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EAB collaborates with NIST on International Face Performance Conference


The European Association for Biometrics (EAB) today announced it is collaborating with the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to organize the first International Face Performance Conference (IFPC), where industry researchers and stakeholders will explore technical factors affecting the deployment and use of high-performance face recognition applications.

IFPC 2018 takes place November 27 to 29, at NIST headquarters in Gaithersburg, Marlyand. Topics considered will include standards, advanced and rapid capture, quality assessment, age and aging effects, demographic effects, datasets and their preparation, training and tuning, presentation attack detection, non-cooperative uses, accuracy measurement, and performance tests.

“We have seen impressive advances in artificial intelligence and machine learning, which provides unparalleled opportunities in face recognition,” said Professor Christoph Busch of the EAB. “Moreover we see face recognition applications entering into our daily lives in many applications from mobile, banking, border to public security.”

The goal of the conference is to take the next steps towards bringing greater maturity to face recognition and to improving performance, transparency and trustworthiness. “Understanding the algorithms, improving transparency and building trustworthiness is key for successful deployment of these systems,” added Patrick Grother of NIST.

The conference will focus on the development of standards and speakers have been assembled from around the globe to promote the overarching goal of bringing greater maturity to face recognition to improve performance, transparency, and trustworthiness. Presentations are expected on algorithm tests, image capture tests, security tests, image quality standardization and tests, border control, presentation attack, demographic effects, aging, de-identification, morphing, and government activities in various countries.

The IFPC 2018 conference is organized by NIST in collaboration with Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate, National Physical Laboratory, and the European Association for Biometrics. Registration for IFPC 2018 is now open.

The European Biometrics Association recently launched a new strategic plan at its annual Research Projects Conference.

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