Norwegian Biometrics Laboratory Workshop 2012

You are cordially invited to the workshop “Smartphones and Biometrics”, organized by the Norwegian Biometrics Laboratory (NBL). This workshop is open and free for everybody. Lunch is included and sponsored by FRISC. The workshop will take place at Gjøvik University College in Gjøvik on March 16th, 2012 .

For registration to this workshop please contact
subject: Norwegian Biometrics Lab Workshop 12 Registration
Participation is at no cost.


 Time    Agenda Item    Speaker  
10:00 - 10:10 Welcome Patrick Bours (Section leader NISlab), GUC 
10:10 - 10:20 Introduction and overview of the Biometrics Laboratory Christoph Busch (Head of NBL), GUC
10:20 - 10:40 Smartphone Biometrics and Near Field Communication. Mohammad Derawi, GUC
10:40 - 11:00 Exploring the Biometrics of Unlock Patterns on Touch-screens. Julio Angulo, Karlstad University
11:00 - 11:15 Coffee-Break  
11:15 - 11:45 Mobile Authentication: NFC and Trusted Service Management. Lars Sandtorv (CEO), TrustNorway                                                                                                             
11:45 - 12:15 Fingerprint Biometrics for Mobile Applications. Ralph Bernstein (CEO), IDEX
12:15 - 12:45 Real Time Mobile Identification for Criminal and Immigration authorities Fredrik Faleby, Steria
12:45 - 13:45 Lunch Break  
13:45 - 14:45 Panel discussion - Smart Environment


  • Mohammad Derawi (GUC, Gjøvik)


  • Ralph Bernstein (IDEX, Oslo)
  • Lars Sandtorv (TrustNorway, Oslo)
  • Fredrik Faleby (Steria, Oslo)
  • Knut Lindelien (Standard Norge, Oslo)
14:45 - 15:00 Goodbye  

Represented Institutions:

GUC is the most research intensive university college in Norway. GUC have experienced an increase in applicants in line with an increased focus on a few, critical areas of the society with a focus on security, sustainability and added value; ICT and information security, engineering discipline (included sustainable manufacturing), health education subjects (included health technology and focus on front line support). GUC has built up and administrates Nislab, the Media Technology Laboratory, the Pre-hospital Laboratory (with the only full-scale physical ambulance simulator with hydraulic driven feedback in Europe), and in 2011 they will open a high technology laboratory for universal design and a master programme in Sustainable Manufacturing in cooperation with NCE Raufoss.

Norwegian Information Security Laboratory (Nislab) at Gjøvik University College (GUC) is one of the largest academic research laboratories within information security in Europe. The laboratory is responsible for education in information security on both Bachelor and Master level, and runs Scandinavia’s only PhD programme in information security. Nislab covers the whole breadth of information security, included organisational aspects of security, protection of critical infrastructure, cryptology, digital forensic, ethical hacking, protection against network attacks and biometrics. The laboratory administrates Scandinavia’s only focus laboratory in digital forensics as well.

Practical Information:

Arrival: Gjøvik is located in the center of Norway, about 140 kilometers from Oslo. You can go from Oslo by train: or by bus: . Traveling time is approx. 2 hours. The fastest and most convenient way from Oslo Gardermoen Airport to Gjøvik is the bus, Gjøvik is the last station so can not miss it. You can find the time tables of the bus route 15 here.

Location: The workshop will take place on the campus of GUC, building H, Eureka 1/3. You can find Gjøvik University College here: google map.

Accommodation: The two most common hotels are the Quality Hotel Strand and the Comfort Hotel Grand. Both hotels are within walking distance of the railway station and from GUC.
The third hotel option is the Youth Hostel Hovdetun. This is however further away from the center of the city so transportation is needed to travel between railway station, youth hostel and GUC.