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NIST Co-sponsors Biometrics Consortium Conference, Sept. 27-29 in Tampa, Florida

From NIST Tech Beat: August 2, 2011

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Contact: Evelyn Brown
(301) 975-5661

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will co-sponsor the 2011 Biometric Consortium Conference, Sept. 27-29, 2011, at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Fla. The annual conference, co-sponsored by the National Security Agency, is focused on biometric technologies and applications—techniques like fingerprint or iris recognition that can be used to identify humans based on one or more intrinsic physical or behavioral characteristics.

NIST Cosponsors Biometrics Consortium Conference, Sept. 27-29 in Tampa, Fla
NIST's Biometric Web Services team captures a fingerprint remotely using  Web Services for Biometric Devices, which is a new system built on standard web technologies
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Conference attendees will include policy makers, government and industry executives, information technology users and developers, law enforcement officials, and systems integrators and researchers involved in using biometrics for personal identification and authentication applications for homeland security, identity protection and electronic commerce.

The agenda offers two and a half days of presentations, seminars and panel discussions with internationally recognized experts in biometric technologies, system and application developers, IT business strategists, and senior managers from government and industry. 

In addition to presentations on government agency activities in biometrics, there will be sessions on biometrics as a service, Rapid DNA and a panel discussion on international biometrics. NIST researchers will discuss iris recognition and technology, the face quality and analysis challenge, developments in latent fingerprint technologies, fingerprint image compression, and interoperability via biometric web services. Other NIST-related topics will include an ANSI/NIST standard update and progress toward a voice standard, the security and privacy challenges of biometric authentication for online transactions and mobile devices, and current work on conformance test architecture and test suite developments.

For more information and to register, see www.biometrics.org/bc2011. Press interested in attending should contact Evelyn Brown at evelyn.brown@nist.gov.