European Biometrics Awards 2020
The European Association for Biometrics EAB is launching a call for nominations for the fourteenth European Biometrics Max Snijder, 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 and innovations in Europe.
The awards are recognizing innovation in academic research as well as in industry. Thus, biometric experts with either of the following profiles should submit their work. Academic researchers enrolled in the last or penultimate year of a Ph.D. program or who have obtained a Ph.D., with major focus on biometrics, from a European academic institution no later than two years before the given deadline, might consider applying for the award. Further industrial researchers employed by European companies whose core business is biometrics might consider applying for the industry award, which will be granted to the candidate that has created the strongest impact for industry.
Applicants are asked to submit a research paper and supporting information by
15 May 2020 15 June 2020. These papers will be reviewed by a jury composed of internationally recognized experts in the field of biometrics who will judge the academic and scientific quality for the EAB academic research award and the novelty, impact, applicability and the novelty, impact, applicability and other business aspects for the EAB industry award.
Shortlisted candidates will be asked to present their research made within the scope of the EAB Biometric Research and Industry Award, focusing only on one specific research topic, in front of the jury, EAB members and public audience on 16 September 2020 during the European Association for Biometrics scientific symposium in Darmstadt, Germany. All shortlisted candidates will be awarded with complementory one year EAB membership.
The winner of the EAB Max Snijder Award 2020 will receive a commemorative certificate and a 1.000,00 € prize.
The winner of the EAB Biometric Research Award 2020 will receive a commemorative certificate and a 1.000,00 € prize.
The winner of the EAB Biometric Industry Award 2020 will receive a commemorative certificate and a 1.000,00 € prize.
The best presentation will get an additional award of 1.000,00 €. The winners will be selected by all attending Jury members.
Application Process for the Awards
European Biometric Research Award 2020
Nominees must be registered for a Ph.D. degree in a European University or they should have obtained a Ph.D. from a European University. Their area of research must have a major focus on biometrics . To have sufficient depth of research, it is envisaged that Ph.D. students will be in the final or penultimate year of study. Recent Ph.D. graduates, who completed their studies not more than two years before the nomination deadline are also eligible.
The application must contain a supporting letter from the Ph.D. supervisor.
European Biometric Industry Award 2020
European Biometric Max Snijder Award
Nominees must be:
- Either employees of a European company, whose core business is biometrics and who have conducted outreaching research in the field of biometrics with emphasis on the deployment in real life applications and other business aspects
- Or Ph.D. students in the final or penultimate year of study or obtained their doctorate no more than two years before the nomination deadline for the nomination submission. Their area of research must have a major focus on biometrics.
The Max Snijder Award is granted to a researcher, who through his work expressed a wider perspective to get a broader picture on biometric applications.
The application must contain a supporting letter from the company's CTO or from the Ph.D. supervisor.
How to apply
There is no fee to enter the competition. The nominees should submit their application as one single PDF document. The PDF document must contain the following elements in this sequence:
- The application form
- The support letter from the Ph.D. supervisor/company's CTO
- A one page curriculum vitæ
- A list of all published papers during the course of the Ph.D. studies/submitted patents
- A reprint of a publication that the candidate considers to be his/her best work.
- The biometric research paper of no more than 6 pages
The complete application document must be submitted in PDF format using the online conference management system EasyChair.
The research papers will be reviewed by an expert jury. Following the review, three candidates will be shortlisted and asked to present their research at the Finals of the Award on 16 September 2020 during the EAB scientific symposium in Darmstadt, Germany.
The scope of papers considered
The field of interest is the application of the concepts and methods of biometrics from a physical, mathematical, electronic engineering, computer science as well as business perspective. This covers a very broad spectrum ranging from formalised mathematical theory through experimental science and technological development to practical applications.
Research papers should be a maximum of 6 pages according to the format provided and must be a product of the nominees' personal work either original or already published by the nominee within the time span stated in the eligibility requirements.
- Application Form
- Application Form as a PDF
- Application Form as a DOC
- Paper Template
- LNI Template in LaTeX
- LNI Template in DOC
The deadline for submission of the required documents and research papers is
15 May 2020 15 June 2020.
Award committee (Jury)
Internationally renowned experts in biometrics have been brought together to judge the EAB European Biometric Awards 2020. They include:
Chairman of the Award Committee:
- Prof. Patrizio Campisi, University of Roma TRE, Roma, Italy
- Prof. Fernando Alonso-Fernando, Halmstad University, Sweden
- Prof. Christoph Busch, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
- Jean Christophe Fondeur, Idemia, France
- Prof. Javier Ortega Garcia, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain
- Prof. Josef Kittler, University of Surrey, UK
- Prof. Ajay Kumar, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
- Prof. Andreas Lanitis, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus
- Dr. Sébastien Marcel, Idiap Research Institute, Switzerland
- Prof. Arun Ross, Michigan State University, USA
- Dr. Günter Schumacher, JRC, European Commission
- Prof. Vitomir Štruc, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
- Prof. Raymond Veldhuis, Twente University, The Netherlands
- Prof. Andreas Uhl, Salzburg University, Austria
For further information on the Award you may contact:
Prof. Patrizio Campisi
Section of Applied Electronics, Department of Engineering
University of Roma TRE, Roma, Italy