A number of government agencies are hosting a workshop to determine how biometrics can be used for remote e-authentication over open networks by providing equivalent authentication assurance to the conventional secret-based mechanisms defined in NIST Special Publication 800-63, for each of four authentication level. The dates, location, and website are as follows:
Dates: March 30-31, 2005
Location: NIST, Gaithersburg, MD
Read on to find out the essential questions to be covered at the conference.
The Workshop will address these essential questions:
How can Federal agencies and other organizations use biometrics to authenticate unsupervised remote claimants whose computers and workstations they do not manage or control?
How do we compare the authentication assurance provided by unsupervised biometric methods to the conventional methods now defined in NIST Special Publication 800-63 ?
In what way could biometrics be appropriately used for each of the four authentication levels?
What constraints and protections need to be in place to use biometrics in a secure solution?
Suggestions for talks and panels must be received no later than February 14, 2005 and should be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Presentations and panels must be focused on addressing the essential questions listed above. Include full contact information (full name, organization¹s name, address, telephone and FAX number and email address).
A list of topics are included in the call for participation posted in the Workshop web site: http://www.nist.gov/biom-eauth