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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 I-LEAD project (law enforcement);
  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.

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

Monday, 18 September 2017

Opening (Room 074)
10:00 Alexander Nouak

Conference Opening

Chairman of EAB
10:15 Javier Galbally

DG-JRC Support in biometrics to EU policy

Overviews of finished projects (Room 074)
10:45 Julian Fierrez

Tabula Rasa – Project Results

Universidad Autonoma de Madrid
11:15 Andreas Kriechbaum-Zabini

FastPass – Project Results

FastPass website
FastPass poster
AIT Austrian Institute of Technology
Updates of on-going projects (Room 074)
11:45 Sirra Toivonen

BODEGA – Project Update

BODEGA website
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
12:15 Tony Mansfield

HECTOS – Project Update

More information on HECTOS
National Physical Laboratory NPL

Lunch Break

ARIES (Room 074) – Poster
14:00 Antonio Skarmeta

ARIES Identity ecosystem: Integrating physical and virtual identities for reduction in identity fraud

Universidad de Murcia
14:30 Julien Bringer

Architecutre of ARIES identity management concept

15:00 Juliet Lodge

Ethics and social impact of ARIES identity ecosystem


Communication Break + Posters

ABC4EU (Room 073) – Poster
14:00 Daniel Cuesta Cantarero

ABC4EU – Project Overview

Indra Sistemas
14:15 Laura Betanzos

Results obtained in the first ABC4EU PoC: Biometrics checks and success/failure rates

14:35 Enrique Cabello

Examples of presentation attack detection

Universidad Rey Juan Carlos
14:55 Andre Queimado

Impact of biometrics in automated border control

15:15 Mariano Martin

Data protection and privacy in biometric smart borders


Communication Break + Posters

SWAN (Room 048)
14:00 Raghu Ramachandra

Introduction and updates from SWAN

Norwegian University of Science and Technology NTNU
14:10 Kiran B. Raja

Presentation attack detection: Sensor based approach on smartphones

14:30 Martin Stokkenes

Privacy preserving techniques for smartphone based biometric authentication

14:55 Pankaj Wasnik

Face quality assessment on smartphone


Communication Break + Posters

INGRESS Final Workshop (Room 074)
16:00 Stephane Revelin

INGRESS introduction

Safran Electronics & Defense
16:05 Wieslaw Bicz

Ultrasound fingerprint sensor

16:25 Egidijus Auksorius

OCT sub-surface scanner

Centre national de la recherche scientifique CNRS
16:45 Nenad Marjanovic

POE fingerprint sensor

Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology CSEM
17:05 Stephane Revelin

Image processing and template merging

Safran Identity & Security
17:25 Davide Maltoni

Image quality assessment and tools

University of Bologna
17:40 Alexandre Anthonioz

Test and evaluation results and conclusions

Université de Lausanne UNIL

Reception, dinner and get together

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Keynotes (Room 074)
08:30 Ciaran Carolan

Title coming soon

09:10 Rasa Karbauskaite

Title coming soon

Introductions of just-started projects (Room 074)
10:00 Jean Francois Mainguet

PYCSEL – Project introduction                                                        

more information on PYCSEL
Commissariat à l'Énergie Atomique et aux Énergies Alternatives CEA
10:30 Richard Guest

AMBER – Project introduction

AMBER website
University of Kent
11:00 James Ferryman

PROTECT – Project introduction

PROTECT website
University of Reading

Communication Break + Posters

LIGHTest (Room 074) – Poster
12:10 Heiko Roßnagel

LIGHTest – Project Overview

Fraunhofer IAO
12:30 Sebastian Modersheim

The LIGHTest Foundation: Simple and clear logic for trust infrastructures

Denmark Technical University
12:50 Georg Wagner

Representing delegations in the domain name system

Technical University of Graz
13:10 Jon Shamah

Community outreach

EEMA – the European Association for e-Identity & Security

Lunch Break + Posters

iBorderCtrl (Room 073)
12:10 Georgios Boultadakis

iBorderCtrl, Intelligent portable control system: An overview

European Dynamics
12:30 Georgios Boultadakis

iBorderCtrl: Collecting the end-users requirements

European Dynamics
12:55 Rodoula Makri

iBorderCtrl: Building the intelligent portable control system, backend and frontend: The architecture design

NTUA ICCS – National Technical University of Athens

Lunch Break + Posters

SIIP and INGRESS Research Projects (Room 074)
14:45 Evgeni Moyakine

Discussion panel: Developing effective and sustainable biometric systems with global research

With participants from:

  • Claudia Colonnello/LSC – Societal aspects of SIIP
  • Jethro Butler/Warwick University – Ethical aspects of SIIP
  • Catherine Jasserand/University of Groningen – Privacy by design methodology developed for INGRESS
  • Evgeni Moyakine/University of Groningen – Legal aspects of SIIP

University of Groningen
Round table: Meeting the end-users needs (Room 074)
15:45 Farzin Deravi

Round table: Meeting the end-users needs

With participants from

  • Rasa Karbauskaite/FRONTEX
  • Ciaran Carolan/eu-LISA
  • I-LEAD

University of Kent

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