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IEG Announcements Archive 2020

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9/14/2020:  June 2021 Meeting:  date assigned

Our meeting for June 2021 will take place on Thursday, June 17.  The format – in person, virtual or hybrid – remains to be determined. Details to follow.

Please send any suggestions/comments regarding  topics/speakers and/or meeting format to ieg-ii [at] (ieg-ii[at]nist[dot]gov)

7/31/2020:  June 2020 Meeting Completed, planning started for June 2021 Meeting

The June 25 meeting of the IEG was conducted online with few technical glitches.  We are beginning plans for our next general meeting in June 2021.  Please send any suggestions for topics/speakers to ieg-ii [at] (ieg-ii[at]nist[dot]gov) .

We agreed to have some small, ongoing, online follow up sessions on

  • Iris Examiner Training
  • Iris Camera Selection Guidance

See the new Discussion Groups section above for information on how to participate.

6/17/2020: Agenda for June 25th Meeting

Here an updated agenda for the meeting. If you have not yet registered, please register as discussed below.

5/27/2020: Draft Agenda for June 25th Meeting

Here is the agenda for the meeting. If you have not yet registered, please register as discussed below.

04/02/2020: Registration for June 2020 Meeting Open; Meeting will be virtual

As previously announced, our next meeting will be held on Thursday, June 25, 2020.   The original plan was to hold it on the NIST campus as we have done the past several years. However, COVID-19 presents that plan with a challenge.  NIST is closely monitoring guidance from Federal, State, and local health authorities on the outbreak of COVID-19. To protect the health and safety of NIST employees and the American public they continue to serve, NIST has decided to make the 2020 Iris Experts Group Meeting virtual-only.  

Preparation of an agenda is underway, though several weeks behind our usual schedule.  We are still accepting recommendations for the agenda – the themes at this point are:

  • Presentation Attack Detection
  • Ongoing Evaluation of Algorithms
  • Iris Camera Selection
  • Forensic Iris
  • Open - TBD

We are working to firm up topics and speakers; we will send out a draft agenda as soon as possible. 

As of today, registration for the virtual meeting is now live at .  If you plan to attend the webinar, you must register – even if you are a NIST staff member (this is different from past practice).  If you plan to attend, please register promptly after receipt of this email.  We need to get a head count so that we can size the virtual meeting appropriately – it is easier on the planning process to drop a few attendees at the last minute than to add a few.    

We are considering Blue Jeans and WebEx as the virtual meeting platform because both have been approved for such use at NIST. If anyone who wishes to attend works in an organization where either of these options would present a problem, please advise ASAP. 

We plan to finalize a platform and an agenda by May 1.  Instructions for accessing the webinar will be provided in advance of the meeting day.

  • For questions/recommendations about the meeting, please email ieg-ii [at] (ieg-ii[at]nist[dot]gov) or call James Matey (908-839-9002, EDT) directly. 
  • For registration help follow the directions on the registration page.  If that fails contact james.matey [at] (james[dot]matey[at]nist[dot]gov)or Pauline.Truong [at] (Pauline[dot]Truong[at]nist[dot]gov) .
  • For more information on COVID-19, please visit:

IEG Links

Iris Experts Group II Homepage
IREX Homepage


Created February 17, 2023, Updated February 22, 2023