The Consortium has successfully solicited 6 quality papers for the Special Session on Linking Biometrics with Forensic Science as part of the 2017 IAPR/IEEE International Joint Conference on Biometrics to be held from 1 -4 October 2017 in Denver, Colorado, USA http://www.ijcb2017.org/ijcb2017/index.php
Professor Ling Wang and Professor Jean-Luc Dugelay of the IDENTITY consortium are contributing to the organisation of IJCB 2017: International Joint Conference on Biometrics, October 1 - 4, 2017, Denver, Colorado, USA. Professor Chang-Tsun Li, Professor Andreas Uhl and Professor Massimo Tistarelli of the consortium are organising an IJCB Special Session on Linking Biometrics with Forensic Science to disseminate the research outcomes of the IDENTITY project and to support IJCB.
The 2017 international summer school on biometrics has been held on June 12th to 16th 2017 in Alghero, Italy. This was the 14th edition of a strongly established training course started in 2003 to promote knowledge dissemination and research in biometrics and related fields. The school was technically co-sponsored by Eurasip, IAPR and IEEE and co-organized by the EU RISE project IDENTITY.
The school main theme was related to the application of multimodal biometric systems in forensic and security applications, but with a specific attention to mobile applications. The school particularly addressed the impact of biometric technologies in criminal investigations and the algorithmic solutions to facilitate the integration of biometrics in operational scenarios.
33 participants attended the school lectures. The class was formed by students coming from different universities, industries and research centres from 19 different countries.
This year’s students demonstrated a strong interest in the application of biometrics to forensic cases as well to other scenarios. Most of them are either working directly in the design of biometric systems, or pursuing high-level scientific research in the field.
Nine participants were supported by a grant from the IDENTITY project.
For more information on the biometrics summer school contact Massimo Tistarelli, University of Sassari, tista at uniss dot it
The consortium organised the well received 5th International Workshop on Biometrics and Forensics, held at The University of Warwick, 4-5 April 2017, with guest speakers Arun Ross of Michigan State University and Mauro Barni of the University of Siena. Details can be found at www.warwick.ac.uk/iwbf2017
On October 11, from 12-1, at the Department of Computer Science, University of Warwick, Pep Lluis de la Rosa i Esteva from SCM, Girona, will be conducting a seminar on 'The distributed ledger technology that started with bitcoin is rapidly becoming a crowd sourced system for all types of verification. Could it replace notary publics, manual vote recounts, and the way banks manage transactions? It will explore an application of block chain to help the IDENTITY project in general.'
Professor Massimo Tistarelli of Sassari chaired a well received special session on Biometrics and Multimedia Forensics for BTAS 2016 ( http://ieee-biometrics.org/btas2016/specialsession.html ). Two of the papers presented at the special session received the Best Paper Awards (out of 4 best papers from all sessions of the conference).
Professor Chang-Tsun Li (Warwick) delivered a keynote speech on Multimedia Forensics: Source Inference from Uncertainty and Enormity. He also contributed as a panelist to the panel discussion chaired by Professor Yun-Qing Shi (NJIT) at IWDW 2016 in Beijing, China on 19 September 2016.
The annual Summer School for Advanced Studies on Biometrics for Secure Authentication took place 20-24 June in Alghero, Italy. In its 13th year, it closely follows the developments in science and technology to offer a cutting edge, intensive training course, always up to date with the current state-of-the-art.
Professor Massimo Tistarelli of Sassari chaired a well attended Panel Session on Relation/Implications of Forensic Biometrics and Multimedia Forensics for ICB 2016 in Sweden. Four panelists Chang-Tsun Li (University of Warwick), James Loudermilk (FBI Science & Technology), Didier Meuwly (Netherlands Forensic Institute & University of Twente) and Massimo Tistarelli contributed their views in response to the audiences' questions and comments from various aspects of the panel theme.
The kickoff meeting for the IDENTITY project was held at the University of Warwick on 30 January 2016 and included representatives from all of the international partners involved.