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WNIB 2009 : Workshop on Nature Inspired Biometrics


When Dec 9, 2009 - Dec 11, 2009
Where Coimbatore, India
Submission Deadline Aug 20, 2009

Call For Papers

In today's environment of increased importance of security and organization, identification and authentication methods have developed into a key technology in various areas such as entrance control in buildings, access control for cash machines, or in the field of criminal investigation. Biometrics is one way to address these security issues. In biometrics, unique and discriminatory features are extracted from physiological and behavioral traits such as face, fingerprint, iris or voice for verification and identification applications. Among the various techniques that have been successfully applied for biometrics, several interesting approaches are based on some nature-inspired intelligence. Nature inspired intelligent techniques such as neural networks, evolutionary algorithms, swarm intelligence, artificial life, or membrane computing, often offer solutions where more conventional approaches fail.

This workshop will serve as a platform to showcase these advanced approaches and results focusing on the use of nature-inspired algorithms for biometrics applications.

Topics of interest

High quality research papers that use neural networks, evolutionary algorithms, swarm intelligence, artificial life, cellular automata, or other nature-inspired algorithms in the field of biometrics are solicited for this workshop. The topics include but are not limited to:

Advances in sensor technology
Unimodal biometrics: feature extraction and matching in face, fingerprint, iris, voice, hand, ear, signature, gait and other biometric traits
Multimodal biometrics: integration at data (image), feature, score, decision, and rank level, hybrid fusion and other fusion approaches
Biometrics template protection and security: watermarking, cryptography, anti-spoofing, and other novel approaches
Normalization techniques, user specific algorithms, application dependent approaches
Identification approaches using unimodal and multimodal biometrics
Performance evaluation, sample size requirements, modeling and prediction for large scale databases, and usability analysis
Standards, protocols and databases
Biometrics system design, biometrics based smart card and other hardware based approaches
Applications of biometrics
Biometrics for forensics (latent fingerprint matching, facial aging)

Paper submission

Research papers must be prepared in accordance with the IEEE format and be limited to 6 pages. Further, the manuscript must be submitted in PDF format. Submissions must include title, abstract of your paper, and the corresponding author's name and affiliation. All papers will be rigorously reviewed based on originality and scientific quality. Research papers must be well organized, clearly written with sufficient support for assertions and conclusion. All accepted papers will appear in conference proceedings published by the IEEE Computer Society and indexed by both EI (Compendex) and ISTP.

Important dates:

Submission of papers: August 20, 2009 (extended)
Notification of acceptance: August 30, 2009
Submission of camera ready papers/author registration: September 14, 2009

Workshop Organizers

Richa Singh and Mayank Vatsa
IIIT Delhi
New Delhi, India,

Gerald Schaefer
Loughborough University
Loughborough, U.K.

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