The IEEE Biometrics Council and IAPR TC-4, are seeking meeting site proposals for the 2026 edition of the International Joint Conference on Biometrics (IJCB). Below are specific details and dates, as well as the instructions for submitting proposals.

IJCB 2026: International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition

IEEE Biometrics Council and IAPR TC-4 invite proposals to host the 2026 edition of the International Joint Conference on Biometrics (IJCB), preferably around September-October 2026. A European site is preferred, but proposals from other regions are welcome as well.

IEEE IJCB is the premier international forum for research in biometrics and related technologies. It combines the two major events in the field— the IEEE Biometrics Theory, Applications, and Systems (BTAS) conference and theInternational Conference on Biometrics (ICB)—and is made possible through a special agreement between the by the IEEE Biometrics Council and the IAPR TC-4. IJCB is intended to have a broad scope, including advances in the fields of signal processing, machine learning, deep learning, computer vision, statistical/mathematical techniques, ethical and privacy frameworks, system security, databases, and legal policy, that are relevant to biometrics.

The 2023 edition of IJCB was organised in Ljubljana, Slovenia (, while the 2024 edition will be held in Buffalo, New York, USA ( The 2025 edition will be held in Japan, with the venue to be announced during IJCB’24. The conference is financially sponsored by the IEEE Biometrics Council and technically co-sponsored by IAPR TC-4.

Important Dates:

  • Draft proposal for initial feedback by June 15, 2025
  • Full proposals due by July 30, 2025
  • Evaluation results will be returned by August 30, 2025


Proposals for the events should include the following information:

Organizers: tentative general chairs, program chairs, and other key roles, with specific names where possible, proposed names otherwise. Please identify the lead general and program chair, and describe past organization and IJCB-related experience for all organizers, as well as IEEE conference organization experience, if possible. Proposed conference dates, location and venue: including the specific conference location and facilities, estimated costs of the venue, suggested hotel(s) and their cost(s), accessibility for travel and example travel costs, public transportation and access from nearest airports. Please mention if there is a local IJCB/biometrics-related community. Note that proposed dates should not clash with major related conferences.

Conference plans: plans for the program (technical program, special sessions, invited speakers, reception and banquet, etc.), events beyond the main conference (workshops, tutorials, tours, etc.). What is planned to be similar or different from previous IJCB conferences?

Hybrid/virtual attendance: plans about allowing virtual participation, in case this is considered. We strongly urge you to consider a fully in-person conference.

Budget: a tentative proposed conference budget with projections for different numbers of participants (150, 200, 250). Expected registration fees, IEEE administrative expenses (16% of budget), and a 10% contingency fee for unexpected expenses should also be calculated.


Request for information and bid submission for IJCB 2026, should be sent jointly to the IEEE Biometrics Council, VP Conferences (Albert Ali Salah, and to the Conference Subcommittee Chair of IAPR TC-4 (Vishal Patel,