BC2003 Biometrics Consortium Conference was was a great success with over 900 attendees and 76 exhibitors.

Over 100 experts from government, industry, and academia provided presentations.

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Conference Summary 

The BC Conference has established itself as one of the premier gatherings on biometrics. The September 2003 Biometric Consortium conference addressed the latest trends in biometrics research, development and application of biometric technologies. It also addressed the important role that biometrics can play in the identification and verification of individuals in this age of heightened security and privacy by examining biometric-based solutions for homeland security (airport security, travel documents, visas, border control, prevention of ID theft) as well as the utilization of biometrics in other applications such as point of sale and large-scale enterprise network environments. 

The Biometric Consortium conferences provide a forum to discuss government and commercial implementations and initiatives, recent advances of the technology as well as biometric business models. They also examine ongoing standards developments, research and evaluation of biometric technologies. The Information Technology Laboratory (ITL) of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the National Security Agency (NSA), the National Biometric Security Project (NBSP), the DoD Biometrics Management Office (BMO), the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), the West Virginia Development Office, the General Services Administration (GSA), Federal Technology Service (FTS) Center for Smart Card Solutions and the National Science Foundation (NSF) are proud to co-sponsor this conference.  Supporting Organizations include the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), the International Biometrics Industry Association (IBIA),  the InterNational Committee for Information Technology Standards (INCITS) and, The Biometric Foundation.

Conference Highlights:

  • Over 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.

  • Multiple-track conference, technology seminars and biometric technology exhibits (open during the entire conference)

  • A special session on research: The Biometrics Symposium (click to go to the research session description)

  • The registration fee covered all sessions, seminars, conference materials, exhibits, lunches (Monday & Tuesday), a small reception on Monday evening & coffee breaks.

Who Should Attend?

The conference was open to the general public. The topics were appropriate for a wide variety of individuals - policy developers and decision makers, industry and government executives, IT users and developers, IT CEOs and product managers, law enforcement officers, 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 applications including homeland security and the prevention of ID theft.


Conference Sponsors:

To: DoD's Biometric Management Office Page - includes a logo

To: West Virginia Web site - includes a logo

Federal Technology Service 
Center for Smart Card Solutions

Supporting Organizations:



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InterNational Committee for Information Technology Standards

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Exhibitors:  Click here to see our current Exhibitors.