Biometrics Evaluation and Testing (BEAT)

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.

Partner organizations

  • Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) (Public, Turkey)
  • MORPHO (MPH) (Private, France)
  • Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) (Academic, Switzerland)
  • KU Leuven (Academic, Belgium)
  • University of Surrey (Academic, United Kingdom)
  • Universidad Autonoma de Madrid (UAM) (Academic, Spain)
  • The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) (Research Institute, France)
  • TÜViT (Private, Germany)
  • Idiap Research Institute (Research Institute, Switzerland)
Start date 01/07/2013
End date The project is closed: 29/02/2016

Funded by

  • European Commission (EC) (Public, Belgium)
Commissariat a l'energie atomique et aux energies alternatives (CEA)
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Ecole Polytechnique Federale De Lausanne
Universidad Autonoma de Madrid (UAM)
Idiap Research Institute
University of Surrey

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