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European Association for Biometrics to host second European research conference


European Association for Biometrics announced it is organizing the EAB Research Projects Conference 2015 (EAB-RPC), Europe’s largest conference on research in the area of Biometrics and Identity Management on September 7-8 at Fraunhofer IGD in Darmstadt, Germany.

The second EAB Research Projects Conference 2015, which is funded by the European Commission, will be colocated with the IEEE BIOSIG conference that will take place later that same week.

The EAB and numerous EU FP7 projects, namely FIDELITY, FastPass, BEAT, FutureID, MobilePass, Eksistenz, PCAS, PIDaaS, ORIGINS, ABC4EU, SIIP, INGRESS and HECTOS are jointly organizing the conference, which will serve as a platform to present research results and discuss the benefits of this research for European society.

The conference will present updates of the projects introduced in the first conference that was held in 2014.

The EAB-RPC will also present new projects in the fields of border control, speaker verification, template protection and more, while biometric experts will present their results and will discuss in a panel the impact of the new EU regulation on privacy and data protection, particularly relating to biometric research and deployment.

A second panel will discuss large-scale deployments, such as the European Smart Borders, and their need for research and standards and how that can be supported by future research topics in the Horizon 2020 research program.

The European Agency for the operational management of large-scale IT systems in the area of freedom, security and justice (eu-LISA) will also participate in the conference and contribute experts to both panels, while the Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology Trust and Security (DG CNECT) will discuss current and future research objectives.

Biometrics and identity management are the main research topics that are currently investigated in various EU projects operating under the seventh Framework Programme (FP7).

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