12/10/2018:Hold the date for the next IEG Meeting
The next IEG meeting is scheduled for Thursday, June 27, 2019; the venue is NIST’s Gaithersburg campus. Registration details to follow.
We are working on the agenda now and plan to have it posted in early February. SUGGESTIONS/RECOMMENDATIONS for the agenda may be sent to IEG-II@nist.gov .
09/20/2018: Follow-up discussion on iris camera standards
At the June 2018 IEG meeting we began a discussion of the standards relevant to the selection of iris cameras for government applications – What standards exist, What issues need to be addressed, How to demonstrate conformance. NIST published a paper this week, see https://nvlpubs.nist.gov/nistpubs/TechnicalNotes/NIST.TN.2018.pdf , on these topics. That paper should be regarded as a starting point for continuation of the discussion. We are in the process of setting up a follow-up IEG meeting, likely a web- or tele-meeting to discuss that paper and other related issues. Please send a note to IEG-II@nist.gov if you would like to participate in the discussions and/or want to comment on the paper or make suggestions for the agenda of the follow-up meeting.
During the period 2009 to 2014, an informal series of meetings were conducted on a semi-annual basis to discuss US government (USG) interests in iris recognition. Attendance was by invitation and the attendees were either USG staff who had interest in the questions submitted for discussion or recognized experts in some aspect of iris recognition who might reasonably be expected to help formulate answers to the questions. The meetings were called meetings of the Iris Experts Group (IEG) and were generally regarded as helpful in formulating answers to technical questions about iris recognition for the USG.
In 2015 NIST was asked to restart the group. Under a new name, IEG-II, the group remains a forum for the discussion of technical questions of interest to USG agencies and their staff that are employing or may employ iris recognition to carry out their mission. IEG-II will continue to solicit questions of interest from the USG community and to invite iris experts to make relevant presentations, discuss those questions and make recommendations regarding answers to the questions. It will also entertain suggestions from the wider community regarding topics/questions that the USG community should be considering. Topics that are taken under consideration for future meetings will be posted below.
The IEG meetings are normally held in the Washington DC area (NIST Gaithersburg MD as a default). Teleconferences can be setup to explore topics outside of the in-person meetings. Speakers will be explicitly invited; potential speakers may submit proposals for presentations on topics of interest to USG. Anyone may register to attend. Normally, there is no registration fee. Attendees must have credentials that will enable them to visit the NIST campus – see https://www.nist.gov/about-nist/visit . The coordinators for the meetings are James Matey and Patrick Grother, reachable via IEG-II@nist.gov
People who wish to suggest topics for discussion at future IEG-II meetings or to make proposals regarding presentations on topics should send a message to IEG-II@nist.gov. Please include either "IEG-II: Presentation Proposal - ..." or "IEG-II: Topic/Question Proposal - ..." along with a brief description in the subject line. The body of the emails should be sufficiently detailed to enable the organizers to assess the proposals.
Send a note to IEG-II@nist.gov if you wish to be added to (or dropped from) the mailing list for IEG-II. Please include your name, affiliation and email address.