EAB calls for applicants for 2013 European biometrics research and industry awards

February 20, 2013 - 

The European Association for Biometrics has launched its seventh European Biometrics Research and Industry Awards, granted annually to those making a significant contribution to the field of biometrics research in the continent.

The association invites academic researchers enrolled in the last or penultimate years of a Ph.D program or those who have obtained a Ph.D., with a major focus on biometrics from a European academic institution in the last two years. The EAB also invites industrial researchers employed by European companies whose core business is biometrics.

The field of interest for these awards covers a broad scope and is the application of the concepts and methods of biometrics from a physical, mathematical, electronic engineering, computer science as well as business perspective.

Applicants are asked to submit a research paper by May 31, 2013. The research award will be judged based on its academic and scientific quality and the industry award will consider novelty, impact, applicability and other business aspects.

There is no fee to enter the competition and entrants are asked to submit the self-nomination form along with their biometric research paper of no more than 6 pages by May 31 of this year. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to present their research papers in front of the jury, EAB members and a public audience during the EAB scientific symposium in Darmstadt, Germany on September 4, 2013.

This year’s award winner of the research award will be selected by all attending jury members and will receive a commemorative medal and an approximately US $2,700 ( 2,000) honorarium prize.

The winner of the 2013 industry award will be chosen by all attending EAB industry members and will also be given a commemorative medal and US $2,700 ( 2,000) honorarium prize.

Reported in BiometricUpdate.com, last year’s award winners included researcher Christian Rathgeb from the University of Salzburg and Anindyo Roy from the Idiap Research Institute in Switzerland.

More information is available on the EAB awards website: http://www.eab.org/award/cfp.html



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