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EAB Research Projects Conference (EAB-RPC) 2020

Date: 2020-09-14 (2020-09-16) - 16:00 (15:30) Location: Virtual Conference; access data will be sent to the participants short before the event.

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, EC DG-JRC), Farzin Deravi (Round-Table Chair, EAB – Univ. of Kent), Dinusha Frings (Round-Table Co-Chair, Citizen ID), Fernando Alonso-Fernandez (Demo and Posters Chair, EAB – Halmstad Univ.), Alexander Nouak (Publicity and Local Committee Chair, Chairman of EAB – Fraunhofer ICT Group), Christoph Busch (Local Committee Co-Chair, Hochschule Darmstadt)

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

The 7th edition of the EAB Research Projects Conference will take place as virtual conference from 14 to 16 September 2020. The conference is organized by the European Association on 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 2020 will be co-located with the EAB Biometrics Research, Industry and Max-Snijder-Awards 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 successful editions, EAB-RPC has become 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.

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Entrance fees: normal: 450,00 € / EAB members: 300,00 € / Speakers: 150,00 €

Monday, 14 September 2020

Opening – Main Room
15:00 Alexander Nouak

Conference Opening

European Association for Biometrics EAB
15:05 Jean Salomon

Introduction to the European Association for Biometrics EAB and the Research Projects Conference

15:15 Javier Galbally

Biometric research at Directorate General Joint Research Centre

European Commission DG-JRC
Keynote I – Main Room
15:30 tba


European Commission

Communication break

Session on-going projects I: FOLDOUT, H-Unique, SMILE – Main Room; Chair: Javier Galbally
16:30 tba

FOLDOUT: Current status

16:50 tba

H-Unique: Current status

17:10 tba

SMILE Project: Current status


End of Day 1

Tuesday, 15 September 2020

EAB Biometric Training – Standards I: Overview – Main Room; Chair: Christoph Busch
09:00 Patrick Grother

Overview Biometric Standards in ISO: IEC JTC1 SC37

National Institute for Standards and Technology NIST
09:20 Jim Wayman

Harmonized Vocabulary

British Standards Institute BSI
09:40 Tony Mansfield

Biometric Performance Testing: 19795-1:2020

National Physical Laboratory NPL
10:00 Christoph Busch

Presentation Attack Detection: 30107-1 and 30107-3

Hochschule Darmstadt

Communication break

EAB Biometric Training – Standards II: New Passport Standards – Main Room; Chair: Christoph Busch
10:35 Christoph Busch

Scope of 3rd Generation Passport Standards and relationship to ICAO

Hochschule Darmstadt
10:45 Olaf Henniger

The 39794-Framework

Fraunhofer IGD
11:15 Greg Cannon

39794-4: Fingerprint image data

HID Global
11:40 Christian Croll

39794-5: Face image data

12:05 Ralph Lessmann

Integration aspects

HID Global

Lunch Break

PARALLEL SESSION! on-going projects II: SOTAMD – Main Room; Chair: Dinusha Frings
13:45 tba

SOTAMD: title tba

14:05 tba

SOTAMD: title tba

14:25 tba

SOTAMD: title tba


Communication break

PARALLEL SESSION! on-going projects III: RESPECT – Parallel Room; Chair: Alexander Nouak
13:45 tba

RESPECT: title tba

14:05 tba

RESPECT: title tba

14:25 tba

RESPECT: title tba


Communication break

Session on-going projects IV: PERSONA – Main Room; Chair: Javier Galbally
15:00 tba

PERSONA: title tba

15:20 tba

PERSONA: title tba

15:40 tba

PERSONA: title tba


Communication break

Session ITNs: RHUMBO , TReSPAsS, PriMa, AMBER – Main Room; Chair: Farzin Deravi
16:30 tba


16:50 tba


TReSPAsS-ETN – TRaining in Secure and PrivAcy-preserving biometricS – Early Training Networks

17:10 tba


PriMa – Privacy Matters

17:30 tba


AMBER – enhAnced Mobile BiomEtRics


End of Day 2

Wednesday, 16 September 2020

Keynote II – Main Room
09:00 tba



Communication break

Session new projects I: PANACEA – Main Room; Chair: Javier Galbally
10:20 tba

PANACEA: title tba

Session new projects II: INCOGNITO, eBORDER (RISE) – Main Room; Chair: Javier Galbally
11:30 tba


INCOGNITO – IdeNtity verifiCatiOn with privacy-preservinG credeNtIals for anonymous access To Online services

12:00 tba


eBORDER – New device for secure EU borders (MSCA-RISE – Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE))


Lunch Break

Session finished projects: SWAN, PROTECT, LIGHTest, Stellar – Main Room; Chair: Fernando Alonso
13:30 tba


SWAN – Secure Access Control over Wide Area Network

13:50 tba


PROTECT – Pervasive and UseR Focused BiomeTrics BordEr ProjeCT

14:10 tba


LIGHTest – Lightweight Infrastructure for Global Heterogeneous Trust management in support of an open Ecosystem of Stakeholders and Trust schemes

14:30 tba



Communication break

Round Table – Main Room
15:15 Farzin Deravi
Dinusha Frings

Bias, fairness and ethics in biometrics: A holistic view

  • David Reichel (FRA, European Agency for Fundamental Rights)
  • Irina Orssich (EC–DG CNECT, DG for Communications Networks, Content and Technology)
  • Elisabet Leitet (NFC, National Forensic Centre Sweden)
  • Didier Meuwly (NFI/UTwente, Netherlands Forensic Institute/University of Twente)
  • Damianos Chronakis (ECTC, European Counter Terrorism Centre)
University of Kent
Citizen ID
Closing – Main Room
16:15 Javier Galbally
Alexander Nouak

Conference Closing


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