Call for Papers

The Optical Document Security Conference is a highly-respected technical conference held every two years since 1996, while Digital Document Security, a spin-off event, was quickly recognised as an essential bridge between the physical and digital ‘document’ security worlds. In combining the two events, Reconnaissance is recognising the current reality in the digitisation of what have traditionally been paper or polymer documents, with the need to maintain the highest levels of security in the digital domain as have been achieved in the physical domain.

ODDS will be the platform to bring together the thousand-year experience of the banknote and ID world with the fast-moving field of virtual and digital ID and financial transactions.

People involved in the digital transaction, identity and authentication communities and specifiers, designers, producers and issuers of secure documents will find ODDS a valuable forum to explain, learn, network and explore possibilities.

 30 September 2021– Summary Deadline

Proposals should be submitted as a 400-word summary of your paper, with an additional 150 word description of the author/s and their qualifications for presenting this paper (both documents must be in English).

Topics of Interest

The Programme Committee offers the following list of topics as guidance but recognises that it is not possible to draw up a comprehensive list for this innovative and fast-moving field. So please submit your proposal if you think that it is right for this event, whether or not your topic is shown here.
Your paper could be aimed at the digital world, the physical world or both, covering philosophical or technical issues.

Optical

  • New optical technologies and materials
  • Micro- and nano-optics
  • Security image design in the physical space
  • Optical security in the point-of-sale environment
  • Durability and permanence of optical features
  • Window security features
  • Colour matching in optical features

Digital

  • Smartphones for personal identity and payments and what to do without one
  • Combatting hackers, denial of service and other internet attacks
  • Machine learning, artificial intelligence, post-quantum cryptography
  • Cryptocurrencies, blockchain and distributed ledgers
  • Serialisation, coding and unique identifiers

Hybrid

  • The digital/physical transition, interface and balance
  • Ergonomics and engagement with human senses
  • Convenience versus security
  • Enrolment systems for physical or digital identity and the transfer from physical to digital;
  • Security design – optical and digital
  • The future travel environment
  • Benchmarking, metrics, statistics and analytics
  • Vaccination certificates and health status certification
  • ID theft, counterfeit, denial-of-service and fraud countermeasures

    DDS Committee

    Ian Lancaster

    Chairman
    Reconnaissance International
    UK

    Serge Wsevolojskoy

    Conference Director
    Reconnaissance International
    UK

    Paul Dunn

    OpSec
    UK

    Jörg Fischer

    Bundesdruckerei
    Germany

    Alan Hodgson

    Alan Hodgson Consulting Ltd
    UK

    Renaud Laffont-Leenhardt

    Thales
    France

    Volker Lohweg

    inIT – Institute Industrial IT, Ostwestfalen-Lippe University of Applied Sciences
    Germany

    Joshua M Mármol

    G.E.T SECURE ID CORP
    USA

    Marc Pic

    Surys
    France

    Tony Poole

    Document Security Alliance
    USA

    Mikihiko Sakakibara

    Seculysis
    Japan

    Johannes Schaede

    Koenig & Bauer
    Germany

    Sun Kai

    China Banknote Printing and Minting Corporation
    China

    Francis Tuffy

    ID & Secure Document News
    UK

    Harald Walter

    Kinegram
    Switzerland

    John Winchcombe

    Cash & Payment News
    UK