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Projects :: BEST NETWORK

BEST NETWORK: Biometric European Stakeholders Network

The main objective of BEST NETWORK is to bring together knowledge and hands-on experience with biometric deployments, addressing gaps in the gathering and dissemination of best practices, lessons learned in the scope of studies, pilots and deployments on European and Member States level. Recent experiences with biometrics-enabled systems and services have revealed issues beyond accuracy of identification that would need to be addressed in a holistic approach. These include the usability of biometric technologies, user preferences, protecting the privacy of citizens and ensuring full inclusiveness for all users of such systems. Last but not least, tools and guidelines for proper assessment of costs and benefits are needed for a variety of current and future applications. The work of BEST NETWORK will focus on promoting the development of new policy implementation schemes through working groups, discussion platforms and workshops. Exchange of best practices will be facilitated, common cross border strategies will be developed and future pilot activities will be drafted and – if possible - defined. BEST NETWORK will work in the context of current deployments such as visa, passport and border control applications, as well as of future development including evolving applications such as eID and electronic services. BEST NETWORK will provide policy recommendations relevant to the key questions referred to in the introduction. The following broad objectives can be identified at the outset, and will guide the network throughout its mission: - Understanding existing and future application scenarios and their wider impacts - Promote the development of methodologies and tools for holistic evaluations - Linking research to the social and industrial context - Knowledge sharing and building relationships with all stakeholders

Contact information

SNIJDER Max
THOMAS STREET
DUBLIN 8
IRELAND
Tel. +35314885810
Fax.

Participants

Coordinator: EUROPEAN BIOMETRIC FORUM LIMITED, IRELAND

Participating partners:

Organisation Country
EUROPEAN BIOMETRIC FORUM LIMITED IRELAND
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET GRAZ AUSTRIA
EUROSMART AISBL BELGIUM
MORPHO FRANCE
Institut Telecom FRANCE
BIOSECURE FRANCE
UNABHAENGIGES LANDESZENTRUM FUER DATENSCHUTZ GERMANY
SECUNET SECURITY NETWORKS AG GERMANY
FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V GERMANY
CROSS MATCH TECHNOLOGIES GMBH GERMANY
CENTRE FOR RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY HELLAS GREECE
DAON IRELAND
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI ROMA TRE ITALY
CENTRE FOR SCIENCE, SOCIETY AND CITIZENSHIP ITALY
ANCITEL SPA ITALY
HOGSKOLEN I GJOVIK NORWAY
UNIVERSIDAD CARLOS III DE MADRID SPAIN
UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE THE NETHERLANDS
STICHTING KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT BRABANT UNIVERSITEIT VAN TILBURG THE NETHERLANDS
SCHIPHOL NEDERLAND B.V. THE NETHERLANDS
European Biometrics Group THE NETHERLANDS
UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS UNITED KINGDOM
UNIVERSITY OF KENT UNITED KINGDOM
RAND Europe Cambridge Ltd UNITED KINGDOM
NPL MANAGEMENT LIMITED UNITED KINGDOM
FUJITSU SERVICES LTD UNITED KINGDOM

Last update: 23/03/2012

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