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Can We Exploit Human Visual Attention to Improve Face Recognition Models?

Date: 2023-02-14 (12:30-13:30 CET) Location: Zoom

Organizer: European Association for Biometrics (EAB)

Attendance is free of charge but registration is required.
Registered participants will receive dial-in credentials the morning of the event.


Speakers: Dr Marinella Cadoni
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[Illustration] Banner on Lunch Talk: Can We Exploit Human Visual Attention to Improve Face Recognition Models?

State of the art face detection and recognition algorithms are increasingly focusing on attention, but how do they compare with human attention on faces? Do they “fixate” the same areas as humans do? Can we use human fixations to improve recognition models? We try to answer these questions using a human fixations dataset on face images, comparing them to Visual Transformers and using them to build a bottom-up, part-based model for face detection and recognition.

 

Curriculum vitæ

Marinella Cadoni received her PhD on Mathematics at the University of Warwick (UK) in 2004. From 2004 to 2008 she worked as a postdoc at the IEIIT-CNR research institute located in Turin, where she carried out research in the field of Computer Vision. She then won a three year research grant on Biometrics at the University of Sassari. From 2011 to 2017 she carried out research activities at the University of Sassari and for private companies. From 2017 she is an Assistant Professor in Computer Science at the University of Sassari. Her research interests focus on Biometrics, 3D object reconstruction and retrieval and human visual attention.

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Workshop on Protection of Biometric Data Under GDPR

Date: 2023-03-01 (13:00-17:00 CET) Location: Remote

Organizer: European Association for Biometrics (EAB)

Attendance is free of charge but registration is required.

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[Illustration] Banner on Workshop on Protection of Biometric Data Under GDPR

Cognisant of the privacy risks for data subjects interacting with biometric systems, researchers in academia and industry have devised a variety of biometric template protection schemes based on one-way functions. Unlike traditional asymmetric encryption, one-way functions allow biometric recognition to happen in the encrypted domain. Thus, they protect the confidentiality and integrity of biometric templates end to end, that is, during transmission, processing, and storage.

To discuss the concerns about the legal implications of the protection schemes under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the European Association for Biometrics (EAB) is hosting a workshop on March 1st, 2023. The main themes covered will include GDPR safety standards, cryptography, and GDPR in relation to biometric data. The workshop will feature three keynote speakers, a roundtable discussion, and an online networking session.

The aim of the event is to inform about the topic, and to provide a comprehensive understanding of current trends, as well as to discuss current and future challenges related to biometric data protection under GDPR requirements.

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NBLAW 2023 – Norwegian Biometrics Laboratory Annual Workshop 2023

Date: 2023-03-08 (09:30-15:45 CET) Location: Hybrid Event, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Gjøvik, Norway

Organizer: Norwegian Biometrics Laboratory (NBL) in cooperation with the European Association for Biometrics (EAB)

Attendance is free of charge but 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.

European laws and international standards categorize biometric data as sensitive personal data that require adequate protection. Where biometric data is stored, transferred, or processed, this protection must be assured. NBLAW 2023 therefore aims to shine a light on the recent progress and challenges in biometric template protection from a cryptographic standpoint. In particular, the need for post-quantum protection of biometric templates will be a focus. Furthermore, it is the goal of the workshop to connect research and real-life applications through addressing questions such as current quantum security levels for homomorphic encryption schemes and efficient ways of computing on encrypted biometric data. The workshop will be held as a hybrid event and can be attended remotely as well.

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German TeleTrusT Biometrics Working Group

Date: 2023-03-21 (10:00-17:00 CET) Location: Hybrid meeting: Hochschule Darmstadt with the option for virtual participation. Please indicate in the comment field of your registration either "on-site" or "remote"

Organizer: German TeleTrusT Biometrics Working Group in cooperation with the European Association of Biometrics
Attendance is free of charge, Registration is required. Access data will be sent to the participants in the morning of the event.
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Workshop of the Biometrics Working Group of TeleTrusT, the IT Security Association in Germany

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EAB & CITeR Biometrics Workshop

Date: 2023-04-18 - 2023-04-19 Location: Martigny, Switzerland

Organizer: The European Association for Biometrics (EAB) in collaboration with the Center for Identification Technology Research (CITeR) and IDIAP
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[Illustration] EAB & CITeR Biometrics Workshop

The European Association for Biometrics (EAB) and the Center for Identification Technology Research (CITeR) are organising a 2-day biometrics workshop, hosted by the Idiap Research Institute in Martigny Switzerland on April 18-19 2023, on the topics of Bias mitigation, Template Security, Presentation Attack Detection and Deepfakes. This workshop is a second edition of the EAB workshop on Presentation Attack Detection previously hosted at the Idiap Research Institute in 2020.

The workshop will be co-located with the CITeR Spring 2023 Program Review and training events of the TReSPAsS-ETN and PriMa-ITN projects.

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Norwegian Biometric Forum Meeting

Date: 2023-05-25 (09:30-15:00 CET) Location: Hybrid meeting at the Norwegian ID Centre's premises at Økernveien 11-13 at Tøyen with the option for virtual participation. Please indicate in the comment field of your registration either "on-site" or "remote"

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 Biometric 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.

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EAB-RPC 2023 – EAB Research Projects Conference 2023

Date: 2023-09-18 (14:45 CET) - 2023-09-20 (16:00 CET) Location: Fraunhofer IGD, Fraunhoferstraße 5, 64283 Darmstadt, Germany

Organizer: The European Association for Biometrics (EAB) with the contribution of eu-LISA through its Governance and Capabilities Unit, the support of DG HOME of the European Commission, Fraunhofer IGD and Halmstad University.

Fees are non-refundable as from 7 days before the start of the event.


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The 10th edition of the EAB Research Projects Conference is organised by the European Association on Biometrics (EAB) with the contribution of eu-LISA through its Governance and Capabilities Unit, the support of DG HOME of the European Commission, Fraunhofer IGD and Halmstad University.

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 70 participants from academia, industry and public institutions.

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13th EAB General Assembly

Date: 2023-09-19 (17:00-18:00 CET) Location: Hybrid event (virtual and physical) at Fraunhofer IGD, Fraunhoferstraße 5, 64283 Darmstadt, Germany as well as Virtual Conference

Organizer: European Association for Biometrics (EAB)

This event is for EAB members only.
Attendance is free of charge but 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 2023

Date: 2023-09-20 (16:30-18:30 CET) Location: Fraunhofer IGD, Fraunhoferstraße 5, 64283 Darmstadt, Germany

Organizer: European Association for Biometrics (EAB)

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EAB is launching the seventeenth 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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BIOSIG 2023 – 22nd International Conference of the Biometrics Special Interest Group

Date: 2023-09-20 - 2023-09-22 Location: Fraunhofer IGD, Fraunhoferstraße 5, 64283 Darmstadt, Germany

Organizer: CAST in cooperaton with the BSI, EAB, NBL, ATHENE, the Hochschule Ansbach, 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).
Program: https://biosig.de
Registration: https://biosig.de

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IJCB 2023 – IEEE/IAPR International Joint Conference on Biometrics

Date: 2023-09-25 - 2023-09-28 Location: Grand Hotel Union, Miklošičeva 1, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia

Organizer: University of Ljubljana together with the European Association for Biometrics EAB
Program: https://ijcb2023.ieee-biometrics.org/

The IEEE/IAPR International Joint Conference on Biometrics (IJCB) is the premier international forum for research in biometrics and related technologies. It combines two major biometrics conferences, the IEEE Biometrics Theory, Applications, and Systems (BTAS) conference and the International Conference on Biometrics (ICB), and is made possible through a special agreement between the IEEE Biometrics Council and the IAPR TC-4. IJCB 2023 is the 7th iteration of this major joint event.

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