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Past Events


Advent of contactless biometric technologies

Date: 2020-07-06 (12:30-13:30 CET) Location: EAB Online Seminar

Organizer: European Association for Biometrics (EAB)
Attendance is free of charge but registration is required. Registered participants will receive dial-in credentials in the morning of the event.
Speakers: Hervé Jarosz, IDEMIA

Biometrics has proven to be a very powerful technology to identify or authenticate users. The development of biometrics is also leveraging new progress in the field of Biometric sensors, Computing power and Artificial Intelligence. Beyond the reinforcement of security, user experience has become another key topics to enable the usage of biometrics in a larger number of use cases. Recent progress include the usage of Fingerprint, Face or Iris on smartphone for consumer applications. Contactless biometrics technologies contribute to improving the user experience and the maturity of existing solutions is such that they are already used in different application fields such as forensics, border control, passenger facilitation or access control. During this webinar we will show how contactless technologies improve the user experience without compromising the security and discuss the challenges and limitations. We will also present different uses cases where they have proved their efficiency in particular using Fingerprint and Face with a special focus on the performance of contact versus contactless fingerprints and their interoperability.

Curriculum vitæ

Hervé Jarosz is VP Products & Programs, Biometrics Devices for IDEMIA. He has been working with the company since 1990 and has a strong experience in the field of biometrics. He started in the company as a research scientist involved in the development of fingerprint algorithms. From 2000 he successively moved to different positions in the company such as product manager and product director biometric terminals. Hervé has a PHD in image processing.

Modeling the finger-vein imaging process

Date: 2020-06-29 (12:30-13:30 CET) Location: EAB Online Seminar

Organizer: European Association for Biometrics (EAB)
Attendance is free of charge but registration is required. Registered participants will receive dial-in credentials in the morning of the event.
Speakers: Raymond Veldhuis, University of Twente

Finger-vein, or finger vascular pattern recognition is an upcoming form biometric recognition that combines a good recognition performance with an inherent robustness against presentation attacks in the sense that it does not leave traces. The first step in the recognition process is the acquisition of a gray-scale image in which the vascular pattern is visible as dark lines. From this image relevant features are extracted for recognition. In this webinar recent work at the University of Twente will be described in which a physical model of the finger was developed. The purpose of that model is to better understand the imaging process of finger vascular patterns, leading on the longer term to better sensors and improved recognition performance. The first results give new insights in the role of soft tissue, bone and joints in the imaging process. Based on the model the group developed finger phantoms that can be used to support the development of sensors and that can provide ground truth for finger-vein detection.

Curriculum vitæ

Prof. Dr. Raymond Veldhuis is a full professor of Biometric Pattern Recognition at the University of Twente, where he leads the Data Management and Biometrics group. His main research topics are face recognition, fingerprint recognition, vascular pattern recognition, multibiometrics, and biometric template protection. The research is both applied and fundamental. Raymond Veldhuis is Editor of IEEE TIFS and chairman of the EAB Special Interest Group Academia. He has been involved in numerous national and EU projects on biometrics, of which the ITN PriMa (Privacy Matters) is the most recent. Raymond Veldhuis teaches analogue and digital signal processing as well as biometrics and pattern recognition.

Biometric quality: Avoiding the GIGO principle

Date: 2020-06-22 (12:30-13:30 CET) Location: EAB Online Seminar

Organizer: European Association for Biometrics (EAB)
Attendance is free of charge but registration is required. Registered participants will receive dial-in credentials in the morning of the event.
Speakers: Javier Galbally/JRC

"Garbage In, Garbage Out". The well-known computer science GIGO principle summarises in a very efficient and graphic manner, the pivotal role played by the soundness of the data given as input to any computerised system, in the meaningfulness of the output results. As in any other area of science, only nonsense conclusions can be expected from flawed premises. And automated biometric systems are no exception to this rule.

The current webinar will deepen into how the estimation of biometric quality and quality metrics can help to avoid the GIGO principle, how it can be measured, how can quality metrics be evaluated, and their multiple applications in biometrics.

Curriculum vitæ

Javier Galbally received the M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from the Universidad de Cantabria, Spain, in 2005, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain, in 2009, where he was an Assistant Professor until 2012. In 2013, he joined the European Commission in DG Joint Research Centre, where he is currently a Scientific/Technical Officer. His research interests are mainly focused on the security and performance evaluation of biometric systems, pattern and biometric recognition. He is actively involved in different European projects dealing with biometrics and their use in large IT systems. He is the Chair of the EAB Research Projects Conference and has authored over 100 publications mainly focused on the biometrics field.

Biometric Template Protection and Evaluation

Date: 2020-06-15 (12:30-13:30 CET) Location: EAB Online Seminar

Organizer: European Association for Biometrics (EAB)
Attendance is free of charge but registration is required. Registered participants will receive dial-in credentials in the morning of the event.
Speakers: Marta Gomez-Barrero, Hochschule Ansbach

Recent discussions on privacy protection, for instance within the framework of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), has raised privacy concerns regarding the storage and use of biometric data. The international standard ISO/IEC 24745 has established two main requirements for protecting biometric templates i) irreversibility and ii) unlinkability back in 2011. Since then, numerous efforts have been directed to the development and analysis of irreversible templates. However, until recently, a systematic quantitative manner to analyse the unlinkability of such templates was proposed. As a consequence, the lack of a unified framework to analyse all privacy aspects of biometric template protection schemes may have hindered their further deployment.

In this presentation, we will focus on the objective and quantitative evaluation of biometric template protection schemes. To that end, the main concepts related to template protection will be introduced, together with a review of the main existing approaches. A unified framework for the evaluation and benchmarking will be subsequently described, including the recently proposed unlinkability metric and some practical examples.

Curriculum vitæ

Marta Gomez-Barrero is a Professor for IT-Security and technical data privacy at the Hochschule Ansbach, in Germany. Between 2016 and 2020, she was a postdoctoral researcher at the National Research Center for Applied Cybersecurity (ATHENE) - Hochschule Darmstadt, Germany. Before that, she received her MSc degrees in Computer Science and Mathematics (2011), and her PhD degree in Electrical Engineering (2016), all from Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain.

Her current research focuses on security and privacy evaluations of biometric systems, Presentation Attack Detection (PAD) methodologies, and biometric template protection (BTP) schemes. She has co-authored more than 70 publications, chaired special sessions and competitions at international conferences, she is associate editor for the EURASIP Journal on Information Security, and represents the German Institute for Standardization (DIN) in ISO/IEC SC37 JTC1 SC37 on biometrics. She has also received a number of distinctions, including: EAB European Biometric Industry Award 2015, Best Ph.D. Thesis Award by Universidad Autonoma de Madrid 2015/16, Siew-Sngiem Best Paper Award at ICB 2015, Archimedes Award for young researches from Spanish MECD, and Best Poster Award at ICB 2013.

17th International Summer School for Advanced Studies on Biometrics for Secure Authentication: Forensics and Identity Science for Human-Centered Applications

Date: 2020-06-08 - 2020-06-12 Location: Virtual lectures

Organizer: Computer Vision Laboratory DAP, University of Sassari, Italy in cooperation with the European Association for Biometrics
Speakers: Massimo Tistarelli, Josef Bigun, Enrico Grosso, Anil K. Jain ...
Program: http://biometrics.uniss.it
Registration: biometricsummerschool@gmail.com">biometricsummerschool@gmail.com

From the early days, when security was the driving force behind biometric research, today's challenges go far beyond security. Machine learning, Image understanding, Signal analysis, Neuroscience, Robotics, Forensic science, Digital forensics and other disciplines, converged in a truly multidisciplinary effort to devise and build advanced systems to facilitate the interpretation of signals recorded from individuals acting in a given environment. This is what we simply call today "Biometrics".

What are the most up-to-date core biometric technologies developed in the field? What is the potential impact of biometrics in forensic investigation and crime prevention? What can we learn from human perception? How to deploy current Deep Learning approaches? How to deal with adversarial attacks in biometric recognition?

This school follows the successful track of the International Summer Schools on Biometrics held since 2003. In this 17th edition, the courses will mainly focus on new and emerging issues:

  • Biometrics for social interactions and emerging applications;
  • How to exploit new biometric technologies in forensic and security applications;
  • Evaluation and assessment of biometric and forensic applications;
  • Deep Learning for biometrics, forensic identification and Identity Science.

The courses will provide a clear and in-depth picture on the state-of-the-art in biometric verification/identification technology, both under the theoretical and scientific point of view as well as in diverse application domains.

The lectures will be given by 18 outstanding experts in the field, from both academia and industry.

An advanced feature of this summer school will be some practical sessions to better understand, "hands on", the real potential of today's biometric technologies.

Efficient biometric identification: Current trends, challenges, and research

Date: 2020-06-02 (12:30-13:30 CET) Location: Online Seminar with BigBlueButton

Organizer: European Association for Biometrics (EAB)
Attendance is free of charge but registration is required. Registered participants will receive dial-in credentials in the morning of the event.
Speakers: Pawel Drozdowski, Hochschule Darmstadt

Nowadays, biometrics find application as an integral component of identity management systems. The recent rapid growth of the size and popularity of such systems has prompted research into technologies which support efficient, secure, and accurate processing of large amounts of biometric data. This presentation will provide an introduction to said topics and challenges specifically associated with biometric identification (1:N search). Furthermore, examples of academic research will be presented and discussed in the context of applicability in real deployments of biometric systems.

Curriculum vitæ

Pawel Drozdowski is a researcher with the Faculty of Computer Science, Hochschule Darmstadt, Germany, where he works on research projects in the context of the National Research Center for Applied Cybersecurity ATHENE. His interests within biometrics include efficient algorithmic solutions for large-scale database searches, information fusion, privacy and template protection, as well as ethical aspects of such systems, especially concerning demographic bias and fairness. He co-authored more than 20 scientific publications in the field of biometrics and represents the German Institute for Standardization (DIN) in ISO/IEC SC37 JTC1 SC37 on biometrics.

Morphing Attack Detection – State of the Art and Challenges

Date: 2020-05-18 (12:30-13:30 CET) Location: Online Seminar with BigBlueButton

Organizer: European Association for Biometrics (EAB)
Attendance is free of charge but registration is required. Registered participants will receive dial-in credentials in the morning of the event.
Speakers: Christoph Busch

Widespread deployment of Automatic Border Control (ABC), along with electronic Machine Readable Travel Documents (eMRTD) for person verification, has enabled a prominent use case of face biometrics in border control applications. The trust anchor are biometric passports.

Many countries issue eMRTD passports on the basis of a printed biometric face photo submitted by the applicant, a procedure which allows the possibility of the photo being either altered to beautify the subject’s appearance or morphed to conceal his/her identity.

If an eMRTD passport is issued with a morphed facial image, two or more data subjects can then use it to pass a border control. This talk will present the state of the art of Morphing Attack Detection (MAD) and discuss the challenges associated with this research. Further the mid term research agenda will be indicated.

Curriculum vitæ

Christoph Busch is chairing the Norwegian Biometrics Lab (NBL) at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway. He holds a joint appointment at the Hochschule Darmstadt (HDA), Germany and, since 2007, he lectures biometric systems at the Technical University of Denmark.

Christoph has coordinated series of projects for the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI), including BioIS, BioFace, BioFinger, BioKeyS Pilot-DB, KBEinweg and NFIQ2.0, and contributed to 3D-Face, FIDELITY, TURBINE, ORIGINS, INGRESS, SOTAMD and others EU projects.

He is also principal investigator at the German National Center for Applied Cybersecurity (ATHENE) and a co-founder of the European Association for Biometrics. Christoph has co-authored over 400 technical papers and spoken at numerous international conferences.

He is associate editor for the IET Biometrics and IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security journals, chairs the TeleTrusT Biometrics Working Group and German standardisation body on biometrics, and is also convenor of WG3 in ISO/IEC JTC1 SC37.

Norsk Biometri Forum Meeting

Date: 2020-05-07 (09:00-15:00 CET) Location: This meeting will be a virtual meeting. Login-information will be provided in the morning of the meeting via email

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

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.

IWBF 2020 – 8th International Workshop on Biometrics and Forensics

Date: 2020-04-29 - 2020-04-30 Location: Centre for Telecommunications and Multimedia INESC TEC, Campus da FEUP, Rua Dr Roberto Frias, 4200-465 Porto, Portugal

Organizer: Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering, Technology and Science (INESC TEC) together with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in cooperation with the European Association for Biometrics EAB
Program: https://vcmi.inesctec.pt/iwbf_2020/index.html
Registration: https://vcmi.inesctec.pt/iwbf_2020/index.html">https://vcmi.inesctec.pt/iwbf_2020/index.html

The 2020 International Workshop on Biometrics and Forensics (IWBF 2020) is jointly organized by the Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering, Technology and Science (INESC TEC) & the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and will be held at Porto, Portugal, on April 29-30, 2020. IWBF is an international forum devoted to facilitating synergies in research and development among the areas of multimedia forensics, forensic biometrics, and forensic science. IWBF provides the meeting place for those concerned with the use of advanced biometric technologies in forensic applications, attracting participants from industry, research, academia, and end-users.

German TeleTrusT Biometrics Working Group

Date: 2020-03-17 (10:00-17:00 CET) Location: Hochschule Darmstadt, Schoefferstrasse 8b, 64295 Darmstadt, Germany

Organizer: German TeleTrusT Biometrics Working Group in cooperation with the European Association of Biometrics
Due to travel restrictions for presenters and most participants caused by COVID-19 we are foced to cancel the event. We are sorry!

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

ProfitCard 2020: meet the digital payment challenge

Date: 2020-03-10 (10:00 CET) - 2020-03-11 (15:30 CET) Location: SUPER concept space – Rooftop Bikini Berlin, Budapester Straße 50, 10787 Berlin

Organizer: inTIME berlin in cooperation with the European Association for Biometrics
Please note that most of the talks will be held in german language.
Program: https://profitcard.berlin
Registration: https://profitcard.berlin/anmeldung/">https://profitcard.berlin/anmeldung/

Logo of ProfitCard 2020The ProfitCard also looks at the latest trends in 2020, with the main topics on the agenda being mobile payment, electronic identity and payments in times of PSD2.

The electronic identification of customers is one of the decisive influencing factors for the further development of existing business models and the development of new ones in the future. The ProfitCard provides up-to-date information on projects already underway and offers a glimpse into the future.

Individual banks will report on the consequences that digitization will have for their respective business models, how customer relationships will change and what effects this will have on cost and revenue structures.

Since September 14, 2019, online payments must be secured with strong customer authentication – as stipulated by the European Payment Services Directive (PSD2). The postponement granted by the European banking regulator until the end of 2020 for some cases does not alter the fact that this will have an impact on the payment methods offered by online merchants and their use by customers.

The ProfitCard offers first-hand insider knowledge and excellent networking with decision-makers and designers in the industry.

EAB/NBLAW 2020 – Norwegian Biometrics Laboratory Annual Workshop 2020

Date: 2020-03-04 (09:30-15:00 CET) Location: Room Eureka 1/3, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Gjøvik, Norway

Organizer: Norwegian Biometrics Laboratory (NBL) in cooperation with the European Association for Biometrics (EAB)
Attendance if free of charge, Registration is required!

EAB Winter Workshop on Presentation Attack Detection (PAD) Evaluation and Certification

Date: 2020-02-20 (13:00 CET) - 2020-02-21 (16:00 CET) Location: Centre du Parc, Rue Marconi 19, 1920 Martigny, Switzerland

Organizer: European Association for Biometrics (EAB) and Idiap Research Institute

Idiap Research Institute and the European Association for Biometrics EAB are organizing the first EAB Winter Workshop on Presentation Attack Detection evaluation and certification. The aim of the workshop is to bring together researchers, companies, customers, practitioners in biometrics to present latest research findings and challenges in Presentation Attack Detection, to unveil industrial solutions and to discuss the need for evaluation and certification. The workshop will start with an half-a-day introduction to biometrics and presentation attack detection taylored for beginners. The second day will be dedicated to scientific presentations, industrial spotlights with demonstrations and networking.

Industry demonstrations will be provided by Cognitec, TECH5, BioID, MOBAI, OneVisage and ams.

We thank our sponsors for this event:

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