International Conference on Speech and Computer


SPECOM 2017 Special Session 3: Real-Life Challenges in Voice and Multimodal Biometrics

Complex passwords or cumbersome dongles are now obsolete. Biometric technology offers a secure and user friendly solution to authenticate and have been employed in various real-life scenarios. This special session seeks to bring together researchers, professionals, and practitioners to present and discuss recent developments and challenges in Real-Life applications of biometrics. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
Biometric systems and applications; Identity management and biometrics; Fraud prevention; Anti-spoofing methods; Privacy protection of biometric systems; Uni-modalities, e.g. voice, face, fingerprint, iris, hand geometry, palm print and ear biometrics; Behavioral biometrics; Soft-biometrics; Multi-biometrics; Novel biometrics; Ethical and societal implications of biometric systems and applications.



The special session organized by:

  • Saeid Safavi (School of Engineering and Technology, University of Hertfordshire, UK)
  • Lily Meng (School of Engineering and Technology, University of Hertfordshire, UK)
  • Maryam Najafian (CSAIL Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Mohamad Hassan Bahari (Centre for processing speech and images, KU Leuven, Belgium)
  • Abosoud Hanani (Department of Computer Systems Engineering, Birzeit University, Palestine)
  • Hossein Zeinali (Computer and Engineering Department, Sharif University of Technology, Iran)


Saeid Safavi,
Lily Meng,