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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)
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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.

We thank our partners:

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We thank the Media Partner of the event:

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7th EAB General Assembly

Date: 2017-09-19 (17:30-19:30) Location: Fraunhofer IGD, Fraunhoferstraße 5, 64283 Darmstadt, Germany

Organizer: European Association for Biometrics (EAB)
EAB members only, including small diner
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All members of EAB are invited to join us for our annual General Assembly.

German TeleTrusT Biometrics Working Group

Date: 2017-09-20 (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 2017

Date: 2017-09-20 (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 tenth 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 2017 – 16th International Conference of the Biometrics Special Interest Group

Date: 2017-09-20 - 2017-09-22 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/program/241
Registration: https://www.cast-forum.de/en/workshops/registration/241

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 2017 conference addresses these issues and will present innovations and best practices that can be transferred into future applications.

Biometrics in Banking and Payments in London

Date: 2017-10-18 Location: London, UK

Organizer: European Association for Biometrics (EAB)
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The seminar will reflect the trends and opportunities of biometrics in the financial market. It will be discussed how processes can be designed both convenient and privacy compliant. The speakers will provide you with their experience on how to best benefit of biometric technologies and solutions. Financial institutions get free entrance (lunch included).

The seminar presents a line-up of excellent international speakers, ranging from end users (who share their experiences with biometrics in their day to day applications) to experts who will bring you up to date with the state of the art in biometric technology advances. Speakers will focus on the underlying business cases and developments in mobile banking and financial transactions. They will share their experiences from a business perspective, touching important aspects such as process flows, added value, fraud reduction, implementation strategy and client experience.

Biometrics in Banking and payments will provide guidance on how biometrics can be used to optimize key aspects of the banking and payment processes, such as customer interaction, operational efficiency, fraud reduction and prevention. During the seminars we will reflect the many new opportunities arising from the gradual shift away from desktop/notebook computing towards smartphones, tablets and other portable devices, while sharing best practice of apps and web-based applications. You will learn about biometric solutions for in-branch and mobile environment and for internal and customer-facing usage. There will be presentations about how biometrics support mega trends such as personalization and location independent services. It will also be discussed how biometrics can be embedded into front end and back end processes.

Changes to the program my occur

We thank the Media Partner of the event:

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Preserving Privacy in an age of increased surveillance – A Biometrics Perspective

Date: 2017-10-19 (10:00-16:30) 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.
Number of places on this workshop is limited. Early registration is recommended prior to 2017-09-30

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This one-day workshop will focus on privacy issues surrounding biometric technologies and applications. 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) and processing capabilities. The 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.

European Biometrics Symposium

Date: 2017-11-08 Location: Canterbury, UK

Organizer: European Association for Biometrics (EAB) together with AMBER ITN
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TRUSTECH – Pay, Identify, Connect & Secure

Date: 2017-11-28 - 2017-11-30 Location: PALAIS DES FESTIVALS - Cannes - French Rivierra

Program: http://www.trustech-event.com

Trusttech ConferenceTRUSTECH is the Largest International Event dedicated to Trust-Based Technologies with unprecedented networking opportunities and not-to-be-missed Keynote Speakers.

Join the whole industry for three days of Innovation, Business and Networking!

TRUSTECH will include amongst other things a selection of Startups and Fintechs who will showcase their latest innovations for the Payment and Identification industries.

TRUSTECH gathers in Cannes (French Riviera):
- 13,000+ Attendees from 125 countries,
- 49% Top Managers
- 350+ Exhibitors & Sponsors
- 250+ Leading International Speakers

For more information: www.trustech-event.com

The discount code for EAB members is : TTPAR1
For information, it will be implemented on the 11th of September because till then the registration price is the same as the discount.

Biometrics in Banking and Payments Amsterdam

The seminar will reflect the trends and opportunities of biometrics in the financial market. It will be discussed how processes can be designed both convenient and privacy compliant. The speakers will provide you with their experience on how to best benefit of biometric technologies and solutions.

The seminar presents a line-up of excellent international speakers, ranging from end users (who share their experiences with biometrics in their day to day applications) to experts who will bring you up to date with the state of the art in biometric technology advances. Speakers will focus on the underlying business cases and developments in mobile banking and financial transactions. They will share their experiences from a business perspective, touching important aspects such as process flows, added value, fraud reduction, implementation strategy and client experience.

The seminar is kindly hosted by ABN AMRO Bank Netherlands.

Biometrics in Banking and payments will provide guidance on how biometrics can be used to optimize key aspects of the banking and payment processes, such as customer interaction, operational efficiency, fraud reduction and prevention. During the seminars we will reflect the many new opportunities arising from the gradual shift away from desktop/notebook computing towards smartphones, tablets and other portable devices, while sharing best practice of apps and web-based applications. You will learn about biometric solutions for in-branch and mobile environment and for internal and customer-facing usage. There will be presentations about how biometrics support mega trends such as personalization and location independent services. It will also be discussed how biometrics can be embedded into front end and back end processes.

We thank the Media Partner of the event:

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German TeleTrusT Biometrics Working Group

Date: 2017-12-12 (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
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