“That's what education should be," I said, "the art of orientation. Educators should devise the simplest and most effective methods of turning minds around.” - Plato, The Republic

The organizing committee is pleased to invite tutorial proposals for the IEEE Seventh International Conference on Biometrics: Theory, Applications and Systems (BTAS 2015). Tutorials can be for either half-a-day or full day. Tutorials will be held on 08 September 2015, a day before the main conference begins.

Tutorial proposals can address either emerging or established research topics that will be of broad interest to the biometrics community. Tutorials are expected to offer an opportunity for BTAS 2015 participants to acquire technical knowledge in emerging and/or established research areas in biometrics. Examples of topics may include, but are not limited to biometric security, forensics, and other challenging biometric applications such as remote and/or non-cooperative biometrics applications; biometric information fusion; latest advancements in various modalities; usability and user-centered studies; and performance assessment.

Tutorial proposals will be prioritized and evaluated based on their originality, relevance to the conference, qualifications of the tutors on the proposed topic, and their potential to attract participants to the conference.

Tutorial proposals should contain the following information; (i) title, (ii) abstract, (iii) target participants, (iv) prerequisites for the participants, (v) expected enrollment, (vi) list of topics to be presented with their estimated duration and pointers to the associated literature, and (vii) short biography of the tutor(s) with relevant experience on the tutorial topic.

Tutorial proposals should be submitted as a PDF attachment via email to the tutorial chair: olga@ufpr.br with the subject title “BTAS 2015 – Tutorial Proposal”.

Tutors of proposals that are selected will be expected to maintain a webpage publicizing the tutorial and its contents.

Important Dates:

Tutorial proposal submission deadline: 02 April 2015
Acceptance notification: 15 May 2015
Tutorial date: 08 September 2015

Call for Tutorials

7th IEEE International Conference on
Biometrics: Theory, Applications and Systems 
(BTAS 2015)
September 8 - 11, 2015