A Dynamic Load Balancing Strategy for a Distributed Biometric Authentication System

Ana-Maria Pricochi, Andreea Salinca, Sorin Mircea Rusu, Bogdan Ivascu

Abstract

Biometrics are a nowadays trend in developing secure systems. Biometric authentication systems must provide a higher processing capacity, as biometric verifications are complex. Distributed computing relieves the computational burden, but the efficient scheduling of biometric authentication requests is still an open problem. This paper presents a distributed system for handling handwritten signature authentication requests, with a dynamic load balancer ensuring service-level-agreement compliance, low response times, fair use of resources and high availability. The load balancing method uses the service-level-agreements information, the classification of processing nodes and the classification of authentication tasks.

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Pricochi A., Salinca A., Rusu S. and Ivascu B. (2013). A Dynamic Load Balancing Strategy for a Distributed Biometric Authentication System . In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: WEBIST, ISBN 978-989-8565-54-9, pages 65-70. DOI: 10.5220/0004354400650070


in Bibtex Style

@conference{webist13,
author={Ana-Maria Pricochi and Andreea Salinca and Sorin Mircea Rusu and Bogdan Ivascu},
title={A Dynamic Load Balancing Strategy for a Distributed Biometric Authentication System},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: WEBIST,},
year={2013},
pages={65-70},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0004354400650070},
isbn={978-989-8565-54-9},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: WEBIST,
TI - A Dynamic Load Balancing Strategy for a Distributed Biometric Authentication System
SN - 978-989-8565-54-9
AU - Pricochi A.
AU - Salinca A.
AU - Rusu S.
AU - Ivascu B.
PY - 2013
SP - 65
EP - 70
DO - 10.5220/0004354400650070