"Biometric Systems are automated methods of verifying or
recognizing the identity of a living person
on the basis of some physiological characteristics, like a fingerprint or iris
pattern, or some aspects
of behavior, like handwriting or keystroke patterns"
The Biometric System Laboratory is active at the University of Bologna since 1993
and is supported by DISI
(Department of Computer Science and Engineering)
and Computer Science and Engineering degree
The main research efforts are devoted to fingerprint and face recognition and
to performance evaluation of biometric systems.
Collaborations with industrial partners ensure that the research activities are
linked to real applications.
Ingegneria e Scienze Informatiche - Università di Bologna
via Sacchi 3, 47521 Cesena (FC) - ITALY
6th Pacific-Rim Symposium on Image and Video Technology
Guanajuato, México - October 28 - November 1st, 2013
The Pacific-Rim Symposium on Image and Video Technology (PSIVT) is a biennial international symposium for image and video technology. The 6th PSIVT will be held in Guanajuato, México, as a forum for researchers, developers, artists, educators, performers, and practitioners in the Pacific Rim and around the world to present the latest developments in both theoretical and practical aspects of image and video technology, artistic and consumer innovations.
SFinGe: The Synthetic Fingerprint Generator
The demo version of SFinGe v2.5 can be freely downloaded.
MCC SDK v1.3 is now freely available for research purposes
MCC SDK is a .Net DLL library that enables to develop fingerprint verification applications using the Minutia Cylinder-Code (MCC) algorithm.
Minutia Cylinder-Code (MCC)
A new representation and matching technique for fingerprint recognition was developed and patented: Minutia Cylinder-Code (MCC). The new method is extremely fast and very accurate: it can be implemented even on very light architectures and can perform 200K comparisons per second on a low-cost PC.
Handbook of Fingerprint Recognition (Second Edition)
D. Maltoni, D. Maio, A.K. Jain, S. Prabhakar
Springer, London, 2009.
FVC-onGoing: On-Line Evaluation of Fingerprint Recognition Algorithms
FVC-onGoing is the latest evolution of FVC: the international Fingerprint Verification Competitions organized in 2000, 2002, 2004, and 2006.
FVC-onGoing is an innovative web-based automated evaluation system for fingerprint recognition algorithms.
Tests are carried out on a set of sequestered datasets and results are reported on-line by using well known performance indicators and metrics.
Academic Research Groups, Companies and independent developers are kindly invited to register and submit algorithms to FVC-onGoing.
IAPR Young Biometrics Investigator Award (YBIA)
The YBIA will be conferred, at ICB 2013 in Madrid, to a young scientist, under the age of 40 on the deadline date for nominations (1st May 2013), who has made substantial contributions to the IAPR Biometrics community and whose research work has had a major impact in biometrics. The prize consists of a cash amount and a suitably inscribed certificate.
ICB 2013 - Competitions
The 6th IAPR International Conference on Biometrics (ICB 2013) is supporting the organization of 8 different biometric competitions. Competitions will be running from January 7, 2013 to March 22, 2013, but database and instructions will be available in late 2012. Each competition will have the opportunity to submit for review a competition summary paper for possible publication into the official proceedings.
ICB 2013 - The 6th IAPR International Conference on Biometrics
Madrid, Spain - June 04-07, 2013
The 6th IAPR International Conference on Biometrics (ICB-2013), technically co-sponsored by
both IEEE (Biometrics Council) and IAPR (Technical Committee on Biometrics - TC4), will have a
broad scope and invites papers that advance biometric technologies, sensor design, feature
extraction and matching algorithms, analysis of security and privacy, and evaluation of social
impact of biometrics technology. Topics will include biometric systems based on fingerprint, iris,
face, voice, hand, handwriting, gait and other modalities as well as biometric fusion and emerging
biometrics based on novel sensing technologies.
10th Summer School for Advanced Studies on Biometrics for Secure Authentication
Alghero, Italy - June 10 - 15, 2013
The courses will provide a clear and in-depth picture on the state-of-the-art in biometric verification/identification technology, both under the theoretical and scientific point of view as well as in diverse application domains. The lectures will be given by 18 outstanding experts in the field, from both academia and industry. Emphasis will be given to evaluation, standardization and to define the maturity of technology for the deployment of biometrics in a wide range of applications.
BioLab introduced a new operational definition of fingerprint scanner quality.
Quaderni CNIPA sulla Biometria (Italian language)
Materiale introduttivo sui Sistemi Biometrici e il loro impiego nella Pubblica Amministrazione, alla cui redazione hanno partecipato membri del laboratorio:
Quaderno 9, Quaderno 15 e Quaderno 17.
Biometric Systems: Technology, Design and Performance Evaluation
J. Wayman, A.K. Jain, D. Maltoni, D. Maio (Editors)
Springer, New York, 2005.