The topics suggested by this special issue concern the concepts, surveys, state-of-the-art, research, standards, implementations, running experiments, applications, and practical case studies. In particular, we solicit works that answer the following questions:
Is it possible to increase the strength of biometrics using digital signatures and related techniques? Why and how?
Can digital signatures be hardened by the application of the biometrics techniques? Why and how?
Are there some closely related areas making mixing biometrics and digital signatures easier?
Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
New digital signature schemes with biometrics:
- Share-key based cryptosystems
- ID-based signature schemes
- PKI -based signature schemes
- Authentication protocols and their security analysis
- Smartcards and authentication tokens
- Securing of biometrics sensors.
- ID spoofing
- Attacks on biometrics-based ID systems
- Methods of a spoof detection
- Protection methods against ID spoofing
- Visual and phonic methods of identification
- A digital signature as a hardening (complementary) tool for biometrics identification
- Algorithmic aspects of biometrics and cryptographic identification
- Hybrid and “multilevel” identification methods
- Biometrics usage in PKI systems
- Closed-circuit TV systems, access control systems
- Projects combining digital signature and biometrics methods: travel documents, electronic IDs, etc.
- Integrated biometrics-based methods in penitentiary systems
- Intrusion and hold-up alarm systems
Deadline for Submission: 15 May 2010
Notification of acceptance: 31 August 2010
Camera ready papers due: 30 October 2010