20th International Conference of the Biometrics Special Interest Group (BIOSIG 2021)

Date: 15.-17.09.2021
Duration: 10:00-17:00
Location: Virtual or Live Conference

Biometrics provides efficient and reliable solutions to recognize individuals. With increasing number of identity theft and miss-use incidents we do observe a significant fraud in e-commerce and thus growing interests on trustworthiness of person authentication.

Nowadays we find biometric applications in areas like border control, national ID cards, e-banking, e-commerce, e-health etc. Large-scale applications such as the European Union SmartBorder Concept, the Visa Information System (VIS) and Unique Identification (UID) in India require high accuracy and also reliability, interoperability, scalability and usability. Many of these are joint requirements also for forensic applications.

Multimodal biometrics combined with fusion techniques can improve recognition performance. Efficient searching or indexing methods can accelerate identification efficiency. Additionally, quality of captured biometric samples can strongly influence the performance. Moreover, mobile biometrics is an emerging area and biometrics based smartphones can support deployment and acceptance of biometric systems.

However, concerns about security and privacy cannot be neglected. The relevant techniques in the area of presentation attack detection (liveness detection) and template protection are about to supplement biometric systems, in order to improve fake resistance, prevent potential attacks such as cross matching, identity theft etc.  

The BIOSIG 2021 conference addresses these issues and will present innovations and best practices that can be transferred into future applications. The conference is jointly organized by the Competence Center for Applied Security Technology (CAST), the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI), the European Association for Biometrics (EAB), the TeleTrusT-Association, the Norwegian Biometrics Laboratory (NBL), the National Research Center for Applied Cybersecurity (ATHENE), the Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research IGD, IET Biometrics Journal and the special interest group BIOSIG of the Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V. (GI). The conference proceedings will be submitted to the IEEE Xplore Digital Library®.

We invite stakeholders and technical experts to submit original research papers. Industrial contributions presenting lessons learnt from practical usage, case study, recent results of prototypes, are also welcomed.

We plan to organise the conference as hybrid event with on-site activities and options for remote participiation.

BIOSIG 2021 Homepage (Call for Papers, LNI).

BIOSIG 2021 Cooperations

Important Dates

30.05.2021 Deadline for submissions
26.07.2021 Notification of authors via e-mail
20.08.2021 Deadline for final papers (ready for press)
13.09.2021 Satellite Workshop TTT Working Group
13.-15.09.2021 EAB-Research Project Conference
15.09.2021 EAB European Research and Industry Award
16./17.09.2021 Main Conference: Talks and Presentations

Registration and Pricing

Deadline for a registration is 05.09.2021. By registering before deadline we charge a reduced fee. We ask you to take this offer to allow best preparation of the seminar. Special conditions may be granted for students and trainees.

On registration ... before deadline after deadline
registration fee for the workshop 400,00 € 500,00 €
for owners of a CAST service package 200,00 € 250,00 €
Standard-Speakers (virtual and physical) 400,00 € 500,00 €
Standard-Non-Speakers (physical) 400,00 € 500,00 €
Full Time PhD Students (physical) 240,00 € 290,00 €
Master/Bachelor Students (physical) 80,00 € 90,00 €
Standard-Non-Speakers (virtual) 80,00 € 90,00 €

At this point in time, we cannot yet foresee whether a classic on-site event including cathering will take place in September or whether we will once again hold a virtual conference. Therefore the two price alternatives with and without cathering.

Should a virtual event be held, students can participate free of charge. Please contact Claudia Prediger by e-mail to receive the access data.

All prices are incl. 7% VAT

To pay the reduced fee, you should order the CAST service package now.

Information and Contact

If you have any questions please contact:


Christoph Busch
Hochschule Darmstadt


Claudia Prediger
Tel.: +49 6151 869-230

Please note that we only can accept registrations by this online form and not by our fax number.

CAST Online Workshops

In these times of COVID-19 restrictions in particular, questions of cyber security remain highly topical. CAST would like to make its contribution and will be organising the CAST workshops online as virtual events from July 2020. This will ensure a continuous exchange of knowledge on current cyber security issues.

The CAST workshops in digital format will be implemented with the open source web conference system BigBlueButton, which is operated with a CAST-owned server located in Darmstadt to ensure data protection.

As soon as the COVID-19 restrictions allow it, CAST will return to the usual workshop format and is already looking forward to welcoming you again personally in Darmstadt.

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