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AISB miscellaneous Bulletin Item

Call for book chapter proposals: Behavioral Biometrics for Human Identification: Intelligent Applications


Proposal Submission Deadline: April 30, 2008

Behavioral Biometrics for Human Identification: Intelligent Applications

A Book Edited by Dr. Liang Wang, The University of Melbourne, Australia

Dr. Xin Geng, Deakin University, Australia

Automatic biometrics recognition techniques are becoming increasingly 
important in corporate and public security systems. The term 
"biometrics" is derived from the Greek words bio (life) and metric (to 
measure). There are two types of biometrics that can be used for the 
purposes of human identification or verification: physical biometrics 
and behavioral biometrics. Physical biometrics, such as fingerprint and 
iris, have already been widely acknowledged and used in many real 
applications. As a relatively new technology, behavioral biometrics help 
verify a person's identity through some measurable activity patterns, 
e.g., speaker recognition (i.e., analyzing vocal behavior), signature 
recognition (i.e., analyzing signature dynamics), gait recognition 
(i.e., analyzing walking patterns), keystroke dynamics (i.e., analyzing 
keyboard typing patterns), mouse dynamics (i.e., analyzing mouse moving 
patterns), etc.

Objective of the Book

Previous books on biometrics mainly focus on physical biometric features 
such as iris and fingerprint. However, behavioral biometrics has become 
an emerging technology over recent years. The objective of this book is 
to discuss typical behavioral biometrics and to collect the latest 
advances in behavioral biometrics techniques including both theoretical 
approaches and real applications. This edited book is expected to 
provide researchers and practitioners a comprehensive understanding of 
the start-of-the-art of behavioral biometrics techniques, potential 
applications, successful practice, available resources, etc. The book 
will serve as an important reference tool for researchers and 
practitioners in biometrics recognition, a handbook for research 
students and a repository for technologists.

Target Audience

The target audience of this book will be mainly composed of 
professionals and researchers working in the field of various 
disciplines, e.g. computer vision, pattern recognition, information 
technique, psychology, image processing, artificial intelligence, etc. 
In particular, this book will provide a comprehensive introduction to 
the most recent research techniques in behavioral biometrics for 
researchers. The book also serves as an important reference tool for 
both researchers and practitioners working in biometrics recognition, a 
handbook for research students and a repository for technologists. It is 
also attractive to the managers of some organizations where there are 
strong security needs.

Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

Review of behavioral biometrics techniques

Video-based dynamic face recognition

Facial expression activity based recognition

Gait recognition

Speaker recognition

Signature recognition

Keystroke dynamics recognition

Mouse dynamics recognition

Fusion of multiple behavioral biometrics

Other behavioral biometric features

Behavioral biometrics databases

Performance evaluation standard and methods

Behavioral biometrics system and applications

Open problems and potential solutions

Other relevant

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before April 
30, 2008, a 2-3 page chapter proposal clearly explaining the mission and 
concerns of the proposed chapter, together with a tentative title and 
chapter organization. Proposals will be accepted based on pertinence 
criteria and topic balancing needs. Authors of accepted proposals will 
be notified by May 31, 2008 about the status of their proposals and sent 
chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted no later 
than August 31, 2008. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a 
double-blind review basis. The book is scheduled to be published by IGI 
Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.),, publisher of the 
IGI Publishing (formerly Idea Group Publishing), Information Science 
Publishing, IRM Press, CyberTech Publishing, Information Science 
Reference (formerly Idea Group Reference), and Medical Information 
Science Reference imprints.

Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically (Word 
document) or by mail to:

Dr. Liang Wang

Department of Computer Science & Software Engineering

The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Vic 3010, Melbourne, Australia

Tel.: +61 3 8344 1364 ? Fax: +61 3 9348 1184


Dr. Xin Geng

School of Engineering and Information Technology

Deakin University, Melbourne Campus, Vic 3125, Melbourne, Australia

Tel.: +61 3 9251 7705

Email: or