Welcome to the IEEE Italy Section Biometrics Council Chapter (ISBCC BIO46).

The Chapter was created on May 4, 2009, and it was the first autonomous chapter of the IEEE Biometrics Council. That was actually a great recognition for the activities carried out in Italy in the field of biometric recognition, an evidence of the quality and relevance at an international level of Italian research.

The Chapter welcomes all those who work on biometric recognition, from theoretical foundations to sensors, from algorithms for signal and image processing to data interpretation, from systems to applications. The area of interest includes theory, methodologies, technologies, sensor development, design and applications of the biometric characterization of human beings, through physiological, behavioral or cognitive characteristics and traits. The main objective of the Chapter is to offer a multidisciplinary forum to discuss the typical problems of this sector, and to propose activities for the benefit of the Italian community in the scientific, industrial, professional and student fields.

This website aims to become the contact and meeting point for all those interested in the topics of biometrics and related applications, in order to facilitate the dissemination and retrieval of information and opportunities in these areas. References to Italian people and laboratories operating in this sector, materials of common interest, announcements of events and activities in Italy, and anything you deem useful to disseminate can be included here. 




The IEEE Italy Section Biometrics Council Chapter is technical co-sponsor of the 16th IEEE International Workshop on Information Forensics and Security (WIFS) 2024, that will be held in Rome, Italy, December 2-5 2024. All members are invited to submit papers to the conference, as well as to propose tutorials, challenges and demos. For more information, please refer to the workshop website.



Biometrics and Multimedia Forensics Laboratory (BioMedia4n6 Lab), Roma Tre University, Rome, Italy




Industrial, Environmental and Biometric Informatics Laboratory (IEBI Lab), Università degli Studi di Milano, Milano, Italy




Emanuele Maiorana is (tenure track) Assistant Professor with the Department of Industrial, Electronic and Mechanical Engineering, Roma Tre University, Rome, Italy. His research interests are in the area of digital signal and image processing, with specific emphasis on biometric recognition. He is an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security (TIFS) and of the EURASIP Journal on Information Security (JIS), Chair of the Nominations and Elections Subcommittee of the IFS-TC, and was General Chair for the “IAPR TC4 Workshop on Mobile and Wearable Biometrics” (WMWB) at ICPR 2020, Milan, Italy, the “IEEE 9th International Workshop on Biometrics and Forensics” (IWBF) 2021, Rome, Italy, and the “IEEE 16th International Workshop on Information forensics and Security ” (WIFS) 2024, Rome, Italy.


Ruggero Donida Labati is Associate Professor of computer science with the University of Milan, Milan, Italy. His research interests include intelligent systems, signal and image processing, machine learning, pattern analysis and recognition, theory and industrial applications of neural networks, biometrics, and industrial applications. He is an Associate Editor of the Springer Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Humanized Computing.


Carlo Massaroni is (tenure track) Assistant Professor in Measurements with the Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma. He received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Biomedical Engineering from Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma (Italy) in 2010 and 2012, respectively. Then he received the Ph.D. degree in Bioengineering from the Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma (Italy) in 2017 in the field of measurements.  His research interests are in the field of the design, characterization and tests of optical and conductive sensors and wearable devices for cardiorespiratory and physical activities monitoring, as well as in the field of contactless sensing for biomedical applications.


Gabriel E. Hine is a Senior signal/image processing engineer at Fingerprint Cards AB, focused on Iris Recognition and working on the holistic system, dealing with the high-level optical system design and algorithm development of image processing and pattern recognition modules. He filed four patents on optics-based liveness detection.