Fraunhofer-Institut für Graphische Datenverarbeitung IGD
Most visible biometric applications on the market are "mandatory" applications for state security, such as border control and national ID programmes. At the same time biometrics has become a technology with which European citizens voluntarily interact daily as an enabling, convenient technology. Among these are applications in e-commerce, e-banking and health monitoring, and also voluntary security applications such as positive identification for fast tracking border control. All of these are expected to have a profound ethical, social, and legal impact on everyday life. The first large scale implementations of biometric identity management systems re-vealed basic challenges requiring further research and development in order to improve the state-of-the-art towards higher maturity and better biometric performance, interoperability, scalability, system reliability and usability. An emphasis is given on protection against identity fraud and spoofing attacks.
The workshop addresses these issues and is looking also at ethical and privacy concerns of biometric systems. The workshop will present best practices that can be transferred into future applications. BIOSIG 2010 on September 09.-10. is jointly organized by CAST, the German Federal Office for Information Security (Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik - BSI), the Biometric European Stakeholders Network (BEST Network), the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission (JRC), the Center for Advanced Security research Darmstadt (CASED), the TeleTrusT Deutschland e.V. 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 workshop. See call for papers.