Start date 01/07/2013
End date 29/02/2016

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

  • Commissariat a l energie atomique et aux energies alternatives (CEA) (Private, France)
  • Ecole Polytechnique Federale De Lausanne (Private, Switzerland)
  • Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Academic, Belgium)
  • Idiap Research Institute (Research institute, Switzerland)
  • Universidad Autonoma de Madrid (UAM) (Academic, Spain)
  • University of Surrey - Centre for Vision, Speech and Signal Processing (CVSSP) (Academic, United Kingdom)
  • Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) (Public, Turkey)
  • MORPHO (MPH) (Private, France)
  • TÜViT (Private, Germany)

Published: Fri 11 Nov 2016. Modified: Wed 23 Nov 2016