Biometrics Institute US Online Conference 2020 delves into industry challenges from innovation to ethics

ID4Africa, IJCB events upcoming as Suprema conference continues
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Biometrics experts from NIST, the FBI, the United Nations, industry and academic leaders and privacy advocates are gathering online this week for the Biometrics Institute’s U.S. Online Conference.

The agenda for the conference consists of interactive expert presentations, conversations and panels, as always, in an online format.

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Biometrics Identity Management (OBIM) Director Shonnie Lyon will deliver a keynote address, platinum sponsor NEC will present its approach to privacy-by-design, and Biometrics Institute Member Robert Mocny is moderating a session on good practices for biometrics on the first day.

The second day of the event features an update on the Biometrics Institute Good Practice Framework and a discussion session on “Good practices for biometrics – concerns, controversy and controls.”

Confirmed speakers for the conference include U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Immigration Records and Identity Services (IRIS) Identity and Information Management Division (IIMD) Deputy Chief Brian J. Broderick, United Nations Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (UNCTED) Senior Legal Officer Jean-Phillipe Morange, Georgetown University Center in Privacy and Technology Senior Associate Clare Garvie, Eversheds Sutherland Partner Frank Nolan, and FBI Senior Physical Scientist Richard W. Vorder Bruegge.

The virtual event takes place September 21 and 22, from 9:00 to 12:30 EDT.

ID4Africa spotlight Nigeria

The next ID4Africa livecast is a Country Progress Report focusing on Nigeria, with nine leaders from Nigerian government agencies that are working to advance or make use of the country’s digital identity system, and a representative of social enterprise Paradigm Initiative.

The livecast will be held on September 23 at 2:30 CET.

IJCB 2020 launches next week

International Joint Conference on Biometrics (IJCB 2020) will be held online from September 28 to October 1, combining the Biometrics Theory, Applications and Systems (BTAS) conference and the International Conference on Biometrics (ICB).

The IEEE Biometrics Council and the IAPR TC-4, which operate the two conferences, formed a special agreement to blend the events for this year to provide a special opportunity to the global biometrics research community.

Sessions announced so far include a panel on biometrics in government, tutorials on face presentation attacks and gait accelerometry, and keynote speakers including University of California, Berkeley Professor Hany Farid and Tal Hassner of Facebook AI. The conference will include presentations of 83 accepted papers out of 211 submissions, as well as several competitions and special sessions on identity for social good, behavior understanding, ethics and identity, “Deep fakes: friend or foe?” and identity for health and healthcare.

Suprema Connect week 2

Suprema Connect 2020 is also continuing, with sessions this week on mobile access and access controllers. Each session is held twice to enable participation from around the world.

The event launched on September 15, and runs through October 14.

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