OCTAVE has been invited to hold a project-dedicated session within the conference EAB-RPC 2016, to be held in Darmstadt, Germany on 19-20 September.

The European Association for Biometrics (EAB) and numerous EU research projects, namely FIDELITY, FastPass, BEAT, FutureID, MobilePass, Eksistenz, PCAS, PIDaaS, ORIGINS, ABC4EU, INGRESS, HECTOS, BODEGA, OCTAVE, PROTECT and SpeechXRay are jointly organizing the 3rd EAB Research Projects Conference (EAB-RPC) to present research results and to discuss the benefits of this research for our European society. This third conference will present updates of the projects introduced in the first and second conference. New projects in the fields of border control, speaker identification, template protection and more will be presented. Experts from the biometric community will report about their results.

The European Agency for the operational management of large-scale IT systems in the area of freedom, security and justice (eu-LISA) and also the Directorate-General of Migration and Home affairs (DG Home) will be supporting the event by contributing keynote talks. Moreover both institutions as well as the European Agency for the Management of External Borders (Frontex) will discuss current and future research objectives in a panel discussion “Mind the gap – what research is needed for current and future operational biometric systems”. DG Home will also provide an overview of current research projects and the future work programme in the field as supported by the Horizon 2020 “Secure Societies” challenge.