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Comparing Biometric Modalities in Real-Case Scenarios: The Smartphone Case

Date: 2020-12-01 (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: Raul Sanchez-Reillo
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One of the major errors from human beings, and particularly when talking about science and technology, is trying to find the unique best solution for everything. Biometrics is not a case apart, the typical question is "which is the best modality?". And when someone answers that question with "Depends!", mixed feelings between disbelief and surprise arise. In this talk, this kind of answer is going to be demonstrated in this talk, as two different biometric modalities are going to be presented, and after that they will be applied to a specific situation and context. The modalities chosen will be fingerprint and handwritten signature, both of them full of prejudices, both positive and negative. The scenario and context in which they will be applied is their application to smartphones, analysing their performance not only under laboratory conditions, but also under presentation attacks and considering deployment restrictions.

Curriculum vitæ

Prof. Raul Sanchez-Reillo obtained his PhD in Telecommunication Engineering in 2000, by Universidad Politecnica de Madrid. Currently, he is Professor at University Carlos III of Madrid (UC3M). He is also the Head of the University Group for Identification Technologies (GUTI). His R&D group is involved in project development related to identification technologies, either by the user of secure elements (such as smartcards) and/or by using Biometrics. In addition to R&D activities, he has also managed projects concerning a broad range of applications, from Social Security Services till Financial Payment Methods. He has taken part in European Projects like eEpoch, BioSec, BEST Network, EKSISTENZ, MobilePass and ORIGINS, being WP leader in most of them. He is member of SC17, SC27 and SC37 Standardization Committees. He holds the Spanish Chair in SC17 and the Spanish Secretariat in SC37, as well as the Secretariat of the international working groups SC17 WG11 and SC37 WG2. In 2009 he founded IDTestingLab, an Evaluation Laboratory for Identification Products. He is member of several ad-hoc groups such as the Biometric Vulnerability Assessment Expert Group (BVAEG).

German TeleTrusT Biometrics Working Group

Date: 2020-12-08 (10:00-17:00 CET) Location: This will be a virtual meeting. Dial-in credentials will be distributed in early morning of the meeting day.

Organizer: German TeleTrusT Biometrics Working Group in cooperation with the European Association of Biometrics
Attendance is free of charge, Registration is required.
Please note that most presentations will be held in german language!

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

EAB/NBLAW 2021 – Norwegian Biometrics Laboratory Annual Workshop 2021

Date: 2021-03-03 (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!
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IWBF 2021 – 9th International Workshop on Biometrics and Forensics

Date: 2021-05-06 - 2021-05-07 Location: Universita Degli Studi Roma Tre, Department of Engineering, Via V. Volterra 62, 00146 Rome, Italy

Organizer: Universita Degli Studi Roma Tre in cooperation with the European Association for Biometrics EAB
Program: https://www.iwbf2021.com/
Registration: https://www.iwbf2021.com/registration/

IWBF is an international forum devoted to facilitating synergies in research and development among the areas of multimedia forensics, forensic biometrics, and forensic science. State-of-the-art research in areas such as biometrics, forensic science, surveillance, and multimedia forensics will be presented. The 9th edition of IWBF will be a meeting place for those concerned with the use of advanced biometric technologies in forensic applications, attracting participants from industry, research, academia, and end-users.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Biometrics
  • Attacks to biometric recognition systems
  • Multimodal biometrics
  • Soft biometrics
  • Mobile biometrics
  • Biometric analysis of crime scenes
  • Forensic Science
  • Multimedia forensics
  • Integrity verification
  • Anonymization & Data Privacy
  • Data de-identification
  • Surveillance
  • Ethical and societal implications
  • Information Theoretic Security
  • Adversarial Signal Processing
  • Case studies on the aforementioned topics

Norsk Biometri Forum Meeting

Date: 2021-05-27 (09:30-15:30 CET) Location: NTNU, Øvre Vollgate 7, Oslo, Norway

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

18th International Summer School for Advanced Studies on Biometrics for Secure Authentication: Biometrics for AI/AI for Biometrics

Date: 2021-05-31 - 2021-06-04 Location: Hybrid event (virtual and physical) at Hotel Dei Pini in the Capo Caccia bay, near Alghero, Sardinia

Organizer: Computer Vision Laboratory DAP, University of Sassari, Italy in cooperation with the European Association for Biometrics
Advance pre-registration is strictly required by 2021-02-15!
To register please send a filled application form together with a short curriculum vitae by email to Dr Massimo Tistarelli

Speakers: Massimo Tistarelli, Josef Bigun, Enrico Grosso, Anil K. Jain ...
Program: http://biometrics.uniss.it
Registration: 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”.

For the last eighteen years, the International Summer School on Biometrics has been closely following the developments in science and technology to offer a cutting edge, intensive training course, always up to date with the current state-of-the-art.

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 18th edition, the courses will mainly focus on new and emerging issues:

  • The impact of AI in Biometrics and Biometrics in AI;
  • How to make “Deep Biometrics” systems explainable;
  • Biometrics for social interactions and emerging applications;
  • How to exploit new biometric technologies in forensic and security applications.

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, at least, 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.

German TeleTrusT Biometrics Working Group

Date: 2021-09-13 (09:30-14:30 CET) Location: Fraunhofer IGD, Fraunhoferstraße 5, 64283 Darmstadt, Germany and Virtual Conference

Organizer: German TeleTrusT Biometrics Working Group in cooperation with the European Association of Biometrics
Attendance is free of charge, Registration is required.
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Workshop of the Biometrics Working Group of TeleTrusT, the IT Security Association in Germany

EAB Research Projects Conference (EAB-RPC) 2021

Date: 2021-09-13 (14:45 CET) - 2021-09-15 (16:00 CET) Location: Fraunhofer IGD, Fraunhoferstraße 5, 64283 Darmstadt, Germany and Virtual Conference

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.

Note: If you are not yet an EAB-member, please consider to register for membership first (starting from 95,00 € per year). You then can register for the EAB-RPC as an EAB-member for only 240,00 € instead of 360,00 €, which means an overall saving of 25,00 €!


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The 8th edition of the EAB Research Projects Conference will take place as hybrid conference from 13 to 15 September 2021. 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 2021 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.

We thank our partners:

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11th EAB General Assembly

Date: 2021-09-13 (18:30-20:30 CET) Location: Fraunhofer IGD, Fraunhoferstraße 5, 64283 Darmstadt, Germany and Virtual Conference

Organizer: European Association for Biometrics (EAB)
This event is for EAB members only. Registration is required!
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All members of EAB are invited to join us for our annual General Assembly.

European Biometrics Max Snijder, Research, and Industry Awards 2020

Date: 2021-09-15 (16:30-21:30 CET) Location: Fraunhofer IGD, Fraunhoferstraße 5, 64283 Darmstadt, Germany and Virtual Conference

Organizer: European Association for Biometrics (EAB)
Attendance is free of charge, Registration is required.
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EAB is launching the fifteen European Biometric Max Snijder, Research, and Industry Awards. These prestigious awards are granted annually to individuals who have been judged by a panel of internationally respected experts to be making a significant contribution to the field of biometrics research in Europe.

We thank the sponsor of this event:

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EAB Biometrics Training Event – September 2021

Date: 2021-09-16 (09:00 CET) - 2021-09-17 (15:30 CET) Location: Fraunhofer IGD, Fraunhoferstraße 5, 64283 Darmstadt, Germany and Virtual Conference

Organizer: European Association for Biometrics (EAB)
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This seminar aims to provide an opportunity to learn first-hand from world-leading experts both the basics of biometric systems and also the latest developments across the community. It is aimed at a wide range of stakeholders including industrial and governmental developers and end-users, researchers, academics and post-graduate students, and policy makers.

BIOSIG 2021 – 20th International Conference of the Biometrics Special Interest Group

Date: 2021-09-16 - 2021-09-17 Location: Fraunhofer IGD, Fraunhoferstraße 5, 64283 Darmstadt, Germany and Virtual Conference

Organizer: GI Special Interest Group BIOSIG in cooperation with BSI, Fraunhofer IGD, JRC, CAST e.V. and IEEE
Program: https://cast-forum.de/en/workshops/infos/289

The BIOSIG 2020 conference addresses current issues in the area of biometrics and will present innovations and best practices that can be transferred into future applications.