Fraunhofer-Institut für Graphische Datenverarbeitung IGD
With the increasing deployment of ePassports and citizen cards most European citizens have already actively participated in a biometric enrolment process. Biometric verification at the Schengen Borders with ePassports and the Visa Infor-mation System (VIS) are now introduced on a wider scale. However at the same time a number of research topics are yet unsolved and need to be tackled.
Innovation is needed for multimodal biometric systems including new modalities such as 3D-face and 3D-finger, multi-spectral fingerprint or vein and the observation of many more behavioural biometric characteristics.
Security analysis of biometric systems and components remains to be essential. This includes fake resistance of sensors, biometric information protection and crypto-biometrics to enhance the privacy of data subjects and to protect biometric references. Moreover security analysis and certification of security properties need to be developed. Beyond that biometrics can contribute to the security of large scale systems such as the VIS or numerous widely used systems such as personal mobile devices, e-Banking or e-Health systems. Critical success factors in those applications are among others the compliance to standards and the early assessment of sample quality with standardized metrics. All of these techniques and applications are expected to have an ethical, social, and legal impact on our everyday life. Further research and development is needed in order to improve the state-of-the-art towards higher maturity and better biometric performance, interoperability, scalability, system reliability and usability.
The two-day Biometrics-Event (BIOSIG 2011) addresses these issues and will present innovations and best practices that can be transferred into future applications. The conference is jointly organized by CAST, the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI), the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission (JRC), the BEST-network, the TeleTrusT-Association, the Center for Advanced Security Research Darmstadt (CASED) and the special interest group BIOSIG of the Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V. (GI).
We invite stakeholders and technical experts from public administration, industry, science, and academia to propose contributions to the program of the conference. The call for papers can be found here. The contributions will be reviewed by the international Program Committee. The program will also include invited keynote speakers namely Nalini Ratha (IBM Research), Elham Tabassi (NIST) and Patrick Grother (NIST).
The CAST hot topic "In Hardware We Trust: Challenges and Opportunities of Hardware Security" on November 19, 2021 is cancelled. We plan to place the event next year, an exact date is not yet known.
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.
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