Programme Committee Members


Aurélie Berthon

Koenig & Bauer

Jeff Conroy


John Winchcombe

Cash & Payment News™

Monday 8 April 2024

09:00 – 12:30 Seminar – European Wonder Wallet: essential information for ID and document providers

Seminar Leader, Franziska Granc, Senior Project Manager at Nimbus Technologieberatung GmbH

While technological means are developing rapidly and new technologies can already create solutions for all sorts of document and credentials issuing, storing and presenting, regulation need to catch up to it. A steady regulatory framework is needed to secure data protection and privacy and to avoid fraud and manipulation. Accordingly, the EU is working towards a framework which is the first of its kind, setting out rules and structures for a European Digital Identity Wallet. The provision of the wallet will be mandatory for all member states and its acceptance as a means of identification, authentication, and authorisation obligatory for all Large Online Platforms (Google, Amazon, Meta). Backed-up by other European regulations such as the Digital Services Act and the Digital Market Acts, as well as upcoming stricter rules for organisations in the critical infrastructure defined by the Network and Information Security Directive (NIS II), Europe is facing big changes that will fundamentally transform the digital sphere.

As the EU thus leads the way towards a solution for secure digital identities and identity-related documents, this seminar will explain the main goals, potential and challenges of the revised eIDAS regulation and how this relates to the Digital Wallet. We will give an overview of these inter-related  regulations that support eIDAS and strengthen Europe’s digital sovereignty but which might also raise conflicts between EU and national law.

Join us to learn more about these far-reaching developments that, if implemented correctly, could be a worldwide pioneering solution for secure digital identities and identity-related documents. If you are involved in issuing, storing, and verifying identity information you need to understand these EU moves and how they will affect your organisation.

Seminar Leader:

Franziska Granc, Senior Project Manager at Nimbus Technologieberatung GmbH

Franziska Granc is a senior project manager at Nimbus Technologieberatung GmbH and specialises in eIDAS, self-sovereign identity, identity wallets and trust services. She is co-author of various ENISA studies and professional articles. Another focus of her work is the market analysis of qualified trust service providers and identity service providers. She is part of the accompanying research of the showcase programme “Secure Digital Identities”, initiated by the German Ministry of Economy and Climate. Her aim is to actively contribute to the development of a secure and interoperable European ID ecosystem. To this end, she regularly appears as an expert at international conferences or moderates on these topics.

13:30 – 17:00 Seminar – AI and Quantum: where now for Document Security?

Seminar Leader, Prof. Dr. Volker Lohweg – inIT-Institute Industrial IT, Dr Anke Ginter – Bundesdruckerei GmbH & Ian Lancaster – ODDS Programme Director

This seminar explains the current developments in two areas of computing which could have a significant impact on identity and transaction security: artificial intelligence and quantum computing.

The seminar is in three parts: Dr Volker Lohweg will give an overview of AI; Dr Anke Ginter will then explain quantum computing, and Ian Lancaster will pull this together and consider the implications for optical and digital document security.

An Introduction to Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence is much talked about and read about, but what is actually behind it? What types of AI are there and what applications are possible?

Apart from ethical and cultural considerations, there are numerous challenges and hurdles in the use of AI. It is necessary to integrate AI methods into existing systems and structures and, in some cases, to reorganise responsibilities and processes.

In this short survey of AI, Volker will explain the differences between human intelligence and artificial intelligence, then take a look at the history and consider what AI can do today. He will also explain how such systems are trained and what impact this has on us in the application. He will conclude with a discussion of examples from image processing and the design of documents, pointing out the possibilities for use, but also explain the current dangers, such as deep fakes, before glancing at the future prospects for AI

Quantum computing and its impact on Security

Increasing performance and algorithmic realizations of Quantum computing devices bring the quantum threat closer to current ID systems and documents. Even if experts disagree when and how this will be manifested, the effects of such threat are far-reaching. Moreover, the development of quantum computing demonstrated how fast disruptive technologies can come up and question security considerations. This is the reason why reactions and adaptions should be done as soon as possible. Post-quantum security and crypto agility can be viewed as the first step on the way to a secure quantum era.

In this seminar, we will give an overview of the current state of quantum computing devices to get a deeper understanding of the technology. Furthermore, we illustrate how quantum computing, quantum communication and security stick together and should be regarded as a unit to see the whole picture and react appropriately.

The Implications…

So what does this mean for our field of document security? What are the implications for our digital or virtual identities and our online transactions, whether checking our bank account or buying from Amazon? How does this impact the physical documents we carry: our IDs and banknotes? Do they need to change, adapt, interact more with the online world?

Ian Lancaster will lead this part of the seminar, pulling together what we have learned and facilitating a discussion of what it means for this field.

Seminar Leaders:

Prof. Dr. Volker Lohweg is the head of the research group “Discrete Systems” and Director of the inIT-Institute Industrial IT. The research group’s working area is dedicated to Cognitive Systems in automation especially Information Fusion and Optical Document Security, including banknote inspection and authentication. He is active in SPIE and IEEE as a reviewer in the field of image processing and data analysis. His interests are sensory conflict modeling and Multi-Scale signal analysis in the context of optical and digital document security.

Anke Ginter is a Senior Innovations Developer at Bundesdruckerei GmbH in Germany. She works on quantum computing and quantum communication systems with special focus on usability and security. Anke Ginter studied physics and made her dissertation in quantum optics analysing interaction processes between movable colloidal quantum dots.

Ian Lancaster – ODDS Programme Director

Tuesday 9 April 2024

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08:30 – Welcome & Introduction

Ian Lancaster, ODDS Programme Director

08:40 KEYNOTE AI-driven Counterfeits: the possibilities and how to fight them

Jordan Brough, Homeland Security Investigations Forensic Laboratory (USA)

Has Artificial Intelligence provided counterfeiters with the necessary tools to cause unprecedented damage to document security? Or, can the power of AI be harnessed by law enforcement to strengthen document inspection and counterfeit detection? Jordan Brough explores how AI could be used to create convincing fakes and describes strategies government issuers should be using to fortify their credentials against AI-enabled fraud.

09:10 Session 1 – Phygital: The Link Between the Physical and Digital Worlds

Artefactometry by Artificial Intelligence For Marked Objects

Zbigniew Sagan

Advanced Track & Trace (ATT) (France)

Digital Product Passports – Unintended Consequences for Digital ID?

Dr Alan Hodgson

Alan Hodgson Consulting (UK)

Simple and Cost-Effective Phygital Solutions

Zoltán Fejes

ANY Security Printing Company PLC (Hungary)

10:10 Session Q&A
10:25 Break – Refreshments

10:55 Session 2 – Phygital Approaches to Document Security

Optically Variable Devices on Secure Documents – Where Next?

Francis Tuffy

ID & Secure Document News (UK)

Strategies for a Standardisation of PPE Certificates

Prof. Dr. Volker Lohweg

Institute Industrial IT (inIT) (Germany)

Taggant-Based Holographic Track and Trace Labels for Liquor

Sajan Ambadiyil

Centre for Development of Imaging Technology (India)

Stealth Spectral Landmarks for Complex Objects’ Authentication

Marc Pic

Advanced Track & Trace (ATT) (France)

12:15 Session Q&A
12:30 Lunch

13:30 Session 3 – New Approaches to Document Security

Think Quantum – A New Perspective on Security

Anke Ginter

Bundesdruckerei GmbH (Germany)

Behind the Barcode – Multi-Layered Functional Barcodes for Security Documents

Tom Mitchell

Luminescence Sun Chemical Security (UK)

Protection Through Personalized “Watermark-Like” Features

Roger Bollström

MOZAIQ Switzerland

Development of Innovative Machine-Readable Luminescent Features

Scott Haubrich

SICPA SA (Switzerland)

Aldric Molina

SICPA SA (Switzerland)

14:50 Session Q&A
15:10 Break – Refreshments

15:40 Session 4 – Protecting Identity in the Digital Age I

Protecting IDs in the Quantum Computing Era

Alexander Winnen

Veridos (Germany)

Secure and Trusted Identification Interactions in the Digital Sphere

Jérémy Chmiela

IDEMIA (France)

Leveraging In-Brain Identity Validation Mechanisms for Detection of Live Video Deepfake Attacks

Hendrik Graupner

Bundesdruckerei GmbH (Germany)

An OVD Secured by Design

Jérémy Malinge

Crime Science Technology (France)

17:10 Session Q&A
17:25 Close of Day One


18:30 Conference Dinner and Table Top Exhibition

Wednesday 10 April 2024

09:00 Session 5 – Protecting Identity in the Digital Age II

Introduction to ODDS Day 2

Francis Tuffy

ID & Secure Document News (UK)

What Will Passports Look Like in 20 Years?

Renaud Laffont-Leenhart

Thales (France)

Enabling Citizen Protection With Seamless and Secure Digital Identity Wallets

Jorge Carvalho

Austrian State Printing House (OeSD) (Austria)

Security Challenges of Mobile IDs

Frank Schmalz

Veridos (Germany)

Modern Optical Features for ID Documents – A Review

Yit-Shun Leung Ki

Security Identity Alliance

10:25 Session Q&A
10.40 Break – Refreshments

11:10 Session 6 – New Optical Techniques for Security I

Color-Tunable Photonic Crystals: Dynamic or Serial Coded? You Decide!

Heeyeon Kim

NanoBrick (South Korea)

Utilizing Two-Colour Colourshifts for Highest Security

Sebastian Mader

OVD Kinegram (Switzerland)

Special Information Encryption for Optical Lithography Technology

Steve Sun

Wuhan Huagong Image Technology (China)

12:10 Session Q&A

12:25 Panel Discussion – ID and document security in the face of AI and quantum computing

Chair – Ian Lancaster

13:00 Lunch

14:00 Session 7 – New Optical Techniques for Security II

Security Features Based on Light Field Shaping with Freeform Micro-Structure

Dr Dong Yang

ZSST (CBPM Group) (China)

Brilliantly Innovative: A New Security Feature Using Micro-Optical Free-Form Elements

Dr. Martin Egginger

Hueck Folien GmbH (Austria)

Micro-Optics in the Fourth Dimension

Daniel Parrat

Rolling Optics (Sweden)

Erik Egemalm

Rolling Optics (Sweden)

15:00 Session Q&A
15:15 Break – Refreshments

15:30 Session 7 – New Optical Techniques for Security II – continued

Print Document Protection: A Computer-Generated Holography Solution

Leehwan Hwang

Kwangwoon University (South Korea)

Particle-Based Colour Change Security Feature

Michael Natan

Diametryx Inc. (USA)

Development of Novel Overt Security Feature for ID Documents

Keitaro Sugihara

Toppan Digital (Japan)

Yoshiyuki Mizuguchi

Toppan Digital (Japan)

16:30 Session Q&A
16:45 Review of the Conference Topics
17:00 Close of Conference and Farewell Drinks