In order to submit a manuscript for review, an account at the CMT site must be created for each author: IJCB 2017 CMT Site.
Latex and MS-Word templates for formatting papers are available
Submissions must be anonymous, i.e., the submitted paper must not divulge the identity of the authors (see instructions below).
Submissions may be up to eight pages in IEEE conference format, excluding references. There is no limit on bibliography pages. Note that papers longer than six pages in the published proceedings will incur a page charge, up to two extra pages (bibliography pages will not incur an extra charge).
Supplementary material can be submitted to the CMT site (as a separate file) and cited in the main submission. However, supplementary material must be anonymized as well (see instructions below). If a paper is accepted, only the main submission will be published in the conference proceedings. Therefore, thesupplementary material must be made accessible to the public (e.g., uploaded to a website or apublic repository like arXiv) and the camera ready version of the paper must cite this publicly accessible material.
The Primary subject area of the paper must be indicated in CMT at the time of submission. Up to two Secondary areas may also be indicated during submission.
Authors submitting to a Special Session must select the appropriate special session topic under Primary or Secondary subject area in CMT at the time of submission.
Papers accepted and presented at IJCB 2017 will be available in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library. Authors are required by IEEE to transfer copyrights for any papers placed in Xplore. This is performed at the time final versions are submitted for production. If a paper is withdrawn from the proceedings, copyright will revert to the authors.
Instructions for Anonymizing Your Submission
Remove author names, affiliations, email addresses, etc. from the paper.
Remove personal acknowledgments.
When reporting experiments on data collected in your lab, consider stating this as "This experiment was conducted using data acquired in our labs". Do not state this as "This experiment was conducted using data that was collected in our labs at Mars University".
When citing your own work in the narrative, ensure that the narrative does not divulge your identity. For example, assume that you have the following bibliographic item co-authored by you:
 A. Alice and B. Trudy, "On Anonymizing Papers: A Case Study," 2006.
When citing your own work, consider using the following statement:
"The work by Alice and Trudy  demonstrates the possibility of generating anonymous papers."
"The notion of anonymous papers has received considerable attention in the literature ,,."
However, do not state the following:
"Our previous work  showed that generating anonymous papers is possible."
Both the main submission and the (optional) supplemental material must be anonymized.
The IEEE Biometrics Council enforces a "no-show" policy. Any accepted paper included in the final program is expected to have at least one author or qualified proxy attend and present the paper at the conference. Authors of the accepted papers included in the final program who do not attend and present at the conference will be added to a "No-Show List", compiled by the Society.
The "no-show" papers will not be published by IEEE on IEEE Xplore® or other public access forums, but these papers will be distributed as part of the on-site electronic proceedings and the copyright of these papers will belong to the IEEE.
Note: for poster sessions, if the speaker is not present in front of the poster for most of the time during the poster session, this implies "no-show".
Exceptions to this policy will be made by the Technical Program Chair of the conference only if there is evidence that the no-show occurred because of unanticipated events beyond the control of the authors, and every option available to the authors to present the paper was exhausted. The no-show authors may appeal the decision of the Technical Program Chair to the Vice President-Conferences.
The Biometrics Council values diversity. Authors who anticipate inability to travel to a conference because of a government-imposed travel restriction are still encouraged to submit papers. Such papers will be reviewed and accepted on their own merit for publication in Conference Proceedings, without any knowledge of the author’s travel restriction. Within one week of paper acceptance notification, travel-restricted authors must notify the Technical Program Chair of the conference with proof of their restriction. Substitute presenters may be possible or, depending on conference resources, other accommodations may be available, such as a remote presentation or pre-recorded video.
arXiv Policy: submissions to IJCB 2017 should have no substantial overlap with any other paper already submitted or published, or to be submitted during the IJCB 2017 review period. All persons who have made any substantial contribution to the work should be listed as authors, and all listed authors should have made some substantial contribution to the work. All authors should be aware of the paper being submitted to IJCB 2017. IJCB 2017 does not consider a paper on arXiv.org as a dual submission. This policy is adopted from: CVPR 2016’s Dual/Double submission policy.