Call for Presentations ECCA 2020 Conference

ECCA 2020 will accept presentations that offer attendees pioneering practices, real and sustainable solutions and a view on future trends relating to student eID.

We are seeking presentations on innovative technology and solutions from education and service providers. Presentations can cover all phases of the development and deployment cycle, from exploratory research and proof-of-concept studies to practical and final applications.

The submissions may address one or more of the topics mentioned below or others that may be of interest to the audience. These include:

  • Student eID initiatives and projects
  • Smart cards and Mobile Devices
  • Advances in contactless technology
  • Access control innovations
  • Alternative solutions for campus identification
  • E Payment solutions for on campus services
  • Authentication technologies for Cloud Computing, Services Security and other uses
  • Privacy and trust management, deployment of digital signature on campus
  • University Management Systems - Role of ID and GDPR in student data exchange and record management
  • Security and Privacy in Smart Devices
  • Biometrics, National ID card projects
  • Contactless/wireless /mobile systems security risks analysis
  • Towards future networked society/services
  • Campus card life outside the campus
  • Campus card and student services case studies

Each submission should include a minimum 300 word abstract on the details of the presentation. Final presentation version will be at most 15 slides for a 25 minute duration. Only PDF files will be accepted. Submissions not meeting these guidelines risk rejection without consideration of their merits. 

Important dates:

  • Submission deadline: February 7th, 2020
  • Acceptance or rejection notification: March 2nd, 2020
  • Complete abstract version and speaker bio: April 3rd, 2020
  • Complete presentation for the proceedings: May 4th, 2020

ECCA Attends eID Forum

The 2019 eID Forum was held in Tallinn Estonia on 19th & 20th September.

The Forum focuses on the principle of an open dialogue approach between industry and governments. It promotes discussions on eID technology and eID solutions, integration and interoperability, together with advancing industry ideas for innovative eID services that will improve our future. Since its inception in 2009, this Forum has become a leading worldwide event, which includes a range of eTalks and eDebates on digital technology and the challenges of achieving identity and trust in the digital transformation process. The attendance at this year’s event was 300 persons, representing 40 countries.

Check pdf EID FORUM Report  (549 KB)

Migrating from Magstripe to Contactless – What to consider

By David Stallsmith, Director of Product Management ColorID

Mag stripe card technology is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, and it still works well. However, many institutions are moving away from mag stripes for a number of reasons: they can be damaged by abrasion or being near magnetic fields; mag stripe readers become unreliable when dirty or worn; and, most importantly, the security of mag stripe data is non-existent. Mag stripe cards can very easily be replicated because there is no inherent security for the data stored on the cards. The financial industry has spent a lot of money to move to much more secure EMV chip cards, while many other institutions are moving to secure contactless cards and readers for physical access.

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