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Electronic Passport Forum

28-29 November – Room AlfaTau

The issuing of machine-readable travel documents is taking place in three distinct waves: first ePassports, then National IDs and finally Visas.

Will the introduction of electronic travel documents worldwide pave the way towards the much broader market penetration of RFID and biometric technology in the areas of eGovernment projects?

What will the next waves be in the area of government-driven citizen ID programs?


This conference focuses on all the issues faced by local and central government bodies when managing citizens’ security and access to public services.


Border control and ePassports: open issues
The second wave: National ID projects
Toward complete security: eVisa, residence permit and green-card projects
RFID and Biometrics for eGovernment
Balancing security and privacy
Leveraging on the lessons learned

Tuesday, November 28th, 2006


– Sophie B. de la Giroday (President – Wise Media)

Session 1 – Border Control and ePassports: open issues

– Frank Moss (Deputy Assistant Secretary for Passport Services – US Department of State)
“The introduction of ePassports in the USA”

– Björn Brecht (Business Development Manager – Bundesdruckerei)
“Next generation border crossing – logistics as a role model for future border management”

– Gerd Schaefer (CEO – Digital Identifiction Solution)
“The world’s most comprehensive, decentralised online biometric e-passport system”

Coffee Break

Session 2 – The second wave: national ID projects

Chairman: Detlef Houdeau (Project Manager of the EU Funding Project – Infineon Technologies)

– Frank Leyman (Manager International Relations – Fedict Service Public Fédéral ICT)
“The Belgian eID card: the magic key that can transform a multi- headed dragon into a smiling face”

– Andreas Reisen (Head of Department IT4 – Biometrics, Travel Documents and Registration – Federal Ministry of the Interior Germany)
“Towards a comprehensive identification strategy”

– Ali Al-Khouri (Assistant Director – General for Central Operations – Emirates Identity Authority)
“United Arab Emirates national ID card program – setting standards”


– Brig. Saleem Ahmed Moeen (Chairman – National Database & Registration Authority NADRA)
“The national ID card – value addition towards good Governance”

– Stephan D. Hofstetter (Senior Consultant / Head of Product Management – Trueb)
“eID-cards: electronic passports made small as a card”

– Speaker to be announced

Coffee Break

Session 3 – Toward complete security: eVisa, residence permit and green-card projects

Chairman: Jean Salomon (SVP, Strategic Development – IER)

– Keith Wood-Smith (VIS Project Officer – European Commission, Directorate General Justice, Freedom and Security)
“VIS and the challenges and opportunities of biometric visas”

– Detlef Houdeau (Project Manager of the EU Funding Project – Infineon Technologies)
“EU Schengen border control: digital identity for European citizens, immigrations and asylum persons”

– Heinz B. Artmann (CEO – Artmann Consult)
“Chipless electronics visas and how to protect personalized documents”

End of Conference Sessions

Wednesday, November 29th, 2006


– Dr. Frank Paul (Head of Unit Large-scale IT systems – European Commission)

Session 4 – RFID and Biometrics for eGovernment

– Joseph Atick (President & CEO – Identix)
“Biometrics after the last sky”

– Martin George (CEO – Smart Sensors)
“Accessibility for all: improving biometrics for the disadvantaged”

– David Johnston (VP-Marketing – LG Electronics-Iris Technology Division)
“How a novel approach to delivering basic needs pays off”

Coffee Break

Session 5 – Balancing security and privacy (panel discussion)

– Phil Libin (President – Corestreet)

– John Sluiter (Senior Security Architect – CapGemini)

– Stephan J. Engberg (CEO – Priway)


Session 6 – Leveraging on the lessons learned

Chairman: Michael Hegenbarth (Chairman of German Card Standardization DIN NI-17)

– Thomas Zach (Deputy CEO – Österreichische Staatsdruckerei)
“Introduction of the new Austrian passport with chip”

– Andreas Biasiol (SOL BPS Segment Manager – Siemens Informatica)
“Architectures and problems of government smart card systems: comparing general topics to the Italian experience”

– Trevor Thomas (Head of Identity Management Enabling Technologies – Cybertrust)
“PKI and smart cards: the key to electronic identity initiatives”

Coffee Break

– Markus Hartmann (CEO Partner – HJP Consulting)
“Are ePassports and open source test tools a contradiction?”

– Robert Schneider (CEO – SCM Microsystems)
“Interoperability challenges with contactless technology for electronic passports”

– Alejandro Gomez de Cuenca (CTO – Avalon Biometrics)
“Automated verification of security features in travel documents”

End of Conference Sessions

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