IEEE Biometrics Council Leadership Award

Nominations are invited for the "IEEE Biometrics Council Leadership Award" to recognize outstanding leadership in the field of Biometrics. Any current IEEE member of the member societies of the  Biometrics Council who has been active in the fields of interest of the IEEE Biometrics Council for more than fifteen years is eligible. Current officers of the Society’s Executive Committee are ineligible. Please provide: i) Nominee's name, contact address, ii) nominator contact details, iii) URL of nominee's website with bio and CV, iv) URL of google scholar citations, v) statement (500 words max), vi) names of three references willing to write supporting letters. 

A single awardee will receive a plaque and $2,000 honorarium at the BTAS 2018.

The awards committee chair will accept nominations till July 15 2018 at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Call for nominations for VP-Conferences and VP-Publications:

Nominations for VP-Conferences and VP-Publications are hereby sought from interested candidates from the member societies of the biometrics council. Interested candidates should send their nominations through a nominator who is a member of one of the member societies of the IEEE Biometrics Council. The nominator should send the nomination to Venu Govindaraju (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) by Aug 15, 2018.
The nomination should contain a short bio and vision of the candidate. The IEEE BC Adcom will vote and select VP-Conferences and VP-Publications.

Call for Proposal for IEEE Joint Conference on Biometrics 2020

Deadline: June 29, 2018

The IAPR Technical Committee on Biometrics (TC-4) and the IEEE Biometrics Council (IEEE-BC) are pleased to invite proposals for hosting the International Joint Conference on Biometrics in 2020 (IJCB 2020). The International Joint Conference on Biometrics combines two major biometrics annual research conferences: International Conference on Biometrics (ICB) and Biometrics Theory, Application and Systems (BTAS) conference. The blending of these two conferences will present an exciting event for the worldwide biometrics research community. Similar events were conducted in 2011 (, 2014 ( and 2017 (, and proved to be a success as evidenced by the number of paper submissions and delegates in attendance. Each proposal should include information on (but not limited to):

• Host Organization
• Organizing and technical committees
• Venue and dates (without possible conflict with other major conferences in closely related fields). Please provide venue contact info. The venue is not restricted to be in Washington, DC
• Accommodation arrangements;
• Paper review plans;
• Publicity and plans for growing the conference.
• Timetable with critical milestones;
• Budget estimates using the standard budget template available at:
• Possible external sponsors.

Further guidelines on IEEE and IAPR conference organization can be found at and

Please send proposals to Arun Ross, Chair, IAPR-TC4 and Sebastien Marcel, Vice-President for Conferences, IEEE Biometrics Council at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

A committee established by IAPR TC-4 and IEEE-BC will evaluate all proposals by JULY 31, 2018.


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