[visionlist] Call for Competition Proposals - IEEE IJCB 2023 (Deadline Extension)

Vitomir Struc vitomir.struc at fe.uni-lj.si
Tue Feb 7 02:54:59 -04 2023

We invite competition proposals for the 2023 IEEE International Joint 
Conference on Biometrics (IJCB 2023) in Ljubljana, Slovenia. 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, the strongest will be selected to be held 
with IJCB 2023 and eventually invited to submit summary papers to the 
conference. 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 
6th, 2023. Decisions will be circulated by February 14th, 2023.

*** Competition Proposal Submission ***
Competition proposals should be sent to the IJCB 2023 competition 
co-chairs, Clinton Fookes (c.fookes at qut.edu.au) and Ana Filipa Sequeira 
(ana.f.sequeira at inesctec.pt), with the email subject »IJCB 2023 
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 
     o Relevance to IJCB 2023,
     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 
     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 February 2023 and be 
completed by the summary-paper submission deadline on May 15th, 2023. 
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 15th, 2023. The 
summary papers will be considered for inclusion in the IJCB 2023 
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 2023 and send for inclusion in IEEE Xplore.

*** Important Dates ***
Extended submission deadline:        February 10th, 2023
Decisions to organizers:                     February 14th, 2023
Submission of summary papers:       May 15th, 2023

For any additional information please contact the IJCB 2023 Competition 
Clinton Fookes (c.fookes at qut.edu.au) and
Ana Filipa Sequeira (ana.f.sequeira at inesctec.pt)

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