2-5 June 2009 University of Sassari, Italy



The 3rd IAPR/IEEE International Conference on Biometrics




Call for Papers

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Conference Venue

Demo Submission

Keynote Speakers

Paper Submission




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Paper Submission

New instructions for final Submission

Papers submitted to ICB 2009 should conform to the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) style Detailed guidelines on the preparation of your manuscript are outlined in the Springer web site (please refer to the "Proceedings" section).
Please note that at this stage authors should not include their names in the submitted papers, since the reviewing process is double-blind. Names will be included in the final versions of accepted papers.


15th March 2008 Paper submission website opens
10th November 2008 Paper submission deadline
15th December 2008 Notification of acceptance
1st February 2009 Final camera ready due


Authors should take into account the following:
-    All papers must be written in English and submitted in pdf format.
-    Submissions will be rejected without review if they:
    -    contain more than 10 pages;
    -    violate the double-blind policy;
    -    violate the dual-submission policy.
-    Authors will have the opportunity to submit up to 50MB of supporting material.
Papers conforming to these guidelines should be uploaded to the ICB 2009 Submission Website


The author kit on the Springer web site provides a LaTeX2e and a Word template for submissions, and an example paper to demonstrate the format. Please refer to this example for detailed formatting instructions, especially if you intend to use something other than LaTeX to prepare your paper (e.g. MS Word).


Paper length: A complete paper should be submitted in camera-ready format. Each submitted manuscript should not exceed the page length of 10 pages.

Double blind review: ICB reviewing is double blind: authors do not know the names of the PC members/reviewers of their papers, and PC members/reviewers do not know the names of the authors. Remember to avoid information that may identify the authors in the acknowledgements (e.g. co-workers and grant IDs) and in the supplemental material (e.g. titles in the movies, or attached papers).

Dual submission: By submitting a manuscript to ICB, the author(s) assert that it has not been previously published in substantially similar form. Furthermore, no paper which contains significant overlap with the contributions of this paper either has been or will be submitted during the ICB 2009 review period to either a journal or a conference. If there are any papers that may appear to the reviewers to violate this condition, then it is your responsibility to (1) cite these papers (preserving anonymity), (2) argue in the body of your paper why your ICB paper is nontrivially different from these concurrent submissions, and (3) include anonymized versions of those papers in the supplemental material.

Supplemental material: Authors may optionally upload supplemental material. Typically, this material might include videos of results that cannot be included in the main paper, anonymized related submissions to other conferences and journals, and appendices or technical reports containing extended proofs and mathematical derivations that are not essential for understanding of the paper. Note that the contents of the supplemental material should be referred to appropriately in the paper and that reviewers are not obliged to look at it. All supplemental material must be zipped or tarred into a single file. There is a 50MB limit on the size of this file. The deadline for supplemental material is five days after the main paper deadline.

Author registration: At the time of submission of the final manuscript (no later than February 1st 2009) at least one author for each accepted paper must register to the conference. The inclusion of the papers into the proceedings volume is strictly subject to this requirement. Details on the registration procedure will be given by December 1st 2008.


Questions regarding paper submission should be addressed to the Program Chair Support at wmicb2009@uniss.it.

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