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International Biometric Performance Testing Conference 2016

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.


Draft Agenda PDF (updated 3/1)

Courtyard Gaithersburg Washingtonian Center
204 Boardwalk Place
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Includes Breakfast, Guest Wifi, Shuttle to and from NIST
Book by April 4, 2016
Book your group rate for NIST IBPC Room Block May2016

If you are not registered, you will not be allowed on site. Registered attendees will receive security and campus instructions prior to the workshop.

NON U.S. CITIZENS PLEASE NOTE: All foreign national visitors who do not have permanent resident status and who wish to register for the above meeting must supply additional information. Failure to provide this information prior to arrival will result, at a minimum, in significant delays (up to 24 hours) in entering the facility. Authority to gather this information is derived from United States Department of Commerce Department Administrative Order (DAO) number 207-12. When registration is open, the required NIST-1260 form will be available as well. *New Visitor Access Requirement: Effective July 21, 2014, Under the REAL ID Act of 2005, agencies, including NIST, can only accept a state-issued driver's license or identification card for access to federal facilities if issued by states that are REAL ID compliant or have an extension.Click here for a list of alternative identification and further details>>

Created March 10, 2016, Updated September 23, 2016