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Advances in Biometrics 2015

Biometrics provides efficient and reliable solutions to recognize individuals. Nowadays we find biometric applications in areas like border control, national ID cards, e-banking, e-commerce, e-health etc. Large-scale applications such as the European Union Visa Information System (VIS) and Unique Identification (UID) in India require high accuracy and also reliability, interoperability, scalability, system reliability and usability. Many of these are joint requirements also for forensic applications. Besides papers from the entire biometrics community, this special issue contains selected, revised papers of the 14th 2015 International Conference of the Biometrics Special Interest Group (BIOSIG’15) , presented in Darmstadt, Germany, 2015.

Edited by: Andreas Uhl, Christoph Busch, Christian Rathgeb and Arslan Brömme.

  1. Iris localisation and segmentation are challenging and critical tasks in iris biometric recognition. Especially in non-cooperative and less ideal environments, their impact on overall system performance has be...

    Authors: Peter Wild, Heinz Hofbauer, James Ferryman and Andreas Uhl
    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Information Security 2016 2016:25
  2. Law enforcement agencies around the world use ridge-based biometrics, especially fingerprints, to fight crime. Fingermarks that are left at a crime scene and identified as potentially having evidential value (...

    Authors: Johannes Kotzerke, Hao Hao, Stephen A. Davis, Robert Hayes, L. J. Spreeuwers, R. N. J. Veldhuis and K. J. Horadam
    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Information Security 2016 2016:24