Biometrics Evaluation and Testing (BEAT)
Research Project, 2013 – 2016

Identity management using Biometrics is deployed in a growing number of applications ranging from identification platforms (e.g. biometric passports) to access control systems for border checks or banking transactions. Unfortunately, the reliability of these technologies remains difficult to compare. There are no european-wide standards for evaluating their accuracy, their robustness to attacks or their privacy preservation strength. BEAT will fill this gap by building an online and open platform to transparently evaluate biometric systems, designing protocols and tools for vulnerability analysis and developing standardization documents for Common Criteria evaluations. The planned impact is three-fold: the reliability of biometric systems becomes standardized and comparable, potentially leading to a meaningful increase in their performance; technology transfer from research to companies becomes easier with the use of an interoperable framework; authorities and decision-makers become more informed about the progress made in biometrics as results impact standards.


Aikaterini Mitrokotsa (contact)

Chalmers, Computer Science and Engineering (Chalmers), Networks and Systems (Chalmers)


Idiap Research Institute

Martigny, Switzerland

KU Leuven

Leuven, Belgium


Issy-les-Moulineaux, France

Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK)

Ankara, Turkey

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL)

Lausanne, Switzerland

The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA)

Gif-sur-Yvette, France


Essen, Germany

Universidad Autonoma de Madrid (UAM)

Madrid, Spain

University of Surrey

Surrey, United Kingdom


European Commission (EC)

Project ID: EC/FP7/284989
Funding Chalmers participation during 2013–2016

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