Pattern Recognition Letters - Special Issue on Implicit BIOmetric Authentication and Monitoring through Internet of Things Call for Papers

Pattern Recognition Letters - Special Issue on Implicit BIOmetric Authentication and Monitoring through Internet of Things - VSI acronym: I-BIO

According to reliable forecasts, the expected number of connected IoT
devices could exceed 25 billions by 2020. An important fraction of
this number includes last generations mobile and wearable devices
featuring an arsenal of advanced sensors (high speed/depth/multi-focal
cameras, finger imaging, accelerometers, gyros, etc.), up to 5G
communication capability and growing computing power. This collection
of features makes them particularly suited to capture both static and
dynamic biometrics, to continuously monitor health signals and/or to
provide information about the operating context. In summary, these
capabilities will enable a new generation of Internet of Biometric
Things (IoBT) approaches which will greatly extend the range and the
target of "mainstream" biometric applications. This Special Issue aims
at gathering the latest research findings and applications for
transparent acquisition and processing of biometrics and health
signals in the context of ubiquitous IoBT-based user authentication
and monitoring, outlining new application scenarios for mobile

List of Topics
Topics include, but are not limited to:
* IoBT enabled biometrics
* Ubiquitous user authentication/recognition
* Ubiquitous biometric monitoring
* Implicit IoBT-enabled authentication/recognition
* Implicit IoBT-enabled activity recognition
* Implicit IoBT-enabled context detection
* Dynamic biometrics capture and processing
* Implicit psychophysical assessment
* Deep Learning for IoBT applications
* Health signals analysis via mobile devices
* Elders monitoring through IoBT devices and approaches
* Privacy and IoBT

Important Dates
Start of submission period: September 1, 2020
Deadline for submission: September 30th, 2020 
First review notification: December 1st, 2020
Revision submission: January 15th, 2021
Second review notification: February 15th 2021 
All submissions in final status: March 31st 2021

Submission Guidelines
All submissions have to be prepared according to the Guide for Authors
as published in the Journal Web Site at

Submissions should be sent through Authors should select the acronym
"VSI:I-BIO" as the article type, from the "Choose Article Type"
pull-down menu during the submission process.

The maximal length of a paper is 7 pages in the PRLetters layout and
may become 8 in the revised version if referees explicitly request
significant additions.  The submitted papers should not have been
previously published or be under consideration for publication
elsewhere. If one submission is the extended work of one conference
paper, the original work should be included and a description of the
changes should be provided.

The PRLetters submission should include at least 30% new contribution
of high relevance (more experiments, proofs of theorems not included
in the conference paper, more comparisons with other methods in the
literature and so on); and the title of the PRLetters paper should be
different, the same figures cannot be used and the common part of the
conference paper and of the extended version cannot be verbatim the

Review Process

The review process will follow the standard PRLetters scheme. Each
paper will be reviewed by at least two referees and that, in general,
only two reviewing rounds will be possible, out of which major
revision is possible for the first reviewing round. Submissions will
probably be rejected if major revision is still required after the
second reviewing round.

For inquiries regarding the special issue, send an email to the
managing guest editor at:

Guest Editors
Stefano Ricciardi (Managing Guest Editor), 
University of Molise, Italy. E-mail:
Modesto Castrillón-Santana (Guest Editor), 
University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain.  E-mail: