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Call for Presentations

Call for Presentations now open until 30 March 2018

The Biometrics Institute represents an international network of biometric experts from government agencies, financial institutions, aviation industry and other users as well as suppliers, integrators and the research community. We represent over 230 organisations, close to 1,000 individuals from 30 countries.

This unique mix of organisations provides a fantastic platform to share, discuss and understand the most critical topics around the responsible use of biometrics.

We are opening a call for presentations to offer potential speakers the opportunity to be considered for the speaking panel at our annual high-level industry gathering on the 17-18 October 2018, The Biometrics Congress 2018, to be held in London.

You are invited to submit an abstract for consideration to be a presenter at this event. We are particularly interested in those individuals with extensive experience in the practical application of biometrics, those at the forefront of research and development, market analysts and end users as well as governments that have (or are currently procuring or implementing) a cutting-edge application.

Please submit your presentation via the sumission form.

Please note that although we highly encourage submissions from the international community, contributions must be submitted in English.

Successful contributions will be evaluated on the basis of relevance (please note the conference themes below), content, originality and expertise/experience of the speaker. The focus is on user case studies and discussion sessions, presented by end-users such as banks, government agencies, aviation etc. Supplier presentations will be limited to Congress sponsors. NB: This should not dissuade submissions by those with specialist technical knowledge, or those leading research efforts.

Submissions must provide the following information:

  • Speaker's name
  • Speaker's position
  • Speaker's company/organisation
  • Speaker's short biography approx. 200 words
  • Speaker's photo
  • Speaker's contact details (email, telephone)
  • Proposed title of the presentation
  • Summary of the presentation (max 200 words)
  • Indication of which conference theme (see below) the presentation is designed to fit or if you have any additional suggestions on theme, propose these.

Acknowledgement will be provided on receipt.

Themes for the Congress for which abstracts are invited will include the following (if you have any additional suggestions, please mention this in your submission):

  • Technology innovation & developments: Artificial intelligence and machine learning – what is next? Blockchain explained – what does it offer?
  • Consumer biometrics – what will have the greatest take up and why? How will the use of smartphones evolve?
  • Digital services and biometrics – what are the opportunities and challenges? How can consumer confidence be created? What are the vulnerabilities and how can they be mitigated? How do you select the right solutions? What certification and assurance for new products is available?
  • Borders and the travel continuum: biometrics on the move and mobile biometrics, borders without gates, air/ sea and land border challenges, policy and data sharing, migration and trafficking
  • Biometrics for social enablement: legal identity for all, financial inclusion and protecting children online.
  • Liveness detection, vulnerability assessments and testing
  • Data sharing: How is new privacy legislation in Europe impacting the industry? How can we build trust amongst the public around biometrics and privacy? Data sharing and the potential trade-off between security and privacy? How can we find a balance between promoting innovation while maintaining data protections?
  • Research and innovation in biometrics: present your latest research or recently published paper to the user and vendor community

Submission deadline for contributions: 30 March 2018

Submit your abstract online, or email to