AWE Toolbox is intended for automatic evaluation of feature extractor methods on image datasets. AWE Dataset is already included, as well as some extraction methods.
You can use (and modify, but leave headers in the code) the toolbox and the dataset for non-commercial use. In your paper please cite:
Ž. Emeršič, V. Štruc, and P. Peer: »Ear Recognition: More than a Survey«, Neurocomputing
Download bibtex here.