Norwegian Biometrics Laboratory Workshop 2015

The increase in wide deployment of the biometric applications has also increased the vulnerability of biometric systems for various presentation attacks (or spoof attacks). The goal of presentation attacks is to gain access to the biometric system by presenting a biometric artefact, which serves as replicate of the legitimate subject.

The objective of NBLAW 2015 is to address all aspects of research issues that will eventually establish robust presentation attack detection in biometric systems. This includes the discussion and presentation on various challenges and solutions achieved on Presentation Attack Detection for various modalities including face, iris, fingerprint, and speech biometrics.

NBLAW 2015 Annual workshop on Presentation Attack Detection in Biometrics: solved and unsolved challenges.


Date: March 2nd, 2015
Venue: Room K102, Gjøvik University College (GUC), Gjøvik, Norway
Participation: Open and free; registration needed.
Technical Sponsor: European Association of Biometrics (
Theme: Presentation Attack Detection in Biometrics: Solved and Unsolved Challenges


Time Program Speaker
09:30 Welcome Nils Kalstad Svendsen, Dean of IMT, GUC
09:35 Introduction, overview, and vision of the Norwegian Biometrics Laboratory Christoph Busch, Head of NBL - GUC
09:45 The theme of the workshop 2015 and topics in brief. Raghavendra Ramachandra, GUC
09:50 - 10:35 PAD on iris Adam Czajka, Warsaw University of Technology
10:35 - 11:10 2D fingerprint spoof detection Ralph Breithaupt, BSI
11:10 - 11:30 Coffee break  
11:30 - 12:15 PAD on hand/finger vein Martin Drahansky, Brno University of Technology
12:15 - 12:40 PAD on face Raghavendra Ramachandra, GUC
12:40 - 13:35 Lunch break  
13:35 - 14:20 Indirect attacks on biometric systems Julian Fierrez, UAM
14:20 - 14:45 PAD on keystroke Patrick Bours, GUC
14:45 - 15:10 ISO/IEC 30107 Standards on PAD Christoph Busch, GUC
15:10 Close