Although keyboard and mouse are still the dominant means of interaction with a computer, new human-computer interfaces (HCIs) are rapidly emerging. Today, not only do we talk to a computer to send email, but we also touch the screen of a smartphone or tablet to navigate the web, wave a hand in front of a screen to browse a photo album, and even shake a smartphone or gaming controller to interact with a game. Clearly, we are in the middle of an HCI revolution, yet when it comes to user authentication we still largely rely on alphanumeric passwords and keyboards. Since such passwords are cumbersome to enter, one frequently opts for short/simple ones thus leading to security vulnerabilities.


This workshop is an attempt to bring together researchers and practitioners
developing user authentication methods for new and emerging HCIs. This is an interdisciplinary research area that includes, among others, biometrics, signal processing (including audio, image and video processing), computer vision,
human factors, and beyond. The goal of the workshop will be to present state
of the art in user authentication for interfaces currently in use, and overview the challenges associated with new HCI modalities under development.

Topics of Interest


A wide range of topics related to user authentication for emerging
human-computer interfaces will be considered, and among them:
  • authentication methods for touch and gesture (hand/body) interfaces,

  • authentication methods for voice interfaces,

  • authentication from facial gestures,

  • authentication from acceleration data,

  • authentication from bio-signals,

  • new metrics to measure authentication performance,

  • privacy issues in user authentication,

  • continuous authentication and persistent authentication.

Call for Papers:

Call for Papers

Date and Venue

This will  be a half-day workshop that will be held on Monday, June 29, 2015 in Torino, Italy in conjunction with the IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo ICME-2015.