Medical Biometrics

First International Conference, ICMB 2008, Hong Kong, China, January 4-5, 2008. Proceedings

  • David Zhang

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4901)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Feature Extraction and Classification

    1. Trung-Nghia Vu, Syng-Yup Ohn, Chul-Woo Kim
      Pages 17-24
    2. Rajesh Ghongade, Ashok Ghatol
      Pages 25-32
    3. Xu Zhang, Xiang Chen, Zhang-yan Zhao, You-qiang Tu, Ji-hai Yang, Vuokko Lantz et al.
      Pages 33-40
    4. Weixiang Liu, Fei Peng, Shu Feng, Jiangsheng You, Ziqiang Chen, Jian Wu et al.
      Pages 41-48
    5. Laura Li Liu, David Zhang
      Pages 49-56
    6. Xu Zhang, Xiang Chen, Zhang-yan Zhao, Qiang Li, Ji-hai Yang, Vuokko Lantz et al.
      Pages 83-90
  3. Health Care

    1. Tadashi Watsuji, Shoji Shinohara, Seizaburo Arita
      Pages 91-98
    2. Hamid Medjahed, Dan Istrate, Jerome Boudy, François Steenkeste, Jean-Louis Baldinger, Bernadette Dorizzi
      Pages 99-106
    3. Kwoting Fang, Chingwei Chang, Yenping Chi
      Pages 115-121
    4. Tan-Hsu Tan, Ching-Su Chang, Yung-Fu Chen, Cheng Lee
      Pages 122-128

About these proceedings


The past decade has seen a rapid growth in the demand for the usage of behavioral and physiological characteristics of humans for e-security and forensics applications. The significant advances in the biometrics techniques are increasingly incorporated in a number of other applications. In this context, medicine has emerged as the largest and most promising area. Medical biometrics primarily refers to the usage of beh- ioral and physiological characteristics of humans for medical diagnosis and body care. Thus the goal of medical biometrics is to explore solutions to the open problems in medicine using biometric measurements, technologies and systems. The International Conference on Medical Biometrics (ICMB 2008) was the first major gathering in the world devoted to facilitating this interaction. We are pleased that this conference attracted a large number of high-quality research papers that will benefit international medical biometrics research. After a careful review process, 40 papers were accepted either for oral (17) or poster (23) presentations. In addition to these technical presentations, this conference also held a workshop on Computerized Traditional C- nese Medicine. Our efforts are focused to generating awareness among researchers, organizing researchers to foster research in this area, and providing a common platform for discussion and investigation. This conference provided a forum for discussing prac- cal experiences in applying the state-of-the-art biometric tecnologies for medical diag- sis and body care, which will further stimulate research in medical biometrics. We are grateful to Max A.


CT image Positronen-Emissions-Tomographie artificial intelligence biomedical data biometric systems classification computed tomography (CT) diagnosis feature extraction gesture recognition image analysis image processing image retrieval intelligent vision ultrasound

Editors and affiliations

  • David Zhang
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computing, Hung Hom, KowloonThe Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversityHong Kong

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-77410-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-77413-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
  • Series Online ISSN 1611-3349
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