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MOBIO Face and Speaker Verification Evaluation


The MOBIO consortium is organizing a contest for the next International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR) to be held in 2010 at Istanbul on August 23.

MOBIO (Mobile Biometry) is a European Project focusing on biometric person recognition from portable devices such as mobile phones. The project is focusing on multiple aspects of biometric person recognition, ranging from research to development, and more particularly on robust-to-illumination face localization and verification, speaker verification in noisy environments, bi-modal fusion, unsupervised model adaptation through time and scalability.

The project consortium is collecting a large bi-modal (audio/visual) database recorded from mobile phones across multiple sites in Europe. We plan to make publicly available this new audio-visual database of synchronized face and speech samples collected on mobile devices. The initial distribution of this database will be achieved through the organization of a contest for the next International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR) in August 2010.

This contest will focus on evaluating the performance of uni-modal face and speaker verification techniques in the context of a mobile environment, thus offering challenging recording conditions (adverse illumination, noisy background).

The availability of common benchmark databases, together with evaluation protocols has been partly responsible for the significant gains made in biometric person recognition in recent years. We believe that such evaluations should be continued. Databases and more importantly unbiased evaluation mechanisms should be spread across the scientific community making it possible for scientists to evaluate their progress.



Sébastien Marcel and Chris McCool
Idiap Research Institute, Switzerland (CH)

Timo Ahonen
University of Oulu, Finland (FI)

Honza Cernocky
Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic (CZ)


MOBIO Database for the ICPR 2010 Face and Speech Competition

Chris McCool and Sébastien Marcel, McCool_Idiap-Com-02-2009


On the Results of the First Mobile Biometry (MOBIO) Face and Speaker Verification Evaluation

Sébastien Marcel, Chris McCool, Pavel Matejka, Timo Ahonen, Jan Cernocky and al.



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