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Category:   E-Conf
Subject:   BTFS 2013: Call for Participation
Email:   david.vanleeuwen_(on)_gmail.com
Date received:   17 Sep 2013
Start date:   14 Oct 2013

Call for Participation Biometric Technologies in Forensic Science BBfor2 conference for the interaction of biometric technology research and forensic science 14-15 October 2013, Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands BTFS2013 is supported by COST IC1106, and EU FP7 MC ITN BBfor2. Aim This conference aims at presenting and discussing scientific research undertaken to address any of the challenges set by forensic science for aspects of biometric technology such as sample quality, available data or calibration. We therefore specifically welcome researchers from both the forensic science and the biometric technology communities that are interested to try and understand each other’s motives and challenges, and are willing to bridge the potential gap between these communities due to different standpoints, terminology and experience. Scope In criminal investigations, legal authorities can find traces that can help to identify people involved in criminal activity. Examples of traces are video footage from a security camera, a recording of a threatening telephone call, or fingermarks left on the crime scene. In the investigative part of the judicial process, the traces can be used to find suspects of the crime, while later in court, the trace can be put forward as evidence. For both these forensic activities, biometric technologies can be used to automate and objectivize the process. Contrary to typical access control and authorization applications of biometric technologies, the trace in the forensic situation is characterized by an uncontrolled and low quality. This typically leads to a lower recognition performance of the biometric system and hence a lower evidential value. Ample well-controlled data is often available for the development and performance validation of the basic biometric classifier. However, the case-specific and privacy-sensitive nature of criminal investigation puts limitations on the forensic validation of these biometric technologies. Many applications in biometric technology are designed to perform in the low-false-accept range of the recognition system, but for presenting the weight of evidence of a biometric comparison in court, a calibrated likelihood ratio is required which is accurate over a wide range of priors. Key-note speaker The key-note speaker at the conference is prof. Colin Aitken, of the School of Mathematics, University of Edinburgh. Programme The programme is available via http://www.ru.nl/btfs2013 . Registration You can register on-line at https://btfs2013.paydro.net/ . Early registration (before 30 September 2013) is at €175, which includes refreshments, lunches and the conference dinner. After this date the registration fee is €225. Venue The conference will take at the Gymnasion Building at the campus of the Radboud University of Nijmegen, the Netherlands. Nijmegen is well connected by train to Schiphol, the main airport of The Netherlands near Amsterdam. There are plenty hotels in the city center, that have excellent connections to the university campus. Organizing Committee Henk van den Heuvel Miranti Mandasari Rahim Saeidi Hella Jooren On behalf on all people involved in BTFS 2013, David van Leeuwen (Radboud University Nijmegen) Didier Meuwly (Netherlands Forensic Institute) Raymond Veldhuis (University of Twente) Program Chairs BFTS 2013 -- David van Leeuwen

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