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Biometric challenges and standards: what's at stake?

Come and discover how biometric scientific and technical challenges meet politics and the stake of international standardisation.

Biometrics is the science and technology that allows identification of a unique individual. It usually refers to technologies used for measuring and analyzing human physiological characteristics such as fingerprints, eye irises, facial patterns… In the face of increasing security threats across the globe and the extensive plans for the deployment of biometric systems by national governments to counter these threats, there has been a parallel rush to make biometric standards.
This double-bill seminar will first give an overview of four promising biometric modalities, their technical challenges and what could imply their large scale usage for the citizen. This will be followed by the presentation of the past, present and future prospects of international standardisation amid conflicting national interests and priorities.


Professor Bernadette Dorizzi | talks
Doctor Farzin Deravi | talks | www


Date and Time:

12 October 2005 at 6:00 pm


2 hours



The Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street
+44 20 72 90 29 00
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Organised by:

French Embassy Science and Technology Dpt
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Available from:

Register free at event@ambascience.co.uk or visit www.ambascience.co.uk

Additional Information:

All talks will be given in english.
The two presentations will be followed by a drink reception.

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