ISO/IEC 19795-7:2011 Preview

Information technology -- Biometric performance testing and reporting -- Part 7: Testing of on-card biometric comparison algorithms

ISO/IEC 19795-7:2011 establishes a mechanism for measuring the core algorithmic capabilities of biometric comparison algorithms running on ISO/IEC 7816 integrated circuit cards. Specifically, ISO/IEC 19795-7:2011

  • instantiates a mechanism for on-card biometric comparison testing;
  • standardizes procedures for the measurement of the accuracy of on-card biometric comparison implementations running on object-based, test-specific sample cards;
  • standardizes procedures for the measurement of durations of the various operations;
  • gives examples for matching ISO/IEC 19794-2:2005 compact card minutiae templates.

The following are specifically not within the scope of ISO/IEC 19795-7:2011:

  • procedures for securing the communications channel, including cryptographic protection of the biometric templates;
  • procedures for protection of sample or template integrity using digital signatures;
  • authentication of the card and reader;
  • selection or use of transmission protocols (e.g. contactless);
  • profiles of specific data interchange standards;
  • procedures for evaluation of readers, including performance, conformance and interoperability;
  • procedures for evaluation of ruggedness or durability of the card;
  • on-card template generation (e.g. extraction of minutiae from images);
  • template update or adaptation;
  • formal conformance tests of ISO/IEC 7816-4 and ISO/IEC 7816-11;
  • testing of devices not conforming to ISO/IEC 7816, including all system-on-card devices.


General information

  • Status :  Published
    Publication date : 2011-01
  • Edition : 1
    Number of pages : 26
  • :
    ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 37
    Biometrics
  • 35.240.15
    Identification cards. Chip cards. Biometrics

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