Conference program

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La Magdalena Palace guided tour
ECCA AGM (Annual General Meeting)
Speaker: Tor Friedell (ECCA President)
ECCA Report
Welcome reception
Speaker: University of Cantabria
University of Cantabria presentation and ECCA conference opening
ECCA aims for the next years
Speaker: Tor Friedell (ECCA President)
Objectives for next years
Technical workshop
Different secure element form factors, which one to choose?
Speaker: Jorge Lanza
The deployment of campus card system has brought lots of benefits to universities, easing the management of in-campus servicies while reducing the costs. Traditionally, campus cards had a credit card shape, but the addition of contactless interfaces and the evolution towards a mobile NFC environments are making it possible to provide even more functionalities in other form factors. This presentantion will show through the different alternatives, starting from SIM cards, novel NFC microSD, etc. to the virtualization of the campus card in the cloud.
Exhibitors’ room inauguration
Speaker: Mr. Tor Fridell (ECCA President)
List of exhibitors and visit order
Official ECCA conference opening
Speakers: José Carlos Gómez Sal (Rector of University of Cantabria) and Tor Fridell (ECCA President)
University of Cantabria welcome and ECCA conference official opening
The European Campus eID System and the Benefits of a Card System for your Campus
Speaker: Eugene McKenna, Waterford Institute of Technology (Ireland)
The new European Campus eID was installed in Waterford Institute of Technology. This multi-functional card system now has 14 applications in use with the option to use multiple purses. Learn how this system can add applications and vendors with ease through the card application interface. The European standards have been adopted as part of the implementation process. We will also discuss the benefits of a card system and the future of this system for European Higher Education institutes.
Opportunities of Santander’s Univerisity Smart Card
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Speaker: Vicente Prior, Santander Universities Global Division
Santander serves 276 universities in more than 12 countries, to whom it issues its campus card with up to 7.2M cards in operation. Santander’s University Smart Card leadership leverages networking between universities, high-end technologies, experience and the work of five research teams, which enforces anticipating trends in smart card technology. The presentation describes the keys to this success and how Santander envisages the near future. A more social campus card enabled in the mobile environment is a reality for the universities under Santander’s umbrella.
Campus card industrial issuance process
Speaker: José María Deza, Fábrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre – Real Casa de la Moneda (FNMT-RCM)
This presentation describes the industrial process to issue a Campus Card, the machinery involved, the needed data elements and cryptographic support required.
Exhibitors’ time
Speaker: Exhibitors
Demostration from exhibitors 1 and 2
University of Cantabria Use Case – Beyond just a Campus Card
Speaker: Jorge Lanza
The main objective of this presentation is to show the University of Cantabria smart card project. The adoption and evolution of the smart card concept in the university and the deployment of applications bound to it are going to be depicted, showing both the advantages and disadvantages in order to serve as a guide to other universities thinking on taking smart card technology into their environment. Besides, the research activities, in colaboration with Santander Universities, carried under the scope of Technical Observatory for Smart Cards will be also introduced.
Enhancing Student Service Through A OneCard Solution Case Study of Sam Houston State University
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Speaker: Dr. Kristy Vienne, Sam Houston State University (Texas, USA)
Come learn how Sam Houston State University has streamlined the distribution process, increased card office visibility, and improved student services through a card based solution. Dr. Kristy Vienne, Assistant Vice President & Director, Bearkat One Card, will explain how their campus wide solution has positively impacted SHSU as well as future expansion of the program.
9 years with the LU Card – Lessons learned and plans for the future
Speaker: Morgan Persson, Lund University (Sweden)
In the early years we focused on the production of cards. We have added more and more services during the years. Today we have a service organization that takes care of installing and maintaining our access control systems and locks. This generates quite a lot of work since we have decided to replace all keys with electronic locks (over time). We have developed standardized solutions for doors to facilitate planning in new building and during remodelling. In many cases, we tell the suppliers what components we want to get a solution that works the way we want. As the systems grows so does the cooperation with other organizations.
Exhibitors’ time
Introducing NFC technology for Strong Authentication
Speaker: Haiko te Neues, Ruhr-Universität Bochum (Germany)
The disadvantages of certificates on contact smart cards and the need for strong authentication especially on mobile devices led to the fundamental idea for evaluating the new NFC technology. In our presentation we will argue why we are discarding pki based certificates and show our approach of strong authentication based on NFC technologies.
Extended security for user authentication based on biometrics
Speaker: Michal Strzelecki, Technical University of Lodz (Poland)
The objective of the presentation is to introduce fundamentals of biometric identity assessment and to provide an overview of selected biometric technologies. The first part of the presentation outlines pattern recognition basics, as biometrics is a special case of this broader domain and utilizes its algorithmic tools. The second part of the talk focuses on major biometric technologies, both the ones based on physiological traits like fingerprint-based recognition, iris-based recognition and DNA-based recognition, and the ones based on behavioural characteristics, like the individual character of human speech and the individual dynamics of writing. Finally, the presentation shows sample biometric authentication systems in civilian and government applications.
Exhibitors’ time
Speaker: Exhibitors
Demostration from exhibitors 3 and 4
MIFARE enables multiapplication on and beyond the campus
Speaker: Rainer Lutz, NXP
Smart Campus Cards are being used in over 20 unique applications on and beyond the campus. NXP’s technology is at the core of over 1500 campus card systems worldwide. The presentation is summarizing best practices from around the world to give inspiration for the ECCA members.
Workshop / Round table
Deploying mobile campus solutions
Speakers: To be confirmed
How mobile ecosystem is and will be changing the life in campus.
Enjoy Santander !
Social Activity
Santander Bay boat tour
Sponsored by Salto Systems
Depart from Palacete del Embarcadero (map to be included)
Duration: approximately 1h15
Gala Dinner
Sponsored by Gemalto
After the tour, we will enjoy the walk along the seafront promenade till the Centro Especializado de Alto Rendimiento de Vela Príncipe Felipe (CEAR), where we will enjoy dinner in a very good and quiet atmosphere while having a breath-taking view of the port and bay.
Integrating your Campus Card System for Recreation Management Services
Speaker: Brian Foster, InnoSoft Canada
Fusion is the leading campus recreation management system currently available on the market. Fusion has been designed specifically for the University and College setting. Fusion makes it easier than ever to manage your organization’s recreational facilities and members. An integrated suite of powerful, easy to use features – it provides the ability to more effectively manage your memberships, point-of-sale, access, facilities, equipment, lockers, registrations and more.
Smart Diplomas
Speaker: Carsten Traupe, NXP
University diplomas and other educational certificates represent both, the educational expertise a graduate has achieved and the reputation of the issuing university’s educational quality. Being mostly barely paper based, these certificates today are more and more subject to falsification and forging in attempt of fraudsters to achieve well paid positions in private and public sectors. The presentation will highlight how educational certificates can be combined with contactless smart card technology to offer government grade security for these documents. It will explain the way forward to not only make these high-value documents secure, but also how to extend their use to support both, graduates and potential employers.
Create, Use and Manage Secure Credentials on Smartphones
Speaker: Serra Luck, HID Global
Gain in-depth insights on how mobile market trends impact the way students and employees identify themselves as well as they can access the universities’ premises and data. After all, for years HID has provided secure identities carried on plastic cards that are used to access university buildings and residence halls, purchase a meal in the cafeteria or a soda at the vending machine, check out library books, do laundry or a host of other things the student ID is used for on a campus. In the university environment, students will bring their own devices into the campus environment. This requires the university to have the ability to support multiple device types.
Learn more about ‘mobile access’ perspectives and how to develop the right balance between security, privacy and user convenience:
  • Enable universities to open doors with both mobile devices and traditional cards while these two options must seamlessly co-exist in the user’s environment and access control system.
  • Allow the university with an easy way to create, use and manage digital identities. Whether this is done by the card office, a security or housing department, or an IT group, it is still a requirement.
  • Convenient yet secure user experience for the students and the university employees.
Exhibitors’ time
SALTO Systems
Speaker: Aznar Sethna, SALTO Systems
This presentation will explore the evolution of access control in the last number of years. It also analyses the evolution of the card as a conductor of this along with the converging new concept known as a virtual network. It will demonstrate the intelligent use of the card to manage standalone battery operated locks, online and wireless locks and create a Virtual network providing 90\% of the benefits of a full wired access control system and what Mobile Technology can add. The presentation will introduce for first time Salto Mobile Updater: A unique and innovative NFC based application.
AppUSC – Evolution of the Smart Card to the Mobile Phone
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Speaker: Javier de Andrés Rivero, University of Murcia (Spain)
The International University Smart Card Research Centre of the University of Murcia presents the AppTUI that is a free application that lets you make best use of all the advantages and services of the smart card in a University. In the Android version, the App includes a module that uses a microSD with NFC to physical access control to university parkings, buildings and their rooms, authentication in computers and to pick up public bicycles. A smartphone can become a safe way to access virtual secretaries, car parks, library services, computer rooms, to book sports facilities, to get discounts, and more possibilities will be coming. The application is freely available to all universities who can personalize the look and feel.
Spreading information: a way to improve students and users Smart Card awareness, its services and values
Speaker: Eva M. Álvarez, Documenta Universitaria
There is no doubt, Smart Card is a great goal for Higher Education Institutions but how much do students and users know about it? How can we improve their awareness about the card, its services and values?
Exhibitors’ time
Evolution of campus cards to mobile
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Speaker: Bertrand Michaux, Gemalto
Campus cards have moved in the past few years from simple paper or plastic cards to contactless chip cards in most places of the world. This provides an ease of use for most users and speed / security for most applications. With the evolution of payment technology to contactless payment, campus cards now incorporate dual interface chips that extend even more the possibilities offered by these credentials. Next step is of course the evolution of campus cards onto the mobile devices in order to extend even more the convenience for users and the possibilities for universities.
Round Table
Future of Smart Card Systems and Standarization on Campus Smart Cards
Speaker: To be confirmed
Collaboration between universities and service providers is possible. In order to enable scalability and reuse of solutions, standards are required.
ECCA Award for best presentation
Sponsored by Santander Universidades
Closing session