[visionlist] [IJCB 2022]: Call for Competition Proposals

Vitomir Struc vitomir.struc at fe.uni-lj.si
Mon Jan 31 09:32:14 -05 2022


*** IJCB 2022: CALL FOR COMPETITION PROPOSALS ***

We invite competition proposals for the 2022 International Joint 
Conference on Biometrics (IJCB 2022) in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. 
The main goal of the competitions is to provide a common ground for 
benchmarking of state-of-the art algorithms, to consolidate research and 
identify open problems in biometrics-related research areas. We solicit 
competition proposals on any topic of interest to the broader biometric 
community and strongly encourage proposals focusing on new emerging 
fields and open research questions that are able to attract a 
significant number of participants. Competition organizers having a 
strong track record in the field are especially welcome.

 From the proposals received, three of the strongest will be accepted 
and eventually invited to submit summary papers to IJCB 2022. The 
selection process will be based on the novelty of the proposed 
competition, the relevance and timeliness of the problem explored, the 
importance of the research questions investigated, the potential to 
attract a large number of competitors, the impact of the competition, 
and the track record of the organizers.

The deadline for submitting competition proposals is Monday, February 
28th, 2022. Decisions will be circulated by March 7th, 2022.

*** Competition Proposal Submission ***
Competition proposals should be sent to the IJCB 2022 competition 
co-chairs, Vitomir Štruc (vitomir.struc at fe.uni-lj.si) and Zhen Lei 
(zlei at nlpr.ia.ac.cn), with the email subject »IJCB 2022 Competition 
Proposal: [title of your competition]«. The proposal should include the 
following information to facilitate the decision process:

•    Title of the competition.
•    Names, affiliations, contact information, and a brief CV of the 
competition organizers.
•    A list of three most relevant publications related to the 
competition for each organizer.
•    Justification:
     o    Motivation for the competition, expected outcomes and 
anticipated impact,
     o    Relevance to IJCB 2022,
     o    Relationship to previous competitions, if any,
     o    Description of the novelty of the competition.
•    Execution:
     o    Description of the dataset(s) used for the competition and the 
available annotations,
     o    Details on the experimental protocol and result 
generation/submission procedure,
     o    Information on the platform used (for data sharing, 
submission, verification of the results), if any,
     o    Description of the evaluation criteria (performance metrics) 
and available baseline implementations/code (e.g., a starter kit).
•    Organization:
     o    Expected minimum number of external participants (next to the 
organizers),
     o    Plan for promoting the competition and attracting participants,
     o    Description of the planned coordination activities,
     o    A detailed timeline for the competition.
•    Other relevant information.

*** Schedule ***
The competitions should preferably start in March 2022 and be completed 
by the summary-paper submission deadline on May 31st, 2022. Competition 
organizers will also be requested to prepare a web page for the 
competition, which will be linked from the conference web site. The 
web-site should be online before the start of the competition.

*** Proceedings and Presentation ***
Competition organizers will be invited to submit a summary paper 
discussing organization, datasets, and results by May 31st, 2022. The 
summary papers will be considered for inclusion in the IJCB 2022 
conference program and should follow the same formatting and 
presentation rules as regular papers. The submissions will undergo the 
same review process as regular papers. The presentation format (if 
accepted) will be determined based on the quality of the submission and 
reviewer feedback received. Accepted summary papers will be included in 
the proceedings of IJCB 2022 and send for inclusion in IEEE Xplore.

*** Important Dates ***
Deadline for submitting proposals:      February 28th, 2022
Decisions to organizers:         March 7th, 2022
Submission of summary papers:       May 31st 2022

For any additional information please contact the IJCB 2022 Competition 
Co-Chairs:
Vitomir Štruc (vitomir.struc at fe.uni-lj.si) and
Zhen Lei (zlei at nlpr.ia.ac.cn)

Website: http://www.ijcb2022.org/#/





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