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EAB Research Projects Conference to take place in two weeks

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Later this month, the EAB Research Projects Conference 2016, Europe’s largest conference on research in the area of biometrics and identity management funded by the European Commission, will be co-located with the IEEE BIOSIG conference in Darmstadt, Germany.

Biometrics and identity management are key research topics that are currently investigated in a variety of EU projects running under the seventh Framework Programme (FP7) and in the Horizon 2020 research program.

The European Association for Biometrics (EAB) and numerous EU research projects, namely FIDELITY, FastPass, BEAT, FutureID, MobilePass, Eksistenz, PCAS, PIDaaS, ORIGINS, ABC4EU, INGRESS, HECTOS, BODEGA, OCTAVE and PROTECT are jointly organizing the 3rd EAB Research Projects Conference (EAB-RPC) to present research results and to discuss the benefits of this research for our European society.

Now in its third year, the conference will see presentions and updates on the projects introduced in the first and second conference. New projects in the fields of border control, speaker identification, template protection and more will be also presented. Experts from the biometric community will report about their results.

The European Agency for the operational management of large-scale IT systems in the area of freedom, security and justice (eu-LISA) and also the Directorate-General of Migration and Home affairs (DG Home) will also be supporting the event by contributing keynote talks. Both institutions as well as the European Agency for the Management of External Borders (Frontex) will discuss current and future research objectives in a panel discussion “Mind the gap – what research is needed for current and future operational biometric systems”. DG Home will also provide an overview of current research projects and the future work programme in the field as supported by the Horizon 2020 “secure Societies” challenge.

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