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EAB and EU to update stakeholders on developments in biometrics and digital identity


The European Union and the European Association for Biometrics (EAB) are gearing up for the 5th annual EAB Research Projects Conference (EAB-RPC 2018) where they will update stakeholders on recent research and innovation in biometrics and digital identity. EAB-RPC 2018 will take place September 24 and 25 at Fraunhofer IGD in Darmstadt, Germany.

The conference is organized by the EAB in cooperation with the Joint Research Center of the European Commission, through its Cyber and Digital Citizens’ security Unit. The EAB-RPC 2018 will be co-located with the EAB Research Awards and the IEEE BIOSIG Conference later that same week.

The conference has become the largest event on research funded by the European Union in the area of biometrics and identity management. Attendees can simultaneously promote research carried out in biometrics, forge new links and networks, and identify potential partners for future projects. Last year’s event saw over 100 participants from academia, industry and public institutions.

This year will include the participation of EU-funded research projects including BODEGA, LIGHTest, IDENTITY, SWAN, AMBER, iBorderCtrl, SMILE, PROTECT, LETSCROWD, TRESSPASS, CybSPEED, FOLDOUT, FACCESS, Smart-Trust, Signa 2.0 and QuardCard. Researchers and industry from all over Europe will present advances achieved in these projects, provide updates on how results from finished projects are being currently used to improve biometric technology and provide insight into the future of biometrics research. The conference will include a keynote speech by the Executive Officer of eu-LISA and also feature a roundtable that will tackle the issue of biometric data privacy and protection.

In June the EAB announced the appointment of former GenKey CEO Michiel van der Veen as Chief Executive Officer following the passing of EAB co-founder and secretary Max Snijder in April.

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