CAST-Workshop

Biometrics - BIOSIG2012

Date: 06.-07.09.2012
Duration: 10:00/09:00-17:00
Location: Fraunhofer-Institut für Graphische Datenverarbeitung IGD
Fraunhoferstr. 5
64283 Darmstadt

Nowadays, biometric applications are growing rapidly and have reached different areas such as health monitoring, national ID cards, e-banking, e-commerce, etc. The European Union Visa Information System (VIS) and the Indian UIDAI System are large-scale deployed systems that validate the capabilities of today's biometric products. However deployed systems are still facing challenges towards better biometric performance, interoperability, system reliability and usability.

New modalities and innovative acquisition techniques such as efficient 3D-face reconstruction taken from a distance, multi-spectral fingerprint images, in vivo imaging are important to increase the versatility of biometrics and its area of use. Moreover biometric recognition is now used as access control schemes towards mobile phones with its embedded sensors such that many convenience applications can now be served. When biometrics is chosen to increase the security of an access control system then the security of the biometric system itself must be investigated. This includes fake resistance of sensors and biometric information protection. Beyond that critical issues such as the compliance to standards and the early assessment of sample quality with standardized metrics systems are important to guarantee successful use of biometrics in practical applications.

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The two-day event (BIOSIG 2012) will address these issues and will present innovations and best practices. 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 Joint Research Centre of the European Commission (JRC), the TeleTrusT-Association, the Norwegian Biometrics Laboratory (NBL), the Center for Advanced Security Research Darmstadt (CASED), the Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research IGD, and the special interest group BIOSIG of the Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V. (GI).

The call for papers can be found here.

The BIOSIG 2012 conference will be accompanied by two co-located satellite workshops on Wednesday September 5:

  • The workshop on Liveness and Suspicious Presentation Detection (program) and
  • the EAB Biometrics Research and Industry Award (announcement/program).

You are kindly invited to consider participation in these events in your travel arrangements. Please note that a seperated registration is required via the EAB website under the above program links. For the detailed program and registration of the BIOSIG 2012 main conference on September 6 and 7 please follow the links below.

Information and Contact

If you have any questions please contact:

Moderator

Christoph Busch
Phone: +49 (0) 6151/155536
Fax: +49 (0) 6151/155499
E-Mail:

Administration

Claudia Prediger
CAST e.V.
Phone: +49 6151 869-230
E-Mail:

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