Second Dissemination Workshop - 3D Face project

Thursday July 12, 2007

Biometric systems realize the automated recognition of individuals based on their behavioural and biological characteristics and thus exploit the rich set of anatomical characteristics related to the structure of the body (face, finger, etc.). In various industrial environments the visual recognition of individuals based on facial photographs is a well established method, to realize access control.
Biometrics can play an important role in connection with the Electronic Passport and European Citizen Cards. On a European level the EU-Council regulations on standards for security features and biometrics in EU citizens' passport has defined the timeline for the introduction of digital face and fingerprint images in all future European passports. The passport photo as being already an integral part of the passport for the last decades, is now been stored electronically in every new German passport issued since October 2005. From November 2007 on, the data on the passport will be extended for electronic fingerprints. As soon as a wide percentage of citizens is equipped with the new ePass it will boost biometrics supported border controls.
3D face recognition and multi-biometrics, currently two hot topics in the academic and industrial research laboratories, offer greater reliability. Improvements can be expected not only with regard to fake resistance but also with regard to biometric performance. The workshop on July 12 will investigate biometric technology research in this field and discuss the application of biometrics in electronic passports and its use in the context of secure travel processes. Furthermore it will be analyzed to which extend current ISO-standards are sufficient in order to establish open systems with interoperable data formats.

The Workshop of the 3D Face project took place on July 12, 2007 at the premesis of the Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research IGD, Darmstadt, Germany (Directions / Getting there).

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Agenda of the Second 3D-Face Workshop (10:00 - 17:00)

The third dissemination workshop of the 3D Face project took place on September 11, 2008

The final dissemination workshop of the 3D Face project will take place on April 16, 2009