Emeršič, Žiga; Štepec, Dejan; Štruc, Vitomir; Peer, Peter; George, Anjith; Ahmad, Adii; Omar, Elshibani; Boult, Terrance E.; Safdaii, Reza; Zhou, Yuxiang; others Stefanos Zafeiriou,; Yaman, Dogucan; Eyoikur, Fevziye I.; Ekenel, Hazim K.
The unconstrained ear recognition challenge Inproceedings
In: 2017 IEEE International Joint Conference on Biometrics (IJCB), pp. 715–724, IEEE 2017.
In this paper we present the results o f the Unconstrained Ear Recognition Challenge (UERC), a group benchmarking effort centered around the problem o f person recognition from ear images captured in uncontrolled conditions. The goal o f the challenge was to assess the performance of existing ear recognition techniques on a challenging largescale dataset and identify open problems that need to be addressed in the future. Five groups from three continents participated in the challenge and contributed six ear recognition techniques fo r the evaluation, while multiple baselines were made available for the challenge by the UERC organizers. A comprehensive analysis was conducted with all participating approaches addressing essential research questions pertaining to the sensitivity o f the technology to head rotation, flipping, gallery size, large-scale recognition and others. The top performer o f the UERC was found to ensure robust performance on a smaller part o f the dataset (with 180 subjects) regardless o f image characteristics, but still exhibited a significant performance drop when the entire dataset comprising 3,704 subjects was used for testing.
Beveridge, Ross; Zhang, Hao; Flynn, Patrick; Lee, Yooyoung; Liong, Venice Erin; Lu, Jiwen; de Angeloni, Marcus Assis; de Pereira, Tiago Freitas; Li, Haoxiang; Hua, Gang; Štruc, Vitomir; Križaj, Janez; Phillips, Jonathon
In: Proceedings of the IEEE International Joint Conference on Biometrics (IJCB), pp. 1–8, IEEE 2014.
The Point-and-Shoot Face Recognition Challenge (PaSC) is a performance evaluation challenge including 1401 videos of 265 people acquired with handheld cameras and depicting people engaged in activities with non-frontal head pose. This report summarizes the results from a competition using this challenge problem. In the Video-to-video Experiment a person in a query video is recognized by comparing the query video to a set of target videos. Both target and query videos are drawn from the same pool of 1401 videos. In the Still-to-video Experiment the person in a query video is to be recognized by comparing the query video to a larger target set consisting of still images. Algorithm performance is characterized by verification rate at a false accept rate of 0:01 and associated receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curves. Participants were provided eye coordinates for video frames. Results were submitted by 4 institutions: (i) Advanced Digital Science Center, Singapore; (ii) CPqD, Brasil; (iii) Stevens Institute of Technology, USA; and (iv) University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. Most competitors demonstrated video face recognition performance superior to the baseline provided with PaSC. The results represent the best performance to date on the handheld video portion of the PaSC.