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3107, 2017

OCTAVE has completed its technical activities

July 31st, 2017|

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 [...]

1007, 2017

OCTAVE is completing its user trials

July 10th, 2017|

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 [...]

1007, 2017

Project Final Workshop Report

July 10th, 2017|

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 [...]

1304, 2017

Project Final Workshop: Florence, 27 June 2017

April 13th, 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 [...]

704, 2017

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

April 7th, 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 [...]

1303, 2017

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

March 13th, 2017|

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, [...]

1302, 2017

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

February 13th, 2017|

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 [...]

1509, 2016

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

September 15th, 2016|

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 [...]

2411, 2016

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

November 24th, 2016|

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

2910, 2016

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

October 29th, 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; [...]

309, 2016

OCTAVE @ EAB-RPC 2016, Darmstadt (Germany), 19-20 September 2016

September 3rd, 2016|

OCTAVE has been invited to hold a project-dedicated session within the conference EAB-RPC 2016, to be held in Darmstadt, Germany on 19-20 September. The European Association for Biometrics (EAB) and numerous EU research projects, namely [...]

1207, 2016

OCTAVE Project Review Meeting in Brussels

July 12th, 2016|

The OCTAVE Project has successfully passed its first review meeting in Brussels, at REA, the Research Executve Agency of the European Commission, which is in charge of managing OCTAVE. The Consortium had turned up with [...]

2206, 2016

Odyssey 2016 – Best paper Award goes to EURECOM

June 22nd, 2016|

Bilbao 22 June 2016 - The Best Paper award went to Massimiliano Todisco for Massimiliano Todisco, Héctor Delgado and Nicholas Evans: A New Feature for Automatic Speaker Verification Anti-Spoofing: Constant Q Cepstral Coefficients. The paper reflects some results from [...]

2406, 2016

OCTAVE @ ODYSSEY 2016, Bilbao, 21-24 June 2016

June 24th, 2016|

OCTAVE has organised a booth in the exhibition hall connected with the conference Odyssey 2016. For further information visit http://www.odyssey2016.org/ It was an opportunity for the Project to showcase its approach and its early [...]

1703, 2016

OCTAVE Third plenary meeting, Athens 15-17 March, 2016

March 17th, 2016|

On 15-17 March 2016, the project celebrated its third plenary meeting, at AIT, Athens.

1902, 2016

ValidSoft Voice Biometrics featured by Sky News

February 19th, 2016|

With a growing number of large scale deployments for voice biometrics becoming more publicised, Sky News speaks to ValidSoft on how the technology works and how its delivering much stronger security and simple user experience [...]

1702, 2016

ValidSoft named as a leading vendor set to ‘Dominate the Global Voice Recognition Market for 2015-2019’

February 17th, 2016|

Market research firm Research and Markets have released a report on the worldwide voice biometric market, predicting strong growth over the next few years. The Global Voice Recognition Market 2015-2019, report predicts growth of 9.4 percent [...]

2011, 2015

OCTAVE Second plenary meeting, Milano 18-19 November, 2015

November 20th, 2015|

On 18-19 November, the project celebrated its second plenary meeting, at SEA Aeroporti di Milano, Linate.

810, 2015

ValidSoft features on the BBC – ”How to authenticate the human rather than the device’

October 8th, 2015|

ValidSoft has been featured on BBC Business Daily. Senior Broadcast Journalist Ed Butler interviewed ValidSoft at the Future in Review (FiRe) event in Utah. The report discusses the future of authentication while highlighting the number of commercial [...]

110, 2015

OCTAVE @ INTERSPEECH 2015, Dresden, Germany

October 1st, 2015|

INTERSPEECH 2015, one of the most prestigious international conferences about Speech and Language Processing, was held in Dresden, Germany, on September 6-10, 2015. OCTAVE was part of the conference thanks to the contribution and the [...]

1707, 2015

OCTAVE Kick-off meeting, Rome 15-16-17 June, 2015

July 17th, 2015|

On 15-17 June 2015, the project OCTAVE celebrated its kick-off meeting at Fondazione Ugo Bordoni. OCTAVE, which fits into the sector 'Secure Societies' Program Horizon 2020, is focused on building a Speaker Verification system, with [...]