Security Biometrics


ISO standards

ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 37 - Biometrics

Another More Organized List

NIST Biometric Standards

A Report from

A Biometric Standards Summary in Planet Biometrics


CDEFFS, Committee to Define an Extended Fingerprint Feature Set

CDEFFS was a committee chartered to define a quantifiable, standard method of characterizing the information content of a fingerprint or other friction ridge image. The work of CDEFFS resulted in the Extended Feature Set (EFS) specification included in the ANSI/NIST ITL-1 2011 standard “Data Format for the Interchange of Fingerprint, Facial, & Other Biometric Information”. The ANSI/NIST ITL standards are the basis for biometric and forensic standards used around the world, including the FBI’s EBTS and Interpol’s INT-I, among others.

State of the Art


Open Source Project


Open Source Biometric Recognition

A communal biometrics framework supporting the development of open algorithms and reproducible evaluations.


OpenBR is a framework for investigating new modalities, improving existing algorithms, interfacing with commercial systems, measuring recognition performance, and deploying automated biometric systems. The project is designed to facilitate rapid algorithm prototyping, and features a mature core framework, flexible plugin system, and support for open and closed source development. Off-the-shelf algorithms are also available for specific modalities including Face Recognition, Age Estimation, and Gender Estimation.

OpenBR originated within The MITRE Corporation from a need to streamline the process of prototyping new algorithms. The project was later published as open source software under the Apache 2 license and is free for academic and commercial use.