Special Issue "Cloud-Based Biometrics for Smart Cities"

A special issue of Smart Cities (ISSN 2624-6511). This special issue belongs to the section "Cloud Computing".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2021) | Viewed by 679

Special Issue Editors

Department of Electrical and Information Technologies Engineering, University of Naples, “Federico II”, Corso Umberto I, 40, 80138 Naples, Italy
Interests: pattern recognition; biometrics; image processing; financial forecasting; deep learning
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Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Cagliari, 09124 Cagliari, Italy
Interests: artificial intelligence; deep learning; information security; financial forecasting; blockchain; smart contracts
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Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Cagliari, 09124 Cagliari, Italy
Interests: human-computer interaction; persuasive computing; recommender systems; machine learning; deep neural networks; time series
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Nowadays, biometric systems applied in Cloud contexts is consolidating as a safe, ubiquitous and advanced user oriented service protection paradigm. Given this wide nature, these solutions are considered very suitable for application in Smart Cities environment. The main objective of Smart Cities is improving the daily life of the citizens. This can be done by providing ad hoc and user centered services, from customized advertising to urban traffic live information and pedestrian security. In order to provide such services, it is important to gather and analyse the most of data available in the environment, by designing ad-hoc cloud solutions, such to offer information about the three factors that may serve as basis for specific services: user, context and actions. User informations can be obtained by recognizing a subject by means of his/her discriminative biometric data, and also by studying the citizens’ habits. Actions informations can be obtained by analyzing the movement of the subject and his/her relationships with the surrounding environment and/or other users. Finally, the context gives insights about the meaning of the actions which may be verticalized within an environment or a relationship. This issue aims at gathering works which proposes systems for Smart Cities of enhancements in technologies for gathering, analyzing and protecting user and environmental data.

Dr. Silvio Barra
Dr. Alessandro Sebastian Podda
Prof. Dr. Salvatore Carta
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Cloud-based Architecture for Biometric Systems in Smart Cities
  • Cloud-based Communication Protocols for Biometrics
  • Biometric Security and Privacy Policy
  • Biometric Access Control of Cloud Data
  • Biometrics-as-a-Service solutions
  • Biometric Fusion in the Cloud
  • Biometric Cryptograpy and Encryption in Cloud Computing
  • Biometric recognition in Smart Cities
  • Cloud Based approaches for Biometrics
  • Gait Analysis and Recognition
  • Pattern Recognition in Smart Cities
  • Context Awareness Systems for Smart Cities
  • Pedestrian and Crowd analysis
  • Accident Detection and Road Traffic Analysis

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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