“With the technology thus poised to reach a huge number of consumers, the issue of liveness detection in iris scanning is perhaps more important than ever.”
A coalition of universities from around the world has once again convened to test liveness detection in iris scanning technologies, and is inviting academic and corporate organizations to take part in the competition. Called LivDet-Iris: Liveness Detection-Iris Competition 2017, it has been organized by Clarkson University, Notre Dame University, West Virginia University, and Warsaw University of Technology.
It’s a sort of sequel event to LivDet-Iris 2015, and arrives at a time when iris scanning is emerging as a major modality. FindBiometrics’ recent Year in Review found iris scanning in third place (tied with behavioral biometrics) as the industry’s most exciting modality, and Samsung’s next flagship smartphone is expected to incorporate the technology. With the technology thus poised to reach a huge number of consumers, the issue of liveness detection in iris scanning is perhaps more important than ever.
LivDet-Iris 2017 is taking place as part of the International Joint Conference on Biometrics (ICJB 2017), which will run from October 1st to 4th in Denver, Colorado. Prospective participants are invited to register through the LivDet-Iris 2017 website.
January 18, 2017 – by Alex Perala