About the book
A biometric system is a technological system that uses information about a person or other biological organism to identify that person or entity. Biometric industry is rapidly changing and progressing astonishingly. What used to be a futuristic concept has became a reality today. In order to work correctly and effectively, biometric systems depend and rely on data about specific biological traits. In the current age and time, biometric systems are of intensive need and widely used in various real life applications. There is a number of potential applications that need different requirements at different place and time. These, for example, include personal recognition, identification, verification, and other. It may be needed for safety, security, permission, banking, crime prevention, forensics, medical applications, communication, face finding, and other purposes. The increasing trends, needs and applications of biometric systems make it more prominent to make developments in this direction to achieve more recent and desired objectives. This leads to the idea of capturing, storing, finding, retrieving, analyzing, and using biometrics in everyday life under the computing environment. Being a computer-based technology, biometric systems carry out automatic processing, manipulation and interpretation of personal information. They play significant and important role in various aspects of real life and they are also highly useful in many areas, disciplines and fields of science and technology. This book will be dedicated to biometric systems education, research, applications, techniques, tools, and algorithms that originate from areas such as image processing, computer vision, pattern recognition, signal processing, artificial intelligence, intelligent systems, soft computing in particular, and in the fields of computer engineering, electrical engineering and computer science in general. It is planning to explore state of the art chapters focusing on the latest developments, theories, methods, approaches, algorithms, analysis, systems, hardware and software for advancements in biometrics and related systems. This publication is envisioned with a purpose to provide an effective platform for helping and guiding readers, professionals, researchers, academicians, engineers, scientists and policy makers involved in the area of biometrics. It will disseminate information about backgrounds, methodologies, technologies, systems in this area together with an in-depth discussion of its latest advances.