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BIOMETRICS 2014 2014 : Special Issue on Biometrics in Intelligent Systems


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Submission Deadline Jun 30, 2014
Notification Due Mar 30, 2015
Final Version Due May 30, 2015

Call For Papers

Cybernetics and Systems
Dr. Robert Trappl, Editor-in-Chief
Special Issue on Biometrics in Intelligent Systems


The use of biometric characteristics has great advantages. Unlike passwords, biometric patterns are very difficult to change. Biometrics such as fingerprints, palm-prints, , iris codes, among others, are considered as uniquely linked to individuals and hence are powerful in authenticating people. However, their utilization to secure access to services involves the risk that biometric data may be stolen and hence lost forever. Therefore, the handling, including transmission over the networks, of biometric data must be properly secured especially with the growing concern about biometric data being stored in central databases. In response to this, access control systems are being engineered in such a way that a smartcard that bookkeeps the biometric templates and yet performs the identity verification, are required as a secure carrier.

In network-based applications, in order to protect biometric data it is indispensable to secure each transfer of such information over the links of the network. Yet biometric data transferred must especially be verified for their authenticity. It is possible to forge identities by using the corresponding biometric templates that were obtained in a fraudulently from a network. Preventing such fraud is a research area that uses biocryptography methods and specificity of biometric data.

It is crucial for biometric systems, especially for those operating autonomously, to verify that the measured human physical feature is not forged. Specifically, it is essential to verify that living tissue and not e.g. a plastic copy is being analyzed. Verifying the authenticity, and especially the living functions of the analyzed objects, is a major issue for biometrics today. It is also a major area of research, especially with regard to iris and hand biometrics.

This special issue aims to bring together research work in the area of biometrics and how to secure their authenticity in access control in intelligent systems, investigates
novel solutions to handle biometrics and methods for biocryptography. The Special Issue on Biometrics in Intelligent Systems is scheduled to appear in the second semester of 2015 (tentative).


The International Journal on Cybernetics and Systems ( is offers an impact factor of 0.973 (2012). The papers in PDF format should be submitted to the guest editors. Concerning the preparation of the manuscript, please refer to the "Instructions for Authors" page at the journal website. All papers will be rigorously reviewed by at least three reviewers based on the quality: originality, high scientific quality, organization, sufficient support for assertions and language usage.


• The significance of the work for the journal's audience.
• The contribution the paper has made to the field;
• The quality of the paper: original, high scientific quality, well organized and clearly written, sufficient support for assertions and conclusion, appropriate title, abstract includes important points of the paper,
• Satisfactory English, pertinent and recent references, clear tables and figures;
• Overall recommendation on the paper.
• Optional confidential comments to the Editorial Committee

Important Dates (tentative)

• Submission deadline: June 30, 2014
• Notification date: October 30, 2014
• Revised version due: December 30, 2014
• Final Notification: March 30, 2015
• Camera-ready due: May 30, 2015

Guest Editors

Dr. Nadia Nedjah
Associate Professor
Department of Electronics Engineering and Telecommunications
State University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Dr. Luiza de Macedo Mourelle
Associate Professor
Department of Systems Engineering and Computation
State University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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