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International Journal of Intelligent Systems Technologies and Applications
International Journal of Intelligent Systems Technologies and Applications


Special Issue on: "Automated Biometric Technology and its Applications"

Guest Editors:
Dr. Hanqi Zhuang, Florida Atlantic University, USA
Dr. Yan Meng, Stevens Institute of Technology, USA
Dr. Ying Bai, Johnson C. Smith University, USA

Automated biometric technology has attracted significant attention from both academia and industry. Biometric features can be retinas, irises, fingerprints, hand geometries, signatures, audio, faces, palm prints, ears, gait, DNA, etc. Choice of biometric features depends on factors such as accuracy, robustness, sensor size and cost. Numerous theoretical and implementation advances have made automatic biometric authentication not only technically feasible, but also economically practical. Automated biometric systems have been widely used in many applications such as surveillance, digital libraries, forensic work, law enforcement, human computer intelligent interaction, and banking. For applications requiring higher levels of security, biometrics can be integrated with other authentication means such as smart cards and passwords.

This special issue is aimed at introducing novel pattern recognition techniques applied to biometric authentication and identification, state-of-the-art methods for biometric sensing, and social impacts of biometric technology. Researchers are invited to submit their original papers to this special issue. Papers of both theoretical and practical application nature are welcome. Authoritative reviews of the state of the art and directions for future research in the field are also welcome.

Subject Coverage
The scope of the issue covers, but is not limited to:
  • Face tracking and recognition
  • Face expression recognition
  • 3D face recognition
  • Speaker recognition
  • Palm print analysis
  • Iris recognition
  • Gait analysis
  • Fingerprint classification
  • DNA classification for biometric applications
  • Multi-modal biometric techniques
  • Biometric sensors
  • Biometric systems
  • Biometric application case studies
  • Social impacts of biometric technology

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

Full paper submission due: 31 May, 2008

First round review completed: 31 August, 2008

Final notification: 30 September, 2008

Final manuscripts due: 31 October, 2008