IAPR International Conference on Biometrics Announces Keynotes

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The 6th IAPR International Conference on Biometrics (ICB-2013) takes place June 4-7, 2013 in Madrid, Spain and has announced its keynote speakers headlining this year’s event.

Anil K. Jain is a distinguished professor in the Department or Computer Science & Engineering, and Electrical & Computer Engineering at Michigan State University and will be giving the conference’s opening keynote, focused on the last 50 years of biometric research.

On Day 2, Christophe Champod, from the Institute of Forensic Science, University of Lausanne in Switzerland will present on the relationship between forensic science and biometric systems and through a series of case studies will show new innovations for operation and deployment.

With a yet undefined presentation, Day 3’s keynote presenter is Jean-Christophe Fondeur, VP, Research & Technology at Morpho.

According to the organization’s website, ICB-2013 is technically co-sponsored by both the IEEE (Biometrics Council) and IAPR (Technical Committee on Biometrics –TC4) and promises a broad focus of topics that will include biometric systems based on fingerprint, iris, face, voice, hand, handwriting, gait and other modalities as well as biometric fusion and emerging biometrics based on novel sensing technologies.

ICB-2013 also supports a number of industry competitions taking place during and throughout the conference, including spoofing challenges, liveness detection, as well as recognition and counter measures competitions across various biometric modalities.

Registration for this event has yet to open but it’s anticipated that will occur shortly. More information, including accommodations and social calendar for attendees is available on the official conference website. 

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