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Technological trends - The shape of things to come

Churchill Room

Session Chair's Introduction

Mobile credential – your identity in your mobile
Edwin Faber, Senior Manager Cross Market Innovation, Citizen Identity, IDEMIA, The Netherlands

Graphic Code: A new reliable machine-readable system for coding and authentication
Nuno Gonçalves, Innovation Manager, The Portuguese Mint and Official Printing Office, Portugal

The Portuguese Mint and Official Printing Office (INCM) is a Portuguese state company in charge of producing security and identity documents such as the Portuguese Citizen Card and the electronic Portuguese passport with the most demanding and innovative security standards. In this presentation, we will present a new graphical security technology developed by INCM in conjunction with the University of Coimbra, which is being incorporated in the electronic Portuguese Passport, other identity documents as well as in stamps and labels.

A new machine-readable approach for coding a textual message into an image is being introduced. It combines the visual appeal of images with the communication power of words into a codified message. The new coding system is based on the creation of patterns by organizing the available graphic primitives in a pre-defined way. The coding consists of properly spreading the patterns associated to the symbols of a given message, and complementing them with further patterns for a specific visual purpose.

The graphic codes produced are easily incorporated in any security and identification document and on product stamps or labels too, and can be composed of diverse security elements, namely printed graphics and holograms using cross-validation for enhancement of the security level.

•    A new machine-readable approach for coding, security and authentication;
•    Graphic codes supporting printed and holographic security elements;
•    A new security graphic code for security and identification documents.

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