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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

We thank our partners:

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Identity & Cybersecurity Innovation World – The New Keys to Business Transformation & Trust

Date: 2018-09-24 - 2018-09-26 Location: Marseille Provence, France

Program: https://www.identityandcybersecurityinnovation.com/

Identity & Cybersecurity Innovation WorldIn its 14th edition, Identity & Cybersecurity Innovation World explores the latest strong identification and authentication technologies that enhance cybersecurity, build customer trust and boost digital transformation.

Over 2.5 days, 400+ Identity and Cybersecurity programs managers, solution providers, technology experts and governments reps will join in to develop best practices, international cooperation, see new perspectives and opportunities.

Identity & Cybersecurity Innovation World is the new name of World e-ID & Cybersecurity.

Within Smart Security Week, additional learning, networking and innovation discovery events are also part of the agenda: exhibition & demos, workshops & tutorials, awards ceremony… along with multiple bridges with the co-located conferences addressing Government-led credentials, IoT security and predictive security.

EAB members are eligible for the discounted "Associated Partners" registration category

8th EAB General Assembly

Date: 2018-09-25 (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.
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All members of EAB are invited to join us for our annual General Assembly.

German TeleTrusT Biometrics Working Group

Date: 2018-09-26 (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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EAB Biometrics Research and Industry Awards 2018

Date: 2018-09-26 (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 twelfth 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 2018 – 17th International Conference of the Biometrics Special Interest Group

Date: 2018-09-27 - 2018-09-28 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/257
Registration: https://www.cast-forum.de/en/workshops/registration/257

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 2018 conference addresses these issues and will present innovations and best practices that can be transferred into future applications.

Seminar on Biometric Data and the GDPR

Date: 2018-11-09 Location: Sint-Michielsstraat 6, 3000 Leuven, BE

Organizer: Center for Information Technology and Intellectual Property rights (CITIP) of the KU Leuven, University of Kent together with theEuropean Association for Biometrics EAB
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Seminar on biometric data use in the new era of the GDPR. Both academic points of view and practical application in various sectors will be discussed.

Norsk Biometri Forum Meeting

Date: 2018-11-23 (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.

We thank the Media Partners of the event:

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TRUSTECH 2018 – Digital Trust Technologies

Date: 2018-11-27 - 2018-11-29 Location: Palais des Festivals et des Congrès, 1 Boulevard de la Croisette, 06400 Cannes, Frankreich

Program: https://www.trustech-event.com/programme-2018/Conference-Programme

TRUSTECH ConferenceTRUSTECH encompasses all the secure technologies and applications that are being developed and deployed including new, emerging & disruptive trends.

The event was first held over thirty years ago under the name "Cartes Secure Connexions" to promote the newborn technology of smartcards. In 2016, it is re-named TRUSTECH to better reflect the way the industry and the event have evolved, and its focus on trust-based technologies.

The schedule for TRUSTECH 2018 includes 3 days in which to inform, learn and discover.

This covers digital identity and credentials, new payment mechanisms, biometrics and the greater adoption of AI, which is increasingly being employed in automated threat detection, big data and analytics and so many areas from cybersecurity, to banking and financial services, to retail, to enterprise and smart home.

TRUSTECH is unique in its coverage of all secure and trusted solutions, from smart cards and secure documents through to AI and embedded hardware and software for the IoT.

For more information: www.trustech-event.com

The discount code for EAB members is: PARTT18

Biometrics in Banking and Payment (Amsterdam) – Do you really know your customer

Date: 2018-12-05 (09:30-17:00) Location: ABN AMRO Headquarter, Gustav Mahlerlaan 10, Amsterdam

Organizer: European Association for Biometrics (EAB)
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Join us for this year’s EAB Banking Seminars to debate one of the biggest questions facing FinTech and online services – ‘Do you REALLY know your customers?’

The EAB Banking Seminars are attended by the financial sector and ID industry and will take place between September and December 2018 in Europe’s financial capitals – London, Frankfurt, Amsterdam and Madrid. We will discuss the latest trends that are helping to improve customer ID security, such as blockchain, AI and smartphone biometrics. We will also share best practice models and assess the impact of new legislation, like GDPR.

We thank our host sponsor for this event:


FG2019 – 14th IEEE International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition

Date: 2019-05-14 - 2019-05-18 Location: Lille, France

Program: http://fg2019.org

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