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OCTAVE has completed its technical activities

On 31 July 2017, the project has completed its technical activities, according to schedule.  The final review meeting with the European Commission actually took place on July 12. Formalities related with completion of the final review procedures and with financial reporting will occupy the Consortium until next 30 September. The Consortium has also started its post-project exploitation phase, since [...]

OCTAVE is completing its user trials

As of mid-June 2017, the project has completed its user trials at Findomestic, for the banking access application. In the very next days, also the user trials at Milano Linate Airport, for operators accessing a restricted security area, will be completed.  The evaluation reports from both trials give encouraging indications on the commercial feasibility of authentication services based [...]

Project Final Workshop Report

Auditorium di Sant'Apollonia, Florence, 27 June 2017 The workshop has showcased the OCTAVE platform and technologies to an audience of stakeholders and experts in ICT Security, ID Management and Voice Biometrics. The programme included interlaced presentations delivered by select stakeholders and project representatives. Together, they have showed how OCTAVE results meet industrial needs for secure authentication using voice biometrics. [...]

Project Final Workshop: Florence, 27 June 2017

Next Generation User Authentication by Voice Biometrics? Ready to Market! A workshop open to the public, in the splendid historical complex of Santa Apollonia. Attendance free of charge. Working languages: Italian and English, with simultaneous translation both ways. Speakers from the Project Partners and from other stakeholders will discuss the viability and market-readiness of Voice [...]

OCTAVE Fifth plenary meeting, Sophia-Antipolis (FR), 4-6 April 2017

On 4-6 April 2017, the project has celebrated its fifth plenary meeting, kindly hosted by the partner Eurecom, in Sophia Antipolis, Biot, France. The meeting has witnessed readiness of the platform for pilot. The project is now set for the user trials to start soon.

OCTAVE @ICASSP2017 – New Orleans (USA), 5-9 March

ICASSP (IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing) is the world's largest and most comprehensive technical conference focused on signal processing and its applications. The ICASSP 2017 conference featured world-class speakers, tutorials, exhibits, and over 50 lecture and poster sessions. It was held in the Hilton New Orleans Riverside in New Orleans, Louisiana, [...]

Workshop on “User Authentication by Voice Biometrics: Prospects and Challenges”

The workshop is organized by OCTAVE and will see presentations from project representatives, interlaced with presentations from stakeholders expressing their needs and commenting project results and technologies against their requirements. User interaction with the system and their acceptance will be another key topic of the Workshop. Speakers will deliver their talk in English or Italian (simultaneous [...]

OCTAVE @INTERSPEECH2016 – San Francisco (USA), 8-12 September

Interspeech 2016 was organized around the topic “Understanding Speech Processing in Humans and Machines”  and was held in the Hyatt Regency San Francisco hotel in San Francisco, California. The OCTAVE project was well represented at Interspeech by studies from four OCTAVE partners, AAU, APL, EUR and UEF who presented the following seven individual studies, all [...]

OCTAVE Fourth plenary meeting, London (UK), 21-23 November 2016

On 21-23 November 2016, the project celebrated its fourth plenary meeting, at ATOS, London.

OCTAVE Technical alignment meeting, Rome (Italy), 28 October 2016

A Project alignment meeting has been held in Rome the 28th of October 2016. The Agenda of the meeting focused on three major points: 1. Progress check: Deliverables, User Applications, Trials; 2. Dissemination and Exploitation; 3. Provisional agenda for the Plenary meeting in London 21-23 November.