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International Journal of Biometrics
International Journal of Biometrics


Special Edition on: "Speech as a Human Biometric: I Know Who You Are From Your Voice!"

Guest Editors:
Dr. Waleed H. Abdulla, The University of Auckland, New Zealand
Professor Sadaoki Furui, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Professor Kuldip K. Paliwal, Griffith University, Australia

The 2001 MIT Technology Review indicated that biometrics is one of the emerging technologies that will change the world. Human biometrics is the automated recognition of a person using adherent distinctive physiological and/or involuntary behavioural features.

Human voice biometrics has gained significant attention in recent years. The ubiquity of cheap microphones, human identity information carried by voice, ease of deployment, natural use, telephony applications diffusion, and non-obtrusiveness have been significant motivations for developing biometrics based on speech signals. The robustness of speech biometrics is sufficiently good. However, there are significant challenges with respect to conditions that cannot be controlled easily. These issues include changes in acoustical environmental conditions, respiratory and vocal pathology, age, channel, etc. The goal of speech biometric research is to solve and/or mitigate these problems.

This special issue will bring together leading researchers and investigators in speech research for security applications to present their latest successes in this field. The presented work could be new techniques, review papers, challenges, tutorials or other relevant topics.

IJBM journal is indexed by SCOPUS, SCIRUS, GOOGLE SCHOLAR and others.

Subject Coverage
Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:
  • Speech biometrics
  • Speaker recognition
  • Speech feature extraction for speech biometrics
  • Machine learning techniques for speech biometrics
  • Speech enhancement for speech biometrics
  • Speech recognition for speech biometrics
  • Speech changeability over age, health condition, emotional status, fatigue, and related factors
  • Accent, gender, age and ethnicity information extraction from speech signalS
  • Speech watermarking
  • Speech database security management
  • Cancellable speech biometrics
  • Voice activity detection
  • Conversational speech biometrics

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page

Important Dates

Manuscript due: 1 November, 2009

Acceptance/rejection notification: 15 Jan, 2010

Final manuscript due: 15 Feb, 2010