Call for Presentations-ECCA 2019 Conference May 19th – 21st 2019, Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria

Devoted to innovative use of smart card and mobile contactless technologies, designed to improve the services offered within universities campuses, ECCA 2019 will accept presentations that offer attendees pioneering practices, real and sustainable solutions and a view on future trends.

Smart cards are essential building blocks for many applications and systems used in payment, content protection, transportation, student services, mobile and identification.

Besides the commercial and application aspects of smart cards, the ECCA conference aims to gather researchers and technologists with a strong focus on all aspects of smart card (i.e. cards, tokens, smart phones and embedded chips) development and deployment of solutions, preferably those with strong emphasis on enhancing life within campus.

ECCA 2019 is seeking original solutions and presentations covering all phases of the development and deployment cycle, from exploratory research and proof-of-concept studies to practical and final applications.

The submissions may address one or more of the topics mentioned below or others that authors believe to be of great interest to the audience. These include:

  • Innovations in eID
  • Smart cards, mobile and NFC enabled payment solutions (EMV, e-Purse, proprietary, etc.)
  • Access control to buildings, computers, authentication, etc.
  • Integration of transportation Systems within campus cards
  • Alternative solutions for campus identification and service provision
  • Advances in NFC and contactless technology
  • Advances in embedded Java Card and contactless developments
  • Strong authentication technologies (HW&SW) for Cloud Computing, Services Security and other Enterprises and personal usages
  • Privacy and trust management, deployment of digital signature on campus
  • Security and Privacy in Smart Devices
  • Biometrics, National ID cards
  • Contactless/wireless /mobile systems security risks analysis
  • Mobile commerce
  • Towards future networked society/services
  • Campus card life outside the campus
  • Campus card case studies

Each submission should include a one page abstract detailing the solution, application or research activity to be presented. Final presentation version will be at most 15 slides for a 25 minute duration. Only PDF files will be accepted. Submissions not meeting these guidelines risk rejection without consideration of their merits.

Important dates:

  • Submission deadline: February 8th, 2019
  • Acceptance or rejection notification: March 1st, 2019
  • Complete abstract version and speaker bio: April 5th, 2019
  • Complete presentationfor the proceedings: May 3rd, 2019


Apple and the Student ID card

The student ID card officially made its appearance on the Apple stage in the watchOS portion of the keynote at the WWDC earlier this year . Apple Technology VP, Kevin Lynch, announced that this coming fall the student ID card will soon be available to add to iPhone and Apple Watch for access and payments on campus. The integration will enable students to add their campus card to the Wallet app on iPhone or Apple Watch to support access to places like dorms or libraries, as well as support payments at locations across the campus. 

Further information is available on the following links;

Entrust Datacard Webinar October 8th

Get Ready for Gen Z: The Future of ID Issuance

Entrust Datacard in co-operation with the European Campus Card Association (ECCA) will host a Webinar on Monday 8thOctober at 15.00 (GMT+2).

The Webinar, which will focus on preparing a route map for The Future Needs and Requirements of your Campus ID Issuance, will include the following topics:

  • Adapting for the current and future requirements of Colleges and Universities to the issuance and use of the Campus ID.
  • Gaining an insight into the requirements and technologies that enables the production of a secure Campus ID, which is suitable for cashless payments, library requirements, door access, time & attendance, transportation, discounts ........
  • Exploring the available option to upgrade your existing systems to support the needs and requirements of today’s campus card and on-line registration issuance.
  • Benefits of customising The Campus ID Card to help personalise the student experience by providing options for social & cultural and sports requirement, branding, mobile on-line registration and secure identify.
  • Student mobile registration and card issuance solutions that provides the flexibility needed to adapt to new demands and offer easy upgrade options allowing colleges and universities to issue the student identity of the future.

Please register to receive the login details.

ANA-U GmbH delivers on its promise to deliver real “BIO” cards

20 years ago "bio" was the thing. The idea was not new. Environmental protection had long been an issue, but for the first time the desire to make the world "cleaner" hits the interest of a broad social class . This boom was triggered not least by the serious environmental catastrophes of the 1980s, which reached every living room with powerful images for the first time. Since then, Chernobyl and Exxon Valdez have not only been names. They stood and stand for the awareness that not every human error can be reversed. The wish of many people to be able to contribute something to protect the environment was huge. And if many people wanting something, a market naturally emerges.

20 years ago "plastic" was pilloried in society for the first time. Even though 10 years earlier the "jute instead of plastic" movement demanded a more conscious life, for the first time, manufacturers thought about alternatives for the growing demand. Certifications and seals of approval sprang up to announce, that everyone could make a contribution to environmental protection if they are going to choose the organic product. BIO was the new magic word, but it lost is good reputation because of numerous scandals and label fraud.

It has been 20 years since card manufacturers more or less thought about the sustainability and environmental compatibility of their products. We're talking about 6 billion PVC cards a year being put into circulation. Just a fraction of them, have a service life which is close to the durability. At the beginning, there was no technical possibility to adapt the service life to the durability. Years later the Thermo-Rewrite technology made it possible, to close this gap. But even this progress did not solve the problem completely.


When we speak of bio cards today, very few people know what is meant by it. In other words, what is "bio" exactly and how much "bio" is in it? At the beginning of the bio card revolution it was clear for ANA-U Gmbh that the big challenge would be to develop a product that corresponds to what customers actually want: 100% degradability of 100% renewable raw materials. By definition even small amounts of degradable organic substances are sufficient to qualify a card as a bio card (already 4 % are enough). And biopolymers, i.e. substances based on crude oil that can be degraded more quickly, can be pleased about the predicate "bio", even though we know today, that ultimately the highly problematic micro plastic arises from their decay process



In cooperation with the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, ANA-U GmbH has succeeded in taking an innovative step that actually meets the requirements of consumers. In contrast to other suppliers, ANA-U GmbH exclusively produces bio cards out of 100% renewable raw materials that can be 100% degraded. With a operating life of 10 years. The patented production technology made it possible to develop a card that differs from conventional PVC cards neither in use nor in functionality. Even the costs could be reduced to such an extent, that this bio card represents a real alternative to conventional PVC cards. The Thermo Rewrite technology for PVC cards and the 100 % bio cards made by ANA-U GmbH are providing real solutions for the demand-oriented use of card systems: environment-friendly solutions that deliver what they promise.


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