Norwegian Biometrics Laboratory Workshop 2016

Research in biometrics has been increasing over the last few years. More and more companies are founded that specialize in offering biometric solutions. New biometric modalities have been investigated in the near past. Major companies are integrating biometric solutions in consumer electronics.

What will be the trend in biometrics in the (near) future? Will there be more booming modalities? Will there be a more widespread use of biometrics? Will biometrics become as common as passwords? In other words, what is "THE FUTURE OF BIOMETRICS"? That is the theme of the 2016 edition of the NBL Annual Workshop. Speakers from academia as well as from commercial and governmental organizations will give their opinion on this issue. In a panel debat at the end of the day the audience will have the opportunity to ask critical questions to a panel of experts.


Date: 25/02/2016 (adjacend to PhD thesis defense of Soumik Mondal on 24/02/2016)
Venue: NTNU, Teknologivegen 22, Gjøvik, Norway
Participation: Free, but registration required
Technical Sponsors: European Association of Biometrics (EAB), Center for Cyber and Information Security (CCIS) and Norwegian Information Security Laboratory (NISlab)


Time Title Speaker
09:30 Word of welcome Sofie Nystrøm, Director of CCIS
09:35 Introduction, overview, and vision of the Norwegian Biometrics Laboratory, 
Christoph Busch, Head of NBL, NTNU
09:45 - 09:50 Theme of workshop, slides Patrick Bours, NTNU
09:50 - 10:30 Biometrics: Myths and Reality, 
Issa Traore, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Victoria, Canada
10:30 - 10:55 The future of biometrics,  Pawel Dworzecki, ZWIPE
10:55 - 11:20 The future of biometrics is soft, 
Frøy Løvåsdal, NID
11:20 - 12:15 LUNCH  
12:15 - 12:40 Reproducible research in Biometrics, 
Sébastien Marcel, Idiap Research Institute, Switzerland
12:40 - 13:05 Behave! Soumik Mondal, NTNU
13:05 - 13:30 Help! They're hijacking our biometric research!, 
Luuk Spreeuwers, University of Twente, Netherlands
13:30 - 13:45 COFFEE/FRUIT BREAK  
13:45 - 14:55 Panel discussion  
14:55 - 15:00 Thanks and goodbye Patrick Bours, NTNU