Encyclopedia of Biometrics

2015 Edition
| Editors: Stan Z. Li, Anil K. Jain

Biometric Systems, Agent-Based

  • Farzin Deravi
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4899-7488-4_290


Agent-based biometric systems use the computational notion of intelligent autonomous agents that assist the users and act on their behalf to develop systems that intelligently facilitate biometrics-enabled transactions, giving them the ability to learn from the users and adapt to application needs, thus enhancing recognition performance and usability.


The ultimate effectiveness and success of biometric systems to a large part is dependent on the user experience when interacting with such systems. It is therefore essential that issues of user interaction and experience are considered when designing biometric systems. As user behavior and expectations as well as application requirements and operating conditions can vary widely, it becomes important to consider how systems can be developed that can adapt and learn to provide the best possible performance in a dynamic setting.

Here the paradigm of intelligent software agents may be effectively utilized to design and...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of KentCanterburyUK