ISPA 2011 Special Session
Advances in Biometrics
Aim and scope:
Biometric based recognition is widely recognized as a promising approach to automatically recognize people in
practical applications ranging from library access to border control. The last decade has witnessed an increased
interest in biometric characteristics like fingerprint, iris, and face that has led to their utilization in operational
systems (consumer electronics, e-passport, etc.). Despite these efforts, there are many interesting research issues
yet to be investigated on both traditional and emerging modalities in biometrics. The goal of this special session
is to bring together researchers working on novel biometrics as well as on techniques to make biometrics a more
effective, secure, and efficient way to recognize people. Therefore, we seek contributions on emerging biometric
modalities, advanced acquisition methodologies (e.g., at a distance, on the fly, contactless,…), privacy
enhancing techniques (cryptosystems, hashing,…), multimodal biometrics and other related areas.
Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
• Novel and emerging biometrics
o Electroencephalography (EEG) biometrics;
o Electrocardiogram (ECG) biometrics;
o Periocular biometrics
o DNA biometrics
o Vascular biometrics; etc.
Novel biometric processing and matching algorithms
Privacy enhancing techniques for uni-modal and multimodal biometric systems
o Biometric cryptosystems, Biometric hashing, Transformation based approaches
Novel biometric acquisition methods
o Biometrics on the fly;
o Contactless biometrics
o Biometrics at a distance;
Interested authors are invited to submit papers to this special session through ISPA online submission system
by marking the check box on the submission page corresponding to the desired special session.
Authors should follow the author instructions for regular ISPA papers. The deadline for online paper
submission for this special session is the same as the deadline for regular papers.
Papers submitted to this special session will be subject to peer-review. Accepted special session papers will be
published in the Symposium Proceedings in the same length and format as regular ISPA papers.
Prof. Patrizio Campisi
Dept. of Applied Electronics
Università degli Studi Roma TRE, Roma, Italy
Prof. Marios Savvides
CyLab Biometrics Lab
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Prof. Arun A. Ross
Lane Dept. of Computer Science and Electrical
West Virginia University, Morgantown, USA