11th International Summer School on Biometrics to feature lectures, practical sessions

January 23, 2014 - 

The International Summer School on Biometrics has announced the deadline to register for this year’s program is coming up in less than a month – February 15, 2014.

Held since 2003, the International Summer School on Biometrics is like summer camp in Italy for biometric professionals and academics. It’s open to about 50 “highly qualified, motivated and pre-selected students.” Phd students, post-docs, young researchers of industrial professionals are encouraged to apply.

Lectures will be given by 18 experts in the field and are set to focus on new and emerging issues, including: How biometrics will face challenges of e-society, how to exploit new biometric technologies in forensic and security applications, standardization as well as a look ahead at what’s next for biometric development.

“The reason [the summer school] is valuable is it gives an opportunity to those who are not extremely familiar with biometrics to learn about different research topics in biometrics, and to meet biometrics experts in one place,” Anil Jain, distinguished Professor at Michigan State University and Director of the International Summer School on Biometrics Committee said in an interview with BiometricUpdate.com last year.

Another new feature of this year’s school program is the introduction of “hands on” practical sessions to the curriculum.

Fees, depending on whether you’re a Phd, or have qualified for one of a limited number of scholarships, are anticipated to be between 1,500 and 2,000 euros.

The school will be hosted by hotel El Faro in Porto Conte, near Alghero, Sardinia.

Application forms and information on how to apply is available from the summer school website.

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