On the results of the first mobile biometry (MOBIO) face and speaker verification evaluation

Sébastien Marcel, Chris McCool, Pavel Matějka, Timo Ahonen, Jan Černocký, Shayok Chakraborty, Vineeth Balasubramanian, Sethuraman Panchanathan, Chi Ho Chan, Josef Kittler, Norman Poh, Benoît Fauve, Ondřej Glembek, Oldřich Plchot, Zdeněk Jančík, Anthony Larcher, Christophe Lévy, Driss Matrouf, Jean François Bonastre, Ping Han LeeJui Yu Hung, Si Wei Wu, Yi Ping Hung, Lukáš Machlica, John Mason, Sandra Mau, Conrad Sanderson, David Monzo, Antonio Albiol, Hieu V. Nguyen, Li Bai, Yan Wang, Matti Niskanen, Markus Turtinen, Juan Arturo Nolazco-Flores, Leibny Paola Garcia-Perera, Roberto Aceves-Lopez, Mauricio Villegas, Roberto Paredes

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This paper evaluates the performance of face and speaker verification techniques in the context of a mobile environment. The mobile environment was chosen as it provides a realistic and challenging test-bed for biometric person verification techniques to operate. For instance the audio environment is quite noisy and there is limited control over the illumination conditions and the pose of the subject for the video. To conduct this evaluation, a part of a database captured during the "Mobile Biometry" (MOBIO) European Project was used. In total there were nine participants to the evaluation who submitted a face verification system and five participants who submitted speaker verification systems. The results have shown that the best performing face and speaker verification systems obtained the same level of performance, respectively 10.9% and 10.6% of HTER.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRecognizing Patterns in Signals, Speech, Images, and Videos - ICPR 2010 Contests, Contest Reports
Number of pages16
StatePublished - 2010
Event20th International Conference on Pattern Recognition, ICPR 2010 - Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: Aug 23 2010Aug 26 2010

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume6388 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other20th International Conference on Pattern Recognition, ICPR 2010


  • biometric
  • evaluation
  • face recognition
  • mobile
  • speaker recognition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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