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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

14:45 Alexander Nouak

Conference Opening

European Association for Biometrics EAB
14:50 Jean Salomon

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

Keynote I
15:00 Lucilla Sioli


European Commission DG CNECT

Communication break

Session on-going projects I: H-Unique, TRESSPASS – Chair: Javier Galbally
16:10 Bryan M. Williams

H-Unique – In Search of Uniqueness: Harnessing Anatomical Hand Variation

Lancaster University
16:30 Xiaowei Gu

A deep convolutional neural network-based approach for superficial dorsal hand vein pattern matching

Lancaster University
16:50 Dimitris Kyriazanos
Stelios Thomopoulos

TRESSPASS: Simulation and Field Tests for Risk-based BCP security and integrated EU border management

National Centre for Scientific Reseearch "Demokritos"

Communication break

Session on-going projects II: D4FLY, FOLDOUT, PROTECT – Chair: Javier Galbally
17:30 Armin Reuter

D4FLY – Document and Identity Verification in the Identity Lifecycle

17:50 James Ferryman

FOLDOUT: developments in through-foliage detection of illegal cross-border activities

University of Reading
18:10 James Ferryman

Wrap-up of the PROTECT project: highlights and future research directions

University of Reading

End of Day 1

Tuesday, 15 September 2020

EAB Biometric Training – Standards I: Overview – 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 – 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 III: RESPECT – Chair: Alexander Nouak
13:30 Marta Gomez-Barrero

Unknown Presentation Attack Detection for Facial Images

Hochschule Ansbach
13:50 Antitza Dantcheva

Face generation and deepfake detection

14:10 Andreas Nautsch

Metrics in Audio Security & Privacy


Communication break

Session on-going projects IV: PERSONA – Chair: Javier Galbally
14:50 Dariusz Kloza
Simone Casiraghi
Nikolaos Ioannidis
Alessandra Calvi

Towards a comprehensive method for impact assessment of no-gate crossing technologies at European borders

Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)
15:10 Jose-Ramon Martinez-Salio

Red queen’s biometric race

ATOS Spain
15:30 Tomas Piatrik

Soft Biometrics: Challenges and Recommendations

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL)

Communication break

Session ITNs I: PriMa – Chair: Dinusha Frings
16:10 Raymond Veldhuis

Introduction to the PriMa project

University of Twente
16:30 Amina Bassit

Integration of biometric recognition and homomorphic encryption

University of Twente

Communication break

Session ITNs II: RHUMBO , TReSPAsS, AMBER – Chair: Farzin Deravi
17:00 Mariano Alcañiz

RHUMBO: human decision-making computational model through mixed reality interfaces and biometric signals

Universidad Politecnica de Valencia (UPV)
17:20 Massimiliano Todisco

The TReSPAsS-ETN project

17:40 Richard Guest

AMBER – Network outcomes for mobile biometrics

University of Kent

End of Day 2

Wednesday, 16 September 2020

Session new projects I: TELEFI, SOTAMD, iMARS – Chair: Javier Galbally
09:00 Andra Sirgmets

The TELEFI project

Estonian Forensic Science Institute
09:20 Kiran Raja

Morphing Attack Detection – What is done and What needs to be done?

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
09:40 Christoph Busch

iMARS – Image Manipulation Attack Resolving Solutions

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

Communication break

Session new projects II: PANACEA – Chair: Javier Galbally
10:20 Claude Bauzou

PANACEA - Protection and privAcy of hospital and health iNfrastructures with smArt Cyber sEcurity and cyber threat toolkit for dAta and people

10:40 Aghiles Adjaz

PANACEA – Protection and privAcy of hospital and health iNfrastructures with smArt Cyber sEcurity and cyber threat toolkit for dAta and people

11:00 Emmanouil Spanakis

PANACEA – Protection and privAcy of hospital and health iNfrastructures with smArt Cyber sEcurity and cyber threat toolkit for dAta and people


Communication break

Session new projects III: INCOGNITO, eBORDER, VICTORIA – Chair: Javier Galbally
11:40 Christos Xenakis

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

University of Piraeus
12:00 Rami Qahwaji

The Development of Multimodal Biometric Systems for the eBORDER Project

Bradford University
12:20 Xavier Mamy

VICTORIA H2020 project overview and results: How video analysis can facilitate and accelerate investigation of criminal and terrorist activities


Lunch Break

Session finished projects: SWAN, SMILE, LIGHTest, Stellar – Chair: Fernando Alonso
13:30 Raghavendra Ramachandra

SWAN – Secure Access Control over Wide Area Network

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
13:50 Georgios Stavropoulos

SMILE Project – Results

Center for Research and Technology Hellas
14:10 Heiko Roßnagel

LIGHTest: Final Results and Outlook

Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering IAO
14:30 Johannes Junggeburth
Paul Steffen

The Stellar i-ris project


Communication break

Round Table
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
16:15 Javier Galbally
Alexander Nouak

Conference Closing


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