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Workshop on Fingerprint Presentation Attack Detection

Date: 2021-04-29 - 2021-04-30 Location: Virtual Workshop; access data will be sent to the participants short before the event.

Organizer: European Association for Biometrics (EAB) in cooperation with Hochschule Ansbach

Organizing Committee: Dinusha Frings (EAB), Marta Gomez-Barrero (Hochschule Ansbach)

Fees are non-refundable as from 7 days before the start of the event.
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The use of biometrics, and in particular of fingerprints, is increasing day by day. Not only are we required to give our fingerprints in order to obtain a passport, but now we can also use them in a daily basis for other tasks such as unlocking our smartphones or confirming a bank transaction or payment. In spite of the numerous benefits of utilising fingerprints instead of PINs or passwords, some drawbacks come with this technology: you do not need to be a tech expert to carry out a presentation attack that may fool the system into believing you are someone else. We thus need to raise awareness about this issue and the current efforts of the biometric community, including academia, operators, and vendors, in order to minimise the impact of such attacks. We will thus present a definition of the problem and provide the audience with possible solutions and a look into the future steps.

This workshop will feature presentations by experts from academic, industry, and governmental organisations and will facilitate interactions and discussions between the experts and the audience.

Our confirmed speakers:

  • Jascha Kolberg – Hochschule Darmstadt (HDA)
  • Marta Gomez-Barrero – Hochschule Ansbach (HSA)
  • Stephanie Schuckers – Clarkson University
  • More to be announced

GOLD sponsor of this event:

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Entrance fees: normal: 200,00 € (excl. VAT) / EAB members: 100,00 € (excl. VAT)

The programme will be published shortly.