EAB is launching the sixth European Biometrics Research and Industry Award 2012. This prestigious award is granted annually to individuals who have been judged by a panel of internationally respected experts to be making a significant contribution to the field of biometrics research in Europe.
The award is stimulating innovation in academic research as well as in industry. Thus biometric experts with either of the following profiles should submit their work. Academic researchers enrolled in the last or penultimate year of a Ph.D. program or who have obtained a Ph.D., with major focus on biometrics, from a European academic institution no later than two years before the given deadline, might consider applying for the award. Further industrial researchers employed by European companies whose core business is biometrics might consider applying for the award. The industry award will be granted to the candidate that has created the strongest impact for industry.
Applicants are asked to submit a research paper by June 30, 2012. These papers will be reviewed by a jury composed by internationally recognized experts in the field of biometrics who will judge the academic and scientific quality for the EAB academic research award and the novelty, impact, applicability and other business aspects for the EAB industry award.
Shortlisted candidates will be asked to present their research papers in front of the jury, the EAB members and the public audience on September 5, 2012 during the European Association for Biometric scientific symposium in Darmstadt, Germany.
The winner of the European Biometric Research Award 2012 will receive a commemorative medal and a 2.000 € honorarium. The winner will be selected by all attending Jury members.
The winner of the European Biometric Industry Award 2012 will receive a commemorative medal and a 2.000 € honorarium. The winner will be selected by all attending EAB industry members.
Application Process for the Award
European Biometric Research Award 2012
Entrants for consideration must be registered for a Ph.D. degree in a European University or they should have obtained a Ph.D. from a European University. Their area of research must have a major biometrics focus. To have sufficient depth of research, it is envisaged that PhD students in the final or penultimate year of study will be considered. Moreover also Ph.D., graduated no later than two years at the time of the deadline for the nomination submission, will be considered.
Self-nominations are accepted.
European Biometric Industry Award 2012
Entrants for consideration must be:
- Either employees of a European company, whose core business is biometrics and who have conducted outreaching research in the field of biometrics with emphasis on the deployment in real life applications and other business aspects
- Or Ph.D. students in the final or penultimate year of study will be considered as well as Ph.D. graduated no later than two years at the time of the deadline for the nomination submission. Their area of research must have a major biometrics focus.
Self-nominations are accepted.
How to apply
There is no fee to enter the competition. Entrants should submit the self nomination form along with a biometric research paper of no more than 6 pages by June, 30, 2012, according to the rules of the Award.
Research papers will be reviewed by an expert Jury. Following the review, three candidates will be shortlisted and asked to present their research at the Final of the Award on September 5, 2012 during the EAB scientific symposium in Darmstadt, Germany.
The scope of papers considered
The field of interest is the application of the concepts and methods of biometrics from a physical, mathematical, electronic engineering, computer science as well as business perspective. This covers a very broad spectrum ranging from formalised mathematical theory through experimental science and technological development to practical applications.
Research papers should be a maximum of 6 pages according to the format of the templates provided below and must be a product of the nominees' personal work either original or already published by the nominee within the time span stated in the eligibility requirements.
- Application Form
- Application Form as a PDF
- Application Form as a DOC
- Paper Template
- LNI Template in LaTeX
- LNI Template in DOC
The deadline for submission of nominations and research papers is June 30, 2012
Award committee (Jury)
Internationally renowned experts in biometrics have been brought together to judge the European Biometric Research and Industry Award 2012. They include:
Chairman of the Award Committee:
- Prof. Patrizio Campisi, University of Roma TRE, Roma, Italy
- Prof. Christoph Busch, Gjøvik University College, Norway
- Prof. Bernadette Dorizzi, Telecom SudParis, France
- Prof. Mike Fairhurst, University of Kent, UK
- Prof. Patrick Flynn, University of Notre Dame, USA
- Jean Christophe Fondeur, Morpho, France
- Prof. Anil Jain, Michigan State University, USA
- Dr. Tom Kevenaar, GenKey, The Netherlands
- Prof. Josef Kittler, University of Surrey, UK
- Prof. Arun Ross, West Virginia University, USA
- Dr. Günter Schumacher, JRC, European Commission
- Prof. Raymond Veldhuis, Twente University, The Netherlands
All the documents must be sent in electronic format to the following email address:
For further information on the Award you can contact:
Prof. Patrizio Campisi
Dept. of Applied Electronics
University of Roma TRE, Roma, Italy