2nd 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 second edition of IEB workshop is to consolidate the experience of the first one, and to continue 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

  • Maria De Marsico, Dept. of Computer Science – University of Rome “La Sapienza” Italy
  • Maria Frucci, Institute for High-Performance Computing and Networking (ICAR),C.N.R. Italy
  • Daniel Riccio, University of Naples Federico II Italy
  • Gabriella Sanniti di Baja, Institute for high performance computing and networking, CNR Italy
  • Josef Bigun, Halmstad University Sweden
  • Modesto Castrillón Santana, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Spain
  • Bernadette Dorizzi, TELECOM SudParis France
  • Jean Luc Dugelay, EURECOM France
  • Chiara Galdi, University of Salerno Italy
  • Raghavender Jillela, Digital Signal Corporation USA
  • Pawel Kasprowski, Silesian University of Technology Poland
  • Oleg Komogortsev, Texas State University USA
  • Emanuela Marasco, University of North Carolina at Charlotte USA
  • Heydi Méndez Vázquez, CENATAV Cuba
  • Malgorzata Napieralska, Technical University of Lodz Poland
  • Michele Nappi, University of Salerno Italy
  • Fabio Narducci, University of Salerno Italy
  • Marcos Ortega Hortas, University of A Coruña Spain
  • Marco Porta, University of Pavia Italy
  • Hugo Proença, University of Beira Interior Portugal
  • Stefano Ricciardi, University of Salerno Italy
  • Arun Ross Michigan, State University USA
  • Kaushik Roy, North Carolina A&T State University USA
  • Luca Serino, Institute for High-Performance Computing and Networking (ICAR) CNR. Italy
  • Zhenan Sun, Chinese Academy of Sciences China