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International Journal of Biometrics
International Journal of Biometrics


Special Edition on: "Multimodal Biometric Systems and Biometric Fusion"

Guest Editors: Md. Maruf Monwar and Marina L. Gavrilova, University of Calgary, Canada

The goal of this Special Issue is to solicit original, state-of-the-art research in the rapidly growing area of biometric fusion, concentrating specifically on unique aspects of multimodal biometrics as well as their practical applications.

Unimodal biometric systems often face limitations that negatively influence their resulting performance. The factors can be related to noisy data, intra-class variability among biometric samples, low distinctiveness, non-universality of the data, and other factors. To alleviate some of these problems, the concept of the multimodal biometric system was developed. A multimodal biometric system is system that uses more than one independent or weakly correlated biometric identifier taken from an individual, often coupled with an effective fusion scheme necessary to combine the information presented by the multiple domain experts.

In addition to the theoretical importance of the proposed topic, there is a growing awareness of the value of findings in the area of multimodal biometric to a broader scientific community, that involves computer graphics, geometric modelling, scientific computing, artificial intelligence, networks and security with significant activities spurred in many industries, especially those involved in the acquisition, processing and interpretation of large biometric data.

This Special Issue is devoted specifically to biometric fusion methods and their performance and utilisation in multimodal biometric systems. Papers related to all aspects of multibiometric systems, from conceptual development to real-time testing and deployment in commercial applications, are invited.

Subject Coverage
Original research in all areas related to multimodal biometrics and biometric fusion is solicited, which may include, but is not limited to:
  • Reliability of biometric evidence
  • Biometric synthesis and decision-making
  • Pattern recognition, neural-networks and artificial intelligence methods in biometrics
  • Multibiometric system architecture
  • Large-scale authentication systems
  • Fusion levels (rank, decision, sensor, feature and match-score)
  • Multibiometric system applications and deployment
  • All other aspects of multimodal 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

Paper Submission Deadline: September 30th, 2008

Decision on Paper acceptance: December 15th, 2008

Final Paper submission: February 1st, 2009

Publication is targeted to: March 2009