A special issue of International Journal of Biometrics
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.
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
Paper Submission Deadline: 1 July, 2008