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Biometrics and security

Objective

Biometric technology has been recognised as a key technology for improving security and trust in different fields of modern society. Furthermore, biometrics is an enabler of Ambient Intelligence, in securing service access and personalization.

In order to fulfil expectations set for biometrics, some key questions must be answered: unsatisfactory performance with certain methods; reliability and resistance to fake attempts; insufficient technological solutions for assuring privacy and ownership of user's biometric data; incompatibility of components, subsystems, biometric data, usage procedures and performance metrics due to lacking standards; poor usability as well as problems with general acceptability; lack of well defined use-cases and scenarios.

BioSec is a two-year Integrated Project within the FP6 IST programme towards answers for the above listed challenges. BioSec will provide improved performance to: novel 3D face and hand method, noise-cancellation based voice verification method, as well as with emphasis on multimodal biometrics, including face-voice and iris-finger combinations used together with advanced classification methodology. Fake-resistive methods will be developed for high security fingerprint and iris verification. Token-based solutions are developed for enhanced privacy in sensitive applications. BioSec consortium observes and actively contributes to the development of biometric standards.

The aim is in disseminating project results to general public, scientific community, business and public bodies in the field. Coherent methods and practises for performance evaluation will be developed and applied in the project. This includes also acquisition and deployment of sufficient test material in the form of databases, latter to be made available for the RandD community. The usability and attitude issues will be an integral part of planning biometric use-cases. Scenarios will focus on the cases of remote access and physical access control.

Funding Scheme

IP - Integrated Project

Coordinator

TELEFONICA INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO SA UNIPERSONAL
Address
Calle Emilio Vargas 6
28043 Madrid
Spain

Participants (22)

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Italy
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
ARISTOTLE UNIVERSITY OF THESSALONIKI
Greece
Address
University Campus, Administraton Building
54124 Thessaloniki
ATMEL GRENOBLE SA
France
Address
Avenue De Rochepleine
38120 Saint Egreve
BIOMETRIKA SRL
Italy
Address
Via Bertini 75
47100 Forli
CENTRE FOR RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY HELLAS
Greece
Address
6Th Km Charilaou-thermi Road
57001 Thermi-thessaloniki
ETRA INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO SA
Spain
Address
Calle Tres Forques 147
46014 Valencia
EXPERTNET S.A.
Greece
Address
Kifisias 244 And 1 Achilleos Street
15231 Halandri, Athens
FINNAIR OYJ
Finland
Address
Tietotie 11 A
01053 Finnair
GIESECKE AND DEVRIENT GMBH
Germany
Address
Prinzregentenstrasse 159
81677 Muenchen
IBERMATICA S.A.
Spain
Address
Paseo Mikeletegi 5
20009 San Sebastian
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
MEDIASCORE GESELLSCHAFT FUER MEDIEN- UND KOMMUNIKATIONSFORSCHUNG MBH
Germany
Address
Von-werth-strasse 17
50670 Koeln
NAUKOWA I AKADEMICKA SIEC KOMPUTEROWA
Poland
Address
Ul. Wawozowa 18
02-796 Warszawa
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Germany
Address
Wittelsbacherplatz 2
80333 Muenchen
SISAASIAINMINISTERIO (FINLAND MINISTRY OF THE INTERIOR)
Finland
Address
S?st?ankinranta 2 A
00531 Helsinki
TECHNICAL RESEARCH CENTRE OF FINLAND
Finland
Address
Vuorimiehentie 5
02044 Espoo
UNIVERSIDAD CARLOS III DE MADRID
Spain
Address
Calle Madrid 126
28903 Getafe (Madrid)
UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID
Spain
Address
Avenida Ramiro De Maeztu 7
28040 Madrid
UNIVERSITAET ZU KOELN
Germany
Address
Albertus-magnus-platz
50923 Koeln
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA
Spain
Address
Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona
UNIVERSITY OF TAMPERE
Finland
Address
Kalevantie 4
33014 Tampere
VCON TELECOMMUNICATIONS LTD
Israel
Address
Maskit 22
43733 Herzliya