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

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Javier Ortega-Garcia, Julian Fierrez, Fernando Alonso-Fernandez, Javier Galbally, Manuel R. Freire, Joaquin Gonzalez-Rodriguez, Carmen Garcia-Mateo, Jose-Luis Alba-Castro, Elisardo Gonzalez-Agulla, Enrique Otero-Muras, Sonia Garcia-Salicetti, Lorene Allano, Bao Ly-Van, Bernadette Dorizzi, Josef Kittler, Thirimachos Bourlai, Norman Poh, Farzin Deravi, Ming W. R. Ng, Michael Fairhurst, Jean Hennebert, Andreas Humm, Massimo Tistarelli, Senior Linda Brodo, Jonas Richiardi, Andrzej Drygajlo, Harald Ganster, Federico M. Sukno, Sri-Kaushik Pavani, Alejandro Frangi, Senior Lale Akarun, Senior Arman Savran



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 campaign1. 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 Association2 during 2008