10th International Summer School on Biometrics to focus on emerging issues

November 27, 2012 - 

The 2013 International Summer School on Biometrics  takes place June 10-15, 2013 in Alghero, Italy and this year, promises to focus on new and emerging issues in the biometrics space.

Held since 2003, this summer school program is only open to about 50 highly qualified, motivated and pre-selected students or industrial professionals and features lectures from 20 unique experts in the field and is hosted at the Hotel Capo Caccia in Tramariglio.

“The reason [the summer school] is valuable is it gives an opportunity to those who are not extremely familiar with biometrics to learn about different research topics in biometrics, and to meet biometrics experts in one place,” Anil Jain, distinguished Professor at Michigan State University and Director of the International Summer School on Biometrics Committee said in an interview with BiometricUpdate.com.

Jain also suggests the school has seen a significant growth in applicant interest over the last ten years.

According to the school’s website, only a limited number of scholarships will be awarded to to Phd students, and those selected will be chosen on the basis of their scientific background and on-going research work. Precedence will be given to members of the COST Action IC1106 and active members of IAPR and IEEE.

The school encourages Phd students and post-docs to submit a short paper on their recent research activity and a best paper award will be given to the best paper submitted by students. The application deadline for the 2013 school is February 15, 2013. More information can be found on the school’s website: http://biometrics.uniss.it/

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