Biometric authentication for border control applications

Taekyoung Kwon, Hyeonjoon Moon

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We propose an authentication methodology that combines multimodal biometrics and cryptographic mechanisms for border control applications. We accommodate faces and fingerprints without a mandatory requirement of (tamperresistant) smart-card-level devices on e-passports for easier deployment. It is even allowable to imprint (publicly readable) bar codes on the passports. Additionally, we present a solution based on the certification and key management method to control the validity of passports within the current Public-Key Infrastructure (PKI) technology paradigm.

Original languageEnglish
Article number4384481
Pages (from-to)1091-1096
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Aug

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The authors would like to thank the anonymous referees and JongHyup Lee for their help in improving this paper. This work was supported in part by Grant R01-2005-000-11261-0 from Korea Science and Engineering Foundation in Ministry of Science and Technology. This work was also supported by a grant from the Seoul R&BD Program.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Information Systems
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics


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