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International Journal of Biometrics
International Journal of Biometrics


Special Issue on: "Computational Intelligence in Biometrics: Theory, Methods and Applications"

Guest Editor: Dr. Qinghan Xiao, Defence Research and Development Canada, Canada

In recent years, there has been increasing interest in using biometric technologies to recognize or verify the true identity of a person. Not only is biometrics considered by government departments as an essential security tool, but also the technology is used by the private sector to prevent identity fraud and reduce operational costs. Various applications include access control, IT security, border crossings, bank ATMs, video surveillance, and federal employee IDs. New biometric algorithms and technologies are proposed, tested, reviewed and implemented every year. However, many professionals agree that further research is needed to overcome technological limitations and achieve more reliable performance.

As biometric traits cannot be captured in precisely the same way twice, biometric matching is never exact. That is, the matching is always a “fuzzy comparison”. This feature makes computational intelligence an ideal approach to deal with the problems of the various biometric technologies. The proposed special issue tries to be a forum for research scientists and system developers to present their state-of-the-art research results in the field of biometrics. High-quality contributions would detail recent advances in biometric research, explore practical applications of biometric technology, fill gaps in the literature and promote applications of biometric systems. It should be very useful to a large audience since:

  • It would provide a fundamental understanding of the theories and principles of biometrics
  • It would address emerging challenges in biometric security and surveillance
  • It would illustrate various biometric algorithms and applications with computational intelligence solutions
  • It would provide guidance on the best practices for launching biometric applications
Subject Coverage
This special issue will explore the recent achievements on biometric technology which include but are not limited to the following:
  • CI-based biometric algorithms and system solutions
  • Fuzzy and artificial neural network-based learning techniques in biometrics
  • Multiple and multi-modal biometric fusion techniques
  • Biometric solutions for public, private, and healthcare applications
  • Design and analysis on biometric ePassport and biometric-based ID documents
  • Theory and applications of biometrics in open-set identification
  • Biometric privacy, security, usability and acceptability issues
  • Biometric liveness detection and anti-spoofing technology
  • Embedded biometric systems and mobile applications

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: 5 May, 2011 (Extended)

Notification of acceptance: 10 June, 2011

Revised paper due: 8 July, 2011

Submission of final revised paper: 29 July, 2011