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Publication Citation: Criteria Towards Metrics for Benchmarking Template Protection Algorithms

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Author(s): Koen Simoens; Bian Yang; Xuebing Zhou; Filipe Beato; Christoph Busch; Elaine M. Newton; Bart Preneel;
Title: Criteria Towards Metrics for Benchmarking Template Protection Algorithms
Published: March 30, 2012
Abstract: Traditional criteria used in biometric performance evaluation do not cover all the performance aspects of biometric template protection (BTP) and the lack of well-defined metrics inhibits the proper evaluation of such methods. Previous work in the literature focuses, in general, on a limited set of criteria and methods. This paper provides the first holistic approach to the evaluation of biometric template protection that is able to cover a whole range of methods. We present a selection of well-defined criteria and metrics that are compliant with the reference architecture for template protection as defined in the recently adopted standard ISO/IEC 24745 (2011), which is applicable to nearly all known BTP methods. The metrics have been grouped in three categories of performance: technical, security and privacy, and operational. In addition, the visualization and representation of scores is discussed and a method for the unification of scores is proposed.
Conference: 5th IEEE/IAPR International Conference on Biometrics (ICB 2012)
Proceedings: Proceedings of the 5th IEEE/IAPR International Conference on Biometrics (ICB 2012)
Pages: pp. 498 - 505
Location: New Delhi, -1
Dates: March 30-April 1, 2012
Keywords: biometrics; template protection; BTP;renewable biometrics; revocable biometrics; cancellable biometrics; benchmark testing
Research Areas: Biometrics
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICB.2012.6199799  (Note: May link to a non-U.S. Government webpage)
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