Resources

 

The Association BioSecure provides several resources at the disposable of researchers and practitioners interested in the field of biometrics. This aims at facilitating the dissemination of new knowledge gained through the work of the BioSecure Network of Excellence. Several special resources are only available for the members of the Association BioSecure.

 

  • Education : The Association BioSecure has an objective to spread excellence and to promote the training of students and scientists in the field of biometrics. The resources which are currently available are:
    • Material¬†for education: Many BioSecure partners are currently participating in the writing of a textbook on biometrics that can be used on master-level courses.
    • eHandbook of Biometrics Standards: This handbook contains information on standardization issues and links of biometric resources of relevance to both researchers and end users of biometric systems.

 

  • The BioSecure Multimodal Databases : This unique set of databases has been collected by 11 university institutes across Europe in the framework of the BioSecure Network of Excellence. This collection have been designed to include data for face, voice, iris, fingerprint, hand and signature modalities, within the framework of three datasets corresponding to real multimodal, multi-session and multi-environment situations.

 

  • The BioSecure Reference and Evaluation Framework : It is composed of open-source reference systems, publicly available databases, assessment protocols and benchmarking results for several modalities (2D and 3D face, speech, signature, fingerprint, hand, iris and talkinf-face). This framework aims at introducing a new experimental methodology for conducting, reporting and comparing experiments for biometric systems, participating to standardisation efforts. It can be considered as a reliable and innovative process to evaluate the progress of research in the field of biometrics.

 

  • Research : The perspective of the Association BioSecure on research in the field of Biometrics.

 

  • The BioSecure Multimodal Evaluation Campaign : This competition was organized by the BioSecure Network of Excellence in 2007. It had to enable institutions to easily assess the performance of their own monomodal and multimodal algorithms and to compare them to other. Two scenarios were planned by the consortium: access control and mobile scenario. The role of multimodal biometrics in realistic conditions (border control and high security physical access control) was evaluated with the access control scenario while the mobile scenario aimed to assess the robustness of monomodal and multimodal algorithms to degraded conditions.