The activity in the biometry group in CCIS is based around the Norwegian Biometrics Laboratory (NBL, ( and its long lasting partnership with the Norwegian ID Centre.

NBL is a discussion forum to brainstorm, to generate new ideas and projects and to present intermediate results. The group represents an active focus point with currently three international research projects. Further it is the intention to increase the awareness of biometrics in Norway via the Norwegian Biometric Forum ( and its potential involvement in the Norwegian legislation and to contribute to the international standardization in the field.

NBL is an active member in the European Association for Biometrics and co-organizer of the international conference BIOSIG as well as the Biometric Session of IEEE IIH-MSP.

The biometric research is covering various physiological and behavioral biometrics including 2D- and 3D-face recognition, fingerprint recognition, fingervein recognition, dental biometrics, ear recognition, signature recognition, gait recognition, keystroke recognition, gesture recognition and mouse dynamics.

Furthermore NBL focuses on privacy enhancing technologies such as biometric template protection and integration in physical and logical access control. The lab serves also as independent testing institution for biometric performance evaluations based on its in-house biometric databases.

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