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** Apologies for cross-posting **

CALL FOR PAPERS (Deadline extension)

Image and Vision Computing (IVC, SCI Impact Factor 2016: 2,671)
Special Issue on Biometrics in the Wild

Submission deadline: 15 September, 2017

** Motivation **
Biometric recognition from data captured in unconstrained settings, 
commonly referred to as biometric recognition in the wild, represents a 
challenging and highly active area of research. The interest in this 
area is fueled by the numerous application domains that deal with 
unconstrained data acquisition conditions such as forensics, 
surveillance, social media, consumer electronics or border control. 
While the existing biometric technology has matured to a point, where 
excellent performance can be achieved for various tasks in ideal 
laboratory-like settings, many problems related to in-the-wild scenarios 
still require further research and novel ideas. The goal of this special 
issue is to present the most advanced work related to biometric 
recognition in unconstrained settings and introduce novel solutions to 
open biometrics-related problems. Submitted papers should make a 
significant contribution in terms of theoretical findings or empirical 
observations, demonstrate improvements over the existing 
state-of-the-art and use the most challenging datasets available.

The special issue builds on the Biometrics-in-the-Wild (BWild: workshop series organized as part of 
IEEE FG 2015 and IEEE FG 2017. The special issue is open to all, but 
submissions from past BWild participants are especially welcome.

** Topics of Interest **
We invite original high-quality papers on topics related to biometric 
recognition in the wild, including, but not limited to:
• Region of interest detection (alignment, landmarking) in the wild,
• Soft biometrics in the wild,
• Context-aware techniques for biometric detection and recognition,
• Novel normalization techniques,
• Multi-modal biometrics in the wild,
• Biometric recognition in the wild,
• Biometrics from facial behavior (e.g., eye movement, facial 
expressions, micro-expressions),
• Biometrics based on facial dynamics,
• Novel databases and performance benchmarks,
• Ethical issues, privacy protection and de-identification,
• Spoofing and countermeasures,
• Deep learning approaches for unconstrained biometric recognition,
• Related applications, especially mobile.

** Important Dates **
Submission deadline (extended to):     15 September, 2017
Notifications to authors:         28 February, 2018
Target publication date:         April, 2018

** Guest Editors **
Bir Bhanu, University of California, Riverside, United States
Abdenour Hadid, University of Oulu, Finland
Qiang Ji, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, United States
Mark Nixon, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Vitomir Štruc, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

** Advisory Editors **
Rama Chellappa, University of Maryland, United States
Josef Kittler, University of Surrey, United Kingdom

-- Vitomir Štruc, PhD
Laboratory of Artificial Perception, Systems and Cybernetics
Faculty of Electrical Engineering
University of Ljubljana
Tel: +386 1 4768 839
Fax: +386 1 4768 316

Program Co-chair: International Symposium on Image and Signal Processing and Analysis 2017
Competition Co-chair: International Joint Conference on Biometrics 2017
Workshop and Tutorial Co-Chair: Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition 2018

Guest editor:
Image and Vision Computing SI: Biometrics in the Wild

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