LivDet - Liveness Detection Competitions

A spoof attack, a type of presentation attack, is the use of an artificial replica of a biometric used in an attempt to circumvent a system. “Liveness detection” is a method used to recognize a presentation attack.

The goal for the Liveness Detection (LivDet) Competitions is to compare biometric liveness detection methodologies using a standardized testing protocol and large quantities of spoof and live samples. The competitions are open to all academic and industrial institutions which have a software-based or system-based biometric liveness detection solution.

The LivDet competitions have been hosted in 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019, and now 2021 and have shown themselves to provide a crucial look at the current state of the art in detection schemes.

Currently LivDet is being hosted for Iris, Fingerprint, and Face liveness detection methods. Methodologies for other modalities is currently being discussed for future competitions.

The competition has two sub-competitions:

Upon completion of each competition we will release live and spoof samples to researchers in the field upon request.