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NBLAW 2024 – Norwegian Biometrics Laboratory Annual Workshop 2024

Date: 2024-03-06 (09:30-15:45) 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.


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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Entrance fees: normal: 0,00



Registration opens

09:30 Basel Katt


09:35 Christoph Busch

Introduction to NBL

09:45 Alicia Locker

Department of Homeland Security Office of Biometric Identity Management: Overview and Future Projects


Coffee break

11:00 Catherine Jasserand

Deceptive Deepfakes: Legal Loopholes and Challenges

University of Groningen
11:30 Sascha Frühholz

Human cognitive and neural mechanisms for identity recognition in synthetic faces

University of Oslo
12:00 Anton Firc

Deepfakes: I can‘t believe my eyes

Brno University of Technology

Lunch break

13:30 Pietro Melzi

Face Recognition Challenge in the Era of Synthetic Data

Autonomous University of Madrid
14:00 Haoyu Zhang

Synthetic Data for Face Morphing Attack Detection


Coffee break

15:00 Mathias Ibsen

Detection of Digital Face Manipulations in Biometric Systems

Hochschule Darmstadt
15:30 Christoph Busch

Closing remarks


End of Workshop