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.
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)
special session on research: The Biometrics Symposium (click to go to
the research session description)
registration fee covered all sessions, seminars, conference materials,
exhibits, lunches (Monday & Tuesday), a small reception on Monday
evening & coffee breaks.
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.