International Journal of Cognitive Biometrics

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Editor in Chief: Dr. Ramaswamy Palaniappan
ISSN online: 2042-647X
ISSN print: 2042-6461
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Cognitive biometrics acquires information from users through collection of one or more biosignals. This relies on the presentation of one or more external or imagined stimuli. The subsequent response(s) are acquired and used for verification and authentication. IJCB addresses all aspects of cognitive biometrics, which aims 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 multi-modal combinations involving conventional and soft biometrics.


 Topics covered include

  • Biosignal recognition deployment for EEG, ECG, EOG, EMG, PPG, etc.
  • Event-related audio-visual stimuli design and resulting response component extraction for person ID
  • Virtual reality deployment as a means of stimulus presentation
  • Subliminal stimulus presentation utilisation in user authentication schemas
  • Signal processing (linear and nonlinear) for time-invariant biometric feature extraction
  • Novel machine learning algorithms for user-dependent/independent classification
  • Genetic basis of biosignals and heritability
  • Cognitive neuroscience deployment for biometric authentication purposes
  • Multimodal approaches involving biosignals
    • conventional: fingerprints, palm prints, retinal scan, iris recognition, voice recognition, keystroke patterns, etc.
    • soft biometrics: odour scent, skin colour, eye colour, etc.
    • token based methods: personal ID number, passwords, etc.
  • Related algorithms, enrolment procedures, systems/devices, security, applications, standardisation for user verification and authentication

More on this journal...
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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Editor in Chief

  • Palaniappan, Ramaswamy, University of Kent, UK


    • 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
    • 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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    Journal news

    • New Editor for IJ Cognitive Biometrics


      Prof. Ramaswamy Palaniappan from the University of Kent in the UK has been appointed to take over editorship of the International Journal of Cognitive Biometrics. His predecessor, Dr. Kenneth Revett, will remain with the journal in the role of Editor.