Professor Farzin Deravi to host roundtable on biometrics and the future of Schengen travel


Professor Farzin Deravi, Emeritus Professor of Information Engineering at the School of Engineering, will co-host a roundtable on biometrics in the future of Schengen travel with Professor Marta Gomez-Barrero (Hochschule Ansbach).

The roundtable will be the culmination of the European Association for BiometricsResearch Projects Conference, which will take place virtually from Monday 13 to Wednesday 15 September.

During the session, the panel will explore issues on the use of biometrics technologies to facilitate free travel in the Schengen Area, on which the Association recently published a paper.

The panel and audience will discuss the current challenges to free travel, together with current and future technological and operational solutions to facilitate it, as well as the legal and societal implications of these tools. The discussion will also provide an opportunity for countries to establish priorities for research that may address the use of biometric technologies for enabling frictionless travel.

Rundatbale participants include Els Kindt (KU Leuven), Ekaterina Komleva (Vision-Box), Gian Luca Marcialis (University of Cagliari), Uwe Seidel (Bundeskriminalamt), and Emmanuel Wang (Idemia).

Further information about the conference is available on the EAB’s website, here: