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Past Events


BIOSIG 2017 – 16th International Conference of the Biometrics Special Interest Group

Date: 2017-09-21 - 2017-09-22 Location: Fraunhofer IGD, Fraunhoferstraße 5, 64283 Darmstadt, Germany

Organizer: GI Special Interest Group BIOSIG in cooperation with BSI, Fraunhofer IGD, JRC, CAST e.V. and IEEE
Program: https://www.cast-forum.de/en/workshops/program/241
Registration: https://www.cast-forum.de/en/workshops/registration/241

Biometrics provides efficient and reliable solutions to recognize individuals. With increasing number of identity theft and miss-use incidents we do observe a significant fraud in e-commerce and thus growing interests on trustworthiness of person authentication. Nowadays we find biometric applications in areas like border control, national ID cards, e-banking, e-commerce, e-health etc. Large-scale applications such as the European Union SmartBorder Concept, the Visa Information System (VIS) and Unique Identification (UID) in India require high accuracy and also reliability, interoperability, scalability and usability. Many of these are joint requirements also for forensic applications.

Multimodal biometrics combined with fusion techniques can improve recognition performance. Efficient searching or indexing methods can accelerate identification efficiency. Additionally, quality of captured biometric samples can strongly influence the performance. Moreover, mobile biometrics is an emerging area and biometrics based smartphones can support deployment and acceptance of biometric systems.

However, concerns about security and privacy cannot be neglected. The relevant techniques in the area of presentation attack detection (liveness detection) and template protection are about to supplement biometric systems, in order to improve fake resistance, prevent potential attacks such as cross matching, identity theft etc.

The BIOSIG 2017 conference addresses these issues and will present innovations and best practices that can be transferred into future applications.

EAB Biometrics Research and Industry Awards 2017

Date: 2017-09-20 (16:00-19:30) Location: Fraunhofer IGD, Fraunhoferstraße 5, 64283 Darmstadt, Germany

Organizer: European Association for Biometrics (EAB)

EAB is launching the eleventh European Biometrics Research and Industry Awards. These prestigious awards are granted annually to individuals who have been judged by a panel of internationally respected experts to be making a significant contribution to the field of biometrics research in Europe.

We thank the sponsor of this event:

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German TeleTrusT Biometrics Working Group

Date: 2017-09-20 (10:00-15:30) Location: Fraunhofer IGD, Fraunhoferstraße 5, 64283 Darmstadt, Germany

Organizer: German TeleTrusT Biometrics Working Group in cooperation with the European Association of Biometrics
Attendance is free of charge, Registration is required

7th EAB General Assembly

Date: 2017-09-19 (17:30-19:30) Location: Fraunhofer IGD, Fraunhoferstraße 5, 64283 Darmstadt, Germany

Organizer: European Association for Biometrics (EAB)
EAB members only, including small diner

All members of EAB are invited to join us for our annual General Assembly.

EAB Research Projects Conference (EAB-RPC) 2017

Date: 2017-09-18 - 2017-09-19 Location: Fraunhofer IGD, Fraunhoferstraße 5, 64283 Darmstadt, Germany

Organizer: The European Association for Biometrics (EAB) in cooperation with the Joint Research Center (DG-JRC) of the European Commission, and Fraunhofer IGD
Organizing Committee: Javier Galbally (Scientific Chair, DG-JRC), Farzin Deravi (Scientific Co-Chair, EAB), Max Snijder (Publicity and Local Committee Chair, EAB), Christoph Busch (Local Committee Co-Chair, EAB)

Banner for EAB Research Projects Conference The 4th edition of the EAB Research Projects Conference will take place on the 18th and 19th of September 2017, at the premises of Fraunhofer IGD in Darmstadt, Germany. The conference is organized by the European Association for Biometrics (EAB) in cooperation with the Joint Research Center (DG-JRC) of the European Commission, through its Cyber and Digital Citizens' security Unit. The EAB-RPC 2017 will be co-located with the EAB Research Award and the IEEE BIOSIG Conference, later that same week.

The conference is currently the largest event on research funded by the European Union in the area of Biometrics and Identity Management. Over the previous three successful editions, EAB-RPC has become itself as the main forum in Europe where attendees can simultaneously: promote research carried out in biometrics, forge new links and networks, and identify the appropriate partners for possible future project applications. Last year's edition welcomed over 100 participants from academia, industry and public institutions.

This year's edition will include the participation of numerous EU-funded research projects, such as: ARIES, iBorderCtrl, PYCSEL, AMBER, LIGHTest, ABC4EU, HECTOS, BODEGA, PROTECT, SIIP, SWAN, INGRESS, FastPass or Tabula Rasa. Researchers from all over Europe will present the advances achieved in these projects, provide updates on how results from finished projects are being currently used to improve biometric technology and eventually give an insight into the future of biometric research.

In addition to the research community the conference will offer a more holistic and comprehensive perspective of the status of biometric and identity management technology in Europe with the participation of the following stakeholders:

  1. End-users, represented by FRONTEX (border control), ENFSI (forensics) and others<;
  2. Policy makers, represented by the Directorate-General of Migration and Home affairs (DG HOME);
  3. Managers of large IT-systems, represented by the European Agency eu-LISA in charge of deploying and running European systems such as SIS-II or Eurodac;
  4. industrial partners are also welcome to join in order to give their point of view and present the challenges that they face in the development of real-world solutions.

The conference will foster discussion among participants and will include a round-table where all the above communities of practice will put forward their ideas and needs, present the challenges that they face in their daily work and propose solutions.

As such, in addition to provide the latest updates on biometric research carried out in Europe, one of the main objectives of the conference is to bring together all stakeholders to try to find common approaches and strategies to give a coordinated response to the key needs identified by the Union in order to efficiently protect the freedom and security of EU citizens. All the projects in the conference are, in fact, engaged in one of the objectives driving the Union's policy development in order to reach a more secure society (EC COM(2011) 809 final):

  1. Fight crime, illegal trafficking and terrorism;
  2. Strengthen security through border management;
  3. Provide cyber security;
  4. Increase Europe's resilience to crises and disasters;
  5. Ensure privacy and freedom including the Internet and enhance the societal dimension of security;
  6. Enhance standardization and interoperability of systems.

We thank our partners:

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We thank the Media Partner of the event:

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SDW 2017 – Security Document World

Date: 2017-06-26 - 2017-06-28 Location: Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, Westminster, London, UK

Organizer: Science Media Partners Ltd
The European Association for Biometrics (EAB) Members will have a special rate of £899, saving £351 on the standard rate. This special rate can be accessed online (scroll down the page to the Supporting Association Member rate).
Program: http://www.sdwexpo.com/programme
Registration: http://www.sdwexpo.com/delegate-booking

SDW – now in its 11th year – is the world-leading event providing a global showcase for next-generation human identity solutions, focusing on intrinsic document security and on the new cutting-edge secure infrastructure now required to produce and use these advanced documents in live situations.

At the heart of the event is our exhibition – the biggest in the world for security documents. With over 140+ exhibitors and a visitor-ship from across the globe, SDW is the perfect meeting place for all attendees to exchange ideas and source solutions that meet their requirements.

Designed by the editors of the critically acclaimed Security Document World news and information portal, our conference programme is always packed with an international line-up of quality speakers who will deliver an imaginative programme on issues that are of real consequence.

Biometrics in Aviation

Date: 2017-06-12 Location: Lisbon, Radisson Blu Hotel (Ave. Marechal Craveiro Lopes, 390 Campo Grande 1749-009 Lisbon Portugal)

Organizer: European Association for Biometrics (EAB) in cooperation with IATA

Banner for Biometrics in AviationBiometrics, both for automated and computer-assisted processes, is becoming more important in the practice of policing, law enforcement (surveillance, intelligence, investigation and evaluation), immigration and border control due to growing phenomena such as mobility, migration, digital economy and cyber societies. Airports, airlines and governments are increasingly confronted with biometrics driven innovations. The e-passport has given an impulse to the development of so called e-gates (or ABC-gates), where verification based on facial recognition facilitates a semi-automated border crossing experience. Many countries have installed biometric equipment to register the biometrics data of incoming travelers. Airlines are working on paperless boarding.

It is evident that biometric technologies have taken a key role in the facilitation of more convenient and secure passengers processing schemes. However, these developments are fragmented. There is a need for information sharing on best practices and lessons learned. A lack of standardization hinders the market uptake of these innovative solutions. Testing and certification is still an area that needs to be explored and developed.

The seminar Biometrics in Aviation will discuss today’s developments in the perspective of the future of identity in an increasingly networked world.The seminar will further familiarize you with biometric methods and applications by providing guidance and new insights on how biometrics can optimize key aspects of the passengers processing at airports: seamless travel experience, customer interaction, operational efficiency, fraud reduction and prevention. During the seminar we will reflect the many new opportunities arising from improved biometric technologies and methods, intelligent use of networked data and sophisticated public/private partnerships:

  1. Hear about biometric solutions being a key enabler for a seamless and secure passengers process;
  2. Learn how biometrics support mega trends such as personalization and location independent services;
  3. Identify how biometrics can be embedded into front end and back end processes;
  4. Discuss the impact of biometrics for passengers processing in the aviation sector;
  5. To understand the role of biometrics in the perspective of current and future developments in global identity management;
In addition Biometrics in Aviation will be a meeting place for all major stakeholders from the aviation industry, including airports, airlines, government and industry.

Entrances fees: 375,- (normal) / 225,- (EAB Members) / 0,- (end-users: airlines, airports, governments)

(see below the preliminary program; changes may occur)

We thank our partner:

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We thank our sponsors:

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Fourteenth IAPR/Eurasip International Summer School for Advanced Studies on Biometrics for Secure Authentication: Biometrics for Personalization and Forensic Identification

Date: 2017-06-12 - 2017-06-16 Location: Hotel El Faro, in Porto Conte, near Alghero, Sardinia

Organizer: Computer Vision Laboratory DAP, University of Sassari, Italy in cooperation with the European Association for Biometrics
Send a filled application form together with a short curriculum vitae
Advance pre-registration is strictly required by 15 February 2017

Speakers: Massimo Tistarelli, Josef Bigun, Enrico Grosso, Anil K. Jain ...
Program: http://biometrics.uniss.it
Registration: biometricsummerschool@gmail.com

What are the most up-to-date core biometric technologies developed in the field? What is the potential impact of biometrics in forensic investigation and crime prevention? How can biometrics cope with mobile applications? What are the most relevant issues in biometric standardization? What can we learn from human perception? What does it involve to integrate a biometric recognition system?

This school follows the successful track of the International Summer Schools on Biometrics held since 2003. In this 14th edition, the courses will mainly focus on new and emerging issues:

  1. How Biometrics will cope with the demand for mobile applications;
  2. How to exploit new biometric technologies in forensic and security applications;
  3. Standardization, evaluation and assessment of biometric and forensic applications.
  4. Biometric and Forensic identification and advanced research: What is next?

The courses will provide a clear and in-depth picture on the state-of-the-art in biometric verification/identification technology, both under the theoretical and scientific point of view as well as in diverse application domains.

The lectures will be given by 18 outstanding experts in the field, from both academia and industry.

An advanced feature of this summer school will be some practical sessions to better understand, "hands on", the real potential of today's biometric technologies.

Norsk Biometri Forum Meeting

Date: 2017-05-03 (09:00-15:00) Location: NID, Møllergata 39, 0179 Oslo, Norway

Organizer: Norwegian Biometric Forum in cooperation with NID and the European Association for Biometrics
Attendance is free of charge, Registration is required

The Norwegian Biometrics Forum (NBF) is an open platform dedicated to regular exchange of information and experience related to the field of Biometrics. The target of the group is the interdisciplinary discussion between research, technology developers, data privacy experts, governmental agencies and operators of Biometric Systems. In the regular meetings new applications, latest research results and products are presented.

IWBF 2017 – 5th International Workshop on Biometrics and Forensics

Date: 2017-04-04 - 2017-04-05 Location: University of Warwick, Coventry, UK

Organizer: University of Warwick and the European Commission together with the European Association for Biometrics
Program: http://www.warwick.ac.uk/iwbf2017
Registration: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/iwbf2017/register/

IWBF is an international forum devoted specifically to facilitate synergies in research and development in the areas of multimedia forensics, forensic biometrics and forensic science. IWBF provides the meeting place for those concerned with the usage of multimedia analysis in forensic applications and biometric recognition systems, attracting participants from industry, research, academia and end-users.

German TeleTrusT Biometrics Working Group

Date: 2017-03-29 (10:00-17:00) Location: CRISP, Mornewegstraße 32, 64293 Darmstadt, Germany

Organizer: German Biometrics Working Group in cooperation with the European Association of Biometrics
Attendance is free of charge, Registration is required
Please note that most presentations will be held in german language!


European Payment Summit 2017

Date: 2017-03-08 (2017-03-09) - 09:15 (16:00) Location: Louwman Museum, Leidsestraatweg 57, 2594 BB The Hague, The Netherlands

Organizer: Transactives together with the European Association for Biometrics EAB
Members of EAB will receive a 20% discount when using the Promo Code "EAB20"
Program: http://europeanpaymentsummit.com
Registration: http://europeanpaymentsummit.com/register-page/

European Payment Summit 2017 BannerEuropeanPaymentSummit (EPS) offers a unique 2 day program featuring key developments ‘for-by professionals’ in the payments/transaction space combined with a full 2 day program with key sessions on international Security & Fraud. These two program sections will be programmed in parallel to enable delegates to switch and select key sessions to attend.

On day 1, Wednesday, 8 March 2017, a session on ‘Biometrics in Payments’ organized by EAB is programmed to give you an up to date briefing on state of the art developments and a look at trends of biometric applications in financial markets and transaction space. Max Snijder, co-founder and secretary of the European Association for Biometrics will be the moderator and Onegini and UL TS BV will join the panel.

Next to plenary introductions, delegates can create a full meaningful 2 day program in order to gain best insights on developments, debate on key issues and learn from best practices. Of course there will be ample time for meeting your international peers and thus networking.

The Hague Security Special program development will be supported by Hague Security Delta (HSD). HSD is the largest security cluster in Europe. In this cluster institutions work together on innovations and knowledge in the field of cyber security, national and urban security, protection of critical infrastructure, and forensics. HSD has partnerships and create knowledge bridges with the main global security clusters in the USA, Canada, Singapore and South Africa, next to having strong ties to the main European security regions and Brussels. They share a common goal: creating a secure world and transaction space.

Next to the many session, we do have many 30 minutes breaks so you can spend time at our lounge and visit key cases and presentations of professional suppliers and new start-ups (FinTech), selected to add value the program.

NBLAW 2017 – Norwegian Biometrics Laboratory Annual Workshop 2017

Date: 2017-02-23 (09:30-15:00) Location: Room K102, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Gjøvik, Norway

Organizer: Norwegian Information Security Laboratory (NISlab) in cooperation with the Center for Cyber and Information Security (CCIS) and the European Association for Biometrics (EAB)
Attendance if free of charge, Registration is required!

This event is for all who are interested in technologies, policies, applications, and wider acceptability of smartphone biometrics. The event in 2017 focuses on the topic “Smartphone based biometrics - Opportunities and Challenges”.

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