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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.

Call for proposal

H2020-DS-2014-2015

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Sub call

H2020-DS-2014-1

Coordinator

FONDAZIONE UGO BORDONI
Net EU contribution
€ 687 762,37
Address
Viale Del Policlinico 147
00161 Roma
Italy

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Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 3 208,88

Participants (11)

THE UNIVERSITY OF HERTFORDSHIRE HIGHER EDUCATION CORPORATION
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 417 123,75
Address
College Lane
AL10 9AB Hatfield

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Region
East of England Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Hertfordshire
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
EURECOM
France
Net EU contribution
€ 333 536,25
Address
Route Des Chappes 450 Campus Sophiatech
06410 Biot

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Region
Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Alpes-Maritimes
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
AALBORG UNIVERSITET
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 425 570,00
Address
Fredrik Bajers Vej 7k
9220 Aalborg

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Region
Danmark Nordjylland Nordjylland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ITA-SUOMEN YLIOPISTO
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 410 287,50
Address
Yliopistonranta 1 E
70211 Kuopio

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Region
Manner-Suomi Pohjois- ja Itä-Suomi Pohjois-Savo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
SOCIETA PER AZIONI ESERCIZI AEROPORTUALI SEA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 318 484,25
Address
Presso Aeroporto Linate
20054 Segrate Mi

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 136 493,25
RESEARCH AND EDUCATION LABORATORY IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 265 962,50
Address
Adrianiou 2 & Papada
11525 Athens

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Κεντρικός Τομέας Αθηνών Aττική Αττική
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
APLCOMP OY
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 216 133,75
Address
Mariankatu 17
00170 Helsinki

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 92 628,75
ATOS SPAIN SA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 390 166,88
Address
Calle De Albarracin 25
28037 Madrid

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Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 167 214,37
VALIDSOFT UK LIMITED
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 542 246,25
Address
55 Old Broad Street
EC2M 1RX London

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
London Inner London — West Camden and City of London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 232 391,25
CALL & CALL HOLDING SPA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 265 895,00
Address
Via Gorki 30/32
20092 Cinisello Balsamo

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Region
Nord-Ovest Lombardia Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 113 955,00
FINDOMESTIC BANCA SPA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 132 947,50
Address
Via Jacopo Da Diacceto 48
50123 Firenze

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Region
Centro (IT) Toscana Firenze
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 56 977,50