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EAB Research Projects Conference (EAB-RPC) 2018

Date: 2018-09-24 - 2018-09-25 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, EC DG-JRC), Farzin Deravi (Scientific Co-Chair, EAB – Univ. of Kent), Fernando Alonso-Fernandez (Demo and Posters Chair, EAB – Halmstad Univ.), Alexander Nouak (Publicity and Local Committee Chair, Chairman of EAB – Fraunhofer ICT Group), Christoph Busch (Local Committee Co-Chair, EAB – Univ. of applied Sciences Darmstadt)
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Banner for EAB Research Projects Conference 2018 The 5th edition of the EAB Research Projects Conference will take place on 24 and 25 September 2018, at the premises of Fraunhofer IGD in Darmstadt, Germany.

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 four successful editions, EAB-RPC has become 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: BODEGA, LIGHTest, IDENTITY, SWAN, AMBER, iBorderCtrl, SMILE, PROTECT, LETSCROWD, TRESSPASS, CybSPEED, FOLDOUT, FACCESS, Smart-Trust, Signa 2.0 and QuardCard. 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:

  • End-users, represented by FRONTEX (border control), ENFSI (forensics)
  • Policy makers, represented by the European Data Protection Board (EDPB)
  • 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
  • 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 – 2011/0401 (COD)):

  • Fight against crime and terrorism
  • Strengthen security through border management
  • Provide cyber security
  • Increase Europe's resilience to crises and disasters
  • Ensure privacy and freedom including the Internet and enhance the societal dimension of security
  • Enhance standardization and interoperability of systems

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Entrance fees: normal: 360,00 € / EAB members: 240,00 € / Speakers: 120,00 € / Keynote Speaker: 0,00 €

Monday, 24 September 2018

Opening
09:30 Alexander Nouak

Conference Opening

Chairman of EAB
09:45 Javier Galbally

DG-JRC Support in biometrics to EU policy

EC DG-JRC
Keynote
10:00 Krum Garkov

Management and interoperability of large biometric IT systems in the EU

eu-LISA
10:45

Communication break + Posters

Updates of on-going projects (BODEGA, LIGHTest, IDENTITY)
11:00 Sirra Toivonen

BODEGA – Project Update

VTT
11:30 Heiko Roßnagel

LIGHTest – Project Update

Fraunhofer IAO
12:00 Anastasia Garbi

iBorderCtrl – Project Update

European Dynamics
12:30

Lunch break + Posters

Updates of on-going projects (SWAN, AMBER, iBorderCtrl)
13:30 Raghavendra Ramachandra

SWAN – Project Update

Norwegian University of Science and Technology NTNU
14:00 Farzin Deravi

AMBER – Project Update

University of Kent
14:30 Massimo Tistarelli

IDENTITY – Project Update

Università degli Studi di Sassari
15:00

Communication break + Posters

SMILE (parallel session – Room 074)
15:30 Dimitrios Tzovaras

SMILE project overview

Centre of Research & Technology – Hellas (CERTH ITI)
15:50 Dimitrios Tzovaras

Architecture and use cases

CERTH ITI
16:10 Georgios Stavropoulos

Technical solution presentation

CERTH ITI
16:35 Georgios Stavropoulos

Pilot scenarios

CERTH ITI
17:00

Communication break + Posters

PROTECT (parallel session – Room 073)
15:30 James Farryman

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University of Reading
16:00 James Farryman

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University of Reading
16:30 James Farryman

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University of Reading
17:00

Communication break + Posters

LETSCROWD (parallel session – Room 048)
15:30 Santiago Caceres

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Grupo ETRA
15:50 Santiago Caceres

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Grupo ETRA
16:10 Santiago Caceres

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Grupo ETRA
16:35 Santiago Caceres

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Grupo ETRA
17:00

Communication break + Posters

Demonstration Session – Foyer
17:30

Demonstrations

18:30

Reception, dinner and get together

Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Keynotes
09:00 Julia Stoll (tbc)

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The Hessian Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information
09:45 Rasa Karbauskaite

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FRONTEX
Session: Overviews of finished projects (FLYSEC, SpeechXrays)
10:15 Dimitris K. Kyriazanos

The FLYSEC project

National Center for Scientific Research "DEMOKRITOS"
10:35 Dijana Petrovska

The SpeechXrays project

Télécom SudParis
10:55

Communication break + Posters

Introductions of just-started projects (TRESSPASS, CybSPEED, FOLDOUT)
11:15 Dimitris K. Kyriazanos

An introduction to the TRESSPASS project

National Center for Scientific Research "DEMOKRITOS"
11:45 Manuel Graña

An introduction to the CybSPEED project

Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea (EHU)
12:15 Georg Melzer

An introduction to the FOLDOUT project

eutema
12:45

Lunch break + Posters

SME projects (FACCESS, Smart-Trust, Signa 2.0, QuardCard)
13:45 Javier Mira

The FACCESS project

Facephi Biometria
14:15 Pedro Torres

The Smart-Trust Project

Vision-Box
14:45 Juan Zamora

SIGNA 2.0 – Providing trust services and securing communications between parties

Signaturit
15:15 Frank Sandeløv

The QuardCard project

CardLab
15:45

Communication break + Posters

Round Table
16:15 Farzin Deravi

Biometrics and Data Protection: Finding the Right Balance

Participants:

  • Marit Hansen (Unabhängiges Landeszentrum für Datenschutz)
  • Els Kindt (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)
  • Rasa Karbauskaite (FRONTEX)
  • Marta Gomez-Barrero (University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt)
  • Pedro Torres (Vision-Box)

University of Kent
Closing
17:15 Alexander Nouak
Javier Galbally

Conference Closing

EAB
EC DG-JRC
17:20

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