IEEE SPS 5-Minute Video Clip Contest (5-MICC) at ICIP 2022

The Signal Processing Society is pleased to announce the 5-Minute Video Clip Contest (5-MICC) at ICIP in Bordeaux, France in October 2022.

Secure Multimodal Behaviometrics

Call for Videos

The 5-Minute Video Clip Contest (5-MICC) is a competition held by the Signal Processing Society  that aims to encourage the signal processing community to explain concepts in an innovative way using a video. The winners will be selected based on the quality of their project, novelty, clarity of presentation, and creativity.

The topic chosen this year is multimodal biometrics and behavior analysis, also known as multimodal behavioral biometrics or behaviometrics. Facial biometrics have recently gained popularity thanks to the development of accurate recognition models and the introduction of powerful and compact cameras, such as those in smartphones. Facial motion, though less used, is known to contain behavior information related to age and identity, while speech is a widely used biometric. This competition aims to highlight the potential of image processing within a multimodal framework to design trustworthy, secured multimodal behaviometrics that can operate in everyday life.

The submitted videos can cover any theoretical and practical aspects of how image processing can be used to exploit the strong connection between facial dynamics (biometrics + behavior analysis) and speech to develop behaviometrics that are difficult to spoof and can be cancellable if compromised. The scope includes solutions for new multimodal behaviometrics, their applications, and multimodal behaviometrics authentication systems, for example, cancellable biometrics, de-identification techniques, deep-fake video detection, and presentation attack detection.

The contest is open for submissions from IEEE SPS members, including undergraduate and graduate students of all majors, as well as researchers from all over the world. Each team must be composed of:

  • One faculty member (the Supervisor)
  • At most one graduate student (the Tutor),
  • At least three but no more than five undergraduate students. At least three undergraduate team members must be either IEEE SPS student members or SPS members by the time they submit the full 5-minute video (see below). 

There will be three stages for the call :

  • Submission of 30-Second Trailers:
    1. Submission deadline: July 29th, 2022
    2. Announcement of the best 10 teams: August 12th, 2022
      Each submission should include a report, in the form of an IEEE conference paper, up to 2 pages, on the main idea/concept of the full video that will be submitted with the related written script. The selected best 10 teams will be identified and invited to send the final 5-minute video to participate in the final competition.
  • Submission of the Full 5-Minute Video:
    1. Submission deadline: September 13th, 2022
    2. Announcement of the 3 best videos: October 5th, 2022
    3. Three finalist teams will be selected by the organizing TC.
  • Final Contest at ICIP 2022 in Bordeaux, France
    • Conference dates: October 16-19, 2022
    • Voting until October 17th, 2022.
      The final ranking will be decided by the judging panel, also taking into account the popular vote. The winners and final team ranking will be announced during the conference.


  • Grand Prize: US$5,000
  • First Runner-Up Prize: US$2,500
  • Second Runner-Up Prize: US$1,500


  • Up to three student members from each finalist team will be provided travel support to attend the conference in-person. In-person attendance of the physical conference is required for reimbursement.
  • Complimentary conference registration for all team members.
  • The finalist teams will also be invited to join the Conference Banquet and the SPS Student Job Fair, so that they can meet and talk to SPS leaders and global experts. Please note registration to the Conference Banquet and Student Job Fair is limited and based on availability. *

*These complimentary conference registrations cannot be used to cover any papers accepted by the conference. If you wish to receive complimentary registration and/or conference banquet access,you must email Jaqueline Rash,, with this information once your team has been selected as a finalist.


  • Victor Sanchez, University of Warwick, UK
  • Tanaya Guha, University of Glasgow, UK

For full competition details, eligibility requirements, and team registration, visit the 5-MICC page on the IEEE Signal Processing Society website.