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International Journal of Biometrics
International Journal of Biometrics


Special Issue on: "Digital Signature and Biometrics in Theory and Practice"

Guest Editors:
Professor Jerzy Pejaś, West Pomeranian University of Technology, Poland
Professor Jacek Pomykała, University of Warsaw, Poland

The topics suggested by this special issue concern the concepts, surveys, state-of-the-art, research, standards, implementations, running experiments, applications, and practical case studies. In particular, we solicit works that answer the following questions:

  • Is it possible to increase the strength of biometrics using digital signatures and related techniques? Why and how?
  • Can digital signatures be hardened by the application of the biometrics techniques? Why and how?
  • Are there some closely related areas making mixing biometrics and digital signatures easier?
Subject Coverage
Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
  • New digital signature schemes with biometrics
    • Share-key based cryptosystems
    • ID-based signature schemes
    • PKI -based signature schemes
  • Security and cryptographic protocols with biometrics
    • Authentication protocols and their security analysis
    • Smartcards and authentication tokens
    • Securing of biometrics sensors.
  • Methods of biometrics data protection in IT systems
    • ID spoofing
    • Attacks on biometrics-based ID systems
    • Methods of a spoof detection
    • Protection methods against ID spoofing
    • Visual and phonic methods of identification
  • Comparisons of biometrics and cryptographic methods of identification
    • A digital signature as a hardening (complementary) tool for biometrics identification
    • Algorithmic aspects of biometrics and cryptographic identification
    • Hybrid and “multilevel” identification methods
  • Case studies
    • Biometrics usage in PKI systems
    • Closed-circuit TV systems, access control systems
    • Projects combining digital signature and biometrics methods: travel documents, electronic IDs, etc.
    • Integrated biometrics-based methods in penitentiary systems
    • Intrusion and hold-up alarm systems

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

Deadline for Submission: 15 June 2010 (extended)

Notification of acceptance: 31 August 2010

Camera ready papers due: 30 October 2010