Barbara Nicolai, Professor, Computer Information Technology, attended the “International Multi-Conference on Computing in Global Information Technology” on June 24-29, 2012 in Venice, Italy. One of the two papers she presented at the conference, “Advancing Disaster Response Systems: Implementing Biometric Technologies as Demographic Identifiers,” authored by Omorodion Eguasa, Computer Information Technology student, and Professor Nicolai has received an invitation to publish in the International Academy, Research and Industry Association (IARIA) Journal.
IARIA initiates a series of on-line journals especially dedicated to promote outstanding papers presented in IARIA conferences. The journals will consider inviting extended version of papers that either have been awarded or received very high ranking during the review process. “Invitation to publish in the IARIA Journal is indeed an endorsement of quality work,” said Niaz Latif, Dean, School of Technology.
The paper covers multiple findings from the origin of biometric technology, its application in the modern world, and new ideas that have made this technology practice very useful and popular. It also provides an assessment of how future developments of Natural Disaster Response Systems can benefit from utilizing parts of this technology during search and rescue situations to administer emergency medical care for disaster-stricken victims that may be unresponsive and without identification. Using biometric technologies such as fingerprint identification and iris recognition software on handheld devices will allow responders to scan fingerprints or the iris of unresponsive victims to gain emergency medical records that their healthcare professionals use to treat them.