The Multi-Scenario Multi-Environment BioSecure Multimodal Database (BMDB)

Ortega-Garcia, Javier and Fierrez, Julian and Alonso-Fernandez, Fernando and Galbally, Javier and Freire, Manuel R and Gonzalez-Rodriguez, Joaquin and Garcia-Mateo, Carmen and Alba-Castro, Jose-Luis and Gonzalez-Agulla, Elisardo and Otero-Muras, Enrique and Garcia-Salicetti, Sonia and Allano, Lorene and Ly-Van, Bao and Dorizzi, Bernadette and Kittler, Josef and Bourlai, Thirimachos and Poh, Norman and Deravi, Farzin and Ng, Ming Wah R. and Fairhurst, Michael and Hennebert, Jean and Humm, Andreas and Tistarelli, Massimo and Brodo, Linda and Richiardi, Jonas and Drygajlo, Andrzej and Ganster, Harald and Sukno, Federico M and Pavani, Sri-Kaushik and Frangi, Alejandro and Akarun, Lale and Savran, Arman (2009) The Multi-Scenario Multi-Environment BioSecure Multimodal Database (BMDB). IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, 32 (4). pp. 1097-1111. ISSN 0162-8828. (doi: (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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A new multimodal biometric database designed and acquired within the framework of the European BioSecure Network of Excellence is presented. It comprises more than 600 individuals acquired simultaneously in three scenarios: i) over the Internet, ii) in an office environment with desktop PC, and iii) in indoor/outdoor environments with mobile portable hardware. The three scenarios include a common part of audio/video data. Also, signature and fingerprint data has been acquired both with desktop PC and mobile portable hardware. Additionally, hand and iris data was acquired in the second scenario using desktop PC. Acquisition has been conducted by 11 European institutions. Additional features of the BioSecure Multimodal Database (BMDB) are: two acquisition sessions, several sensors in certain modalities, balanced gender and age distributions, multimodal realistic scenarios with simple and quick tasks per modality, cross-European diversity, availability of demographic data and compatibility with other multimodal databases. The novel acquisition conditions of the BMDB allow to perform new challenging research and evaluation of either monomodal or multimodal biometric systems, as in the recent BioSecure Multimodal Evaluation campaign. A description of this campaign including baseline results of individual modalities from the new database is also given. The database is expected to be available for research purposes through the BioSecure Association during 2008.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Multimodal, biometrics, database, evaluation, performance, benchmark, face, voice, speaker, signature, fingerprint, hand, iris.
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK7800 Electronics (see also: telecommunications) > TK7880 Applications of electronics (inc industrial & domestic) > TK7882.B56 Biometrics
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Engineering and Digital Arts > Image and Information Engineering
Depositing User: J. Harries
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2009 12:04 UTC
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