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

Termin: 15.-17.09.2021
Dauer: 10:00-17:00
Ort: 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

Anmeldung und Preise

Generell können Sie sich bis zum Veranstaltungstag anmelden. Stichtag für eine Anmeldung zum Frühbucherrabatt ist der 05.09.2021, danach gilt der normale Teilnehmerbetrag. Um den Workshop optimal vorbereiten zu können bitten wir Sie, von dieser Möglichkeit Gebrauch zu machen. Für Schüler, Auszubildende und Studenten können Sonderkonditionen eingeräumt werden.

Bei Anmeldung ... bis zum Stichtag nach dem Stichtag
Teilnahmegebühr des Workshops 400,00 € 500,00 €
für Inhaber eines CAST-Leistungspaketes 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.

Alle Preise inkl. 7% MwSt.

Um den reduzierten Tarif in Anspruch nehmen zu können, beantragen Sie bitte umgehend das CAST Leistungspaket.

Informationen und Kontakt

Wenn Sie noch Fragen haben, wenden Sie sich bitte an:


Christoph Busch
Hochschule Darmstadt


Claudia Prediger
Tel.: +49 6151 869-230

Bitte beachten Sie, dass wir Anmeldungen zu unseren Veranstaltungen nur über das Online-Formular nicht jedoch über unsere Fax-Nummern entgegen nehmen können.

CAST Online Workshops

Gerade in Zeiten der COVID-19-Beschränkungen bleiben Fragen zur Cybersicherheit hochaktuell. CAST möchte seinen Beitrag leisten und veranstaltet ab Juli 2020 die CAST-Workshops online als virtuelle Veranstaltungen. Damit wird der Wissensaustausch zu aktuellen Themen der Cybersicherheit kontinuierlich sichergestellt.

Die CAST-Workshops im digitalen Format werden mit dem Open-Source-Webkonferenzsystem BigBlueButton umgesetzt, welches zur Wahrung des Datenschutzes mit einem in Darmstadt platzierten CAST-eignen Server betrieben wird.

Sobald die COVID-19-Beschränkungen es zulassen, wird CAST zum gewohnten Workshop-Format zurückkehren und freut sich schon jetzt darauf Sie wieder persönlich in Darmstadt begrüßen zu dürfen.

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