NIST logo

Publication Citation: Conformance Test Architecture and Test Suite for ANSI/NIST-ITL 1-2007

NIST Authors in Bold

Author(s): Fernando L. Podio; Dylan J. Yaga; Christofer J. McGinnis;
Title: Conformance Test Architecture and Test Suite for ANSI/NIST-ITL 1-2007
Published: June 22, 2011
Abstract: The Computer Security Division of NIST/ITL supports the development of biometric conformance testing methodology standards and other conformity assessment efforts through active technical participation in the development of these standards and the associated conformance test architectures and test suites. The ANSI/NIST-ITL standard "Data Format for the Interchange of Fingerprint, Facial & Other Biometric Information" is used by law enforcement, intelligence, military, and homeland security organizations throughout the world. The current version specified in its Traditional Format, is Part 1: ANSI/NIST-ITL 1-2007. Although a revised and augmented version of the standard is under development, the 2007 version is still widely used. The Conformance Test Architecture and Test Suite described in this publication are designed to test implementations of ANSI/NIST ITL 1-2007. The code (Beta 0.4) is currently designed to support testing of selected record types of the standard but can be extended to support other record types as required. A high-level overview of the architecture and test suite as well as software details and the code structure are provided. A quick start user guide and a comprehensive table of the standard's requirements and the associated implemented conformance test assertions (over five-hundred and thirty) are included.
Citation: NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 7791
Pages: 76 pp.
Keywords: ANSI/NIST‹ITL 1-2007; biometrics; conformance test architecture; conformance testing; data interchange; standard implementations; test assertions
Research Areas: Biometrics, Conformance Testing, Computer Security
PDF version: PDF Document Click here to retrieve PDF version of paper (2MB)