Practical Biometric Authentication with Template Protection

P. Tuyls, Anton H.M. Akkermans, Tom A.M. Kevenaar, G.J. Schrijen, Asker M. Bazen, Raymond N.J. Veldhuis

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    We show the feasibility of template protecting biometric authentication systems. In particular, we apply template protection schemes to fingerprint data. Therefore we first make a fixed length representation of the fingerprint data by applying Gabor filtering. Next we introduce the reliable components scheme. In order to make a binary representation of the fingerprint images we extract and then quantize during the enrollment phase the reliable components with the highest signal to noise ratio. Finally, error correction coding is applied to the binary representation. It is shown that the scheme achieves an EER of approximately 4.2% with secret length of 40 bits in experiments.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAudio- and Video-Based Biometric Person Authentication
    Subtitle of host publication5th International Conference, AVBPA 2005, Hilton Rye Town, NY, USA, July 20-22, 2005. Proceedings
    EditorsTakeo Kanade, Anil Jain, Nalini K. Ratha
    Place of PublicationBerlin
    Number of pages11
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-540-31638-1
    ISBN (Print)978-3-540-27887-0
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 2005
    Event5th International Conference on Audio- and Video-Based Personal Authentication, AVBPA 2005 - Hilton Rye Town, Rye Brook, United States
    Duration: 20 Jul 200522 Jul 2005
    Conference number: 5

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
    ISSN (Print)0302-9743
    ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


    Conference5th International Conference on Audio- and Video-Based Personal Authentication, AVBPA 2005
    Abbreviated titleAVBPA
    CountryUnited States
    CityRye Brook


    • EWI-710
    • IR-63477
    • METIS-248070
    • SCS-Safety

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