International Journal of Cognitive Biometrics

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Editor: Dr. Kenneth Revett
ISSN online: 2042-647X
ISSN print: 2042-6461
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Cognitive biometrics acquires information from a user through collection of one or more biosignals such as EEG, ECG, and EDR. The approach relies on the presentation of one or more stimuli, and the subsequent response(s) are acquired and used for authentication. IJCB addresses all aspects of cognitive biometrics, the purpose of which is to extract a unique signature from the user based on the cognitive, affective, and conative state of the individual - either alone or more typically in various combinations.


 Topics covered include

  • Biosignals recognition deployment for ECG, EEG, ERPs and EDR
  • Related techniques for user authentication
  • Virtual reality deployment as a means of stimulus presentation
  • The genetic basis of biosignals
  • Heritability of EEG, ECG, and EDR
  • Cognitive neuroscience deployment for biometric authentication purposes
  • Subliminal stimulus presentation utilisation in user authentication schemas context
  • Extraction of event-related components of biosignals for person identification
  • Novel machine learning algorithms for user-dependent features extraction
  • Multimodal cognitive-based biometrics
  • Linear and nonlinear signal analysis techniques

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ObjectivesThe primary objective of IJCB is to provide a medium through which researchers in all fields relevant to cognitive biometrics can exchange their ideas. Biometrics is ultimately a process that investigates and develops strategies that enable secure access to information. The domain is therefore global, and IJCB emphasises this aspect of biometrics. We encourage the dissemination of data through the use of online data repositories, allowing research groups on a global scale to utilise common datasets. Publicly-available datasets provide the opportunity for researchers to compare their specific approaches, fostering a comparative and collaborative approach to the discipline. In addition, the establishment of an international standard(s) for cognitive biometrics would provide a means for integrating this branch of biometrics within government frameworks, engendering widespread integration into a common global biometric framework. The ultimate goal of academic publications is to provide a medium that informs the community at large on the latest advances within a domain – for us, this domain is cognitive biometrics.


IJCB provides a medium that facilitates the exchange of ideas and latest results among members of academia, industry, and legislative bodies alike. Papers included in IJCB will be relevant to a wide-ranging audience, including members of the engineering, computer science, biometrics, and related fields.


IJCB publishes a wide variety of manuscripts types such as book reviews, major topic reviews, original papers, technical reports, short communications, and news reports. Special Issues devoted to important aspects in cognitive biometrics will be published at periodic intervals.



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  • Revett, Kenneth, British University in Egypt, Egypt

    Editorial Board Members

    • Aydin, Nizamettin, Yildiz Technical University, Turkey
    • Cho, Sungzoon, Seoul National University, Republic of Korea
    • Deravi, Farzin, University of Kent, UK
    • Gamboa, Hugo, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
    • Gorunescu, Florin, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, Romania
    • Irvine, John M., Draper Laboratory, USA
    • Israel, S.A., SAIC, USA
    • Jahankhani, Hossein, University of East London, UK
    • Jahankhani, Pari, University of Westminster, UK
    • Kempter, Guido, University of Applied Sciences Vorarlberg, Austria
    • Palaniappan, Ramaswamy, University of Wolverhampton, UK
    • Poulos, Marios S., Ionian University, Greece
    • Riener, Andreas, Johannes Kepler University, Austria
    • Salem, Abdel-badeeh M., Ain Shams University, Egypt
    • Shen, Tsu-Wang (David), Tzu Chi University, Taiwan
    • Silva, Hugo, PLUX, Portugal
    • Tenreiro de Magalhães, Sérgio, University do Minho and Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Portugal
    • Tolba, Mohamed Fahmy, Ain Shams University, Egypt
    • Wang, Liang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
    • Wayman, James, San Jose State University, USA
    • Yampolskiy, Roman V., University of Louisville, USA
    • Zhang, David, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong SAR, China


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