The following competitions are now open for BTAS 2013:

1. Cross-Sensor Comparison Competition 2013

This competition did not have enough submissions to present at BTAS 2013. However, please find here the results submitted by the University of South-East Europe Lumina, Bucharest, ROMANIA.

As research continues in the field of iris biometrics, iris sensors with improved technology are developed. For users of these sensors, updates to the technology are desirable since a new sensor may provide objective performance improvements over prior generation sensors. However, when these upgrades are made, the disposition of data (especially enrollment data) collected using prior generation sensors is open to question. This cross-sensor comparison problem attempts to explore this issue through a structured experiment with multiple data sets from multiple sensors, specifically the LG2200 and LG4000 sensors.  The authors of this competition have assembled data sets, of three different sizes, from each sensor and are providing a baseline matching result using in-house iris recognition software. These initial results indicate that there is a performance drop when the sensor model differs between enrollment and probe image acquisition. The goal of this challenge is to identify algorithms that do not show a performance drop, or at least less of a drop when upgrading the LG sensors. We expect that results reported by competition participants will improve upon the baseline cross sensor matching experiments provided by the authors of this competition.


2. Liveness Detection – Iris Competition 2013

Presentation attacks are when an individual subverts the intended policy of the biometric system in order to hide their identity and/or pose as someone else. Liveness detection are methods which seek to recognize imitations of biometric characteristics to prevent from presentation attacks. The goal of Liveness Detection—Iris 2013 is to compare different methodologies for software and system-based iris liveness detection. The results of the competition will provide a reference point for academic and industrial research. While the competition does not grant certification on the quality of proposed solutions, results may impact the state of the art in the field.