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Pervasive and UseR Focused BiomeTrics BordEr ProjeCT

Objective

The goal of the PROTECT project is an enhanced biometric-based person identification system that works robustly across a range of border crossing types and that has strong user-centric features. The system will be deployed in Automated Border Control (ABC) areas supporting border guards to facilitate smooth and non-intrusive rapid crossing by travellers based on deployment of the next generation of biometric identification detection methods. The ability for the system to efficiently process low-risk travellers, combined with increased levels of accuracy, security and privacy standards and enabling border guards to concentrate resource on higher-risk travellers, are central ambitions of the project. To achieve these goals, a multi-biometric enrollment and verification system is envisaged, taking into account current and next-generation e-Passport chips, mobile equipment and person identification ‘on the move’. Research will be undertaken into optimization of currently deployed biometric modalities, application of emerging biometrics (including contactless finger vein, speaker recognition and angthropometrics), multi-modal biometrics and counter-spoofing, for border control scenarios. An integral part of the project is collection and dissemination of new border-realistic biometric datasets, and systematic evaluation of the developed biometric methods including vulnerability and privacy assessment. The PROTECT project is strongly user-driven and demonstration of the developed biometric system will be conducted at two different border crossing sites. Finally, the PROTECT project will make contributions to facilitating border crossing of bona-fide non-EU citizens as well as evolving standards in biometric systems.
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Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF READING

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Whiteknights Campus Whiteknights House
Rg6 6ah Reading

United Kingdom

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 082 707,50

Participants (9)

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PARIS-LODRON-UNIVERSITAT SALZBURG

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 628 197,50

VERIDOS GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 996 875

ITTI SP ZOO

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 390 875

UNIVERSITE DE NAMUR ASBL

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 463 143,75

INTREPID MINDS LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 354 375

EURECOM

France

EU Contribution

€ 483 492,50

WOJSKOWA AKADEMIA TECHNICZNA IM.JAROSLAWA DABROWSKIEGO

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 355 680

KOMENDA GLOWNA STRAZY GRANICZNEJ

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 67 500

HOME OFFICE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 158 906,25

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 700259

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 September 2016

  • End date

    31 August 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.7.

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 981 752,50

  • EU contribution

    € 4 981 752,50

Coordinated by:

THE UNIVERSITY OF READING

United Kingdom