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Biometrics: Standards

  • Cathy Tilton made a good summary of the standards, US & ISO, in her presentation at the BC2004.
  • A bit older: Status of Biometric Standardization by Fernando Podio (chairman of many US and international standard committees about biometrics)
  • BioAPI: the BioAPI Consortium was formed to develop a widely available and widely accepted API that will serve for various biometric technologies. This is becoming an ISO standard.
  • (2006) The Biometric Catalog website contains a biometrics standards description
  • (2007 Aug) The National Biometric Security Project publish a list of emerging and published standards + an article The Maturation of Biometric Standards (Sep 2007)
  • (2007 Oct) Published International Standards Developed by ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 37 - Biometrics
  • I only listed here the "sensor level" standards, and not the application level standards. Standards to check compliance also exist.

    International standards

    Approved or FDIS level (=just before approval) (July 2007):

  • ISO/IEC 19794-1, Information Technology - Biometric Data Interchange Format - Part 1: Framework
  • ISO/IEC 19794-2, Information Technology - Biometric Data Interchange Format - Part 2: Finger Minutiae Data
  • ISO/IEC 19794-3, Information Technology - Biometric Data Interchange Format - Part 3: Finger Pattern Spectral Data
  • ISO/IEC 19794-4, Information Technology - Biometric Data Interchange Format - Part 4: Finger Image Data
  • ISO/IEC 19794-5, Information Technology - Biometric Data Interchange Format - Part 5: Face Image Data
  • ISO/IEC 19794-6, Information Technology - Biometric Data Interchange Format - Part 6: Iris Image Data
  • ISO/IEC 19794-7, Information Technology - Biometric Data Interchange Format - Part 7: Signature/sign time series data
  • ISO/IEC 19794-8, Information Technology - Biometric Data Interchange Format - Part 8: Finger pattern skeletal data
  • ISO/IEC 19794-9, Information Technology - Biometric Data Interchange Format - Part 9: Vascular image data
  • ISO/IEC 19794-10, Information Technology - Biometric Data Interchange Format - Part 10: Hand geometry silhouette data
  • ISO/IEC 19795-1, Information Technology - Biometric Performance Testing & Reporting - Part 1: Principals & Framework
  • ISO/IEC 19795-2, Information Technology - Biometric Performance Testing & Reporting - Part 2: testing methodologies for technology and scenario evaluation
  • ISO/IEC 19784-1, Information technology - Biometric Application Programming Interface - Part 1: BioAPI Specification (=2.0)
  • ISO/IEC 19784-2, Information technology - Biometric Application Programming Interface - Part 2: Biometric Archive Function Provider Interface (=2.0)
  • ISO/IEC 19785-1, Information technology - Common Biometric Exchange Formats Framework (CBEFF) - Part 1: Data Element Specification
  • ISO/IEC 19785-2, Information technology - Common Biometric Exchange Formats Framework (CBEFF) - Part 2: Procedures for the Operation of the Biometrics Registration Authority
  • ISO/IEC 24709-1, Information technology — Conformance testing for the biometric application programming interface (BioAPI) — Part 1: Methods and procedures
  • ISO/IEC 24709-2, Information technology — Conformance testing for the biometric application programming interface (BioAPI) — Part 2: Test assertions for biometric service providers
  • ISO/IEC 24722: 2007 Information technology -- Biometrics-- Multimodal and other multibiometric fusion
  • US standards

    Which are, most of the time, proposed as starting documents for ISO standards:

  • ANSI INCITS 381-2004 Finger Image-Based Data Interchange Format
  • ANSI INCITS 378-2004 Finger minutia Data Interchange Format
  • ANSI INCITS 377-2004 Finger pattern Data Interchange Format
  • ANSI INCITS 385-2004 Face Recognition Format for Data Interchange
  • ANSI INCITS 396-2005 Hand Geometry Interchange Format
  • ANSI INCITS 395-2005 Signature/Sign Data Interchange Format
  • ANSI INCITS 379-2004 Iris Image Interchange Format
  • ANSI INCITS 422-2007 Application Profile for Commercial Biometric Physical Access Control
  • See also:

  • ANSI/NIST-ITL 1-2011 (second draft) Data Format for the Interchange of Fingerprint, Facial & Other Biometric Information

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