Date: 11.-12.09.2008
Duration: 10:00/09:00-17:00
Location: Fraunhofer-Institut für Graphische Datenverarbeitung IGD
Fraunhoferstr. 5
64283 Darmstadt

Biometric Border Control:

Multibiometric reference data in sufficient quality is used within Europe and beyond to verify the identity of persons at borders against the claimed identity within biometric (travel) documents and/or identifying criminals in certain real life scenarios. Different application scenarios demand for high reliability of verification and identification. Thus multimodal high speed biometric systems are needed. Within the workshop the impacts and possible scenarios for border control is addressed to identify current possibilities, drawbacks, and future development of biometric systems in border control processes. In this con-text the state-of-the-art research in 2D and 3D face recognition approaches is discussed.

Federated Identity Management:

While electronic identity theft becomes an increasingly pressing problem, which according to the Identity Theft Resource Center causes an annual damage up to $55 Billion for businesses and consumers, there are many national and domain specific approaches for more secure identification and authentication using electronic identity cards for example. These approaches however do not yet seem to be applicable in cross domain business processes and hence may fail to solve the electronic identity theft problem in a global perspective. Therefore the workshop discusses methods and systems for secure identity management with a special emphasis on aspects arising in cross domain scenarios.

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The workshop is jointly organized by CAST, the German Federal Office for Information Security, the expert group BIOSIG inside the Gesellschaft für Informatik and the 3DFace research consortium.

Press Announcements

Biosig 2008: Selbstbedienung an der Grenze
13.09.2008 heise online
CAST-Forum: Experten diskutieren biometrische Grenzkontrollen
07.09.2008 heise online

Information and Contact

If you have any questions please contact:


Christoph Busch
Phone: +49 (0) 6151/155536
Fax: +49 (0) 6151/155499


Claudia Prediger
Tel.: +49 6151 869-230

CAST Online Workshops

In these times of COVID-19 restrictions in particular, questions of cyber security remain highly topical. CAST would like to make its contribution and will be organising the CAST workshops online as virtual events from July 2020. This will ensure a continuous exchange of knowledge on current cyber security issues.

The CAST workshops in digital format will be implemented with the open source web conference system BigBlueButton, which is operated with a CAST-owned server located in Darmstadt to ensure data protection.

As soon as the COVID-19 restrictions allow it, CAST will return to the usual workshop format and is already looking forward to welcoming you again personally in Darmstadt.

Upcoming CAST Events

Quantentechnologie und Quantencomputer-resistente Sicherheit 02.09.2021
20th International Conference of the Biometrics Special Interest Group (BIOSIG 2021) 15.-17.09.2021
hot topic: In Hardware We Trust: Challenges and Opportunities of Hardware Security 19.11.2021