19th International Conference of the Biometrics Special Interest Group (BIOSIG 2020)

Date: 16.-18.09.2020
Duration: 10:00-17:00
Location: Fully Virtual Conference

Biometrics provides efficient and reliable solutions to recognize individuals. With increasing number of identity theft and miss-use incidents we do observe a significant fraud in e-commerce and thus growing interests on trustworthiness of person authentication.

Nowadays we find biometric applications in areas like border control, national ID cards, e-banking, e-commerce, e-health etc. Large-scale applications such as the European Union SmartBorder Concept, the Visa Information System (VIS) and Unique Identification (UID) in India require high accuracy and also reliability, interoperability, scalability and usability. Many of these are joint requirements also for forensic applications.

Multimodal biometrics combined with fusion techniques can improve recognition performance. Efficient searching or indexing methods can accelerate identification efficiency. Additionally, quality of captured biometric samples can strongly influence the performance. Moreover, mobile biometrics is an emerging area and biometrics based smartphones can support deployment and acceptance of biometric systems.

However, concerns about security and privacy cannot be neglected. The relevant techniques in the area of presentation attack detection (liveness detection) and template protection are about to supplement biometric systems, in order to improve fake resistance, prevent potential attacks such as cross matching, identity theft etc.

The BIOSIG 2020 conference addresses these issues and will present innovations and best practices that can be transferred into future applications. The conference is jointly organized by the Competence Center for Applied Security Technology (CAST), the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI), the European Association for Biometrics (EAB), the TeleTrusT-Association, the Norwegian Biometrics Laboratory (NBL), National Research Center for Applied Cybersecurity (ATHENE), the Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research IGD, IET Biometrics Journal and the special interest group BIOSIG of the Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V. (GI). The conference will be technically co-sponsored by IEEE and papers will be added to IEEE Xplore.

We invite stakeholders and technical experts to submit original research papers. Industrial contributions presenting lessons learnt from practical usage, case study, recent results of prototypes, are also welcomed.

BIOSIG 2020 Homepage (Call for Papers, LNI).

BIOSIG 2020 Cooperations

Important Dates

22.06.20209 Deadline for submissions (EXTENDED)
27.07.2020 Notification of authors via e-mail (UPDATE)
20.08.2020 Deadline for final papers (ready for press)
14.09.2020 German Biometric Working Group Meeting
14.-16.09.2020 EAB-Research Project Conference
16.09.2020 EAB European Research and Industry Award
17./18.09.2020 Main Conference: Talks and Presentations
17./18.09.2020 EAB Biometrics Training Event

Registration and Pricing

Deadline for a registration is 06.09.2020. By registering before deadline we charge a reduced fee. We ask you to take this offer to allow best preparation of the seminar. Special conditions may be granted for students and trainees.

On registration ... before deadline after deadline
registration fee for the workshop 450,00 € 530,00 €
for owners of a CAST service package 240,00 € 280,00 €
full time PhD students 270,00 € 320,00 €
Master-Students 100,00 € 120,00 €

All prices are incl. 7% VAT

To pay the reduced fee, you should order the CAST service package now.

Information and Contact

If you have any questions please contact:

Moderator

Christoph Busch
Hochschule Darmstadt
Email:

Administration

Claudia Prediger
CAST e.V.
Tel.: +49 6151 869-230
Email:

Please note that we only can accept registrations by this online form and not by our fax number.

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.

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19th International Conference of the Biometrics Special Interest Group (BIOSIG 2020) 16.-18.09.2020
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