Data Fusion Applied to Biometric Identification – A Review

Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 735)


There is a growing interest in data fusion oriented to identification and authentication from biometric traits and physiological signals, because of its capacity for combining multiple sources and multimodal analysis allows improving the performance of these systems. Thus, we considered necessary make an analytical review on this domain. This paper summarizes the state of the art of the data fusion oriented to biometric authentication and identification, exploring its techniques, benefits, advantages, disadvantages, and challenges.


Biometric Data fusion Multimodal systems Physiological signals Signal processing 



This work was supported by the Doctoral thesis “Data fusion model oriented to information quality” at the “Universidad Nacional of Colombia”.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institución Universitaria Salazar y HerreraMedellínColombia
  2. 2.Universidad Nacional de ColombiaMedellínColombia

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