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International Journal of Biometrics
International Journal of Biometrics


Special Issue on: "Emerging Biometric Modalities"

Guest Editors:
Dr. Michal Choras, University of Technology and Life Sciences, Poland

Biometric human identification has now become a reality and there are many large-scale deployments or applications (e.g. travel documents, law enforcement, access to laptops, etc.) of traditional biometric methods, mainly fingerprints, face recognition, hand geometry, hand veins or irises.

Still, there is ongoing effort in the pursuit of other modalities and methods for identifying humans. Some of them have appeared very recently, but others are no longer in their infancy and allow for promising results (e.g. ear or knuckle/FKP).

Therefore, the goal of this special issue is to collect high-quality papers regarding emerging biometric modalities.

Subject Coverage
We invite prospective authors to submit papers reporting new modalities, approaches, feature extraction algorithms, applications and results regarding such physiological and behavioural modalities as (but not limited to):

  • Ear biometrics (2D, 3D)
  • Lip recognition
  • Lip prints
  • Knuckle (finger-knuckle print) biometrics
  • Nails/nail veins
  • Soft biometrics
  • Odour
  • Palmprints
  • Footprints
  • EEG
  • Others

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 has been completely re-written and if appropriate written permissions have been obtained from any copyright holders of the original paper).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process.

All papers must be submitted online. To submit a paper, please read our Submitting articles page.

If you have any questions, please contact the Guest Editor, Michal Choras, at

Important Dates

Paper submission: 7 December, 2014