ICB 2013 Competition on Secure Template Fingerprint Verification: STFV@ICB-2013
STFV@ICB-2013 is a fingerprint verification competition for algorithms relying on protected templates, based on the FVC-onGoing STFV benchmark. The competition is organized in conjunction with the 6th IAPR/IEEE International Conference on Biometrics: ICB 2012 (http://atvs.ii.uam.es/icb2013).
In recent years, template protection techniques have gained increasing interest in the biometric community, due to the world-wide diffusion of new biometric applications and the consequent growing of privacy issues. Fingerprints are one of the most studied biometric traits and the most widely used in civil and forensic recognition systems, hence the development of effective techniques to protect fingerprint templates is undoubtedly a crucial challenge for the research community. Although several fingerprint template protection methods have been proposed in the literature, the problem is still unsolved, since enforcing non-reversibility tends to produce an excessive drop in accuracy. Furthermore, unlike fingerprint verification, whose performance is nowadays assessed with public benchmarks and protocols, performance of template protection approaches is often evaluated in heterogeneous scenarios, thus making it very difficult to compare existing techniques.
GOAL: submitted algorithms are required to enroll a given fingerprint into a protected template (that is, a template from which the fingerprint features cannot be extracted) and to compare it against a given fingerprint image.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE: all algorithms evaluated under the above benchmarks and published before the deadline specified below will be included in STFV@ICB-2013. Submission and evaluation of the algorithms follow the standard FVC-onGoing rules (see Submission and Publication policy at http://biolab.csr.unibo.it/fvcongoing).
DEADLINE: Algorithms' results must be published on the FVC-onGoing website within March 25th, 2013.
Academic Research Groups, Companies and Independent Developers are kindly invited to register and submit algorithms to STFV@ICB-2013.
For more details: https://biolab.csr.unibo.it/fvcongoing/UI/Form/ICB2013STFV.aspx
The Competition Organizers