In cooperation with the National Physical Laboratory and European Association for Biometrics, NIST is pleased to announce IBPC 2016, the sequel to the successful IBPC 2010, 2012, 2014 conferences. These international forums covered advances in the fields of biometric testing, and performance definition, specification and assurance. The conference aims to identify fundamental, relevant, effective, and new performance metrics and to expose best practices for performance design, calibration, evaluation, and monitoring. New performance results are the focus - instead the intention is to capture relevant and recent quantitative testing, measurement and system-identification techniques to contrast those with the past, and to outline what is needed in the future. The overarching goal is to refine the concept of biometric performance and to ultimately elevate adoption and effectiveness of biometric technologies.
Prior NIST workshops, in 2006 and 2007, used the term "quality" as a proxy for performance. The goals of those forums was to distinguish quality-by-design from quality-by-practice, and to identify measurable quantities that predict recognition outcome. The 2010 - 2016 International Biometrics Performance Conferences have a broader scope: quantification of all factors that influence performance of the biometric system.
International Biometric Performance Testing Conference 2016 Homepage
Optional Technical Colloquium (May 5-6)
NIST is organizing a technical colloquium on the topic of Quantification of the Weight of Forensic Evidence. The purpose of the technical colloquium is to facilitate a technical discussion about theories and current approaches and practices for assigning the weight of evidence. Issues related to statistical methods for quantifying the weight of evidence and their introduction into courts of law, are of great interest and importance in forensic science.
For more information, including registration for this colloquium, visit the event page.