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International Journal of Information Technology and Management
International Journal of Information Technology and Management


Special Issue on: "Advances and Trends in Biometrics"

Guest Editor: Dr Lidong Wang, Mississippi Valley State University, USA

Biometrics is one of the automated identification methods and verifies or identifies the identity of a living individual based on physiological or behavioural characteristics.

  • Physiological characteristics or related organs include fingerprint, hand and palm geometry, face, ear, iris, retina, vein, body ordor, skin reflectance, thermograms, and DNA, etc.

  • Behavioural characteristics are related to the behavior of a person. Examples include, but are not limited to gait, signature, voice, lip motion, and keystroke or typing rhythm.

Biometrics has been used in criminal identification, homeland security, access control, and medical and health care systems, etc. The objective of this special issue is to address advances and trends in biometrics.

Subject Coverage
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • New theories and algorithms in biometrics
  • Hardware and software of biometric systems
  • Networking in biometrics systems
  • Databases in biometrics systems
  • Biometrics standards and standardization
  • Information security and privacy issues of biometrics
  • Biometrics in verifying identity for access control
  • Biometrics in database access and computer login
  • Biometrics applications in military and homeland security
  • Biometrics in electronic passports and national ID cards
  • Biometrics applications in international border crossing control
  • Biometrics airline applications and airport security
  • Biometrics in government and business management
  • Biometrics in banking and finance applications
  • Biometrics in hospitals and healthcare services
  • Biometrics in criminal identification, FBI security and fighting against terrorists
  • Biometric encryption
  • Multi- biometrics and multi-model biometric fusion

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper was not originally copyrighted and if it has been completely re-written).

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 date: October 10, 2010 (extended)

Notification of acceptance: November 10, 2010

Submission of final manuscript: December 10, 2010