Call for nominations for a new Biometrics Award
IAPR Young Biometrics Investigator Award
Biometrics is becoming an area of increasing interest to the Pattern Recognition research community. Evidence of this interest is the large number of conferences and other events which are currently organized and sponsored by IAPR and/or by its Technical Committee 4 on Biometrics (TC4). Moreover, there is a rapid growth in the number of organizations that are showing interest in deploying biometric technologies in different application scenarios. For this reason, IAPR TC4 has been very active in promoting biometrics in several scientific events and venues.
The 2012 edition of the TC4 flagship event, the International Conference on Biometrics (ICB), New Delhi, India, which is held every year, allowed to establish a new biometrics award named ˇ°IAPR Young Biometrics Investigator Awardˇ± (YBIA).
The objectives and criteria of this award is similar to the IAPR JK Aggarwal award, except that it will be given to outstanding scientists in the biometrics field. The award will be given out in the odd years. The recipients of the award will be announced at ICB or IJCB every year. At the conference, the winner will be asked to deliver a plenary talk.
The recipient of the award will be recommended for nomination by a special selection committee, appointed by the TC4, and composed of three active members of the TC4. One of the committee members will be the most recent past recipient of the award. The awards will be then approved by the President of the IAPR.
Selection criteria and procedures
The recipient of the YBIA is expected to be a young scientist, under the age of 40 on the deadline date for nominations, who has made substantial contributions to the IAPR Biometrics community and whose research work has had a major impact in biometrics. The prize consists of a cash amount and a suitably inscribed certificate.
Each candidate must be supported by a Nominator who is responsible of providing the names of at least 3, and no more than five, endorsers supporting the nomination. The Nomination and Endorsement Forms must reach the Chairman of the YBIA Committee, Prof. Anil K. Jain, no later than 1st May 2013.
Download YBIA Endorsement Form 2013
Download YBIA Nomination Form 2013 2013