SPIE Remote Sensing and SPIE Security + Defence 2018

SPIE Remote Sensing and SPIE Security + Defence 2018 September 10-13, 2018 ESTREL Hotel & Congress Centre, Berlin, Germany Two conferences, one location. Call for Papers opens in early December. Both of these events offers engineers, scientists, programme managers and policy makers access to the latest information impacting their areas of interest. Learn more about satellite-based imaging systems and the data generated by them, as well as optical science technologies for advanced security and defence systems. SPIE Remote Sensing focuses

Facial recognition pilot begins at Berlin train station

Facial recognition software is now being tested at Berlin’s Südkreuz train station, according to a report in The Local. The pilot project is being run on behalf of the federal government and will use surveillance cameras to test the facial recognition software’s ability to recognize the faces of passersby. 300 people volunteered to be part of the test for six months. Volunteers’ names and faces were saved into a database so that when they are picked up by the cameras,

Germany to use voice recognition software to analyze refugees’ dialects

German authorities have revealed plans to use automated speech software to analyze the dialects of refugees to verify their place of origin, according to a report by Deutsche Welle. The Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) are planning to start trials of the speech analysis software within two weeks before implementing a full roll out in 2018. “The idea is to record a separate speech sample from asylum seekers and to carry out an automatic dialect analysis,” said Julian

German migration agency pushes for all refugees to be fingerprinted

In an effort to combat benefit fraud and prevent the use of multiple identities, Germany’s Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) has urged regional authorities to fingerprint all refugees currently living in Germany, according to a report by DW. BAMF director Jutta Cordt told regional newspaper Passauer Neue Presse that it is the responsibility of Germany’s regional immigration offices to fingerprint refugees. “They have to take the fingerprints of all people who register with them and compare the data

German state police department to use Crossmatch palm scanners

Crossmatch announced that its German partner and technology integrator Hecosys will provide Crossmatch livescan devices for the Polizei Niedersachsen, which is the State Police Department of Lower Saxony in Germany. All livescan booking stations will be equipped with the latest Crossmatch L Scan 500 palm scanners, allowing personnel to capture high quality fingerprint and palm print images. “The Polizei Niedersachsen has had great success with Crossmatch solutions over the past 10 years, so we are happy to continue our relationship

German draft law would allow use of facial recognition for public surveillance

Germany’s latest draft law could infringe on the public’s data privacy rights if it is passed, according to a report from the nation’s union for data protection report cited by Digital Trends. Under the proposed legislation, the German government would no longer be required to inform citizens about the kind of data collected on them if such a revelation “disadvantages the well-being” of the country or might “seriously endanger” business activities. Additionally, the law would allow the government to use

Germany planning to deploy facial recognition surveillance at airports and train stations

German Interior Ministry Thomas de Maiziere is looking to test facial recognition video surveillance in the country’s train stations, according to newly leaked documents cited in a report by DW. The use of facial recognition software is part of a draft law to increase video surveillance in public spaces across the country that the cabinet plans to pass later this month. The ministry said it is in talks with the federal police and rail operator Deutsche Bahn “to test the

German minister wants facial recognition at airports, train stations

According to a report by Reuters, Germany’s Interior Minister wants facial recognition software deployed at train stations and airports in an effort to enhance security and identify terrorism suspects. In a report published in Bild am Sonntag, Thomas de Maiziere said internet software was able to determine whether persons shown in photographs were celebrities or politicians. “I would like to use this kind of facial recognition technology in video cameras at airports and train stations. Then, if a suspect appears

Researchers develop method to identify people even when faces are hidden

German researchers have developed a new method that identifies people even when the majority of their photos are untagged or obscured, according to a report by Motherboard. In a new paper, researchers at the Max Planck Institute in Saarbrücken demonstrate a method that takes into account previously-observed patterns related to a person’s head and body, to accurately identify the individual even when his or her face is blurred or completely hidden This “Faceless Recognition System” works by training a neural

German TeleTrusT Biometrics Working Group

German TeleTrusT Biometrics Working Group March 22, 2016 CASED, Mornewegstraße 32, 64293 Darmstadt, Germany Organizer: German Biometrics Working Group in cooperation with the European Association of Biometrics Attendance is free of charge, Registration is required Please note that most presentations will be held in German language! program agenda – registration