Special Issue "Biometric Sensors and Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2021.
Interests: machine learning; biometrics; biometric quality; biometrics vulnerabilities; presentation attack detection; age effect; ageing effect; 3D fingerprint recognition; synthetic biometric generation; inverse biometrics
We are all well aware that, in biometrics, in many occasions, the success or failure of a given operation is largely determined by the very first step of the whole processing chain: acquisition. In this regard, the sensors used to capture the physical reality of natural biometric characteristics and translate it into the digital domain play a pivotal role in the accomplishment of the final goal. For instance, it is well known that recognition accuracy depends to a large extent on the quality of the acquired samples. According to the “fidelity definition”, given in ISO/IEC 29794-1, biometric quality can be understood as the degree in which the biometric sample represents the natural biometric characteristic (i.e., the source). Therefore, one of the key factors that determines biometric quality and, in turn, also biometric accuracy is how precisely the sensor is able to capture the source. This is just an illustrative example of the crucial impact that the development, deployment, and use of innovative high-quality sensors plays in the current and future progress of the biometric field.
However, in spite of their relevance, to date, the research effort dedicated to the study of sensor-related issues and to the production of new sensing solutions in biometrics still lags behind compared to pure software algorithmic development. In order to address this research gap, the present Special Issue (SI) is specifically dedicated to publishing innovative studies focused on the exploitation of new sensing technologies in the field of biometrics and also to the use of sensors to address new biometric applications and challenges.
In this context, the SI will cover original research works including (but not limited to): new sensors in any biometric characteristic, wearable sensors applied to biometrics, sensors for presentation attack detection (PAD), sensor interoperability studies, sensing solutions for biometrics at a distance, biometric sensing solutions for border crossings, sensor operation on mobile devices, biometric use of pervasive sensors, and multimodal acquisition.
Dr. Javier Galbally
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- Sensor interoperability
- Presentation attack detection
- Biometric recognition at a distance
- Portable devices
- Smart wearables
- Border crossings/ABC gates
- 3D/2D fingerprint sensors
- 3D/2D face sensors
- Iris sensors
- Voice sensors
- Gait sensors
- Handwriting sensors
- Brainwaves sensors
- Health sensors
- Heartrate monitors
- Pressure sensors
- Laser sensors
- VIS/NIR Imaging technologies
- Thermal sensors
- High-frequency sensors
- 3D/2.5D/2D sensors