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Advances in Biometric Standardisation – Addressing Global Market Requirements for Biometric Standards

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Author(s)

Fernando L. Podio

Abstract

The paper discusses the current status of biometric standards development activities, with a focus on international standards developments. Published standards, as well as standards under development or planned for the near future, are addressed. The work of Joint Technical Committee 1 of ISO and IEC Subcommittee 37 - Biometrics who is responsible for the development of a large portfolio of biometric standards in support of interoperability and data interchange is addressed. The work of two other JTC 1 Subcommittees, SC 17 Cards and personal identification and SC 27 - IT Security techniques who are also developing biometric standards within their scope of work is discussed. In many cases, the development of biometric standards impacts other standards developments including token-based, security and telecommunication standards. Specific examples of this impact are provided. Standards activities performed in standards development bodies outside of ISO/IEC JTC 1 are also addressed. They include the work of ISO Technical Committee 68 – Financial Services – SC 2 – Security, and the International Telecommunication Union - Study Group 17- Security. Due to the large international impact and adoption, the development of the ANSI/NIST-ITL standards led by the Information Technology Laboratory of NIST is also addressed. Although a detailed discussion on biometric standards adoption is beyond the scope of this paper, a few examples of global and national biometric standards adoption for verification and identification applications are discussed.
Citation
International Journal of Biometrics (IJBM)
Volume
5
Issue
1

Keywords

Biometric Data Interchange Formats, Biometric Technical Interfaces, Biometric Performance Measurements, Biometric Standards, Biometric Interoperability, Biometrics, Personal Identification, Personal Verification, Security Standards, Tele-Biometrics, Token-Based Standards.

Citation

Podio, F. (2013), Advances in Biometric Standardisation – Addressing Global Market Requirements for Biometric Standards, International Journal of Biometrics (IJBM), [online], https://doi.org/10.1504/IJBM.2013.050730 (Accessed April 19, 2024)
Created January 1, 2013, Updated November 10, 2018