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.
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
Paper submission: 7 December, 2014