EAB to explore performance of mobile biometrics
07 July 2016 14:58 GMT

The European Association for Biometrics (EAB) is organising a workshop on the performance and evaluation for mobile biometrics.

Specifically, the association has said that the workshop will discuss performance and testing on topics such as the requirements for embedded sensors to ensure quality of samples and accuracy requirements for biometric verification on mobile devices.

Taking place on 22 June 2016, 13.30 – 17.00 hrs CET, at AFNOR in Paris, the session will also explore presentation attack detection evaluation on mobile devices and performance assessment of biometric systems embedded in mobile.

““The rapidly expanding integration of biometrics into smart phones for transaction authentication makes quality assurance of the biometric modules increasingly important. Independent assessment of performance and security will be needed to keep transactions safe and reliable within the regulations and standards of existing payment and transaction frameworks devices”, wrote the EAB.

“To allow for these trustful interactions, the need of reliable user authentication is of paramount importance. It is then important to properly evaluate the accuracy of biometric authentication to ensure that security is strong enough to allow trusted mobile transactions.

“Currently no common standards on quality and performance for mobile biometrics exist, nor the capabilities to independently verify if certain predefined quality requirements are met. This is partly due to the fact that suppliers deliver their biometric modules as a black box, partly because end users don't have clear requirements to impose on biometric suppliers.”

You can find the full program and link to the registration site here