Secure Matching of Dutch Car License Plates

Archana Bindu Sunil, Zekeriya Erkin, Thijs Veugen

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License plate matching plays an important role in applications like law enforcement, traffic management and road pricing, where the plate is first recognized and then compared to a database of authorized vehicle registration plates. Unfortunately, there are several privacy related issues that should be taken care of before deploying plate recognition systems. As a scientific solution to privacy concerns, we propose a simple and accurate character recognition scheme combined with an integer matching scheme that is designed to work with encrypted license plates. Our analysis and experimental results show that the deployment of such a system can be deemed possible.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication24th European Signal Processing Conference, EUSIPCO 2016
Place of PublicationPiscataway
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-9928-6265-7
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventEUSIPCO 2016: 24th European Signal Processing Conference - Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 29 Aug 20162 Sept 2016
Conference number: 24


ConferenceEUSIPCO 2016
Abbreviated titleEUSIPCO
Internet address


  • homomorphic encryption
  • License plate matching
  • character recognition
  • secure signal processing
  • cryptography


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