Analysis of Risks and Trends in Automated Border Control – Executive Summary


  1. Gorodnichy, D.O.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research and Development Canada, Centre for Security Science, Ottawa ON (CAN);Canada Border Services Agency, Science and Engineering Directorate, Ottawa ON (CAN)
This report presents the executive summary of the Border Technology Division Report 2015-11 “ART in ABC: Analysis of Risks and Trends in Automated Border Control", which was prepared for the “Risk analysis of face and iris biometrics in border/access control applications" (CSSP-2013-CP-1020) study conducted by the Canada Border Services Agency in partnership with the University of Calgary through support from the Defence Research and Development Canada, Canadian Safety and Security Program (CSSP). This study relates directly to the technologies that apply to e-passport-based gate systems and iris-recognition-based registered traveller programs such as NEXUS. It also contributes to the development of a new generation of automated border control (ABC) systems and processes that are currently being developed by many countries, including Canada. The summarized outcomes include: establishing the terminology, metrics and tools for describing and analyzing ABC systems, analysis of issues with currently deployed systems, and investigation into further development of ABC and other traveller screening technologies within a larger e-border process that deals with automation of traveller clearance at the border.
border security;biometrics;automated border control;identity management
Report Number
DRDC-RDDC-2016-C143 — Contract Report
Date of publication
01 Aug 2015
Number of Pages
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