The paper presents results of the face verification contest that was organized in conjunction with International Conference on Pattern Recognition 2000 . Participants had to use identical data sets from a large, publicly available multimodal database XM2VTSDB. Training and evaluation was carried out according to an a priori known protocol ().… (More)
Biometric person identity authentication is gaining more and more attention. The authentication task performed by an expert is a binary classification problem: reject or accept identity claim. Combining experts, each based on a different modality (speech, face, fingerprint, etc.), increases the performance and robustness of identity authentication systems.… (More)
The paper presents the European ACTS project " M2VTS " which stands for Multi Modal Verification for Teleservices and Security Applications. The primary goal of this project is to address the issue of secured access to local and centralised services in a multimedia environment. The main objective is to extend the scope of application of network based… (More)
MPEG-7 camera extends the capabilities of conventional cameras by analyzing its scene in order to generate a content-based description according to the recently approved MPEG-7 standard. This gives to the camera a large variety of current and potential applications, such as surveillance, augmented reality, and virtual display. This paper provides an… (More)
A n algorithm for feature point extraction i s presented. I t is based on a scale-space representation of the image as well as a system for tracking across scales. Using synthetic and real images, i t is shown that the proposed algorithm produces stable and well-localized feature points estimates-two essential propaties for video applications.