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German TeleTrusT Biometrics Working Group

Date: 2019-09-16 (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
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Workshop of the Biometrics Working Group of TeleTrusT, the IT Security Association in Germany

EAB Research Projects Conference (EAB-RPC) 2019

Date: 2019-09-16 (2019-09-18) - 16:00 (15:30) 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 (Round-Table Co-Chair, EAB – Univ. of Kent), Dinusha Frings (Round-Table Co-Chair, RVIG Netherlands), 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)

Fees are non-refundable as from 7 days before the start of the event


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The 6th edition of the EAB Research Projects Conference will take place at the premises of Fraunhofer IGD in Darmstadt, Germany from 16 to 18 September 2019. The conference is organized by the European Association on 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 2019 will be co-located with the EAB Biometrics Research and Industry Awards 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 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: RHUMBO, TReSPAsS (ITN), PRIMA, PROTECT, BODEGA, LIGHTest, SMILE, FOLDOUT, TRESSPASS (project), SWAN, PYCSEL, Stellar i-ris, QUARDCARD, SMART-TRUST, SOTAMD, AMBER, H-Unique, PERSONA, D4FLY, RESPECT. 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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9th EAB General Assembly

Date: 2019-09-17 (17:30-19:30) Location: Fraunhofer IGD, Fraunhoferstraße 5, 64283 Darmstadt, Germany

Organizer: European Association for Biometrics (EAB)
This event is for EAB members only and includes a small dinner. Registration is required!
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All members of EAB are invited to join us for our annual General Assembly.

EAB Biometrics Research and Industry Awards 2019

Date: 2019-09-18 (16:00-19:30) Location: Fraunhofer IGD, Fraunhoferstraße 5, 64283 Darmstadt, Germany

Organizer: European Association for Biometrics (EAB)
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EAB is launching the thirteeth 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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BIOSIG 2019 – 18th International Conference of the Biometrics Special Interest Group

Date: 2019-09-19 - 2019-09-20 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/infos/272
Registration: https://www.cast-forum.de/en/workshops/registration/272

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 2019 conference addresses these issues and will present innovations and best practices that can be transferred into future applications.

Norsk Biometri Forum Meeting

Date: 2019-10-17 (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
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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.

Biometric Summit London 2019

Date: 2019-11-20 Location: 41 Luke Street, London, UK, EC2A 4DP, United Kingdom

Organizer: Goode Intelligence in cooperation with the European Association for Biometrics
Program: https://events.eventzilla.net/e/biometric-summit-london-2019-2138721683#CPMain_ctl00_eventschedule
Registration: https://events.eventzilla.net/e/biometric-summit-london-2019-2138721683

The Biometric Summit London 2019 on Wednesday 20 November follows on from the Summit in New York in Spring 2019 building on the success of the Biometric Summit London 2018. New for this Summit are further sessions and engagement on biometrics for digital identity verification, electronic Know Your Customer (eKYC), retail and IoT deployment.

Hosted by Rise London, the key themes of the event will be biometric technology and digital identity with the aim of bringing together speakers and delegates for a thought leading and educational event through enlightening talks, panels and workshops.

With up to 120 senior leaders from a range of sectors such as finance (including the FinTech community), retail, government, manufacturing, technology and telecoms, this power-packed summit provides plenty of opportunity for networking with peers and making new contacts. This is an outstanding opportunity to learn from experts and end-users, bringing together investors and buyers interested in discovering the latest innovation in biometrics and digital identity.

Biometric technology and digital identity specialists will be on hand with expert knowledge and case studies to share the latest innovation in these areas. This will enable you to deepen your understanding and help you make decisions on the best strategy to deploy biometric technology in your organisation. With industry attendees representing a mix of companies at various stages of development from private start-ups through to established, listed companies, there will also be advice, business acceleration and investment opportunities to explore.

German TeleTrusT Biometrics Working Group

Date: 2019-12-10 (10:00-17:00) Location: Bundesverband deutscher Banken e.V., Burgstraße 28, 10178 Berlin, Germany

Organizer: German TeleTrusT 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!

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Workshop of the Biometrics Working Group of TeleTrusT, the IT Security Association in Germany

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