A survey

error control methods used in bio-cryptography

Harsha S.Gardiyawasam Pussewalage*, Jiankun Hu, Josef Pieprzyk

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding contribution

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Integration of biometrics is considered as an attractive solution for the issues associated with password based human authentication as well as for secure storage and release of cryptographic keys which is one of the critical issues associated with modern cryptography. However, the widespread popularity of bio-cryptographic solutions are somewhat restricted by the fuzziness associated with biometric measurements. Therefore, error control mechanisms must be adopted to make sure that fuzziness of biometric inputs can be sufficiently countered. In this paper, we have outlined such existing techniques used in bio-cryptography while explaining how they are deployed in different types of solutions. Finally, we have elaborated on the important facts to be considered when choosing appropriate error correction mechanisms for a particular biometric based solution.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFSKD 2014
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 2014 11th International Conference on Fuzzy Systems and Knowledge Discovery
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781479951482, 9781479951475
ISBN (Print)9781479951499
Publication statusPublished - 9 Dec 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event2014 11th International Conference on Fuzzy Systems and Knowledge Discovery, FSKD 2014 - Xiamen, China
Duration: 19 Aug 201421 Aug 2014


Other2014 11th International Conference on Fuzzy Systems and Knowledge Discovery, FSKD 2014


  • bio-cryptography
  • biometrics
  • error correction coding
  • error correction methods

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