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Special Session
Special Session on
Multivariable Processing for Biometric Systems
 - MPBS 2016

21 - 23 February, 2016 - Rome, Italy

Within the 9th International Conference on Bio-inspired Systems and Signal Processing - BIOSIGNALS 2016


Jordi Solé-Casals
University of Vic - Central University of Catalonia

Brief Bio
Jordi Solé-Casals received the Ph. D. degree with European label in 2000, and the B.Sc. degree in Telecommunications in 1995, both from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC), Barcelona, Spain. In 1994 he joined the Department of Digital and Information Technologies of the University of Vic, where he is currently associate Professor. He is the Head of the Data and Signal Processing Research Group and maintains active collaborations with many international research groups. He was Visiting Research with the Gipsa-Lab in Grenoble (France), LABSP-RIKEN in Tokyo (Japan) and BMU in Cambridge (United Kingdom). Currently, he continues these relations with these laboratories. His research interests are in neurosciences, biometrics, statistical signal processing, machine learning, neural networks, source separation and independent component analysis.
Carlos Travieso-González
Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Joanna Isabelle Olszewska
University of West Scotland
United Kingdom

Brief Bio
Joanna Isabelle Olszewska is a British Computer Scientist. She is an Assistant Professor (Lecturer) with UWS, UK, and leads research in Algorithms and Softwares for Intelligent Vision Systems. She is a member of the IEEE Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems. She has given talks, e.g. at the University of Cambridge, at conferences such as ICRA, and at events such as EPSRC/BMVA Technical Days and DDD Scotland, as well as interviews, e.g. for the BBC Lunch Time 'Women in Engineering' Program. She has been TPC member of over 70 international conferences such as IJCAI and chaired over 60 conference/workshop sessions, e.g. at IROS.


Biometric systems have been widely and mainly studied for its use in security applications. Nowadays, other applications, as biomedicine, psychology and/or forensic applications are using biometric information in order to get innovation and better successes.
Most of the today solutions however operate on different methods. The use of Multivariate Processing can reach specialized systems to provide possible best conditions for image processing.

Topics cover all biometric modalities, and multimodal systems, using any kind of sensor or range of acquisition:

› Face
› Fingerprint
› Signature and Handwritten
› Iris
› Geometry Hand, Palm Print, Knuckle, Vein Hand
› Voice
› etc…

Presentations of new methods of multivariable processing are particularly welcomed, for instance:

› Multimodal Approach
› Age Detection
› Forensic Applications
› Biomedical and Psychology Applications in New Paradigms
› etc…


Paper Submission: December 3, 2015 (expired)
Authors Notification: December 11, 2015 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: December 23, 2015 (expired)


César Caiafa, CONICET / Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina
Marcos del Pozo Baños, Swansea University, United Kingdom
Virginia Espinosa Duró, EUP Mataró, Spain
Marcos Faundez, Escola Universitaria Politecnica de Mataro - Tecnocampus, Spain
Pedro Gómez Vilda, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Miren Karmele Lopez De Ipiña Peña, University of the Basque Country/Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea, Spain
Pere Marti, Universitat de Vic, Spain
Enric Monte Moreno, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Carlos G. Puntonet, University of Granada, Spain
Antonio Ravelo, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
Fernando Rojas, University of Granada, Spain
Vladimir Zaiats, University of Vic, Spain

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Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in any of the topics listed above.
Instructions for preparing the manuscript (in Word and Latex formats) are available at: Paper Templates
Please also check the Guidelines.
Papers must be submitted electronically via the web-based submission system using the appropriated button on this page.


After thorough reviewing by the special session program committee, all accepted papers will be published in a special section of the conference proceedings book - under an ISBN reference and on digital support - and submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI/ISI), DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index), Scopus, Google Scholar, Semantic Scholar, and Microsoft Academic.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/) and every paper is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library


BIOSIGNALS Special Sessions - MPBS 2016
e-mail: biosignals.secretariat@insticc.org