EU research




DURATION: 1 September 2020 – 31 August 2024


FOCUS AREA: biometrics, morphing, manipulation attack, presentation attack, document verification, fraud detection

iMARS project aims at developing solutions to address threats of ID document fraud and image manipulation attacks. The project will seek to reinforce the security of ID documents and will provide solutions to address gaps in four reference scenarios: enrolment, renewal, border control and forensic investigation. This will be done in line with the requirements formulated by ICAO and operators of Automated Border Control (ABC) systems.

iMARS will ensure the uptake of the project’s outcomes after its end by providing training, guidelines and best practices to border guards and passport application officers. It will also contribute to the ongoing standardisation efforts in the field of presentation attack detection and face image quality.

Foreseeable Outcomes:

  • image morphing and Manipulation Attack Detection (MAD) solutions
  • Document Verification and Fraud Detection (DVFD) solutions
  • mobile tools to verify document integrity

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