FIDX@ICB-2013 is a
fingerprint indexing competition based on the FVC-onGoing
FIDX benchmark, organized in conjunction with the
IAPR Sixth International Conference on Biometrics (ICB-2013).
Large volumes of fingerprints are collected and stored every day in forensics and government applications. Automatic fingerprint identification requires matching the query fingerprint against a large database of templates (features extracted from the fingerprints and used for comparison). This operation can be very time consuming; therefore, it is desirable to reduce the number of database fingerprints to be considered, by using pre-filtering techniques that quickly select the most similar candidates. Designing fingerprint pre-filtering techniques poses challenging problems in terms of both accuracy and efficiency: assessing the current state of the art in fingerprint indexing is important for understanding its limitations and addressing future research.
FIDX@ICB-2013 is based on the following benchmarks:
|The benchmark consists of ten thousand fingerprints to be indexed and one hundred fingerprints to be searched. Each searched fingerprint has one mate in the indexed ones. Images were acquired in operational conditions using high-quality optical scanners.
|The benchmark consists of fifty thousand fingerprints to be indexed and five hundred fingerprints to be searched. Each searched fingerprint has one mate in the indexed ones. Images were acquired in operational conditions using high-quality optical scanners.
How to participate
All algorithms evaluated under the above benchmarks before the deadline specified below, will be included in FIDX@ICB-2013.
Submission and evaluation of the algorithms follow the standard FVC-onGoing rules (see Sumbission and Publication policy).
Note that, in order to be included in FIDX@ICB-2013,
evaluation results must be published by the participants before the deadline.
Algorithms' results must be published on the FVC-onGoing website within March 25th, 2013.
No algorithm was published in this benchmark area before the deadline.
- R. Cappelli
- M. Ferrara
- D. Maltoni