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Biometrics for Secure Authentication

Objective

The September 11th disaster has demonstrated the urgency of a more secured world. Ensuring the safety of the citizens, and society is a major concern. The increasing use of information sensitive applications, such as e-commerce, e-banking and health monitoring, has triggered a real need for reliable, user-friendly, and widely acceptable control mechanisms for checking the identity of an individual. Biometrics, which bases the person authentication on the intrinsic aspects of a human being, appears as a viable alternative to more traditional approaches (such as PIN codes or passwords). European biometrie research has already attained a high level of expertise.

However, the recent results of the BioVision Roadmap show that the penetration of biometrics has been less enthusiastic than predicted, especially in Europe. In order to overcome these current limitations, it would be necessary to balance the understanding of developments in the technology with the potential applications that will make use of them. We thus propose a NoE in the domain of biometrics grouping the critical mass of expertise required to promote Europe as a leading force in the field. The main objective of this network is to strengthen and to integrate multidisciplinary research efforts in order to investigate biometrics-based identity authentication methods, for the purpose of meeting the trust and security requirements in our progressing digital information society.

This goal will be attained trough various integrating efforts. A common evaluation framework (such as databases, reference systems and assessment protocols) will be developed, participating to standardisation efforts. Identifying and addressing the technical challenges linked to applications will lead to the definition of joint research activities, aiming at the facilitation of the employability and practical use of the technology.

Funding Scheme

NoE - Network of Excellence

Coordinator

CAISSE DES DEPOTS ET CONSIGNATIONS
Address
56 Rue De Lille
75007 Paris
France

Participants (30)

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Italy
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
ARISTOTLE UNIVERSITY OF THESSALONIKI
Greece
Address
University Campus, Administration Building
54124 Thessaloniki
BOGAZICI UNIVERSITESI
Turkey
Address
Bogazici University Rectorate Bebek
34342 Istanbul
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
3, Rue Michel-ange
Paris Cedex 16
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
Address

1015 Lausanne
FONDAZIONE UGO BORDONI
Italy
Address
Via Baldassarre Castiglione 59
00142 Roma
GROUPE DES ECOLES DES TELECOMMUNICATIONS
France
Address
46, Rue Barrault
75634 Paris 13
HOEGSKOLAN I HALMSTAD
Sweden
Address
Kristian Iv:s Vaeg 3
301 18 Halmstad
INSTITUT EURECOM
France
Address
2229 Route Des Cretes - Sophia Antipolis
06560 Valbonne
INSTITUTE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES
Bulgaria
Address
Akademik G. Bonchev Street Bl. 2
1113 Sofia
JOANNEUM RESEARCH FORSCHUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH
Austria
Address
Steyrergasse 17
8010 Graz
MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY
United States
Address
360 Administration Building
48824 East Lansing (Mi)
OTTO-VON-GUERICKE-UNIVERSITAET MAGDEBURG
Germany
Address
Universitaetsplatz 2
39106 Magdeburg
SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY
United States
Address
One Washigton Square
95192 San Jose, Ca
STICHTING CENTRUM VOOR WISKUNDE EN INFORMATICA
Netherlands
Address
Kruislaan 413
94079 Amsterdam
SVEUCILISTE U ZAGREBU FAKULTET ELEKTROTEHNIKE I RACUNARSTVA
Croatia
Address
Unska 3
10000 Zagreb
THALES
France
Address
45 Rue De Villiers
92200 Neuilly Sur Seine
THALES SECURITY SYSTEMS SA
France
Address
18 Av Du Marechal Juin
92360 Meudon La Foret
THE UNIVERSITY OF SURREY
United Kingdom
Address

GU2 7XH Guildford
UNIVERSIDAD DE VIGO
Spain
Address
Calle Oporto 1
36201 Vigo
UNIVERSIDAD DE ZARAGOZA
Spain
Address
Calle Pedro Cerbuna 12
50009 Zaragoza
UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID
Spain
Address
Avenida Ramiro De Maeztu 7
28040 Madrid
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI SASSARI
Italy
Address
Piazza Universita 21
07100 Sassari
UNIVERSITAT POMPEU FABRA
Spain
Address
Placa De La Merce 10-12
08002 Barcelona
UNIVERSITE D'AVIGNON ET DES PAYS DE VAUCLUSE
France
Address
Rue Louis Pasteur 74
84029 Avignon
UNIVERSITE DE FRIBOURG
Switzerland
Address
Avenue De L'europe 20
1700 Fribourg
UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE*
Netherlands
Address
Drienerlolaan 5
7522 NB Enschede
UNIVERSITY OF KENT AT CANTERBURY
United Kingdom
Address
The Registry Canterbury
CT2 7NZ Canterbury, Kent
UNIVERSITY OF WALES, SWANSEA
United Kingdom
Address
Singleton Park
SA2 8PP Swansea
UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI
Slovenia
Address
Kongresni Trg 12
1000 Ljubljana