Biometrics Institute, ID4Africa, ID2020, Amber and NIST host online events this month

Voting is open for the Good ID awards
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Biometrics Institute, ID4Africa, ID2020, Amber and NIST host online events this month

Biometrics Institute Congress 2020 continues online with sessions on ‘The Power of Digital ID – Authentication in Digital Trust Frameworks’ and ‘Performance, Accuracy and Testing of Biometrics’ each held on October 13.

Sessions on ‘National Security and Counter-terrorism – Good Practices for Biometrics’ and ‘Facial Recognition in Focus’ will be held on October 21.

The sessions are open to members and non-members of the Biometrics Institute alike, though with discounted prices for members.

Speakers presenting during the Congress sessions include representatives of national law enforcement agencies, airlines, regulators, and NIST.

ID4Africa Livecast

The next online event in ID4Africa’s popular LiveCast series will be held on October 14, with a panel of experts from across Africa and around the world discussing ‘Digital Identity for Emergency Response.’

The panel includes representatives of the governments of Egypt, Senegal and Togo, along with the World Bank, UNHCR, Omidyar Network and IrisGuard.

The experiences of several countries in applying innovative digital identity schemes to support social safety nets, labor, public health services, refugees, pandemic responses, and natural disasters will be discussed.

The LiveCast will be held from 2:30pm to 4:30pm CET.

ID2020 Summit Sessions

ID2020’s next webinar in its ‘Summit Sessions’ will be held on October 15 at 11am PDT and focused on ‘Digital Immunization Certificates: Designing for a New Era in Global Health.”

The webinar will feature representatives of Gavi, Digital Square at Path, The Commons Project and BLOK Solutions, and be moderated by ID2020 Executive Director Dakota Gruener.

Though governments are investing in the capacity to manufacture at least 2 billion COVID-19 doses by the end of 2021, how individuals may be able to prove that they have received a dose in a privacy-preserving, verifiable and portable manner is still up for debate.

Amber Final Webinar

The final Amber (enhAnced Mobile BiomEtRics) webinar will be held on October 20 to share findings from research into human interactions with mobile devices, security and privacy.

Amber is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network, funded through the European Union’s Horizon 2020 program. University of Kent Professor of Biometric Systems Engineering and Head of the School of Engineering and Digital Arts Richard Guest has led the project, in which ten PhD students conducted research to help shape and influence the field of mobile biometrics.

The webinar will be held from 9am to 10:30am, GMT +1.

NIST International Face Performance Conference

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will hold its International Face Performance Conference (IFPC) 2020 online from October 27 to 29.

The conference is supported by the Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate, and will a range of issues and technical factors in the deployment of high-performance face recognition systems, including standards, quality assessment, human aspects, demographic effects, age and ageing effects, presentation attack detection, morphing, datasets, their preparation, training and tuning, non-cooperative uses, accuracy measurement, and performance tests.

In addition to DHS S&T, NIST hosts IFPC 2020 in collaboration with the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) and the European Association for Biometrics (EAB).

CyberLink, Suprema, ISC, Identity Week, EAB online events

Other events on during the month include CyberLink’s webinar series ‘FaceMe: AI & Face Biometrics for Safe, Exciting New Experiences,’ which resumes October 21 with a webinar on ‘Using AI for Healthy and Contactless Airport and Public Transportation.’

Suprema Connect 2020 is ongoing, ISC West is on through October 7, Identity Week Asia is on October 14 and 15, and the EAB is holding an event on fingerprint presentation attack detection October 20.

Voting open for #Good ID awards

Nominees for the #GoodID Awards 2020 have been announced, and voting is on now until October 22 for the categories of privacy, security, and accountability.

The expert committee which selected the longlist of nominees consists of Davis Carroll, Natalie Smolenski, Tariq Malik, Keren Weitzberg, and Teresa Wu of Idemia.

The nominees make up an impressive list of institutions, such as Privacy International, The Better Identity Coalition, ID2020 and the Secure Identity Alliance, and individuals, including the founders of The Lawyers Hub, World Privacy Forum, and Haki na Sheria.

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