethical aspects and studies of biometrics/surveillance in ABC