Global Security, Safety and Sustainability & e-Democracy. 7th International and 4th e-Democracy, Joint Conferences, ICGS3/e-Democracy 2011, Thessaloniki, Greece, August 24-26, 2011, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

On the Deployment of Artificial Immune Systems for Biometrics

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-33448-1_18,
        author={Ruben Krishnamurthy and Kenneth Revett and Hossein Jahankhani},
        title={On the Deployment of Artificial Immune Systems for Biometrics},
        proceedings={Global Security, Safety and Sustainability \& e-Democracy. 7th International and 4th e-Democracy, Joint Conferences, ICGS3/e-Democracy 2011, Thessaloniki, Greece, August 24-26, 2011, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={ICGS3 \& E-DEMOCRACY},
        year={2012},
        month={10},
        keywords={artificial immune systems biometrics computer security distributed systems natural computation},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-33448-1_18}
    }
    
  • Ruben Krishnamurthy
    Kenneth Revett
    Hossein Jahankhani
    Year: 2012
    On the Deployment of Artificial Immune Systems for Biometrics
    ICGS3 & E-DEMOCRACY
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-33448-1_18
Ruben Krishnamurthy1,*, Kenneth Revett2,*, Hossein Jahankhani1,*
  • 1: University of East London
  • 2: British University in Egypt
*Contact email: ruben.krishnamurthy@gmail.com, Ken.revett@bue.edu.eg, h.jahankhani@uel.ac.uk

Abstract

Artificial immune systems (AIS) are a computational metaphor based on biological implementations of immune systems. Natural immune systems are capable of performing computation based on several properties that they possess. Immune systems are capable of adapting to new stimuli – they respond appropriately to novel stimuli, and they can remember previous encounters with stimuli. The processes which natural immune systems utilise are a combination of cellular and humoral responses – which act independently and in concert to perform stimulus identification and eradication, with minimal impact on the host. This provides an overview of artificial immune systems – which attempt to implement the basic functionality of natural systems. The basic properties and their interrelations are described in this paper – which is a prelude to their application in the context of biometrics. It will be demonstrated that the AIS approach is both a natural and potentially very effective approach to providing biometric security within a range of modalities.