Workshop on Applications of Computer Vision, WACV 2013

Program Chairs: Fatih Porikli, Walter Scheirer, and Peter Tu
Paper submission: Aug 15, 2012
Decisions: Oct 21, 2012
Final versions of papers due; Dec 1, 2012
Dates: January 17th-18th

Workshop on Performance Evaluation of Tracking and Surveillance, PETS 2013

Program Chairs: James Ferryman and James L. Crowley
Date: January 18th

Workshop on Robot Vision

Organizing Chairs: Aman Behal (UCF), Radu Bogdan Rusu (WillowGarage), and Cang Ye (UALR)
Program Chairs: Yu Sun (USF), Chi-Kit Ronald Chung (CUHK)
Dates: January 16th-17th

Workshop on User-Centred Computer Vision, UCCV 2013

General Chair: Gregor Miller
Program Chairs: Daesik Jang, Kenji Mase
Date: January 16th


Iris Recognition: Fundamentals to Research Frontiers

General Chair: Kevin W. Bowyer (University of Notre Dame)
Date: January 16th
Time: 1pm - 5pm, EST

This tutorial is intended for industry, government and academic professionals who would like an overview of the basic principles of iris recognition and an introduction to some current important research issues. This is an updated version of a successful tutorial previously given at the 2011 Automated Face and Gesture Recognition conference and at the Homeland Security Techologies conference.Professor Bowyer is an IEEE Fellow, a past EIC of the IEEE Biometrics Compendium, and co-editor of the Handbook of Iris Recognition.


  1. Survey of Iris Recognition Applications
  2. Historical Development of Iris Recognition
  3. How Iris Biometrics Works
    1. Image Acquisition
    2. Iris Region Segmentation
    3. Texture Coding
    4. Matching
  4. Current Research Topics
    1. Effects of Pupil Dilation
    2. Effects of Contact Lenses
    3. Spoofing Attacks
    4. Inter-operability