"The 'Workshop for a Biometric Research Agenda' was convened in Morgantown, WV from April 29 through May 2, 2003 to develop a rational and practical description of crucial scholarly research to support the development of biometric systems for human verification and identification. Fifty-five experts from academia, government, and industry participated in the by-invitation-only Workshop. The participants deliberated on crucial research needs in the areas of technologies, measures of effectiveness, societal and political implications, and economics and workforce. This Workshop was the first gathering of many of the international leaders in biometric research for the specific purpose of creating a research agenda. Key research areas were identified, and an attempt was made to prioritize the needed research. The highest priority was given to the development of statistical models for biometric verification, identification, and scaling of databases. Additional outcomes from the Workshop included the acknowledgement that research in different technologies, or biometric modalities, use different esoteric languages, and there is a need for further interactions among the research communities to share results of discovery at the fundamental level. This research agenda is the first attempt for the field of biometrics at such a broad scale, and should be considered a living document to be refined and matured at future biometric conferences and workshops. For example, specific research areas including political implications and workforce development, and to some extent public outreach, remain without defined research agendas."
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