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European Association for Biometrics to host biometrics and identity management conference

The European Association for Biometrics announced it will host the EAB-Research Project Conference 2014, a conference that focuses on European Commission-funded research on biometrics and identity management.

Held on September 8 and 9 at Fraunhofer IGD in Darmstadt, Germany, the EAB-Research Project Conference 2014 will share the facilities with the IEEE BIOSIG conference, which will take place later that week.

The EAB and the EU FP7 projects FIDELITY, FastPass, BEAT, FutureID and INGRESS, are collaborating to host the conference, which will reveal results from EC-funded research as well as argue the benefits of this research.

The conference will also feature a panel discussion from biometric experts who will address the ethical and privacy issues relating to biometrics and identity management, along with a second panel that will discuss future research topics in the Horizon2020 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.”

With 130 active members under its belt, the European Association for Biometrics is a non-profit organization that promotes the deployment of biometrics and identity management in Europe and around the world, while keeping in mind the interests of European citizens, industries, academia and operators.

Reported previously, the European Association for Biometrics and the Association of German Banks hosted a workshop in May to discuss biometric banking applications and their practical use.

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