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Past Events

2024

Presentation of the CEN CENELEC prTS 18099: Biometric Data Injection Detection

Date: 2024-06-18 (12:30-13:30 CET) Location: EAB Member Lunch Talk

Organizer: European Association for Biometrics (EAB)
Speakers: Kévin Carta (Cabinet Louis Reynaud - CLR Labs)
Program

During this presentation, we will talk about a new threat which targets biometric systems: injection attacks. We will present the standard written by the CEN CENELEC TC 224 WG 18 and describe what will be the impacts for the market.

Curriculum vitæ

Kévin Carta is Director of CLR Labs in La Ciotat, a security assessment laboratory specialising in biometrics and digital identity. He is responsible for carrying out security assessments and audits for facial recognition and fingerprint recognition solutions, as well as mobile applications. He is also responsible for the company's standardisation activities in France and internationally on the subjects of biometrics and the European Union's digital identity portfolio. In parallel with these activities, he is working on a PhD on the subject of biometric data injection attacks on facial recognition systems in Android mobile applications.

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EAB Academy - Biometrics 101 Training

Date: 2024-06-13 (09:00-17:00 CET) Location: Radarweg 298A, Amsterdam, Netherlands and Online

Organizer: European Association for Biometrics (EAB)

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

Are you planning to join the training virtually? Choose between attending for one half of the day or the full training.

  • First half: scientific and technical aspects of biometrics and biometric technologies
  • Second half: intersection of biometrics with privacy, and artificial intelligence.

Virtual attendees planning to participate for half a day, kindly specify your preferred session during the registration.

EAB will offer a 10% organisational discount for registrations exceeding 10+ participants from the same organisation. To inquire, contact secretariat.


Program

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The European Association for Biometrics is thrilled to launch the EAB Academy, alongside the EAB Biometrics 101 Training. The training is co-located and supported by Identity Week Europe. This enriching opportunity to learn from industry experts is designed to empower beginners and intermediates in the field of biometrics.

The training promises an immersive experience exploring the intricacies of biometrics and its wide-ranging applications. Participants can expect to gain a solid foundation in biometric principles, from unveiling its historical context to its current modalities and practical implications. Modules will delve into the operational aspects of biometric systems, including security considerations and compliance with legal and ethical standards. Through interactive modules and expert-led discussions, attendees will not only grasp the present challenges but also discover future trends in this ever-changing field.

Join us for an enriching experience at the intersection of innovation and security. Register now to elevate your understanding of biometrics and unlock new possibilities with the EAB Academy.

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Virtual attendees planning to participate for half a day, kindly specify your preferred session during the registration.

Norwegian Biometric Forum Meeting

Date: 2024-05-23 (09:30-15:00 CET) Location: Hybrid meeting at the Norwegian ID Centre's premises at Økernveien 11-13 at Tøyen with the option for online participation. Please indicate in the attendance field "online" or "in person"

Organizer: Norwegian Biometric Forum in cooperation with the European Association for Biometrics
Attendance is free of charge, Registration is required
Program

The Norwegian Biometric 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.

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Implications for the Forthcoming Forensic Sciences Standard ISO/IEC 21043 for Forensic Biometrics

Date: 2024-05-21 (12:30-13:30 CET) Location: EAB Member Lunch Talk

Organizer: European Association for Biometrics (EAB)
Speakers: Didier Meuwly (Netherlands Forensic Institute)
Program

The forthcoming Forensic Sciences standard ISO/IEC 21043 is a methodological and technical standard currently at the stage of Draft International Standard. When adopted, it will apply to all forensic disciplines, including forensic biometrics. This standard has been designed by forensic, legal, and standardisation professionals to ensure that forthcoming forensic services, products, and systems are safe, reliable, and consistently perform as intended. This contribution aims to present to the forensic biometric community the implications of adopting ISO/IEC 21043 for the forensic biometric discipline. After an introduction (Part I) and a review of the existing international standards applied in forensic science (Part II), the five-part structure of ISO/IEC 21043 is described: 1. Terms and definitions, 2. Recovery, 3. Analysis, 4. Interpretation and 5. Reporting, (Part III). Then a selection of requirements and recommendations of this five-part standard are presented, and their implication for forensic biometric research, development, implementation, and practice is analysed (Part IV). The conclusion is that the adoption and use of ISO/IEC 21043 will help forensic laboratories reach accreditation and enhance their existing quality management systems. It will also make it easier for forensic biometric scientists to develop, deliver, and implement more relevant, more reliable, and safer services, products, and systems to the end users, the forensic biometric examiners performing casework (Part V).

Curriculum vitæ

Didier Meuwly shares his time between the Netherlands Forensic Institute, where he is a principal scientist and the University of Twente, where he holds the chair of Forensic Biometrics. He specialises in the probabilistic evaluation of forensic-biometric evidence. Didier has served as a criminalist in several international terrorist cases on request of the ICTY, STL, UN, UK and CH. He has authored and co-authored more than 60 scientific articles and chapters in the forensic science field. He is an associate and guest editor of Forensic Science International (FSI), a member of the R&D standing committee of the ENFSI and a member of the ISO TC 272.

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IWBF 2024 – 12th International Workshop on Biometrics and Forensics

Date: 2024-04-11 - 2024-04-12 Location: Hengelosestraat 725, 7521 PA Enschede, The Netherlands

Organizer: University of Twente in cooperation with the European Association for Biometrics EAB
On-site
Program: https://www.utwente.nl/en/eemcs/iwbf2024/

IWBF is an international forum devoted to facilitating synergies in research and development among the areas of multimedia forensics, forensic biometrics, and forensic science. State-of-the-art research in areas such as biometrics, forensic science, surveillance, and multimedia forensics will be presented. The 9th edition of IWBF will be a meeting place for those concerned with the use of advanced biometric technologies in forensic applications, attracting participants from industry, research, academia, and end-users.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Biometrics
  • Attacks to biometric systems
  • Multimodal biometrics
  • Soft biometrics
  • Mobile biometrics
  • Biometric analysis of crime scenes
  • Multimedia forensics
  • Ethical and societal implications of biometrics and forensics
  • Forensic Science
  • Integrity verification
  • Anonymization & Data Privacy
  • Data de-identification
  • Surveillance
  • Mobile biometrics
  • Information Theoretic Security
  • Adversarial Signal Processing for biometrics and forensics
  • Case studies on the aforementioned topics

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German TeleTrusT Biometrics Working Group

Date: 2024-03-20 (10:00-17:00 CET) Location: Hybrid meeting: Hochschule Darmstadt with the option for virtual participation. Please indicate in the comment field of your registration either "on-site" or "remote"

Organizer: German TeleTrusT Biometrics Working Group in cooperation with the European Association of Biometrics
Attendance is free of charge. However, registration is required. Please note that most presentations will be held in german language!
Program

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

NBLAW 2024 – Norwegian Biometrics Laboratory Annual Workshop 2024

Date: 2024-03-06 (09:30-15:45 CET) Location: Hybrid Event, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Campus Gjøvik Room E 212, Norway

Organizer: Norwegian Biometrics Laboratory (NBL) in cooperation with the European Association for Biometrics (EAB)

Attendance is free of charge but registration is required prior to February 28 for in-person participation.


Program

Back in spring 2011 our Norwegian Biometrics Laboratory (NBL) was established and for the opening we organized a workshop. Since then we have celebrated the NBL Annual Workshops (NBLAW). All the workshops are listed on the NBL homepage.

With recent advancements in deep generative networks, the quality of synthetic face images has now reached a point where they are indistinguishable from real data in terms of human perception. To investigate the technological and societal impact of such technology, we invite speakers in the annual NBL workshop 2024 to discuss the benefits, challenges, and security threats associated with synthetic data in the context of face recognition. Our main goal for this workshop is to shed light on how synthetic data influences the application of face recognition from various perspectives, including governmental, legal, psychological, and academic viewpoints. The workshop will be held as a hybrid event and can be attended remotely as well.

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DHS OBIM - Current and Future Identity Initiatives

Date: 2024-02-06 (12:30-13:30 CET) Location: Zoom

Organizer: European Association for Biometrics (EAB)
Speakers: Dr. Alicia Locker
Program

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Dr. Locker will give an overview of the Office of Biometric Identity Management and the role it plays in enhancing homeland security. She will discuss the capabilities that FI has advanced in the past year, and current studies, projects, and collaborations she is moving forward with industry and academia in the US and internationally.

Curriculum vitæ

Dr. Alicia Locker is part of the OBIM Futures Identity (FI) Team. She engages in discussions with academia and industry in the field of biometrics and identity. Dr. Locker focuses on advances in biometrics that are coming in the next 5-20 years. Dr. Locker has a PhD in behavioral neuroscience and works to incorporate this topic into the government sector to help solve complex biometric and identity problems and enhance homeland security.

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Evaluating Morphing Attack Detectors: an Overview of the Bologna Online Evaluation Platform

Date: 2024-01-23 (12:30-13:30 CET) Location: Zoom

Organizer: European Association for Biometrics (EAB)

Attendance is free of charge but registration is required.
Registered participants will receive dial-in credentials the morning of the event.


Speakers: Lorenzo Pellegrini
Program

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The goal of the Bologna Online Evaluation Platform is to provide a trusted platform that can be used to evaluate the performance of face morphing attack detection (MAD) algorithms.​ The platform can be used by academic groups, industry actors, and independent developers to evaluate the performance of both Single Image and Differential attack detectors on various benchmarks. Tests are carried out on sequestered datasets in a controlled environment​. In this talk, the BOEP platform will be briefly described and the main steps needed to submit an algorithm for evaluation will be shown.

Curriculum vitæ

Lorenzo Pellegrini is a post-doc at the University of Bologna, where he received his Ph.D. with a dissertation on “Continual Learning for Computer Vision Applications”. He is mainly active in the Computer Vision area, with his main fields of interest being Continual Lifelong Learning and Biometric Systems. He has been focusing on privacy-sensitive Continual and Federated Learning, with a focus on biometric data. He collaborated in upgrading the FVC platform to allow modern Face Morphing algorithms to be tested on sequestered datasets in a controlled environment.

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