image Manipulation Attack Resolving Solutions


Though difficult to quantify, the variety of possible ID document frauds at borders is a reality that threatens politicians holding responsibility for borders as well as EU citizens. Based on the needs expressed by practitioners, the iMARS consortium has shaped a project that will: 1/ improve the operational capacity of passport application and border control operators by providing both - short-term adhoc solutions ensuring reliable passport application procedures - and mid-term solutions with no-reference and differential analysis solutions that can in particular detect manipulated and morphed passport images as well as document fraud. iMARS will provide: • Image morphing and manipulation attack detection solutions to assess ID documents validity against document fraud, during enrolment and renewal steps, as well as at the border crossing stations • Document verification and fraud detection solutions to support border guards in the verification process by providing mobile tools that can check document’s integrity To reach the targeted TRL6, these technologies will be validated in laboratory conditions using operational data collected from six border control sites (with border to countries outside EU). 2/ ensure the uptake of its outcomes after the project’s end. iMARS will: • promote usability/ergonomic aspects by providing training, guidelines and best practices to border guards and passport application officers • contribute to the ongoing standardisation efforts in the field of Presentation Attack Detection and face image quality • provide open access benchmarks (2 datasets with multiple enrolment morphed face images and border gate probe images) on a specific testing platform serving follow-on research activities • ensure that the technologies developed are accepted by citizens and respect privacy and legal EU regulations.

Project details

Unibo Team Leader: Davide Maltoni

Unibo involved Department/s:
Dipartimento di Informatica - Scienza e Ingegneria

Idemia Identity & Security France(France)

Other Participants:
Vision Box - Solucoes De Visao Por Computador Sa (Portugal)
Institute of Baltic Studies (Estonia)
Idemia Identity & Security Germany Ag (Germany)
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - Università di Bologna (Italy)
Universiteit Twente (Netherlands)
Norges Teknisk Naturvitenskapelige Universitet Ntnu (Norway)
Mobai As (Norway)
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium)
BUNDESKRIMINALAMT-Federal Criminal Police Office (Germany)
Cognitec Systems Gmbh (Germany)
Hellenic Police (Greece)
Police Federale Belge (Belgium)
Cyprus police (Cyprus)
Arttic (France)
Kentro Meleton Asfaleias (Greece)
Inspectoratul General Al Politiei De Frontiera Al Ministerului Afacerilor Interne (Moldova)
European Association for Biometrics (EAB) (Netherlands)
Servico De Estrangeiros E Fronteiras Portuguese Immigration And Borders Services (Portugal)
Surys (France)
Hochschule Darmstadt (Germany)
Politidirektoratet (Norway)
Ministerie Van Binnenlandse Zaken En Koninkrijksrelaties (Noi) (Netherlands)
Imprensa Nacional - Casa Da Moeda, S. A. (Portugal)

Total Eu Contribution: Euro (EUR) 6.988.521,25
Project Duration in months: 48
Start Date: 01/09/2020
End Date: 31/08/2024

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Peace, justice and strong institutions This project contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 883356 This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 883356