CLOSED Call for Papers: Special Issue on Five Decades of Biometrics and Video Surveillance: Present Technologies and Future Possibilities

Computer seeks submissions for this upcoming special issue.
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Submissions Due: 19 December 2022

Submissions due: 19 December 2022

Publication: August 2023

Biometrics and visual surveillance emerged as the two most promising application areas of classical image and video processing. These areas have seen a paradigm shift from basic application limited to a computer, to as large as pan-nation application. Biometrics and surveillance find applications in commercial, government, and forensics. Depending on various usages and coverages, the biometric system and visual surveillance systems are also designed very differently. The progress in these fields is very inclusive in terms of engaging research towards reducing sensor sizes, optimizing algorithms, tackling huge databases, providing real-time reports, etc.

This special issue commemorates the five decades of biometric and visual surveillance and will focus on presenting new and incremental research depicting present biometric and surveillance technologies and future possibilities of them for the current and future generations. Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Present methodologies for biometrics and their limitations
  • Mobile biometrics
  • Cancelable and soft biometrics
  • Cyberphysical systems for cloud-based surveillance
  • Multi-camera network for surveillance
  • Surveillance over smart affective environments
  • Biometrics and surveillance in Industry 4.0
  • Biometrics-as-a-Service
  • Legal, ethical, and regulation factors for biometrics and surveillance

Submission Guidelines

For author information and guidelines on submission criteria, please visit Computer‘s Author Information page. Please submit papers through the ScholarOne system, and be sure to select the special-issue name. Manuscripts should not be published or currently submitted for publication elsewhere. Please submit only full papers intended for review, not abstracts, to the ScholarOne portal.


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Guest Editors:

  • Sambit Bakshi, National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, India
  • Irena Bojanova, NIST, USA
  • Vitomir Štruc, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • George K. Thiruvathukal, Loyola University Chicago, USA
  • Maria De Marsico, Sapienza University, Rome, Italy