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ICRI-CIR to present at European Association for Biometrics research conference

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ICRI-CRI – KU Leuven announced it will be participating in the second EAB Research Projects Conference (EAB-RPC), Europe’s largest conference on research in the area of Biometrics and Identity Management, held at Fraunhofer IGD in Darmstadt, Germany on September 7-8.

The Interdisciplinary Centre for Law & ICT (ICRI) is a research centre at the Faculty of Law of KU Leuven dedicated to advance and promote legal knowledge about the information society through research and teaching.

Funded by the European Commission, the EAB event will be colocated with the IEEE BIOSIG conference that will take place later that same week.

The European Association for Biometrics (EAB) and numerous EU FP7 projects, including FIDELITY, FastPass, BEAT, FutureID, MobilePass, Eksistenz, PACS, PIDaaS, ORIGINS, ABC4EU, SIIP, INGRESS and HECTOS are jointly organizing the EAB-RPC to present research results and to discuss the benefits of this research for European society.

KU Leuven will present its research results in the aforementioned projects as well as participate in the panels.

This second conference will present updates of the projects introduced in the first conference back in 2014, as well as present new projects in the fields of border control, speaker verification, template protection and more.

A panel of biometric experts will report and discuss their results regarding the impact of the new EU regulation on privacy and data protection specifically relating to biometric research and deployment.

A second panel will address large-scale deployments (e.g. 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 participate in the conference and contribute experts to both panels.

Additionally, the Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology Trust and Security (DG CNECT) will discuss with the participants current and future research objectives.

The conference will discuss the key research topics of biometrics and identity management that are currently being investigated in a range of EU projects operating under the seventh Framework Programme (FP7), including innovative solutions for secure and privacy compliant biometrics and federated identity management.

All major European research projects in the area of biometrics and identity management will be provided with a single platform for information exchange and discussion, which will contribute to a stronger European research community and a stronger position for European R&D in an international context.

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