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The UBIRIS.v2: A Database of Visible Wavelength Iris Images Captured On-The-Move and At-A-Distance

Proença, H. ; Alexandre, L.A. ; Filipe, S.

IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence Vol. 1, Nº 1, pp. 1 - 1, January, 2009.

ISSN (print): 0162-8828
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Journal Impact Factor: 5,781 (in 2014)

Digital Object Identifier: 10.1109/TPAMI.2009.66

The iris is regarded as one of the most useful traits for biometric recognition and the dissemination of nationwide iris-based recognition systems is imminent. However, currently deployed systems rely on heavy imaging constraints to capture near infrared images with enough quality. Also, all the public available iris image databases contain data correspondent to such imaging constraints and, therefore, are exclusively suitable to evaluate methods thought to operate on these type of environments. The main purpose of this paper is to announce the availability of the UBIRIS.v2 database, a multi-session iris images database which singularly contains data captured in the visible wavelength, at-a-distance (between four and eight meters) and on on-the-move. This database is free available for researchers concerned about visible wavelength iris recognition and will be useful in accessing the feasibility and specifying the constraints of this type of biometric recognition.