Encyclopedia of Biometrics

2009 Edition
| Editors: Stan Z. Li, Anil Jain

Iris Standards Progression

  • Dominique Harrington
  • Ryan Triplett
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-73003-5_222



Iris standards are used to provide a set of guidelines for iris system implementation, design, and interoperability. Both published and emerging standards for iris-based systems include recommendations for interoperability, data formats, conformance, compression, and quality.

There are two Technical Committees that create standards for the United States (U.S.) and international communities which solely concern biometrics. The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) InterNational Committee for Information Technology Standards (INCITS) M1 Technical Committee creates U.S. national standards. This same group is the U.S. Technical Advisory Group for the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) Joint Technical Committee 1, Subcommittee 37 (SC37), which creates biometric international standards [1, 2]. Both ANSI/INCITS and ISO/IEC standards bodies ultimately publish the iris...

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    ANSI INCITS 379-2004 Iris Image Interchange Format.Google Scholar
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    ISO/IEC 19794-6:2005, Biometric Data Interchange Formats – Part 6: Iris Image Data.Google Scholar
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    “Effect of severe image compression on iris recognition performance”, John Daugman, Cathryn Downing, May 2007, SC37 reference number 37N2125.Google Scholar
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    Position Paper in Support of Retaining the Iris Polar Image Data Format, 0733007 v0.1Google Scholar
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    M1 Letter Ballot, Document number M1/07-0633Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dominique Harrington
    • 1
  • Ryan Triplett
    • 2
  1. 1.Tygart Technology Inc.FairmontUSA
  2. 2.Biometric Services International, LLCA National Biometric Security Project CompanyMorgantownUSA