Privacy Enhancing Technologies for Biometric Data 2016
What: A day dedicated to enhancing privacy for biometric data
Biometric data is being used today in the computer security industry more
than ever, and the reliance on it will only increase. Facial recognition for
user's authentication and key derivation from biometric features have become
a common and widespread technology. At the same time, the privacy of this
information lags behind. This problem is highlighted by the simple fact that
biometric traits (unlike passwords or tokens) are harder to replace, and are
considered very personal.
Following the success of last year's workshop (site available
we will hold the "Privacy Enhancing Technologies for Biometric Data 2016"
workshop this year as well.
The workshop is dedicated to research in privacy enhancing technologies
for biometric data. We will present
the state of the art results concerning privacy in the context of biometric
data and discuss the what technology can do to improve the state of
biometric data's privacy.
The day will contain a few lectures, as well as a panel for discussions, and should serve as a meeting point for parties interested in the topic.
When: Sunday, 17.1.16
The date was chosen such that if you attend TTC 2016(a), you could extend your stay in Israel a bit, to participate. If you happen to be attending the Bar-Ilan Winter
School - you may also be interested in visiting us.
Where: Education Building, Room 570, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel
The day will take place at the Caesarea Rothschild Institute facilities - Room 570 of the education building
in the University of
Haifa. For the university's map click here.
Car access will be granted to registered participants (though parking is
Accessing the university using public transportation is easy given the
abundance of bus routes that reach it. Important bus routes:
For the complete list of buses, please consult this list or buses information.
- From the Hof Hacarmel train station (Haifa's southest train station) -
46 or 146 go direct. If in a hurry, grab any bus that goes to Horev
Center (11,29,123,132,133), and change in Horev center (please note that 29
is the best option for the changing, as you change buses with no need to
- From Lev Hamifratz train station (Haifa's first station coming from the
north): buses 141, 143, or 146.
- From Horev center: buses 24,30,36,37,37a,137,46,146,224, or 237.
Registration is free to all.
To register, please fill in the form at here.
The program is as follows:
||Gathering & Coffee
||Welcome and opening remarks
||Dan Feldman (University of Haifa, Israel): Private Core-Sets for Face Identification (Slides)
||Mahmood Sharif (CMU, USA): Biometric Authentication and Key-Derivation: Closing the Gap between
Theory and Practice (Slides Video)
||Stuart Gibson (University of Kent, UK): Interactive evolutionary generation of facial composites for locating suspects in criminal investigations (Slides)
||Lunch break (provided for registered participants)
||Niva Elkin-Koren (University of Haifa, Israel): Lost in Translation: Rethinking the Legal Protection of Privacy in Biometric Data (Slides)
||Kobbi Nissim (Ben-Gurion University, Israel and Harvard, USA): Do computer science definitions of privacy satisfy legal definitions of privacy? The case of FERPA and differential privacy (Slides)
||Julien Bringer (Morpho, France): Better know your limits and adversaries: A practical view on various template protection and key binding schemes (Slides)
||Panel: The Future of Privacy for Biometric Data:
Moderator: Orr Dunkelman (University of Haifa, Israel)
- Niva Elkin-Koren (University of Haifa, Israel)
- Julio Hernandez-Castro (University of Kent, UK)
- Kobbi Nissim (Ben-Gurion University, Israel and Harvard, USA)
- Rita Osadchy (University of Haifa, Israel)
The university can help in booking accommodations in Haifa's hotels
with a special price.
Workshop attendees who require accommodations should contact
Ms. Friedlander at the University (email
address: dfridl1 (at-sign) univ (dot) haifa (dot) ac (dot) il).
The day is organized by Rita Osadchy
and Orr Dunkelman.
The generous support of the Caesarea Rothschild Institute is highly appreciated, as well as the help offered by
the Technion's Center for Computer Engineering.