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Biometrics provides efficient and reliable solutions to recognize
individuals. Growing interests on trustworthiness of authentication
stimulate employment of biometric techniques. Nowadays, biometric
applications can be found in diverse areas such as health monitoring,
national ID cards, e-banking, e-commerce, etc. It rises to challenges of
robustness, reliability, interoperability, scalability, system
reliability and usability. Large-scale applications such as the European Union Visa Information System (VIS) and Unique Identification (UID) in India require high accuracy. Multimodal biometrics combined with fusion techniques can improve recognition performance. Efficient searching or indexing methods can accelerate identification efficiency. Additionally, quality of acquired biometric samples can strongly influence the performance. Quality assessment methods can notonly guarantee success of authentication but can also provide helpful feedback to system operators during the capturing process. Recently it was shown, that biometric recognition with low cost sensors embedded in mobile devices such as cell phones can improve deployment and acceptance of biometric systems.