Welcome to BioLab 17/08/2017 03:35

"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 program (Cesena). 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


ICB 2018 - The 11th IAPR International Conference on Biometrics 

Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia - February, 20 - 23, 2018
The 11th IAPR International Conference on Biometrics, technically co-sponsored by both IAPR (Technical Committee on Biometrics - TC4, International Association for Pattern Recognition) and APRS (Australian Pattern Recognition Society), is the premier forum for the presentation of new advances and research results in the fields of biometrics. ICB 2018 is intended to have a broad scope. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: Biometric Technologies, Biometric System Designs & Standards, Biometric Applications and Biometric Evaluations.

MCC SDK v2.0 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.

SFinGe: The Synthetic Fingerprint Generator

The demo version of SFinGe v5.0 can be freely downloaded.

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 about 7 million 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 IJCB 2017 in Denver, to a young scientist, under the age of 40 as of 1st April 2017, 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. The recipient of the 2017 award will deliver a plenary talk in IJCB 2017. The nominations must reach the Chair of the YBIA Committee, Prof. Arun Ross, no later than 15th August 2017.

51st International Carnahan Conference on 51st International Carnahan Conference on Security Technology

Madrid, Spain - October, 23 - 26 2017
The International Carnahan Conference on Security Technology is one of the longest-running international technical symposia. This conference has a broad scope and invites papers that advance security technologies including physical, cyber and electronic security research, development, systems engineering, testing, evaluation, case studies and new research lines to face current and future challenges.

Scanner Quality

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.

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