The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Security Agency (NSA) are cosponsoring the Biometric Consortium Conference 2009, Sept. 22-24 at the Tampa Convention Center.
The Biometric Consortium Conference focuses on biometric technologies--methods to identify humans using one or more intrinsic physical or behavioral characteristics--for national defense, homeland security, law enforcement, identity management, border crossing, electronic commerce and other applications.
Keynote speakers include the Department of Defense's director of defense research and engineering and chief technology officer, Zachary J. Lemnios; John M. (Mike) McConnell, senior vice president at Booz Allen Hamilton and former Director of National Intelligence; and Louis E. Grever, executive assistant director, Science & Technology Branch, Federal Bureau of Investigation. In addition to federal agency-related tracks, there will be sessions on the role of biometrics in health care, biometrics in education and training, biometrics in cyber security, biometric standards, international activities in biometrics and biometric-enabled intelligence.
This year, the First IEEE International Conference on Biometrics, Identity and Security (BIdS) will be co-located with the Biometric Consortium Conference.
The Biometric Consortium Conference will include a number of separate workshops including "Virtual Identity - the Rise of the Avatars and the Shadow Internet," "IEEE Certified Biometrics Professional Program," "Biometrics Testing & the Emergence of Biometric Laboratory Certification," "Emerging Biometrics" and "Biometrics 2020 - A Needs-Based View of How Large-Scale Biometric Architectures Will Evolve Over the Next 10 Years."
For more information and to register see www.biometrics.org/bc2009