May 24, 2016 -
The European Association for Biometrics (EAB) has extended the application deadline for the tenth European Biometrics Research and Industry Awards.
These awards are granted annually to individuals who have been judged by a panel of internationally respected experts to be making a significant contribution to the field of biometrics research and innovations in Europe.
The awards recognize innovation in academic research and in industry. Academic researchers from a European academic institution enrolled in the last or penultimate year of a Ph.D. program or who have obtained a Ph.D., with a major focus on biometrics, no later than two years before the given deadline, should consider applying for the award. As should industrial researchers employed by European companies whose core business is biometrics.
Applicants must submit a research paper and supporting information by June 5, 2016. Papers will be reviewed by a jury composed of internationally recognized experts in the field of biometrics who will judge the academic and scientific quality for the EAB academic research award and the novelty, impact, applicability and other business aspects for the EAB industry award.
Shortlisted candidates will be asked to present their research papers in front of the jury, the EAB members and the public on September 21, 2016 during the European Association for Biometric scientific symposium in Darmstadt, Germany. All shortlisted candidates will be awarded with complementary one-year EAB membership.
The winner of the European Biometric Research Award 2016 will receive a commemorative certificate and a 2.000,00 € prize. The winner will be selected by all attending Jury members. The winner of the European Biometric Industry Award 2016 will receive a commemorative certificate and a 2.000,00 € prize. The winner will be selected by all attending Jury members and EAB industry members.
The European Biometric Research and Industry Awards 2016 are sponsored by Safran Morpho and Fingerprint Cards (FPC).
The authors of the best papers entered for the Award will be invited to submit a new paper on their current work to the IET Biometrics Journal, as part of a joint IET/EAB initiative to promote research excellence and support Early Career Researchers. The Guest Editor for this collection of papers will be Professor Patrizio Campisi, Chairman of the Awards Jury.