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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.

Call for proposal

H2020-BES-2015
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Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF READING
Address
Whiteknights Campus Whiteknights House
RG6 6AH Reading
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 082 707,50

Participants (9)

PARIS-LODRON-UNIVERSITAT SALZBURG
Austria
EU contribution
€ 628 197,50
Address
Kapitelgasse 4-6
5020 Salzburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
VERIDOS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 996 875
Address
Oranienstrasse 91
10969 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ITTI SP ZOO
Poland
EU contribution
€ 390 875
Address
Rubiez 46
61 612 Poznan
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITE DE NAMUR ASBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 463 143,75
Address
Rue De Bruxelles 61
5000 Namur
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INTREPID MINDS LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 354 375
Address
Caldecote Hall Drive 3
CV10 0TW Nuneaton
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EURECOM
France
EU contribution
€ 483 492,50
Address
Route Des Chappes 450 Campus Sophiatech
06410 Biot
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
WOJSKOWA AKADEMIA TECHNICZNA IM.JAROSLAWA DABROWSKIEGO
Poland
EU contribution
€ 355 680
Address
Ul. Gen. Sylwestra Kaliskiego 2
00 908 Warszawa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KOMENDA GLOWNA STRAZY GRANICZNEJ
Poland
EU contribution
€ 67 500
Address
Al. Niepodleglosci 100
02514 Warszawa
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
HOME OFFICE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 158 906,25
Address
2 Marsham Street
SW1P 4DF London
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)