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Biometrics Evaluation and Testing

Objective

Identity management using Biometrics is deployed in a growing number of applications ranging from identification platforms (e.g. biometric passports) to access control systems for border checks or banking transactions.

Unfortunately, the reliability of these technologies remains difficult to compare. There are no european-wide standards for evaluating their accuracy, their robustness to attacks or their privacy preservation strength.

BEAT will fill this gap by building an online and open platform to transparently evaluate biometric systems, designing protocols and tools for vulnerability analysis and developing standardization documents for Common Criteria evaluations. The planned impact is three-fold: the reliability of biometric systems becomes standardized and comparable, potentially leading to a meaningful increase in their performance; technology transfer from research to companies becomes easier with the use of an interoperable framework; authorities and decision-makers become more informed about the progress made in biometrics as results impact standards.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/computer security/access control
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electronic engineering/automation and control systems

Call for proposal

FP7-SEC-2011-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

FONDATION DE L'INSTITUT DE RECHERCHE IDIAP
Address
Rue Marconi 19
1920 Martigny
Switzerland
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 958 797
Administrative Contact
Léonore Miauton (Mrs.)

Participants (10)

UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE MADRID
Spain
EU contribution
€ 530 400
Address
Calle Einstein 3 Ciudad Univ Cantoblanco Rectorado
28049 Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Mª Carmen Puerta (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF SURREY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 415 945
Address
Stag Hill
GU2 7XH Guildford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Maria Sega-Buhalis (Ms.)
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 64 800
Address
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Serge Vaudenay (Prof.)
TURKIYE BILIMSEL VE TEKNOLOJIK ARASTIRMA KURUMU
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 281 000
Address
Ataturk Bulvari 221
06100 Ankara
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Cagatay Karabat (Dr.)
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 435 759
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Olivier Hatem (Mr.)
IDEMIA IDENTITY & SECURITY FRANCE
France
EU contribution
€ 265 493
Address
2, Place Samuel De Champlain
92400 Courbevoie
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sandra Canton (Ms.)
TUV INFORMATIONSTECHNIK GMBH UNTERNEHMENSGRUPPE TUV NORD
Germany
EU contribution
€ 267 990
Address
Langemarckstrasse 20
45141 Essen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Nils Tekampe (Mr.)
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 151 200
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sofie Heroes (Ms.)
HAUTE ECOLE SPECIALISEE DE SUISSE OCCIDENTALE

Participation ended

Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 28 702,80
Address
Route De Moutier 14
2800 Delemont
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Philippe Dugerdil (Mr.)
CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 99 697,20
Address
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41296 Goeteborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Axel Persson (Mr.)