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Biometric-enabled Interview-Assisting Traveller Screening technology for Automated Border Control


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This report presents the deliverables for the "Roadmap for Biometrics at the Border" (CSSP-2015-TI-2158) study conducted by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) in partnership with University of Arizona (UA) and San Diego State University (SDSU) through support from the Defence Research and Development Canada, Canadian Safety and Security Program (CSSP). The main objective of this study was to generate critical knowledge related to the use of biometric-enabled Interview Assisting Traveller Screening (IATS) technology, such as AVATAR kiosks developed by UA and SDSU. The deliverables include: overview of manual behaviour screening limitations, overview of challenges related to designing biometric-enabled behaviour screening (BEBS) systems, development of a novel framework for designing and evaluating BEBS systems, conducting a mock-up experiment with the AVATAR kiosk at the CBSA, and finally, recommendations based on the lessons and insights learnt from the conducted evaluations. The publication of this article is enabled by the Scientific Integrity Policy released by the Canada Border Agency Services (CBSA) in December 2019 and is done in support of the Government of Canada's National Action Plan on Open Government and Open Science. This article is the unabridged version of the report that was prepared by the authors for the CSSP-2015-TI-2158 Study. The reference to the abridged published version is provided below: Dmitry O. Gorodnichy, “Design and Evaluation of Biometric-enabled Interview-Assisting Traveller Screening technology for Automated Border Control. CSSP-2015-TI-2158 Study . Final Report", Technical Report, DRDC-RDDC-2018-C223, Online:
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