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Liveness detection competition series focuses on iris authentication


The Liveness Detection-Iris Competition 2017 has been announced as part of the International Joint Conference on Biometrics (IJCB 2017), which will be held October 1 to 4, 2017, in Denver, Colorado.

The competition is part of the Liveness Detection Competition Series, and is presented by Clarkson University, Notre Dame University, West Virginia University, and the Warsaw University of Technology.

The competition will consist of two sub-competitions, part one, which is focused on software-based or algorithmic tests, and part two, testing integrated hardware and software systems. Algorithm must be submitted as a Win32 console application with parameters specified on the competition website, and a winner selected based on the minimum of the average of overall classification errors across all datasets.  Complete systems shipped should likewise be Windows 7, 32-bit installations.  

Registration is now open to academics and industrial organizations, and further information is available from the website.

The 2017 iris competition is the seventh held in the semi-regular LivDet series since 2009. It is sponsored by the Center for Identification Technology Research (CITeR) and the Poland-based Biometrics Laboratory Research and Academic Computer Network (NASK).

CITeR director Stephanie Schuckers took on an advisory role with Precise Biometrics when it acquired NexID Biometrics, which she is co-founder and CEO of, in December.

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