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Biometric Consortium Conference Explores Security, Identity Management, Border Crossing, Electronic Commerce, and more

New York, Aug 29, 2005

Hardly a science fiction vision of the future, biometric technologies are permeating society, from passports to perimeter security to check-out lines at the grocery store. A look at the many applications of biometric-based identification and verification solutions will take place at the annual Biometric Consortium Conference in Arlington, VA, September 19-21, 2005.

The conference is co-chaired by Fernando L. Podio, Computer Security Division, Information Technology Laboratory, NIST; and Jeffrey S. Dunn, National Security Agency (NSA), Research Associate Directorate, Technical Director for Biometrics. The event will encompass two-and-a-half-days of presentations, seminars and panel discussions with the participation of internationally recognized experts in biometric technologies, system and application developers, IT business strategists, and government and commercial officers. The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is among the supporting organizations for the conference.

Biometrics use physiological characteristics or behavioral traits to aid in the verification of identity, and are currently employed in many fields. BC2005 topics are appropriate for a wide variety of individuals - policy developers and decision makers, government and industry executives, information technology users and developers, IT CEOs, CTOs and product managers, law enforcement officials, system integrators, personal authentication and information security specialists, educators and students, government, industry, and academia researchers and everyone involved in utilizing biometric-based solutions for a wide range of personal identification/ authentication applications including homeland security and the prevention of ID theft.

Keynote speakers include Lieutenant General Steven W. Boutelle, Chief Information Officer/G-6, United States Army; the Honorable Regina B. Schofield, Assistant Attorney General, Office of Justice Programs; and Dr. Khalid Al-Tawil, Director General, National Information Center, Saudi Arabia.

A technology exhibit hall will include more than 70 technology displays presenting demonstrations of fingerprint, iris, 2D & 3D face and other recognition technologies.

The conference registration fee is $540 per person. To register, click here.

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