Call for Paper

Nowadays, the massive spread of cloud-based systems is leading the service providers to offer more advanced access protocols to their own users, which may overcome the limitations and the weaknesses of the traditional alphanumeric passwords. Experts all over the world are pushing for cloud-based biometric systems, which are supposed to be one of the upcoming research frontier of the next years. Biometric credentials are difficult to be stolen and do not need to be remembered, so making them suitable for on-the-move authentication scenarios, typical of the current mobile age. On the other hand, the remote storage of a biometric trait on the cloud is function creep-prone, i.e. the gradual widening of the use of a technology or system beyond the purpose for which it was originally intended. Legal and security issues related to the abuse & misuse of a biometric trait obstruct the rapid and widespread diffusion of such practice.

The objective of IW-BAAS is to capture the latest advances in this research field, soliciting papers and ideas above the cloud based biometric systems and services. Technical, legal, professional and ethical aspects related to the use of biometrics in cloud environments are also encouraged.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Cloud-based Architectures for Biometric Systems
  • Cloud-based Communication Protocols for Biometric Systems
  • Biometric Security and Privacy Policy
  • Ethical, legal, culture and regulation factors
  • Biometric Storage in the Cloud
  • Biometric Access Control of Cloud Data
  • Mobile Biometrics and Cloud Computing
  • Liveness/Spoofing Detection for Cloud Applications
  • Biometric Cryptography
  • Biometric Encryption in Cloud computing
  • Biometric Fusion in the Cloud
  • Smart spaces and Ambient Intelligence Environments
  • Biometric representation suitable for the Cloud

Please refer to the submission page for details about the preparation of the paper.

The Special Issue on IEEE Cloud Computing will be devoted to the conference topics and the best selected papers will be considered for publication, as extended versions. Please note that:

  • papers must have been presented in the workshop;
  • papers should have been carefully revised and extended with at least 30% of new original contribution.


Silvio BarraArcangelo CastiglioneKim-Kwang Raymond ChooFabio Narducci
University of CagliariUniversity of SalernoUniversity of Texas at San AntonioUniversity of Molise
Cagliari, ItalySalerno, ItalyTexas, USAIsernia, Italy