Biometrics provides efficient and reliable solutions to recognize individuals. With increasing number of identity theft andmiscues incidents we do observe a significant fraud in ecommerce and thus growing interests on trustworthiness of person authentication. Nowadays we find biometric applicationsin areas like border control, national ID cards, e-banking,e-commerce, e-health etc. Large-scale applications such as theEuropean Union Visa Information System (VIS) and Unique Identification (UID) in India require high accuracy and alsoreliability, interoperability, scalability, system reliability andusability. Many of these are joint requirements also for forensic applications.
Multimodal biometrics combined with fusion techniques can improve recognition performance. Efficient searching or indexingmethods can accelerate identification efficiency. Additionally,quality of captured biometric samples can strongly influence the performance. Moreover, mobile biometrics is an emerging area and biometrics based smartphones can support deployment and acceptance of biometric systems.
However, concerns about security and privacy cannot be neglected. The relevant techniques in the area of presentation attack detection (liveness detection) and template protectionare about to supplement biometric systems, in order to improvefake resistance, prevent potential attacks such as crossmatching, identity theft etc.
The BIOSIG 2015 conference addresses these issues and will present innovations and best practices that can be transferred into future applications. The conference is jointly organized by the Competence Center for Applied Security Technology (CAST), the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI), the European Association for Biometrics (EAB), the ICT COST Action IC1106, the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission (JRC), the TeleTrusT-Association, the Norwegian Biometrics Laboratory (NBL), the Center for Advanced Security Research Darmstadt (CASED), the Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research IGD and the special interest group BIOSIG of the Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V. (GI).