Planet Biometrics - Day 3: Standards and Testing: Practical Outcomes
"Portrait quality and the third generation of biometric data formats"
Electronic passports have been in use for more than a decade, several hundreds of millions are in circulation, and ABC gates are a common technology all over the world. Facial images are an important part of the data contained in a passport. It was time to reconsider the requirements to such images and to its encoding. In 2014, ICAO tasked ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 17 to develop new guidance for capturing passport images, and in summer 2018 the new Portrait Quality TR was published. In parallel ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 37 started the development of a third generation of (this time) extendible data formats in its multipart International Standard ISO/IEC 39794, including a part 5 on facial images. The talk introduces these two documents and highlights a few of the covered topics.
Dr. Andreas Wolf studied Mathematics and Computer Science at Humboldt University Berlin and Technical University of Munich. He holds a Ph. D. in Computer Science. In the past, he has worked with several IT companies in technology oriented positions. He initialized the first European Common Criteria certification of a biometric product. Today, Dr. Wolf works as Principal Scientist Biometrics with Bundesdruckerei GmbH, Berlin.
He has published several book and journal contributions as well as conference papers and patent applications. He holds a teaching position at the Free University Berlin. Furthermore, he is one of the German DIN experts delegated to the ISO/IEC JTC 1 committees SC 17, SC 27, SC 31 and SC 37 as well as to the European Standards Committee CEN. He is the Chairman of ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC27, Convenor of CEN/TC 224/WG 19, and editor of several standards including the face data standards ISO/IEC 19794-5/39794-5 and the ICAO Portrait Quality TR.