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Past Events

2014

German TeleTrusT Biometrics Working Group

Date: 2014-12-16 (10:00-17:00) Location: Bundesdruckerei GmbH, Standort Bundesdruckerei Berlin, Besuchereingang: Kommandantenstraße 15, 10969 Berlin

Organizer: German Biometrics Working Group in cooperation with Bundesdruckerei GmbHand the European Association of Biometrics

Attendance is free of charge, registration is required
Please note that most presentations will be held in german language!

A note from the organizer: Anreisehinweise

Bitte beachten Sie, dass für einen Zutritt zum Firmengelände der Bundesdruckerei die Vorlage eines gültigen Ausweisdokumentes (Personalausweis, Reisepass) zwingend erforderlich ist. Rechnen Sie bitte damit, dass die Ausstellung eines Besucherausweises einige Zeit in Anspruch nehmen wird. Die Bundesdruckerei hat zwei Eingänge, bitte benutzen Sie den Eingang Kommandantenstraße.

Bitte beachten Sie, dass im Umfeld kaum Parkplätze zu finden sind und reisen Sie daher nach Möglichkeit bitte mit öffentlichen Verkehrsmitteln an. Auf dem Firmengelände selbst können keine Parkplätze zur Verfügung gestellt werden. Die Bundesdruckerei liegt an der Grenze der Innenstadtbezirke Mitte und Kreuzberg, mehrere Hotels verschiedener Kategorien und Preislagen befinden sich in der Nähe.


Program

Norsk Biometri Forum Meeting

Date: 2014-11-27 (10:00-15:00) Location: NID, Møllergata 39, 0179 Oslo, Norway

Organizer: Norwegian Biometric Forum in cooperation with the FRISC network and European Association for Biometrics
Attendance is free of charge, registration is required
Program

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.

Euro ID Exhibition and ID World International Congress

Date: 2014-11-18 - 2014-11-20 Location: Messe Frankfurt, Germany, Hall 4.0 and level 4.C

Organizer: Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH
Program: http://www.euro-id-tradefair.com
Registration: http://www.mesago.de/en/EID/The_conference/Registration/index.htm

Extensive and diverse: the Euro ID exhibition is the established meeting place for manufacturers, solution providers, distributors, system integrators, consultants and end-users of identification.

The future of identification: the ID World International Congress looks at the advanced ID industry's challenges and problems as a whole, rather than focusing on a specific technology or vertical sector. It addresses a global audience, high-profile public and private sector representatives as well as leading experts from the ID industry. It offers a three-day program on RFID, biometrics and smart card technologies and their use in a large variety of markets

EAB Members Meeting

Date: 2014-11-17 (13:30-17:30) Location: Messe Frankfurt, Germany, Hall 4.0, room Consens

Organizer: European Association for Biometrics (EAB)
Program

There are three main agenda items:

  1. Establishing a European Biometrics R&D Center (in cooperation with the Swiss Biometrics Research and Testing Center)
  2. Performance and Vulnerability Testing according ISO/IEC: overview and relevance
  3. Free discussion on EAB directions and activities for 2015-2016
  4. AOB

Preserving Privacy in an Age of Increased Surveillance – A Biometrics Perspective

Date: 2014-10-27 (10:00-17:00) Location: IBM SouthBank, Fleming Room, 76/78 Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 9PZ

Organizer: European Association for Biometrics (EAB) in cooperation with IBM Emerging Technologies
Attendance is free of charge, Registration is required and places are limited
Program

This workshop will focus on privacy issues surrounding biometric technologies and applications helping to understand key concerns and trends, including:

  • Impact of biometrics on privacy
  • Privacy protection technologies
  • Gaps in knowledge and practice

We will together reflect upon the many new threats and opportunities arising from the rapid increase in the channels of biometric data capture (e.g. sensors on mobile devices, Google Glass, …) and processing capabilities.

The one day workshop will bring together various stakeholders from amongst end users, technology developers, researchers and legal experts to discuss the serious challenges that these developments present and explore together ways for addressing them.

Number of places on this workshop is limited. Early registration is recommended prior to 2014-09-30

Biometrics in Banking – A New Era of Enabling Service and Security

Date: 2014-10-24 (10:30-17:00) Location: citibank, 25 Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London, E14 5LB

Organizer: European Association for Biometrics (EAB) in cooperation with Financial Fraud Action UK (FFAUK)
Please understand that we cannot accept any more registrations due to overbooking!
Moderation: Farzin Deravi
Program

After a successful event at the German Association for Banks in Berlin earlier this year, there was a strong call for a second edition of the ‘Biometrics in Banking’ event. This second edition will further elaborate on the underlying business cases and developments in mobile banking and financial transactions. End users will share their experiences from a business perspective, touching on important aspects such as process flows, added value, fraud reduction, implementation strategy and client experience.

Biometrics in Banking will further familiarize you with biometric methods and applications by providing you with guidance on how biometrics can support you to optimize the following key aspects of the banking process:

  • Customer Interaction
  • Operational Efficiency
  • Fraud Reduction and Prevention

During the seminar we will reflect the many new opportunities arising from the gradual shift away from desktop/notebook computing on smartphones and tablets and share best practice of apps and web-based applications:

  • Hear about Biometrics solutions for in-branch and mobile usage for internal and customer-facing usage
  • Learn how Biometrics support mega trends such as personalization, ...
  • Identify how you can embed Biometrics into your processes
  • Discuss the impact of Biometrics for mobile payment world to the banking and financial services environment.

The one day workshop will reflect the opportunities of biometrics in the financial market. It will be discussed how processes can be designed both biometrically protected and privacy compliant. The speakers intend to provide you with their experience how to take best benefit of biometric techniques.

We thank the host of the event:

Logo of citibank

We thank the Gold Sponsors of the event:

Logo of DERMALOG     Logo of Financial Fraud Action UK     Logo of Fujitsu    Logo of SoftPRO – A Kofax Company     Logo of significant by XYZMO

We thank the Silver Sponsors of the event:

Logo of behaviosec    Logo of HITACHI

We thank the Media Partner of the event:

Logo of Biometric Update     Logo of planet biometrics

BIOSIG 2014

Date: 2014-09-10 - 2014-09-12 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: http://www.biosig.de/biosig2014
Registration: http://www.cast-forum.de/en/workshops/registration.html/193

Biometrics provides efficient and reliable solutions to recognize individuals. With increasing number of identity theft and miscues 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 Visa Information System (VIS) and Unique Identification (UID) in India require high accuracy and also reliability, interoperability, scalability, system reliability 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 smartphone 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 2014 conference addresses these issues and will present innovations and best practices that can be transferred into future applications.

EAB Biometrics Research and Industry Awards 2014

Date: 2014-09-10 (16:00-19:00) Location: Fraunhofer IGD, Fraunhoferstraße 5, 64283 Darmstadt, Germany

Organizer: European Association for Biometrics
Attendance is free of charge, Registration is required
Program

EAB is launching the eighth European Biometrics Research and Industry Awards 2014. 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.

Ethical and Societal Policy Priorities in Biometrics in 2015

Date: 2014-09-10 (10:45-14:00) Location: Fraunhofer IGD, Fraunhoferstraße 5, 64283 Darmstadt, Germany

Organizer: Emilio Mordini
Program

The main goal of the meeting will be to identify convergence points between the three committees and set a common strategic agenda for 2015. This is particular important in view of the finalisation of the EU data protection reform, which is – after the positive vote of the EP – in home stretch toward becoming law. As you know the new directive is affecting biometrics in various ways, not only indirectly, but also addressing directly the legal status of biometric data.

Attendance is free of charge, Registration is required

German TeleTrusT Biometrics Working Group

Date: 2014-09-10 (10:00-15:30) Location: Fraunhofer IGD, Fraunhoferstraße 5, 64283 Darmstadt, Germany

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

EAB Research Projects Conference (EAB-RPC) 2014

Date: 2014-09-08 - 2014-09-09 Location: Fraunhofer IGD, Fraunhoferstraße 5, 64283 Darmstadt, Germany

Organizer: European Association for Biometrics (EAB)
Program

Biometrics and Identity Management are key research topics that are currently investigated in a number EU-projects running under the seventh Framework program. International research is dealing with innovative solutions for secure and privacy compliant biometrics and federated identity management.

The EAB and the EU-projects FIDELITY, FastPass, BEAT, Future-ID, INGRESS, are jointly organizing a Research Project Conference (EAB-RPC), to present research results and in order to discuss the benefit of this research for our European society. Moreover experts from the biometric community will discuss on a panel Ethical and Privacy Issues of Biometrics and Identity Management. Furthermore a second panel will be devoted to discuss and identify future research topics in the Horizon2020 research program.

FUSION 2014: Special Session – Information Fusion in Multi-Biometric Systems

Date: 2014-07-07 - 2014-07-10 Location: Salamanca, Spain

Organizer: Naser Damer (Fraunhofer IGD) in cooperation with the European Association for Biometrics
Program: http://www.fusion2014.org/special-sessions/ss10-ifmbs
Registration: http://www.fusion2014.org/registration

The 17th International Conference on Information Fusion (Fusion 2014) will be held in Salamanca, Spain. Authors are invited to submit papers to this conference describing advances and applications in Information Fusion. The presented papers shall be included in the IEEE Xplore and EI Compendex databases.

This session will focus on the latest innovations and best practices in the emerging field of multi-biometric fusion. Biometrics tries to build an identity recognition decision based on the physical or behavioral characteristics of individuals. Multi-biometrics aims at outperforming the conventional biometric solutions by increasing accuracy, and robustness to intra-person variations and to noisy data. It also reduces the effect of the non-universality of biometric modalities and the vulnerability to spoof attacks. Fusion is performed to build a unified biometric decision based on the information collected from different biometric sources. This unified result must be constructed in a way that guarantees the best performance possible and take into account the efficiency of the solution.

The topic of this special session, Information Fusion in Multi-Biometrics, requires the development of innovative and diverse solutions. Those solutions must take into account the nature of biometric information sources as well as the level of fusion suitable for the application in hand. The fused information may include more general and non-biometric information such as the estimated age of the individual or the environment of the background.

SDW 2014 – Secure Document World

Date: 2014-06-16 - 2014-06-18 Location: The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, Broad Sanctuary, Westminster, London, SW1P 3EE

Organizer: Science Media Partners Ltd
Special attendance fees apply for EAB members!
Registration: http://www.sdw2013.com/delegate-booking/

Program: http://www.sdw2014.com

SDW 2014 (Security Document World) – the world’s leading document security show – focuses on ePassports, visas, driving licenses, national IDs, worker credentials, advanced border control, anti-counterfeiting, fraud detection, and much more. The event will provide 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. Plus, a special focus on Biometrics, Document Fraud Detection and Intelligent Border Control.

11th IAPR/IEEE International Summer School for Advanced Studies on Biometrics for Secure Authentication

Date: 2014-06-02 - 2014-06-06 Location: Hotel El Faro, in Porto Conte, near Alghero, Sardinia

Organizer: Computer Vision Laboratory DAP, University of Sassari, Italy
Speakers: Massimo Tistarelli, Josef Bigun, Enrico Grosso, Anil K. Jain ...
Program: http://biometrics.uniss.it
Registration: biometricsummerschool@gmail.com

In the last decade, research on the automated recognition of humans has evolved to cover a large number of applications. From the early days, when security was the driving force behind biometric research, today's challenges go far beyond security. Machine learning, Image understanding, Signal analysis, Neuroscience, as well as other disciplines, converged in a truly multidisciplinary effort to devise and build advanced systems to facilitate the interpretation of signals recorded from individuals acting in a given environment. This is what we simply call today "Biometrics".

For the last ten years, the International Summer School on Biometrics has been closely following the developments in science and technology to offer a cutting edge, intensive training course, always in-line with the current state-of-the-art.

Benefits of Biometrics in Banking – Reality Check 2014

Date: 2014-05-21 (10:30-17:00) Location: Bundesverband deutscher Banken - BdB (Association of German Banks), Burgstraße 28, 10178 Berlin, Germany

Organizer: European Association for Biometrics (EAB) in cooperation with the Bundesverband deutscher Banken e.V. (Association of German Banks)
Moderation: Christoph Busch
Program

This event will familiarize you with biometric applications helping you to optimize the following key aspects of banking process:

  • Customer Interaction
  • Operational Efficiency
  • Fraud Prevention

We will reflect the many new opportunities arising from the gradual shift away from desktop/notebook computing on smartphones and tablets and share best practice of apps and web-based applications.

  • Hear about Biometrics solutions for in-branch and mobile usage for internal and customer-facing usage
  • Learn how Biometrics support mega trends such as personalization, ...
  • Identify how you can embed Biometrics into your processes
  • Discuss the impact of Biometrics for the mobile payment world.

The one day workshop will reflect the opportunities of biometrics in the financial market. We will discuss, how processes can be designed both biometrically protected and privacy compliant. The speakers are members of the European Association for Biometrics (EAB) and intend to provide you with their experience how to take best benefit of biometric techniques.

We thank the Sponsors of the event:

Logo of DERMALOG     Logo of Fraunhofer IGD     Logo of Fujitsu    Logo of SoftPRO     Logo of VoiceTrust

Logo of Cognitec

Norsk Biometri Forum Meeting

Date: 2014-05-09 (10:00-15:00) Location: NID, Møllergata 39, 0179 Oslo, Norway

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

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.

IBPC 2014 – Session on Aging

Date: 2014-04-03 (09:15-14:35) Location: Green Auditorium, NIST, Gaithersburg, MD, USA

Organizer: National Institute for Standards and Technology in cooperation with the European Association for Biometrics
Chair: Christian Rathgeb
Program: http://eab.org/events/program/67
Registration: https://www.fbcinc.com/e/nist/ibpc/attendeereg.aspx

The aim of this workshop is to discuss the robustness and reliability of biometric recognition systems based on diverse biometric characteristics over time, which has been recently investigated by different researchers. While current research is focused on short and mid-term age factors a concluding panel discussion will address the feasibility of concepts for long-term robust biometric references that could be used in future standardized birth certificates.

IBPC 2014 – International Biometric Performance Testing Conference

Date: 2014-03-31 - 2014-04-03 Location: Green Auditorium, NIST, Gaithersburg, MD, USA

Organizer: NIST, NPL and Fraunhofer IGD
Program: http://www.nist.gov/itl/iad/ig/ibpc2014.cfm

In cooperation with the National Physical Laboratory and Fraunhofer IGD, NIST is pleased to announce, as the sequel to the successful IBPC 2010 and IBPC 2012 conferences, international forums on advances in the fields of biometric testing, and performance definition, specification and assurance. The conference aims to identify fundamental, relevant, effective, and new performance metrics and to expose best practices for performance design, calibration, evaluation, and monitoring. New performance results are not in themselves in scope - instead the intention is to capture relevant and recent quantitative testing, measurement and system-identification techniques to contrast those with the past, and to outline what is needed in the future. The overarching goal is to refine the concept of biometric performance and to ultimately elevate adoption and effectiveness of biometric technologies.

IWBF 2014 – 2nd International Workshop on Biometrics and Forensics

Date: 2014-03-27 - 2014-03-28 Location: Old University Building, Valletta, Malta

Organizer: COST Action IC1106, IAPR TC4 and European Association for Biometrics as a technical partner
Program: http://www.um.edu.mt/events/iwbf2014
Registration: http://www.um.edu.mt/events/iwbf2014/registration.html

The International Workshop on Biometrics and Forensics (IWBF) is organized by COST Action IC1106 – "Integrating Biometrics and Forensics for the Digital Age" and by IAPR TC4, the technical committee on Biometrics. It is an international forum devoted specifically to the development of synergies between the biometrics and forensic science research areas. IWBF provides the meeting place for those concerned with the usage of biometric recognition systems in forensic science applications, attracting participants from industry, research, academia and users.

German TeleTrusT Biometrics Working Group

Date: 2014-03-25 (10:00-17:00) Location: Fraunhofer IGD, Fraunhoferstraße 5, 64283 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!

Program

NBLAW 2014 – Norwegian Biometrics Laboratory Annual Workshop 2014

Date: 2014-02-28 (09:30-14:50) Location: Room K102, Gjøvik University College (GUC), Gjøvik, Norway

Organizer: Gjøvik University College (Høgskolen i Gjøvik) in cooperation with the European Association of Biometrics
Attendance if free of charge, Registration is required!
Program

When people here the term “Biometrics” they often unconsciously assume this refers to “Static Biological Biometrics”, i.e. authentication at the beginning of a session based upon physical characteristics like fingerprint, face or iris.

The goal of NBLAW-2014 is to make people more aware of both “behavioural biometrics” (i.e. recognition of a person based on how he/she performs specific actions) and to “continuous authentication” (i.e. detecting if a user has changed during a session).

European Biometrics Symposium

Date: 2014-02-13 (10:00-17:30) Location: CENELEC Meeting Centre; 17, Avenue Marnix; B-1000 Brussels; Phone: +32 2 5196871

Organizer: European Association for Biometrics
Program

THE EVENT ON BIOMETRICS AND IDENTITY IN EUROPE
The need for understanding and exploiting the current and emerging technologies and services for the automated recognition of human identity is of increasing importance to the economic and social welfare. It deserves a concerted, multidisciplinary and sustained effort. The European context is unique for its diversity, interdependence, heritage and values. It creates special requirements and opportunities for the development of biometric technologies and services to maximise the benefit for the citizens and to protect society from any possible adverse side effects.
The European Biometrics Symposium engages stakeholders from all European countries including the European Commission and the European Parliament. It brings together a pan European network of national contacts points and platforms from governments, industry and academia, and provides a program that appeals to common needs.

EAB General Assembly

Date: 2014-02-12 (13:00-15:00) Location: CENELEC Meeting Centre; 17, Avenue Marnix; B-1000 Brussels; Phone: +32 2 5196871

Organizer: European Association for Biometrics
Program

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

Workshop on Biometrics and Forensics

Date: 2014-01-17 (14:00-18:00) Location: Fraunhofer IGD, Fraunhoferstraße 5, 64283 Darmstadt, Germany

Organizer: European Association for Biometrics in cooperation with the Netherlands Forensic institute
Attendance is free of charge, Registration is required
Program

The aim of this workshop is to inform the biometrics community about the specificities of the forensic applications and to promote the communication between the Forensics and the Biometrics community In addition this workshops seeks to inform each other on methodologies and concepts and to discuss to which extend current biometric approaches satisfy the need of large scale forensic applications Finally, it is believed to important to identify need for standardisation.

This workshop is organized by the Forensic Biometrics Working Group of the EAB. The FBWG prepares the establishment of a European Forensic Biometrics Committee. This new Committee will actively contribute to:

  • 2020 European initiatives (EU Digital Agenda, open data policy, privacy of biometric systems)
  • European Forensic Science 2020 (connect new databases, establish common standards, implement new forensic biometric applications)

2nd Biometric School 2014 (Winter Edition)

Date: 2014-01-06 - 2014-01-09 Location: 92, ADIVA, Persiaran Residen, Desa Parkcity, 52200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Organizer: Norman Poh (University of Surrey, UK)
Endorsed by IEEE, IAPR TC4, and IEEE Biometrics Council
Program: http://www.biometricschool.org
Registration: http://www.biometricschool.org/registration

In our increasingly interconnected society, the need to establish a person’s identity is becoming critical. Traditional authentication based on what one possesses (e.g, token/access card) or what one knows (password) no longer suffices. Biometrics, described as the science of recognizing an individual based on his/her physiological or behavioral traits, which is effectively based on what one is, offers an important solution to identity security. However, there remain great challenges when deploying the biometric technologies in the context of security and forensics applications.

The School provides a forum discussion to discuss the latest biometrics techniques in order to address some of the challenges in deploying the most commonly used biometric technologies (face, fingerprint, and iris recognition) in security and forensics applications, as well as in multimodal biometrics and biometric cryptosystems. In addition, some fundamental Machine Learning concepts will also be covered. This intensive four-day programme will cater for the diverse background of the following targeted participants: engineers graduate and post-graduate students, academicians, entrepreneurs, project managers, and government officers who need to understand the strengths and limitations of biometrics, as well as new-comers to the field.

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