Norwegian Biometrics Laboratory Workshop 2018

We cordially invite you to participate in the 8th Norwegian Biometrics Laboratory Workshop 2018 which is an open and free-to-attend event organized by Norwegian Biometrics Laboratory at NTNU - Gjøvik.

As General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is going to take effect on 25th of May 2018, all biometric system will have to properly protect users' biometric data in order to comply with this new law. This annual event on 2018 is focusing on the topic of "Privacy and Biometrics". This year we will discuss what are the opportunities and challenges we will face after the GDPR comes into force, and what we can contribute to enhance the privacy of the users' biometric data while still maintaining a high recognition accuracy.

The theme of workshop: Privacy and Biometrics

The time of workshop: 1st of March, 2018

Link for live stream:

Date: 01/03/2018
Venue: Room K102, Teknologivegen 22, NTNU i Gjøvik, Norway
Participation: Open and free, but registration required
Sponsors: Research Council of Norway (RCN), European Association of Biometrics (EAB)
Theme: Privacy and Biometrics
Contact: Guoqiang Li (

Agenda in PDF version


Time Title Speaker
09:30 - 09:35 Welcome Nils Kalstad Svendsen, Head of IIK, NTNU
09:35 - 09:45 Introduction, overview, and vision of the Norwegian Biometrics Laboratory Christoph Busch, Head of NBL, NTNU, Norway
09:45 - 09:50 The theme of workshop Guoqiang Li, NTNU, Norway
09:50 - 10:35 GDPR: an opportunity for biometrics Laurent Beslay, JRC, European Commission
10:35 - 11:05 The challenge biometrics has on privacy and the new privacy regulation Atle Årnes, Datatilsynet, Norway
11:05- 11:25 Coffee break
11:25 - 11:55 The Impacts of the GDPR on Biometric Systems Catherine Jasserand, University of Groningen, Netherlands
11:55 - 12:25 Preparation towards GDPR Svein Dybvik, Sopra Steria, Norway
12:25- 13:25 Lunch break
13:25 - 13:55 De-identification for privacy protection in biometrics Slobodan Ribaric, University of Zagreb, Croatia 
13:55 - 14:25 Fast and accurate likelihood ratio based biometric comparison in the encrypted domain Raymond Veldhuis, University of Twente, NL
14:25 - 14:55 Protecting biometric data for secure smartphone biometrics Kiran Raja, NTNU, Norway
14:55 - 15:00 Closing of the workshop Guoqiang Li, NTNU, Norway