In order to submit a paper, please go to the SUBMISSION PAGE .

The Workshop on Innovation in Border Control 2013 (WIBC 2013) is soliciting both research and “practice and experience” papers. Paper submissions to WIBC 2013 are divided into FOUR tracks:

(1) Research Track

Papers submitted to the research track should either: (a) present results of substantial research/scientific work, (b) report on an ongoing research activity/effort, or (c) describe a solution that involves utilization of novel research results, which will be demonstrated live during the workshop. In particular, there are two types of submissions:

  • Long papers that describe results of work on application-oriented research, evaluations, operational tests, lab tests, etc. Long papers should report substantial, completed, and previously unpublished/novel research results.
  • Short papers that describe work in progress, ideas, new challenges for the next 5 - 10 years, emerging areas relevant to border security and control or demos (System/application descriptions, interactive demos, etc.).

Long papers will be allocated 8 pages of content, whereas short papers will be allocated 4 pages of content.

(2) Young Researcher Track

The Young Researcher Track provides a venue for student researchers investigating topics in the area of border security to present their research results, to meet potential advisors, and to receive feedback from the end-user community and international research community.

The main goal of this track is to aid students and young researchers at various stages of their education/careers: from those in the final stages of undergraduate training to those who are preparing their graduate thesis proposal.

Papers submitted to this track can either describe thesis/research proposals or present completed work or work in progress with preliminary results.

The papers in this track can have up to a maximum of 6 pages.

(3) Industrial Practice and Experience Track

Papers submitted to the Industrial practice and experience track should demonstrate and/or report on innovative border control lab-prototype solutions with strong application potential that are not yet on the market, or are on the market, but require guidance regarding further steps required in order to convert them into real-world border control solutions. This track also welcomes submissions describing experiences encountered in applying novel research results and methods in the context of developing and deploying border control solutions.

Submissions should be written in technical style rather than sales styles.

The papers in this track can have up to a maximum of 4 pages.

(4) European Projects Track

The EU Framework Programmes provide funding for R&D projects to bridge the gap between research and practitioners. In particular, EU Framework projects allow the research community to practice with their research ideas in real industrial environment while, at the same time, they can provide an insight into new solutions for the end-user community.

Papers submitted to the European Projects Track should describe EU-funded border security-related projects or other research projects involving European actors that are funded by national or local funding organizations, or even by individual universities and industries. The submissions should briefly describe the objectives of the projects, their deliverables, gained experience and outcomes. Special interest goes to submissions that describe how the projects results have been assessed and evaluated.

The European Projects Track should offer the possibility to project participants to share and disseminate their project results and to provide WIBC participants a better insight in which European research projects are currently going on in Europe within the field of border security.

The papers in this track can have up to a maximum of 4 pages.

Submissions to all four WIBC 2013 tracks are electronic and in PDF format via EasyChair, a web-based conference management system. If you don't have an EasyChair account you will need to create one and then login in order to submit your paper(s).

For producing the manuscripts the authors should use the IEEE two-column style available at:

The information about the author(s) should be omitted in the submitted papers since the review process for all WIBC 2013 tracks will be blind.

Submissions will be reviewed by at least 3 members of the Program Committee. Submissions will be judged based on novelty, impact, usability, technical strength, clarity of presentation, and significance/relevance to the workshop. Authors of accepted papers will receive guidelines regarding how to produce camera-ready versions of their papers.

In order to submit a paper, please go to the SUBMISSION PAGE .


All accepted papers will be published in WIBC 2013 proceedings, except the papers accepted to the WIBC 2013 research track, which will be included in the proceedings of EISIC 2013 (the main conference) published by IEEE Computer Society's Conference Publishing Services.

After the Workshop, we envisage to make a selection of the best papers submitted to WIBC 2012 and WIBC 2013 and to publish expanded versions thereof in a special journal issue or as a volume of a book series with a reputable publisher.