Towards a more secure border control with 3D face recognition

C. Busch, M. Brauckman, Raymond N.J. Veldhuis, F. Deravi, T.A.M. Kevenaar, A. Nouak, H. Seibert, F Weber, J.-M. Suchier

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    Biometric data have been integrated in all ICAO compliant passports, since the ICAO members started to implement the ePassport standard. The additional use of three-dimensional models promises significant performance enhancements for border control points. By combining the geometry- and texture-channel information of the face, 3D face recognition systems show an improved robustness while processing variations in poses and problematic lighting conditions when taking the photo. This even holds in a hybrid scenario, when a 3D face scan is compared to a 2D reference image. To assess the potential of three-dimensional face recognition, the 3D Face project was initiated. This paper outlines the approach and research results of this project: The objective was not only to increase the recognition rate but also to develop a new, fake resistant capture device. In addition, methods for protection of the biometric template were researched and the second generation of the international standard ISO/IEC 19794-5:2011 was inspired by the project results.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 5th Norsk Informasjons Sikkerhets Konferanse (NISK)
    Place of PublicationTrondheim
    PublisherTapir Akademisk Forlag
    Number of pages12
    ISBN (Print)978-82-321-0012-5
    Publication statusPublished - 19 Nov 2012
    Event5th Norsk Informasjons Sikkerhets Konferanse, NISK 2012 - Bodø, Norway
    Duration: 19 Nov 201222 Nov 2012

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    PublisherTapir Akademisk Forlag


    Conference5th Norsk Informasjons Sikkerhets Konferanse, NISK 2012
    Other19-22 November 2012


    • SCS-Safety
    • EWI-23566
    • Face Recognition
    • METIS-297767
    • 3D Face
    • Border Control
    • IR-86962

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