International Workshop on Insight on Eye Biometrics


Human identification methods based on credentials, such as identification documents and PIN, cannot meet the growing demand for security in applications such as ID cards, border crossings, and access control. As a result, recognition methods based on physiological and behavioral characteristics are increasingly adopted for person identification applications. In fact, biometric traits, such as fingerprints, earlobe geometry, retina and iris patterns, voice, DNA, cannot be lost, stolen, or easily forged and are also considered to be persistent and unique.

The recent literature has shown an increasing interest for eye related biometrics (iris pattern, retina pattern, and periocular regions). Except for retina, whose acquisition can be perceived by some users as invasive, iris and periocular regions can be captured by non invasive acquisition devices without requiring the cooperation of the user, at a largely variable distance (from a few centimeters up to a few meters) and even “on-the-move”. Iris and retinal patterns are characterized by several advantages such as low occurrence of false positives, low false negative rates, highly reliability because no two people have the same iris or retinal pattern, and velocity in the identification of the subject. In turn, periocular recognition becomes particularly useful when iris recognition cannot be implemented, e.g., in case of blind people or for people affected by cataract.

Purpose of the IEB workshop is to give the opportunity to researchers interested in detection and recognition methods based on all eye related biometrics to meet and discuss in a common forum all aspects of their closely related research activities.

Topics for the workshop include, but are not limited to:

  • Innovative eLearning methods and techniques
  • Open knowledge
  • Innovative eLearning platforms
  • Massive open online courses (MOOC)
  • Innovative pedagogy
  • Innovative practices in eLearning
  • ELearning and Mobile Technology
  • Impact of eLearning in Companies
  • Hybrid online end classical learning
  • Procedural Policy Instruments in distance learning
  • Hypermedia applications
  • Synchronous and asynchronous learning.

Workshop Co-Chairs

Maria Frucci, ICAR-CNR, Naples, Italy
Maria De Marsico, Sapienza University, Rome, Italy
Daniel Riccio, Federico II University, Naples, Italy
Gabriella Sanniti di Baja, ICAR-CNR, Naples, Italy

Program Committee

Josef Bigun, Halmstad University, SWEDEN
Virginio Cantoni, University of Pavia, ITALY
Modesto Castrillon Santana, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, SPAIN
Simona Gabriela Crihalmeanu, Michigan State University, USA
Bernadette Dorizzi, Télécom SudParis, FRANCE
Jean-Luc Dugelay, EURECOM, FRANCE
Luigi Gallo, ICAR – C.N.R., ITALY
Raghavender Jillela, Digital Signal Corp. Chantilly, USA
Emanuela Marasco, West Virginia University, USA
Heydi Méndez -Vázquez, CENATAV, CUBA
Malgorzata Napieralska, Lodz University of Technology, POLAND
Michele Nappi, University of Salerno, ITALY
Mark Nixon, University of Southampton, UK
Marcos Ortega Hortas, University of Coruña, SPAIN
Hugo Proença, University of Beira Interior, PORTUGAL
Stefano Ricciardi, University of Salerno, ITALY
Arun Ross, Michigan State University, USA
Massimo Tistarelli, University of Sassari, ITALY
Zhenan Sun, Chinese Academy of Sciences, P.R. China