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European Association for Biometrics to Hold European Research Conference

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The European Association for Biometrics (EAB) announced today that it will host the upcoming EAB-Research Project Conference 2014European Association for Biometrics to Hold European Research Conference , Europe’s largest conference on European Commission funded research on biometrics and identity management.

The conference will be held September 8 to 9 and take place at Fraunhofer IGD in Darmstadt, Germany. It will be colocated with the IEEE BIOSIG conference that will take place later that same week.

The EAB and the EU-projects FIDELITY, FastPass, BEAT, FutureID and INGRESS, are jointly organizing the EAB-RPC conference where it will reveal research results and discuss the benefit of this research for European society. There will also be a panel discussion on Ethical and Privacy Issues of Biometrics and Identity Management and a second panel will discuss and identify future research topics in the Horizon 2020 research program.

“Biometrics and Identity Management are key research topics that are currently investigated in a number EU-projects running under the seventh Framework program,” said Christoph Busch, board member of the EAB and initiator of the conference. “International research is dealing with innovative solutions for secure and privacy compliant biometrics and federated identity management. For the first time all major European research projects in the area of Biometrics and Identity Management are being provided a single platform for information exchange and discussion. This will contribute to a stronger research community at European level and a stronger position for European R&D in international context.”

The EAB is a non-profit organization that works toward advancing the use of biometrics in Europe and in other countries, taking into account the interests of European citizens, industries, academia and operators,including governments and the European Commission. The organization currently has 130 active members and is the sole pan European platform for matters on biometrics and human identity.

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