October 29, 2015 -
The European Association for Biometrics (EAB) will host a workshop addressing ‘Biometrics For Border Control: Impact of Immigration and the Mobile Society’ on February 16, 2016 at the Crowne Plaza St Peter’s Hotel & Spa in Rome, Italy.
The half-day meeting will provide a detailed overview of the current use of biometrics as a part of border control, insights on current trends and standards, various needs for biometrics at borders, benefits they can provide, and potential opportunities for further development.
The workshop will also explore the latest developments in e-gates and paperless boarding, enabled by biometrics, advanced biometric technologies supporting border control processes, and information exchange with several biometrics experts.
Hosted by EAB co-founder Max Snijder, the workshop is a half-day pre-conference meeting that will run alongside SMi Group’s ninth annual conference on Border Security, held on February 17 and 18.
The Italian Navy will be sending a delegation to attend the event, as well as provide a senior speaker to present on the current operations in relation to the current migrant crisis.
The workshop will address other key aspects of border security, including the smuggling of drugs and illegal goods at the border as well as counter terrorism.
Sessions will focus on how to reduce these issues, whether it be through certain technologies, greater collaboration or instilling a larger security presence at the border.
The lineup of speakers include Rear Admiral (Ret’d) Massimo Annati, Former Head of the International Matters at the Naval Armaments Directorate for the Italian Navy; Rear Admiral Enrico Credendino, Commander of the EU Naval Force Mediterranean; Rear Admiral Luis Sousa Pereira, Commandant PRT Navy Marine Corps (Fuzileiros) of the Portuguese Navy; Antti Hartikainen, Director-General of Finnish Customs; David Skuli, Director of the Central Directorate of Border Police for the French National Police; Ambassador Andrew Tesoriere, Head of the EU Border Assistance Mission (EUBAM) to Moldova and Ukraine; and Detlef Schroeder, Deputy Director of CEPOL.
Registration for the workshop is now open, with an early bird discount rate of £400 available until October 30.
Previously reported, the European Association for Biometrics (EAB) and IBM hosted the EAB Workshop “Preserving Privacy in an age of increased surveillance – A Biometrics Perspective” on October 19 at IBM SouthBank in London.