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An Overview of Touchless 2D Fingerprint Recognition

Date: 2021-05-18 (12:30-13:30 CET) Location: EAB Virtual Lunch Talk

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: Jannis Priesnitz
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Touchless fingerprint recognition represents a rapidly growing field of research which has been studied for more than a decade. Through a touchless acquisition process many issues of touch-based systems are circumvented, e.g. the presence of latent fingerprints or distortions caused by pressing fingers on a sensor surface. However, touchless fingerprint recognition systems reveal new challenges. In particular, a reliable detection and focusing of a presented finger as well as an appropriate preprocessing of the acquired finger image represent the most crucial tasks. Also, further issues, e.g. interoperability between touchless and touch-based fingerprints or presentation attack detection, are currently investigated by different research groups. Many works have been proposed so far to put touchless fingerprint recognition into practise. Published approaches range from self identification scenarios with commodity devices, e.g. smartphones, to high performance on-the-move deployments paving the way for new fingerprint recognition application scenarios. This talk summarizes the state-of-the-art in the field of touchless 2D fingerprint recognition at each stage of the recognition process. Additionally, technical considerations and trade-offs of the presented methods are discussed along with open issues and challenges.

Curriculum vitæ

Jannis Priesnitz received his B.Sc. degree of Computer Science in 2015 from the Hochschule Darmstadt (h_da) for which he was granted the faculty award. He continued studying and received his M.Sc. degree in 2018. Since 2018 he is a Ph.D. Student Member of da/sec at the ATHENE – National Research Center for Applied Cybersecurity (previously CRISP). His current research focuses on touchless fingerprint recognition on mobile and embedded devices.

Norsk Biometri Forum Meeting

Date: 2021-05-27 (09:30-15:30 CET) Location: This meeting will be a virtual meeting. Login-information will be provided in the morning of the meeting via email

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.

Workshop on Fingerprint Image Quality (NFIQ2.1)

Date: 2021-06-15 (13:00 CET) - 2021-06-16 (19:00 CET) Location: Virtual Workshop

Organizer: European Association for Biometrics (EAB) in cooperation with National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and the European Union Agency for the Operational Management of Large-Scale IT Systems in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice (eu-LISA)
Attendance is free of charge but registration is required.
Registered participants will receive dial-in credentials the morning of the event.

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We are proud to announce that the European Association for Biometrics (EAB) together with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), European Union Agency for the Operational Management of Large-Scale IT Systems in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice (eu-LISA), the ISO/IEC JTC1 SC37 working group 3 is about to organise a workshop to present an update for the latest development on NFIQ2.1. This update will address through talks and panel discussions the following topics:

  • Current production status for NFIQ2.1
  • Experience from stakeholder
  • Introduction of training concepts and tools, to retrain the NFIQ2 for other fingerprint images than from optical or inked sources.

The NIST and the ISO/IEC SC37 WG3 are dedicated to adapt and promote the NFIQ2 for large scale biometric systems.

Further information on NFIQ2: https://github.com/usnistgov/NFIQ2

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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 (COO of EAB), 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 300,00 € instead of 450,00 €, which means an overall saving of 55,00 €!


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The 8th edition of the EAB Research Projects Conference will take place as virtual 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.

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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 2021

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.

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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.

Gold sponsor of this event:

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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
Speakers: Istvan Racz​ (eu-LISA), Brandan Klare (Rank One Computing, U.S.), Richa Singh (IIT Jodhpur, India)

Biometrics provides efficient and reliable solutions to recognize individuals. With increasing number of identity theft and miss-use incidents we do observe a significant fraud in e-commerce and thus growing interests on trustworthiness of person authentication. Nowadays we find biometric applications in areas like border control, national ID cards, e-banking, e-commerce, e-health etc. Large-scale applications such as the upcoming European Union Entry Exit System (EES), the Visa Information System (VIS) and Unique Identification (UID) in India require high accuracy and also reliability, interoperability, scalability and usability. Many of these are joint requirements also for forensic applications.

Multimodal biometrics combined with fusion techniques can improve recognition performance. Efficient searching or indexing methods can accelerate identification efficiency. Additionally, quality of captured biometric samples can strongly influence the performance. Moreover, mobile biometrics is an emerging area and biometrics-based smartphones can support deployment and acceptance of biometric systems.

However, concerns about security and privacy cannot be neglected. The relevant techniques in the area of presentation attack detection (liveness detection) and template protection are about to supplement biometric systems, in order to improve fake resistance, prevent potential attacks such as cross-comparison, identity theft etc.

The BIOSIG 2021 conference addresses these issues and will present innovations and best practices that can be transferred into future applications. The conference is jointly organized by the Competence Center for Applied Security Technology (CAST), the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI), the European Association for Biometrics (EAB), the TeleTrusT-Association, the Norwegian Biometrics Laboratory (NBL), National Research Center for Applied Cybersecurity (ATHENE), the Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research IGD, IET Biometrics Journal and the special interest group BIOSIG of the Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V. (GI). The conference will be technically co-sponsored by IEEE and papers will be added to IEEE Xplore.

EAB/NBLAW 2022 – Norwegian Biometrics Laboratory Annual Workshop 2022

Date: 2022-03-09 (09:15-15:40 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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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.

All times refer to CET.

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