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European Association for Biometrics announces EAB-RPC 2017

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The fourth annual EAB Research Projects Conference (EAB-RPC) will take place September 18-19 at the Fraunhofer IGD research institute in Darmstadt, Germany.

The conference is organized by the European Association for Biometrics (EAB) in cooperation with the Joint Research Center (DG-JRC) of the European Commission, through its Cyber and Digital Citizens’ security unit. The EAB-RPC 2017 will be co-located with the EAB Research Awards and the IEEE BIOSIG Conference, later that same week. The conference is currently the largest event on research funded by the European Union in the area of biometrics and identity management.‎

EAB-RPC will include the participation of numerous EU-funded research projects including: ARIES; iBORDERCtrl; PYCSEL; AMBER; LIGHTest; ABC4EU; HECTOS; BODEGA; PROTECT; SWAN; INGRESS; FastPass, and; Tabula Rasa. Researchers and industry participants will present advances made in these projects, updates on how finished projects are being currently used and provide insight into the future of biometric research.

The conference will offer a holistic and comprehensive perspective of the status of biometric and identity management technology in Europe with the participation of the following stakeholders: end-users (Frontex, ENFSI, ENLETS); policy makers (DG Home), and; managers of large IT systems (eu-LISA, SIS-II and Eurodac).

All the projects in the conference are engaged in one of the objectives driving the EU’s policy development in order to reach a more secure society: fight crime, illegal trafficking and terrorism; strengthen security through border management; provide cybersecurity; increase Europe’s resilience to crises and disasters; ensure privacy and freedom including the internet and enhance the societal dimension of security; enhance standardization and interperability of systems.

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