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Objective

Industry needs alternatives to textual passwords for access control. While tokens can still be stolen or transferred to other persons, biometrics technology can provide reliable, cost-effective and user-friendly solutions.
The proliferation of smart services calls for unsupervised authentication at a distance. Being natural, non-intrusive and readily compatible with smart and mobile devices, automatic speaker verification (ASV) is an appealing solution. Even so, today’s state-of-the-art ASV systems lack robustness to environmental variability and are vulnerable to spoofing. Concerns regarding interoperability, scalability and privacy also form barriers to exploitation.
While embracing standards, in addition to a privacy and interoperability-by-design ethos, OCTAVE will integrate commercial-grade and new, hybrid ASV systems with the latest environmental robustness and anti-spoofing technologies to deliver a scalable, trusted biometric authentication service (TBAS). While simultaneously relieving end-users from the inconvenience of dealing with textual passwords, the OCTAVE platform will reduce the economic and practical burdens related to password loss and recovery. The TBAS will support single (text-dependent, text-prompted and text-independent) in addition to hybrid operating modes. The delegation of authentication to a single, yet distributed TBAS, will increase trust and privacy, avoid single points of failure and allow for rapid breach notification and remediation.
Solutions will be installed in data-sensitive and mission-critical services and validated in two real commercial trials: banking services and physical access within a critical airport infrastructure. Flexibility will support wider exploitation in future applications in, for example, customer care, telephone banking, e-commerce, logical and physical access control. OCTAVE will thus fuel new opportunities for commercial services making use of electronic identification and authentication.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/civil engineering/transportation engineering/airport engineering
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/computer security/access control

Call for proposal

H2020-DS-2014-1
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

FONDAZIONE UGO BORDONI
Address
Viale Del Policlinico 147
00161 Roma
Italy
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 687 762,37

Participants (11)

THE UNIVERSITY OF HERTFORDSHIRE HIGHER EDUCATION CORPORATION
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 417 123,75
Address
College Lane
AL10 9AB Hatfield
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EURECOM
France
EU contribution
€ 333 536,25
Address
Route Des Chappes 450 Campus Sophiatech
06410 Biot
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AALBORG UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 425 570
Address
Fredrik Bajers Vej 7K
9220 Aalborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ITA-SUOMEN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 410 287,50
Address
Yliopistonranta 1 E
70211 Kuopio
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SOCIETA PER AZIONI ESERCIZI AEROPORTUALI SEA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 318 484,25
Address
Presso Aeroporto Linate
20090 Segrate Mi
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RESEARCH AND EDUCATION LABORATORY IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES
Greece
EU contribution
€ 265 962,50
Address
Adrianiou 2 & Papada
11525 Athens
Activity type
Research Organisations
APLCOMP OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 216 133,75
Address
Mariankatu 17
00170 Helsinki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ATOS SPAIN SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 390 166,88
Address
Calle De Albarracin 25
28037 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VALIDSOFT UK LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 542 246,25
Address
55 Old Broad Street
EC2M 1RX London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CALL & CALL HOLDING SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 265 895
Address
Via Gorki 30/32
20092 Cinisello Balsamo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FINDOMESTIC BANCA SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 132 947,50
Address
Via Jacopo Da Diacceto 48
50123 Firenze
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)