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Master class for ABIS/AFIS managers

  • 12 Jun 2019
  • 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM (UTC+02:00)


  • ABIS/AFIS managers who are attending the EU IAI conference can attend this day of master classes free of charge. Please contact conference organizer Teresa Wu at wuteresa@gmail.com for special registration code.
  • This is for attendees who does not have a full conference registration

Registration is closed

Dear Fingerprint/Biometric Identification System Managers or Leaders,

AFIS or ABIS management is becoming more and more complex. The demands to managers of these systems like connecting to PRUM,PCSC, new EU initiatives on EURODAC, VIS, SIS, EEES but also impact of  ISO 17025 accreditation to systems and new modalities like  FACE are challenging. On top of that we need to address issues like “benchmarking or not?”, test sets and databases, “(full) lights out or not?”, how to manage risks, more work with the same experts, privacy concerns about Automated Facial Recognition etc etc.  

After some discussions with different colleagues, the European Division of the International Association for Identification (EU IAI) has asked me, in December 2018, to chair a day of masterclasses to discuss and share best practices related to managing Automated Fingerprint/Biometric Identification System (AFIS/ABIS). As the chair of this EU IAI initiative I would like to invite you to the this interesting opportunity to learn from each other on June 12, a day prior to the upcoming EU IAI annual conference which will take place from June 13-14 at the Sound Garden Hotel, at Warsaw in Poland. For more information about the conference, please visit EU IAI website at www.theiaieu.org

During this day of masterclasses the aim is to discuss key issues related to managing biometric systems, sharing respective agencies best practices which could make positive contribution to our profession and our respective agencies. Your participation is critical in sharing information and starting discussions with specialized professionals for biometric system management in Europe. 

Yours Sincerely,

John A.J.M. Riemen

Manager National Criminal ABIS Dutch Police

Chair of the 2019 masterclasses AFIS/ABIS management EU IAI

Latest Masterclass agenda

13.30 start with introduction

13.45 "masterclass on AFIS management from an expert business managers perspective"

Robert Lorenz, Federal Criminal Police Office, Germany.

14.45 discussion

15.15 break

15.30 "masterclass on implementing and managing a national facial recognition system from a business perspective"

John Riemen, Dutch Police, Netherlands.

16.30 discussion

17.00 wrap up and closure

Organiser note: 

This day of masterclasses is free for AFIS/ABIS managers attending the EU IAI Conference.  Please contact Teresa Wu at wuteresa@gmail.com for the special code after your conference registration is completed.

To only attend the masterclasses, a registration fee of 75 euro is required. Due to limited seating, attendance to this class is on a first come first served basis and only available for government employees with ABIS/AFIS management responsibilities.




The European Division of the International Association for Identification

Laan van Ypenburg 6

2497 GB, Den Haag

The Netherlands

Email: treasurer@theiaieu.org

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