Work Package 1

This WP supports the overall coordination of the Project work for its entire duration.


  • provide general management and technical leadership of the project.
  • ensure that the project’s results are properly communicated to related Projects in the FP7, to the scientific community and to relevant business actors.
  • ensure coordination of workflow and administrative/financial management for project operations (general project management);
  • ensure that the project’s results are properly managed from the viewpoint of IPRs, ethics of Project conduct and exploitation of results;
  • intervene through risk management procedures in the event of deviations from planned work
  • provide strategic guidance for the project also in terms of liaison with relevant stakeholders or complementary initiatives, and manage relations (including complete and timely reporting) with the European Commission;
  • organise common resources, such as the facilities for a Software Repository, a Document Exchange cloud, etc.


The Management Model proposed for OCTAVE is based on well-established principles of peer collaboration among different organizations:

  • all participants will collaborate to achieve common objectives, by sharing experience and know-how, and complementing different skills;
  • the work plan will be organized in a goal-oriented way;
  • the decision process will be based on consensus-building and on clear rules for decision-making in two perspectives: technical; business/administrative/financial.

The WP is organised into two parallel tasks, strongly dependent from each other, spanning over the entire duration of the project:

  • General Management, directed by the Project Manager
  • Technical Coordination, directed by the Technical Leader


Specific management results related to the project application domain

  • Partner consensus gathering on user trial design, compatible with EC regulations and with national regulations on Personal Data Protection
  • Notifications of user trials to National Data Protection Authorities
  • Coordination of pair-wise mutual agreements among Partners for control and processing of user biometirc data involved in the trials
  • Production of user consent forms, for the different laboratory experiments and application trials foreseen in the Project
  • Interfacing the Project Ethical Committee
  • Interfacing the Project Security Committee

General purpose management results

  • Technical leadership and general managment have been carried out according to best practices and to all Partners’ satisfaction
  • Proactivity, timeliness, and flexible adaptation to unforeseen circumstances have caracterised the operations


Information systems and critical infrastructures often need to securely identify their users. It has long been recognised that alternatives are ...
The main purpose of this document is to provide a useful description of the safety and security standards, procedures and ...
This deliverable provides a cumulative overview of the Project’s dissemination activities that have been undertaken and carried out during the ...

D55 – Corpora Definition

This Deliverable opens the phase of the Project dedicated to the provision of the speech and audio data required for ...
This deliverable details the key considerations and requirements for the effective realisation and deployment of voice biometrics in the application ...
This report provides an overview of speaker verification and its potential vulnerabilities, particularly with reference to the objectives within OCTAVE ...

D52 – OCTAVE Website

This deliverable is twofold: a report on the design of the OCTAVE website and the initial website itself (home page ...
The document is the text of a communication sent to the Italian Data Protection Authority (Autorità Garante per la protezione ...
This Project Management Handbook (PMH) sets the management rules, methods and practices to facilitate orderly cooperation in the OCTAVE Project ...
OCTAVE will deliver an access control platform through a trusted biometric authentication service (TBAS) for use in data-sensitive and mission-critical ...


Sebastiano Trigila

Project Manager

Sebastiano Trigila  received his Licence Degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Rome “La Sapienza” on 1980. Since 1980 he has been working at FUB under different roles: research group leader (1987-2002), coordinator of National Ministry of Communications Programs (2002-2007). Currently he is technical staff member of the Directorate of Research at FUB and Deputy Vice President of HD Forum Italia, an Association committed with the uptake of High Definition and Ultra HD Definition TV in Italy. He is also technical coordinator, on behalf of the Directorate General for Radiospectrum Planning and Management, of the Ministry of Economic Development, of a five-year monitoring activity (2013-2017) on energetic performance of the Mobile Networks run by operators winners of the 2011 LTE Auction.   Recently, he has acted as Financial Manager, in particular for DOMINO Project (2010-2012) JLS/CIPS Programme of the European Commission), and IRMA Project (2010-2012) European Regional Development Fund Program). He served as FUB delegate to CEPT, ITU and ISO committees and working groups, and as coordinator of several EU-funded projects (CTS, RACE, ACTS, IST Programs from 1989 to 2002). He was technical coordinator of the national Project “Transition to Digital Terrestrial Television” (2002-2006), awarded to FUB by the Ministry of Communications, and the Chief Project Officer for the National Program of the Trial Projects for T-Government services to the citizens for the Ministry of Communications (2005-2007). He also authored about one hundred and twenty papers.