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Advanced Biometric Technologies


Jucheng Yang

Jeonbuk National University, Korea, South

The methods for human identity authentication based on biometrics - the physiological and behavioural characteristics of a person have been evolving continuously and seen significant improvement in performance and robustness over the last few years. However, most of the systems reported perform well in controlled operating scenarios, and their performance deteriorates significantly under real world operating conditions, and far from satisfactory in terms of robustness and accuracy, vulnerability to fraud and forgery, and use of acceptable and appropriate authentication protocols. To address some challenges, and the requirements of new and emerging applications, and for seamless diffusion of biometrics in society, there is a need for development of novel paradigms and protocols, and improved algorithms and authentication techniques. This book volume on "Advanced Biometric Technologies" is dedicated to the work being pursued by researchers around the world in this area, and includes some of the recent findings and their applications to address the challenges and emerging requirements for biometric based identity authentication systems. The book consists of 18 Chapters and is divided into four sections namely novel approaches, advanced algorithms, emerging applications and the multimodal fusion. The book was reviewed by editors Dr. Girija Chetty and Dr. Jucheng Yang We deeply appreciate the efforts of our guest editors: Dr. Norman Poh, Dr. Loris Nanni, Dr. Jianjiang Feng, Dr. Dongsun Park and Dr. Sook Yoon, as well as a number of anonymous reviewers.

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Advanced Biometric TechnologiesEdited by Girija Chetty

Published: August 9th 2011

DOI: 10.5772/969

ISBN: 978-953-307-487-0

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5564-5

Copyright year: 2011

Books open for chapter submissions

58712 Total Chapter Downloads

33 Crossref Citations

59 Web of Science Citations

73 Dimensions Citations


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1. Multimodal Fusion for Robust Identity Authentication: Role of Liveness Checks

By Girija Chetty and Emdad Hossain


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2. Multimodal Biometric Person Recognition System Based on Multi-Spectral Palmprint Features Using Fusion of Wavelet Representations

By Abdallah Meraoumia, Salim Chitroub and Ahmed Bouridane


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3. Audio-Visual Biometrics and Forgery

By Hanna Greige and Walid Karam


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4. Face and ECG Based Multi-Modal Biometric Authentication

By Ognian Boumbarov, Yuliyan Velchev, Krasimir Tonchev and Igor Paliy


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5. Biometrical Fusion – Input Statistical Distribution

By Luis Puente, María Jesús Poza, Belén Ruíz and Diego Carrero


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6. Normalization of Infrared Facial Images under Variant Ambient Temperatures

By Yu Lu, Jucheng Yang, Shiqian Wu, Zhijun Fang and Zhihua Xie


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7. Use of Spectral Biometrics for Aliveness Detection

By Davar Pishva


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8. A Contactless Biometric System Using Palm Print and Palm Vein Features

By Goh Kah Ong Michael, Tee Connie and Andrew Beng Jin Teoh


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9. Liveness Detection in Biometrics

By Martin Drahansky


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10. Fingerprint Recognition

By Amira Saleh, Ayman Bahaa and A. Wahdan


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11. A Gender Detection Approach

By Marcos del Pozo-Baños, Carlos M. Travieso, Jaime R. Ticay-Rivas, and Jesús B. Alonso


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12. Improving Iris Recognition Performance Using Quality Measures

By Nadia Feddaoui, Hela Mahersia and Kamel Hamrouni


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13. Application of LCS Algorithm to Authenticate Users within Their Mobile Phone Through In-Air Signatures

By Javier Guerra-Casanova, Carmen Sánchez-Ávila, Gonzalo Bailador-del Pozo and Alberto de Santos


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14. Performance Comparison of Principal Component Analysis-Based Face Recognition in Color Space

By Seunghwan Yoo, Dong-Gyu Sim, Young-Gon Kim and Rae-Hong Park


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15. Block Coding Schemes Designed for Biometric Authentication

By Vladimir B. Balakirsky and A. J. Han Vinck


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16. Perceived Age Estimation from Face Images

By Kazuya Ueki, Yasuyuki Ihara and Masashi Sugiyama


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17. Cell Biometrics Based on Bio-Impedance Measurements

By Alberto Yúfera, Alberto Olmo, Paula Daza and Daniel Cañete


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18. Hand Biometrics in Mobile Devices

By Alberto de Santos-Sierra, Carmen Sanchez-Avila, Javier Guerra-Casanova and Aitor Mendaza-Ormaza


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