[visionlist] [IJCB 2020]: Sclera Segmentation Benchmarking Competition (SSBC 2020) - Call for Participants

Vitomir Struc vitomir.struc at fe.uni-lj.si
Tue Jun 2 05:58:01 -04 2020


Sclera Segmentation Benchmarking Competition (SSBC 2020)

Held in conjunction with IEEE/IAPR IJCB 2020

Important dates: Registration is already open
SSBC Website: https://sites.google.com/view/ssbc2020/home

We invite research groups working on ocular biometrics, segmentation 
or other related vision tasks to take part in the 2020 Sclera 
Segmentation Benchmarking
Competition (SSBC 2020).

Sclera biometrics have gained significant popularity among emerging 
ocular traits in the last
few years. In order to establish the sclera as a viable biometric trait 
and to evaluate its
potential for automated biometric systems, several works have been 
presented in the literature,
using the sclera vasculature as a standalone biometric trait and in 
combination with the iris.
Despite these initiatives, sclera biometrics need to be studied more 
extensively to ascertain
their usefulness. Among the numerous challenges still open in this area, 
efficient and robust sclera segmentation is among
the most important ones, affecting all downstream tasks, ranging from 
normalization to recognition. While
a considerable amount of research has been directed towards sclera 
segmentation in recent years,
the performance of existing techniques especially in cross-sensor 
scenarios and across different
acquisition conditions is still not well explored. To investigate these 
issues, to document
recent developments and to attract (and raise) the interest of 
researchers in this emerging
biometric trait, we are organzing SSBC 2020 - a competition (and group 
benchmarking effort) held
in conjunction with IJCB 2020 focusing on the problem of sclera 

The competition builds on past sclera segmentation competitions, namely
SSBC 2015, SSRBC 2016, SSERBC 2017, SSBC 2018 and SSBC 2019 held in 
conjunction with BTAS 2015,
ICB 2016, IJCB 2017, ICB 2018 and ICB 2019 respectively. SSBC 2020 is 
the next in the series of
sclera segmentation challenges and aims to benchmark sclera segmentation 
models in both cross
sensor settings as well as across different acquisition conditions.

The competition is open to everyone. Registartion is already open.
For details see: https://sites.google.com/view/ssbc2020/home

All participating researchers (achieving competitive performance) will 
be invited as co-authors for
a summary paper of SSBC 2020 that will send for consideration at IJCB 2020.

Dr. Abhijit Das, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India
Prof. Umapada Pal,  Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India
Prof. Peter Peer,  University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenija
Assoc. Prof. Vitomir Štruc , University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenija
Matej Vitek , PhD candidate, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenija

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