Encyclopedia of Biometrics

2015 Edition
| Editors: Stan Z. Li, Anil K. Jain

Common Biometric Exchange Formats Framework Standardization

  • Fernando Podio
  • Fred Herr
  • Yooyoung Lee
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4899-7488-4_228

Synonyms

Biometric information record; Biometric registration authority; BIR; Data interchange format; Patron format specification; SB; SBH; Security block; Standard biometric header

Definition

Common Biometric Exchange Formats Framework (CBEFF) provides a standardized set of definitions and procedures that support the interchange of biometric data in standard data structures called CBEFF biometric information records (BIRs). BIRs are well-defined data structures that consist of two or three parts: the standard biometric header (SBH), the biometric data block (BDB), and possibly the optional security block (SB). CBEFF permits considerable flexibility regarding BIR structures and BDB content but does so in a way that makes it easy for biometric applications to evaluate their interest in processing a particular BIR. CBEFF imposes no restrictions on the contents of a BDB, which can conform to a standardized biometric data interchange format or can be completely proprietary. CBEFF...

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References

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    F.L. Podio, J.S. Dunn, L. Reinert, C.J. Tilton, L. O’Gorman, M.P. Collier, M. Jerde, B. Wirtz, Common Biometric Exchange File Format, NISTIR 6529, Jan 2001Google Scholar
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    F.L. Podio, J.S. Dunn, L. Reinert, C.J. Tilton, B. Struif, F. Herr, J. Russell, M.P. Collier, M. Jerde, L. O’Gorman, B. Wirtz, Common Biometric Exchange Formats Framework, NISTIR 6529-A, Apr 2004Google Scholar
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    ANSI INCITS 398-2008, American National Standard, for Information Technology – Common Biometric Exchange Formats Framework (CBEFF) – http://webstore.ansi.org/
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    INCITS 473-2011, Information technology – Conformance Testing Methodology for Patron Formats Conforming to INCITS 398-2008, Information technology – Common Biometric Exchange Formats Framework (CBEFF), http://webstore.ansi.org/
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    ISO/IEC 19785-1, 2006 Information technology – Common Biometric Exchange Formats Framework (CBEFF) – Part 1: Data element Specification. Also: Amendment 1: 2010 Support for additional data elements, http://www.iso.org/iso/store.htm. Also adopted as INCITS/ISO/IEC 19785-1: 2006 2008, http://webstore.ansi.org/
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    ISO/IEC 19785-2, 2006 Information technology – Common Biometric Exchange Formats Framework (CBEFF) – Part 2: Procedures for the operation of the Biometric Registration Authority. Also: Amendment 1: 2010 Additional registrations, http://www.iso.org/iso/store.htm. Also adopted as INCITS/ISO/IEC 19785-2: 2006 2008, http://webstore.ansi.org/
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    ISO/IEC 19785-3, 2007 Information technology – Common Biometric Exchange Formats Framework (CBEFF) – Part 3: Patron format specifications. Also: Amendment 1: 2010 Support for additional data elements, http://www.iso.org/iso/store.htm. Also adopted as INCITS/ISO/IEC 19785-3: 2007 2008, http://webstore.ansi.org/
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    ISO/IEC 19785-4, 2010 Information technology – Common Biometric Exchange Formats Framework – Part 4: Security block format specifications, http://www.iso.org/iso/store.htm
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    International Biometrics & Identification Association ID Registry: http://www.ibia.org/cbeff/
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    ISO/IEC 19784-1, 2006 Information technology – Biometric application programming interface – Part 1: BioAPI specification, http://www.iso.org/iso/store.htm. Also adopted as INCITS/ISO/IEC 19784-1: 2006 2007, http://webstore.ansi.org/
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    ISO/IEC 24713-3:2009, Information technology – Biometric Profiles for Interoperability and Data Interchange – Part 3: Biometric Based Verification and Identification of Seafarers, http://www.iso.org/iso/store.htm. Also adopted as INCITS/ISO/IEC 24713-3: 2010, http://webstore.ansi.org/

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fernando Podio
    • 1
  • Fred Herr
    • 2
  • Yooyoung Lee
    • 3
  1. 1.Computer Security Division, National Institute of Standards and TechnologyGaithersburgUSA
  2. 2.Identification Technology Partners, Inc.GaithersburgUSA
  3. 3.Dakota-consulting Inc., Contractor at National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)GaithersburgUSA