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BIPLab - Biometric and
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University of Salerno,
via Ponte Don Melillo,
84084 Fisciano (SA), Italy




Call for papers
Special Executable Issue on
"Mobile Iris CHallenge Evaluation II (MICHE II)"
to be published in the journal Pattern Recognition Letters

Mobile biometrics technologies are nowadays the new frontier for secure use of data and services. Mobile biometric identification devices extend the functionality and capabilities of a traditional biometric identification system, by allowing capture of biometric traits in any place, and compare them against a biometric database, either stored locally on the device, or remotely in a central authentication system. Furthermore, captured information can also be compared with that stored within RFID tags, or smartcards or recent machine readable identification documents (IDs).

Mobile biometric identification devices must be designed for intuitive operation, and incorporate all necessary equipment for the capture of one or more biometric traits. The captured data is converted by software into digital templates for storage and matching against other records, which are held in either a local or remote database. It is to consider that, notwithstanding the continuous advances in technology and resources, the ability to transfer all the phases of biometric processing on a mobile device calls for faster as well as lighter procedures, and for a more efficient storage strategy.

Iris is a natural candidate for mobile biometric recognition for two main reasons: iris acquisition is little intrusive, and iris codes are among the less expensive templates from the storage point of view. However, present techniques must be suitably adapted to the mobile setting. This special issue aims at collecting the most relevant contributions to the field of iris recognition in both academy and industry.

We would like to invite your participation in the international competition, namely "Mobile Iris CHallenge Evaluation II" (MICHE II). The eight best performing algorithms will be published in a dedicated Special Issue on Pattern Recognition Letters. In order to join the MICHE-II competition, each participant is asked to follow carefully the instruction included in the protocol at the link: http://biplab.unisa.it/MICHE/Protocol.html.


Deadline Algorithms Submission: 30 April 2016 (see Protocol Instructions)
Competition Result Publication: 10 June 2016;
Deadline Papers Submission: 15 October 2016;
Notification of Final Decision: 15 December 2016;

Paper submission:

Papers must be submitted online via the Pattern Recognition Letters website (http:/ees.elsevier.com/patrec/), selecting the choice that indicates this special issue (identifier: MICHE II). Prepare your paper following the Journal guidelines for Authors ( http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/505619/authorinstructions), which include specifications for submissions aimed at Special Issues.

For additional information, please contact one of the Guest Editors at the addresses below or visit biplab.unisa.it/MICHE:

Maria De Marsico
Sapienza University of Rome
Roma, Italy
Michele Nappi
University of Salerno
Fisciano (SA) 84084, Italy
Hugo Proença
University of Beira Interior
6201-001 Covilhã, Portugal





















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